Florence Jewellery Week
Connecting worlds – Identity / Diversity
LAO (Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence), has organized an intensive 7-day event devoted to the jewellery world and the complex relationships between artistic research, crafts and design.
The event also aims to focus on the cultural aspects of identity/diversity, which is one of the main topics of the debate in recent years.
Opening ceremony: Thursday, May 28 at 18.00h.
Santo Spirito Cloister
Exhibitions: 29 May – 3 June / 10.00 – 18.00
Fondazione Salvatore Romano, Istituto Dei Bardi and ZetaEffe Gallery.
Invited artists: Mi-Mi Moscow – Nora Fok — Bifei Cao — Zhenghong Wang — Kezhen Wang — Xavier Monclús — Philip Sajet
Istituto dei Bardi
Mi-Mi Moscow bracelet 2015
Preziosa Young 2015 : AND THE WINNERS ARE :
Han Sang Deok(Korea) – Jie Sun (China) — Tithi Kutchamuch (Thailand) — Seoyeon Lee (Korea) – Daniela Hedman (Sweden)
MOSTRA PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015 IN GALLERIA ZETAEFFE, VIA MAGGIO 47/R, DAL MARTEDI AL SABATO, 10.00/13.00 E 15.30/19.00
DOMENICA CHIUSURA. LUNEDI MATTINA CHIUSO; POMERIGGIO 15.30/19.30 – ENTRATA LIBERA
Han Sang Deok
Jewellery Presentations: 30 May / 11.00 – 13.00
Fondazione Salvatore Romano, Istituto dei Bardi e ZetaEffe Gallery.
Workshops: 31 May – 2 June / 9.00 – 18.00
Le Arti Orafe :
*Philip Sajet, Please, No Diamonds Today
*Xavier Monclùs, Objet Trouvé
(Philip Sajet – Xavier Monclus)
Lectures: 29 May / 11.00 – 18.00 /
Liceo Artistico Statale di Porta Romana.
*Contemporary Jewelry. Innovation or Mimesis? Insights from Germany / 11.00 – 12.00 /
Barbara Schmidt, Jewellery designer, director of the Akademie für Gestaltung, Munich.
*A Cosmos of African Jewellery- Traditional and Contemporary Concepts in Black African and Muslim Societies / 12.00 – 13.00 / Martina Dempf, Jewellery Designer and Social Anthropologist, Berlin.
*A New Silk Road – The common language ad crossing fertilizations of Craftsmanship / 14.00 – 15.00 / Gabriele Goretti, Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
*The Development of Chinese Contemporary Jewelry / 15.00 – 16.00 / Shannon Guo, Associate Professor, Jewelry and Metals Studio, Fine Arts College of Shanghai University and Artistic Director Two Cities Gallery, Shanghai.
*The Marriage of Ornaments, Symbolism and the Hindu Woman / 16.00 – 17.00 /
Shruti Agrawal, Gunjan Shruti Jewellery, Mumbai.
*New craft. Artigianalità e gioiello contemporaneo / 17.00 – 18.00 / Maria Cristina Bergesio, Art critic and teacher, Florence.
The Master Craftsmen: 30 May – 3 June / 17.00 – 19.00 /
Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School.
Some excellent craftsmen will give a public demonstration of their work.
Gianfranco Pampaloni, Silver
Lorenzo Foglia, Embossing and chisel
Giuseppe Casale, Hand-engraving
Duccio Mazzanti, Feathers
Marco Paci, Florentine mosaic
Filippo Vinattieri, Hand-engraving
Manetti Battiloro, Gold leaf
Francesco Pinzauti, Stone setting
Memar, Straw hats and accessories
LAO’S 30th Anniversary: 31 May and 1 June
Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School.
The school is organizing a meeting between alumni, from different generations and from all over the world, who have remained emotionally attached to the school and to Florence; it will include a “brain-storming” discussion and cultural exchanges through the stories of the participants’ professional experiences in different countries. The meeting will also be an opportunity to officially launch the creation of the « international network of exchange and collaboration » among LAO’s former students.
Preziosa Young is an international contest for young jewellery makers (under the age of 35). Preziosa Young has been organized by Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School & Academy in Florence since 2008. The competition does not have a predetermined theme. The artists for the exhibition are selected for their individual research and for the originality of their creations. In 2015 for the competition applied 120 artists from all over the world. The person responsible for the selection of artists for the exhibition was Prof. Maria Cristina Bergesio – curator of Young Preziosa, jewellery historian from Florence (Italy). For this year’s edition of contest she has chosen the following artists: Deok Sang Han (Republic of Korea), Jie Sun (Republic of China), Soyeon Lee (Republic of Korea), Tithi Kutchamuch (Thailand), Daniela Hedman (Sweden).
PREZIOSA Contemporary Jewellery
Le Arti Orafe
Jewellery School – Via dei Serragli 104/124 – 50124 Firenze (Italy)
Tel. + 39 055 22 80 131 – Fax. +39 055 22 80 163
The FJW’s MAP for locations and events
Fondazione Salvatore Romano, Piazza S.Spirito
Istituto dei Bardi, Via dei Michelozzi
Chiostro di Santo Spirito, Piazza S.Spirito
ZetaEffe Galleria, Via Maggio
Istituto d’Arte di Porta Romana, Piazzale Porta Romana
LAO – Le Arti Orafe, Via dei Serragli
Istituto Pio X Artigianelli, Via dei Serragli
Le Leopoldine, Piazza Torquato Tasso