PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015.
The first selection was made!! We received over 120 entries, and among these participants we have selected 24 artists:
Lisa Björke — Bifei Cao — Chae Sekang — Yu Fang Chi – Bartosz Maria Chmielewski — Marion Delarue — Duan Yanli — Annie Gobel — Daniela Hedman — Holland Houdek — Jhang Hao-Han – Lauren Kalman — Charlotte Kreuter — Tithi Kutchamuch — Lee Seoyeon — Vicky Lew — Bruno Micolano — Luigi Piantanida — Sang Deok Han — Jie Sun — Michal Taharlev — Yen-Yu Tseng — Youmi Kim — Sangji Yun.
Among this group we will choose the artists (6-8) that will participate in the exhibition in Florence, and will be included in the catalogue.
PREZIOSA is a cultural project designed and co-ordinated by “Le Arti Orafe”, since 1985 the most prestigious contemporary jewellery school in Italy.
The project, launched in 2005, has become one of the most important European events devoted to contemporary jewellery.
The conceptual quality, the presence of artists of international fame, the prestigious set-up, the elegant catalogues and the original formula that comprises the organisation of conferences with the artists taking part, make “Preziosa” an appointment that lovers of contemporary jewellery cannot afford to miss.
A country of exquisite jewellery traditions, Italy has no museum devoted to jewellery, and temporary exhibitions have always been rare.
The attention devoted by the communication media and the cultural institutions to initiatives devoted to this art form has – apart from a few shining exceptions – always been limited, while great interest has always been expressed by lovers of contemporary art.
Through the organisation of events such as PREZIOSA, the school wishes to help to fill a gap the discrepancy of which is more or less consciously acknowledged.
Since 2008, a « parallel » exibition for young artists is organized: PREZIOSA Young is already an international reference for new artists and goldsmiths
Lisa Björke Brooches made of copper and paint
Youmi KIM – Root of plant ,Brass wire, acrylic wire, porcelain, 2014
Sangji YUN - Confrontation with the past – Stranger, aluminum, steel, installation and brooches, 2013
Bifei Cao 2013
Tithi Kutchamuch pearly white 2011-2013
Annie Gobel – RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) – ring, Cut From a Block , 2012, resin, timber, plastic toys
The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection