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19/03/2017

Preziosa 2017 Florence Jewellery Week – 24-28 Mai 2017

Preziosa 2017 Florence Jewellery Week

Preziosa is a cultural project, an annual exhibition dedicated to Contemporary Jewellery.
Every year the artistic approach to the complex subject of jewellery is explored through a specific concept and with the selection of artists from the international scene.
The project, imagined, managed and coordinated by LAO - Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence, started in 2005, and has quickly become one of the worldwide most important events devoted to contemporary jewellery.
Since 2008 LAO has been organizing also PREZIOSA YOUNG contest, for all the young creaters from all over the world.
(PREZIOSA SHORT HiSTORY)

 

Opening evening: 24 May 6.00 PM
Bellini Museum, Lungarno Soderini, 5. Florence

Curator:  Giò Carbone

Preziosa 2017

 

Exhibitions: 25-28 May, 9.00-18.00

Locations:
* Bellini Museum, Lungarno Soderini, 5. Florence,
* Palazzo Coveri Gallery, Lungarno Guicciardini 19,
* Florence, Botticelli Gallery, Via Maggio, 39. Florence
* LAO-Le Arti Orafe, Via dei Serragli 104, Florence

Workshops: 25-28 May, 9.00-18.00
LAO laboratories. Via dei Serragli 104, Florence

Conferences: 26-27 May, 11.00-13.00/ 14.30 – 18.00
Santo Spirito Church Cloister,“Sala Consiliare” Santo Spirito square, Florence

Artisans demonstrations: 28 May, 11.00 – 18.00
LAO open space, Via dei Serragli 104, Florence

Reception and meeting point: 25-28 May, 11.00-18.00 LAO in Palazzo Capponi. Via Michelozzi 2, Florence

Update programhttps://klimt02.net/…/preziosa-2017-florence-jewellery-week…

And form next week, at www.preziosa.org

 

From 24th to 28th May 2017 in the very heart of Florence, the “Oltrarno” district, among the Lungarni and Santo Spirito Square, LAO, Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School organizes PREZIOSA 2017-Florence Jewellery Week, a unique event in Italy.
The exhibitions and all other moments of the event place the emphasis on the interactions between tradition and artistic research, manual skills and new technologies, and between the different meanings and symbolical values that jewellery can take on in different cultural and geographical environments.
The project includes exhibitions by contemporary artists from various countries, lectures and presentations, workshops led by invited
artists/lecturers/curators.

Invited artists, curators, lecturers :
Arata Fuchi — Robert Baines — Sibylle Umlauf — Tasso Mattar — Danni Schwaag — LOD Metallformgivning — Erik Tidäng — Lena Jerström — Tobias Birgersson — Klara Eriksson — Petronella Eriksson — Pernilla Sylwan — Preziosa Young Contest 2017 – Fang Jin Yeh — Qian Wang — Shachar Cohen — Xiaodai Huang — New Iranian & Persian Jewelry- Group exhibition by students from the Mahe Mehr Institute Teheran — Kevin Murray — Martina Dempf — Maria Cristina Bergesio — Roberta Bernabei — Inger Wästberg — Shruti Agrawal — Maria Laura La Mantia.

Solo Exhibitions
* Arata Fuchi, Italy/Japan
* Robert Baines, Australia (« High Wire by Robert Baines » – Bellini-museum)
* Sibylle Umlauf, Germany

Solo Exhibitions : *Fuchi Arata, Italy/Japan   *Robert Baines, Australia     *Sibylle Umlauf, Germany (photo Robert Baines on left, Arata Fuchi on right): (Robert Baines on left, Arata Fuchi on right)

Sibylle Umlauf Brooch: Double needle Silver, pure gold.: Sibylle Umlauf Brooch: Double needle Silver, pure gold
« The goldsmith Sibylle Umlauf sees her work as a metamorphosis, as a dynamic principle: She contrasts dark and hard iron with soft, shining and warm gold. By using forging, chasing, etching and inlaying techniques she gives each individual object its own unique signature. »Born in Stettin, in that time Germany, today Poland. Sibylle Umlauf lives and works in Berlin and Italy. She studied goldsmithing at the Fachschule für das Edelmetall Schwaebisch Gmünd and Fine Arts at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Berlin from 1964 – 1970. She taught Arts at the Fachhochschule für Sozialpädagogik Berlin until 1990.

 

Groups and curated exhibitions

  • LOD Metallformgivning Sweden.
    Curated by Inger Wästberg.
    Contemporary Swedish Silver.New Approaches to an enduring tradition
    Artists: Erik Tidäng, Lena Jerström, Tobias Birgersson, Klara Eriksson, Petronella Eriksson, Pernilla Sylwan.
  • Preziosa Young Contest 2017
    Group exhibition, PY2017 winners: Fang Jin Yeh, Qian Wang, Shachar Cohen, Xiaodai Huang.  The jury composed by artists, curators, bloggers and art expertises finally selected 4 young artists: Fang Jin Yeh, Taiwan; Qian Wang, China; Shachar Cohen, Israel / Germany; Xiaodai Huang, China. 
    The jury assigned further special mentions to: Giulia Savino, Italy; Heng Lee, Taiwan; Niklas Link, Germany; Holland Houdek, USA / Italy; Marion Delarue, France.

 

 

Tasso Mattar Ring: Untitled, 1989 Mother of pearl, yellow 18kt gold. 10 x 2 x 4 cm Photo by: Ralph Klein: Tasso Mattar Ring: Untitled, 1989 Mother of pearl, yellow 18kt gold. 10 x 2 x 4 cm Photo by: Ralph Klein
Tasso Mattar e Danni Schwaag, Germany ¡Nácarme! An obsession by mother of pearl
There is a material, which they are both working with and fascinated by: Mother of Pearl or like the Spanish say: Nácar. Danni and Tasso will present a variation of their work made by different generations in different periods, with their own view on the material mother of pearl.
Danni Schwaag Ring: Mother of pearl, 2011 Mother of pearl. 3 x 5 x 1 cm Photo by: Danni Schwaag: Danni Schwaag Ring: Mother of pearl, 2011 Mother of pearl. 3 x 5 x 1 cm Photo by: Danni Schwaag

 Shahrzad Aliyari. Bracelet: Shahryar, 2015. Silver.  Shahrzad Aliyari. Bracelet: Shahryar, 2015. Silver.
New Iranian & Persian Jewelry. Group exhibition from the Mahe Mehr Institute Teheran.

Preziosa Young Winners 2017 Award giving  - Fang Jin Yeh Brooch: Mimicry. My impression of the sea creatures, 2015 Silver, paper, coral, paint, stainless steel Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017: Fang Jin Yeh Brooch: Mimicry. My impression of the sea creatures, 2015 Silver, paper, coral, paint, stainless steel Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017
Preziosa Young Contest 2017 –
Group exhibition, PY2017 winners: Fang Jin Yeh, Qian Wang, Shachar Cohen, Xiaodai Huang.

Preziosa Young Winners 2017 - -  Shachar Cohen Pendant: Reflective Idols, 2016 Stainless steel 12 x 7 x 2 cm Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017: Shachar Cohen Pendant: Reflective Idols, 2016 Stainless steel 12 x 7 x 2 cm Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017

Preziosa Young Winners 2017   -  Xiaodai Huang. Ring: Variants, 2016. Silver, resin, velvet.. 7 x 5 x 5 cm. Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017.: Xiaodai Huang. Ring: Variants, 2016. Silver, resin, velvet.. 7 x 5 x 5 cm. Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017

Preziosa Young Winners 2017  - Wang Qjan. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Acrylic, polypropylen, nylon, copper, 3D printing, laser cutting. Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017.: Wang Qjan. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Acrylic, polypropylen, nylon, copper, 3D printing, laser cutting. Awarded at: PREZIOSA Young Design Competition 2017
 

Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School (LAO)
Via dei Serragli 104/124
50124 -  Florence
ITALY
Tel.: +39 055 2280131
Fax: +30 055 2280163
e-mail: info@artiorafe.it

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10/12/2016

EXPO ‘White Christmas’ – Myday-Byday space, Rome (IT) – 15-31 Dec. 2016

« White Christmas » in Rome at myday-byday gallery

Coming Soon !!!! 15-31 Dec. 2016

 ‘White Christmas’ – Myday-Byday space, Rome (IT) – 15-31 Dec. 2016:

with jewels by  Sebastien CarréChristine JalioLaura ForteFabrizio BonviciniLetizia Maggio — Monika Yzchaki –  Shenhav Offer Russo –  Noelia Macchi Ana Barbu UzuraFrancesca MazzottaPatricia Gallucci  …..

Christine Jalio  I am honored to have some of my black, white and black&white pieces shown in Rome at gallery MyDay ByDay Christine Jalio - some of my black, white and black&white pieces shown in Rome at gallery MyDay ByDay, exhibition White Christmas

  Sébastien Carré - Some of my pieces are travelling to ROME... in myday-byday gallery  Exhibition "White Christmas"  Sébastien Carré - Some of my pieces are travelling to ROME… in myday-byday gallery  Exhibition « White Christmas »

Monika Yzchaki - EXPO ‘White Christmas’  Monika Yzchaki My jewelery on the way to Rome for « White Christmas Exhibition »

Letizia Maggio (at AGC) Necklaces. Porcelain, silver. #Yearbook2015Letizia Maggio (at AGC)   Necklaces. Porcelain, silver. #Yearbook2015

Noelia Macchi, ring: Noelia Macchi, ring

Ana Barbu Uzura - EXPO ‘White Christmas’  Ana Barbu Uzura

 

 

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08/12/2016

EXPO ‘Selected stories’ – OHMYBLUE!, Venezia (IT) – 10 Dec.2016-10 Janv. 2017

at  OHMYBLUE è lieto di inaugurare « Selected Stories », una mostra collettiva di maestri del gioiello contemporaneo italiani.

Opening: Saturday 10 December 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

OH MY BLUE - Selected stories dec 2016

 
I partecipanti sono:   Susanna BaldacciCorrado De MeoMaria Rosa FranzinGigi Mariani Barbara PaganinYoko Takirai e Pietro Pellitteri — Sergio e Stefano Spivach  — Babette von Dohnanyi Gabi VeitCaterina Zanca
The exhibition Selected Stories at OHMYBLUE focuses on the relationship between bodies of work created in the last years by some of the most relevant Italian contemporary jewelry artists.
This exhibition invites the viewer to experience the different languages that these authors speak, having the chance to witness to a web of interlocking formal decisions and identities.
Every piece of jewelry is an image, a tangible object that one can pick up, put down, look from a distance, caress. Even read. Because these objects and their beauty, their shapes, their strangeness, they tell a story that accompanies us and which we want to possess, participating in the construction of significance by appropriating whatever fragment it feels dear to us.
These pieces of jewelry are lonely architectures, spaces that become ourselves and where we can feel at home, strangely. 
Barbara Paganin, Rami blu, brooch:
Barbara Paganin - Rami blu,  brooch –
“Da sempre i vegetali mi affascinano così come l’unicità dell’essere umano. Siamo tutti simili, ma nessuno è uguale all’altro [...] In particolare mi affascinano i cavolfiori nella loro varietà: cavolo rosso, cavolo verza, cavolo rapa, broccoli, cavolfiori, il cavolo romano [...] In forma di foglia, i rilievi e le venature rimandano immediatamente al nostro sistema venoso e linfatico. In forma di fiore, c’è un diretto riferimento all’albero. Del calco mi interessa l’impronta, l’impronta che identifica, segno quindi unico e identificabile”.
BARBARA PAGANIN brooch - detail - at OH MY BLUE: BARBARA PAGANIN brooch – detail

