LOOT 2012: MAD About Jewelry Opens in September

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Eva Eisler

Eva Eisler

LOOT 2012: MAD About Jewelry, the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary art and studio jewelry, whose proceeds benefit the Exhibition and Education programs of the Museum of Arts and Design, will run from Tuesday through Saturday, September 11 – 15, 2012.  LOOT 2012 gives jewelry lovers the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative creators in the field and acquire work directly from them. This 12th edition of LOOT will be the largest and most international ever, with jewelry by more than 50 emerging and acclaimed artists, hailing from 12 countries. It will also showcase the work of jewelry students from New York’s own Fashion Institute of Technology.

Among those in this year’s roster will be the acclaimed German bead artist Axel Russmeyer, who in addition to participating in the exhibition and sale will be awarded the inaugural LOOT Award for Contemporary Art Jewelry. This annual prize is in keeping with the long-standing commitment of the Museum of Arts and Design to presenting jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry, which it began assembling soon after its founding in 1956.

Other notable jewelry artists participating in LOOT 2012 are:
Eimear Conyard
Eva Eisler
Emmeline Hastings
Dominique Labordery
Jeremy May
Kazumi Nagano
Linda van Niekerk
Joe Pillari
Nikolay Sardamov

Visit madaboutjewelry.tumblr.com for more images, artist bios, and further information about the opening gala on September 11 and Jewelry Study Day on September 15.