The first exhibition of contemporary Greek art jewelry entitled “A Jewel Made in Greece” held in Athens, Greece, this week proved that creativity and art cannot be defeated by the economic crisis.
The exhibition set up by artist Maria Samoli and curated by art historian Iris Kritikou, attracted more than 3,000 visitors.
In the industrial cultural venue of Technopolis Gazi in Athens, 26 contemporary jewelers, along with seven Greek museums and six famous goldsmiths who pioneered the export of Greek jewelry worldwide united their powers to showcase today’s art jewelry, its roots in Greek culture and promote its image overseas.
Classical, Hellenistic and Minoan Mycenaean art has been a fountain of inspiration for thousands years. In the middle of the hall a selection of emblematic jewelry replicas from Greek museums enchanted the visitors.
Young and more experienced art jewelers presented their collections with passion during the exhibition which winds up this weekend.