Caterina Zanca - detail of a broochCaterina Zanca – detail of a brooch
« Tutto nasce dal disegno, dal dare senso ad un colore, ad un segno per creare forme che diventano oggetti indossabili, gioielli espressioni della mia emozione: questa è la mia ricerca. Amo le forme pulite, le architetture contemporanee, ricerco pulizia formale, l’armonia fra gli spazi, la luce, i volumi, mentre creo strutture che dialogano con il corpo, perché un gioiello deve essere prima di tutto un oggetto indossabile. Cerco il colore nei suoi contrasti, ma specialmente nella sua matericità che diviene elemento fondamentale di dettaglio. La preziosità del gioiello non sta più nel materiale, ma nell’idea e nel messaggio che questo trasmette. »
OHMYBLUE•••••SELECTEDSTORIES  CATERINA ZANCA detail of a brooch: CATERINA ZANCA detail of a brooch
Gigi Mariani, Find#2, brooch
Gigi Mariani, Find#2, brooch
« Negli anni ho coltivato la passione per la pittura, informale segnica, materica, dove il colore o un segno rappresentano un’emozione o particolare stato d’animo. Ecco, cercavo qualcosa di analogo anche in oreficeria e l’ho trovato utilizzando le tecniche del Niello, la Granulazione o le ossidazioni in modo pittorico, informale. Un utilizzo che cambia l’aspetto dei gioielli e li rende unici. »
OHMYBLUE SELECTED STORIES - GIGI MARIANI - DECEMBER10th  gigi mariani  goldsmith  master italianartist gold oro aurum niello nigellum: Gigi Mariani, brooch detail
OHMYBLUE•••••SELECTEDSTORIES ••••• MARIA ROSA FRANZIN - detailMaria Rosa Franzin – detail of a brooch
Maria Rosa Franzin - detail Maria Rosa Franzin - detailof a necklace
Corrado de Meo - broochCorrado de Meo - brooch
  »Nei miei gioielli voglio proiettare anche la mia consapevolezza del loro processo di attuazione, cristallizzando le fasi della trasformazione della materia di cui sono fatti per evidenziare uno dei passaggi del loro divenire e scoprire l’armonia e l’equilibrio presenti in ogni fase in cui la materia, misteriosamente, prende forma seguendo quelle leggi che ne regolano la sua struttura, partecipe della realtà di tutte le cose del mondo che sono in costante e continua trasformazione. Osservando poi, una forma colorata, non provo solamente una emozione visiva perché il colore appartiene prima al dominio dell’inconscio e successivamente a quello della ragione e, nel prendere forma esprimendo le sue sonorità, diventa una percezione globale capace di comunicare alla nostra intera essenza. »
Corrado De Meo, A red shows its relations, brooch: Corrado De Meo, A red shows its relations, brooch
« Credo che un gioiello debba essere innanzitutto un qualcosa che ti porta altrove, un po’ come un viaggio improvviso, qualcosa che ti alleggerisce e ti sbalordisce allo stesso tempo. Con una forma che ti porta felicemente da un’altra parte rispetto a dove eri sicuro di andare o che ti allieta con un’ironia inaspettata.
Amo i vuoti che danno spazio al pensiero, che ti accolgono, i contrasti cromatici e delle forme, le superfici materiche, le ombre che si creano e che cambiano a seconda dei punti di vista e della luce.« 
Susanna Baldacci - detailSusanna Baldacci – detail
Susanna Baldacci, Faretra, brooch: Susanna Baldacci, Faretra, brooch
Sergio e Stefano Spivach, Untitled, opal ring 2016 - at OH MY BLUE:
Sergio e Stefano Spivach 2016 – opal ring
« Il segreto della lavorazione dell’opale si basa sulla profonda conoscenza del grezzo, che permette di riconoscerne le qualità e l’impiego più adatto.�Essa è esclusivamente manuale e non potrebbe essere altrimenti, perché ogni grezzo d’opale viene scelto per la propria unicità.�Nelle diverse fasi della lavorazione, ad ogni gesto, ad ogni passaggio viene dedicato il tempo necessario, senza forzature. La cura con cui viene seguito ogni dettaglio è assoluta, così come l’attenzione e la capacità di adattarsi ad ogni grezzo sono un distillato di esperienza e passione. »
OHMYBLUE•••••SELECTEDSTORIES YOKO TAKIRAI & PIETRO PELLITTER DECEMBER10th  takiraidesign silver gold minimalism: YOKO TAKIRAI & PIETRO PELLITTER - minimalism ….. – brooches
« I gioielli di Yoko Takirai e Pietro Pellitteri sono espressione di nuovi concetti di spazio. Una pluralità di percorsi animano i suoi gioielli e celano per questo spesso qualcosa d’inaspettato. Le collane, glie anelli, gli orecchini sia nelle forme tridimensionali che in quelle lineari, esprimono un movimento e un’emozione inattesa finche` non li si indossa. Talvolta enigmatici nelle loro forme, i suoi gioielli si svelano nel momento dell’incontro con il corpo, rivelando una leggerezza, un’eleganza e una sinuosità estremamente femminile. E questo a dispetto anche delle linee geometriche utilizzate in alcune collezioni. La sua ricerca, riesce ad arrivare a delle forme pure e ad armonizzare eleganza e confort. Oggetti finemente elaborati perseguiti grazie ad una dedizione alla ricerca di laboratorio determinata di cui possiede la padronanza tecnica che consente di trasferire una emozione filtrata dai movimenti e le cui forme semplici e pulite rimangono senza nessuna cosa di troppo. Finemente lavorati certamente, questi gioielli, in un sereno tentativo – riuscito – raggiungono uno stato di purezza, si elevano in qualità. »
OHMYBLUE•••••SELECTEDSTORIES  YOKO TAKIRAI & PIETRO PELLITTERI •••••VENEZIA•••••DECEMBER10th  silver gold minimalism:  YOKO TAKIRAI & PIETRO PELLITTERI – bracelet
OHMYBLUE•••••SELECTEDSTORIES ••••• Gabi Veit - detailGabi Veit – detail

 

 

OHMYBLUE
Campo san Toma’, sestiere di San Polo 2865
Venezia, Veneto 30125
Italy
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06/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Barbara PAGANIN at OHMYBLUE

Barbara Paganin participe à une très jolie exposition, sur « ses » lieux, Venise, dans une galerie plus qu’exquise, OHMYBLUE :

« Selected Stories »   una mostra collettiva di maestri del gioiello contemporaneo italiani.
Opening: Saturday 10 December 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 
The exhibition Selected Stories at OHMYBLUE focuses on the relationship between bodies of work created in the last years by some of the most relevant Italian contemporary jewelry artists.
This exhibition invites the viewer to experience the different languages that these authors speak, having the chance to witness to a web of interlocking formal decisions and identities.
Every piece of jewelry is an image, a tangible object that one can pick up, put down, look from a distance, caress. Even read. Because these objects and their beauty, their shapes, their strangeness, they tell a story that accompanies us and which we want to possess, participating in the construction of significance by appropriating whatever fragment it feels dear to us.
These pieces of jewelry are lonely architectures, spaces that become ourselves and where we can feel at home, strangely. 
Barbara Paganin, Rami blu, brooch: Barbara Paganin - Rami blu,  brooch  
“Da sempre i vegetali mi affascinano così come l’unicità dell’essere umano. Siamo tutti simili, ma nessuno è uguale all’altro [...] In particolare mi affascinano i cavolfiori nella loro varietà: cavolo rosso, cavolo verza, cavolo rapa, broccoli, cavolfiori, il cavolo romano [...] In forma di foglia, i rilievi e le venature rimandano immediatamente al nostro sistema venoso e linfatico. In forma di fiore, c’è un diretto riferimento all’albero. Del calco mi interessa l’impronta, l’impronta che identifica, segno quindi unico e identificabile”.
OHMYBLUE•••••VENEZIA•••••SELECTEDSTORIES  BARBARA PAGANIN detail of a brooch: BARBARA PAGANIN brooch – detail
cette photo, ce bijoux, ces détails, ces couleurs me laissent … plus que pantoise !

Barbara Paganin "Sfumature"  Barbara Paganin « Sfumature » – brooch

OHMYBLUE•••••VENEZIA•••••SELECTEDSTORIES  BARBARA PAGANIN detail of a brooch: BARBARA PAGANIN detail of a brooch

Barbara Paganin | Impronte | rings, silver - at OHMYBLUE!: Barbara Paganin | Impronte | rings, silver – at OHMYBLUE!

OHMYBLUE•••••VENEZIA SELECTED STORIES EVENT BARBARA PAGANIN: Barbara Paganin   ring details – anello Polifonico

 

 

OHMYBLUE
Campo san Toma’, sestiere di San Polo 2865
Venezia, Veneto 30125
Italy
+39 041 243 5741
http://www.ohmyblue.it/

 

 

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02/12/2016

EXPO ‘Nomen Nescio’ – Piazza del carmine 29, Firenze (IT) – 2-3 Dec. 2016

Nomen Nescio

MFA GRADUATION SHOW - by  Carla Movia

Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence

Opening 2 december 18:00-21:00

& 3 December 17:00-20:00

Nomen Nescio – Carla Movia

Nomen Nescio, from latin nomen-name and nescio-I don’t know, is an installation of 300 brooches, all made out of the same material – discarded tin cans.
It is the nameless and forgotten crowd that the jewellery artist Carla Movia addresses with her work, a reflection on stereotypes and prejudice.
100 trashed tin cans transformed into jewellery state that redemption is a possibility.
They are meant as a symbol of hope, the invisible and the rejected placed on the body and worn with pride to be noticed.
In this spirit, one series of brooches supports Oxfam Italia’s campaign Stand as One.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to give help and protection to the millions of people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.

Alchimia contemporary Jewellery school in Firenze   -  proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work! #alchimia #contemporaryjewellery #talente2017: MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work!

Alchimia contemporary Jewellery school in Firenze - proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work! #alchimia #contemporaryjewellery #talente2017: Alchimia contemporary Jewellery school in Firenze – proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work

 proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work! #alchimia #contemporaryjewellery #talente2017: proud to announce that our MFA graduate Carla Movia has been selected to Talente 2017 with her graduation work

 

Carla Movia (born in 1989 in Trieste, Italy) is a contemporary jewellery maker currently based in Florence. She holds a BFA (2014) and completing an MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament from Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence tutored by Dutch artists Ruudt Peters and Lucy Sarneel.

 

 

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26/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Barbara Paganin – THE Venetian goldsmith ….

Classé dans : Barbara PAGANIN (IT),COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Italie (IT) — bijoucontemporain @ 1:40

Barbara Paganin

me ????!!! doing  an « EXCHANGE » with Barbara Paganin ???!!! for me she is a STAR, far away in the sky, a place where only « Gods » have place !!! a MASTER !! THE jeweller !! and she accepted to do an exchange with me ???!!! I can’t believe it !! it paralyzes me !!! It leaves me breathless !!! and when you read this (in which public collections her works are, I feel really …… OUT !! (« Her works are in the permanent collections of museums including the V & A in London, Musée des Art Décoratif of Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Modern Art in Ca ‘Pesaro in Venice, Museum of Fine Art of Montreal, LACMA in Los Angeles….. »)

Well …… trying to keep calm ……………..
What makes me really mouth-watering is her coliflor & other vegetables series ….. and the « more » necklace leaves you really breathless & mouth watering ……… a part the BEAUTY of forms, of colors, of composition ….
« In a 2011 study of cabbage, Paganin cast romanesco broccoli (a Roman variety of cauliflower) in dental acrylic, which she embellished with oxidized silver, ultimately producing a brooch that evoked the logarithmic, spiraled texture of the vegetable. »

Barbara Paganin - "cavolo" arancione brooch Italy 2011 - oxidised silver and acrylic (methacrylate) cast from broccoli romanesco,  orange and yellow, faded slightly but still bright, looks like a type of cacti, connected to a back piece of metal using wire.: Barbara Paganin - « cavolo » arancione brooch Italy 2011 – oxidised silver and acrylic (methacrylate) cast from broccoli romanesco,  orange and yellow, faded slightly but still bright, looks like a type of cacti, connected to a back piece of metal using wire

Barbara Paganin - "More" necklace, 2013Barbara Paganin – « More » necklace, 2013 – oxidised silver, gold and polymethylmethacrylate

« With her works she creates a plant and animal life and landscape where geometric knowledge alternates in processing natural and informal, where the color will find its space and where the story will become the main theme. Each work tells a story chapter by chapter linked to the experience of Barbara Paganin, but that each one can imagine different, adapting it to his own memory, to their own experiences, so bringing out from the seas of memories the images, flash, life paths that converge in unison in a single center or in the work itself. » (Elena Segato Virtualkiosk)

Barbara Paganin - "More" necklace, 2013 at Milan 2016  Miart & Triennale « More » necklace, 2013 – oxidised silver, gold and polymethylmethacrylate

« Il lavoro di Barbara Paganin condensa la coerenza concettuale di un percorso artistico articolato, supportato da conoscenze e capacità tecniche eccelse. Pur padroneggiando a fondo l’arte della lavorazione dei metalli, l’artista va oltre, desiderosa di sperimentare sempre nuove esperienze con materiali altri, quali il vetro, la porcellana, il polimetacrilato, il titanio raggiungendo costantemente un successo qualitativo di massimo livello. Il risultato sono dei pezzi « parlanti », delle opere che sempre hanno racchiusa una storia che ogni volta si racconta in modo diverso ad ogni diverso osservatore.
Non certo una mostra celebrativa quindi, forse anche quello, ma la reale opportunità di conoscere ed emozionarsi avendo l’incentivo per avvicinare e apprendere un percorso artistico esemplare che il catalogo con il testo di Mirella Cisotto, curatrice della mostra, e gli ingigantimenti fotografici dei singoli pezzi aiutano ancor più a svelare. » (archimagazine - EXPO « Barbara Paganin -Dall’orto alla soffitta » Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova 16 ott.- 22 nov. 2015)
« la « sequenza simultanea » di oltre 120 pezzi messi insieme in occasione di questa esposizione, toglie davvero il fiato« 

 

Barbara Paganin - cavolo arancione necklace -: Barbara Paganin – cavolo arancione necklace

« inspired by the vivid colors and organic shapes of her natural surroundings, Barbara Paganin channels the textures and forms of landscapes and fruit in her imaginative, contemporary jewelry. Paganin lives in Venice, Italy, where she is a graduate of sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and now teaches jewelry design at the Art Institute of Venice along with maintaining her studio. In her designs, Paganin replicates patterns and forms derived from nature in intricate detail. »

Collana More, 2013, Mostra Barbara Paganin a San Rocco, Padova - © Photo Roberto Zanon: Collana More, 2013, Mostra Barbara Paganin a San Rocco, Padova – © Photo Roberto Zanon

« Barbara Paganin, the Venetian goldsmith, from the first creations of the ’80s to the most recent completed during this year 2015. For over 25 years, exhibited in Europe (London, Vienna, Monaco, Gothenburg, Paris, Antwerp …) and the US (New York, Chicago, Miami …) ; known internationally, has won several national and international awards. The artist inherits from goldsmith school of Padua, within which is inserted the critically intense structuralism that it then turns into an original form of naturalistic figuration. » (Virtualkiosk)

Barbara Paganin: Broche CESPUGLIO VERDE - Galerie Orfèo -: Barbara Paganin: Broche CESPUGLIO VERDE – Galerie Orfèo

« Dall’orto alla Soffita is the first retrospective dedicated to Paganin’s work in Italy, and we should be thankful to the city of Padua for paying homage to a great maker, and aligning itself with recognition she has already received abroad.
The question is, why did we have to wait so many years?
One possible interpretation is that her work is too innovative and especially too “divergent” from that of the Gold School of Padua to have been widely promoted or simply given its proper due in Italy. Being so stylistically detached sent her on a different, international career course. » (AJF)

Barbara Paganin  2010 ·   Concrescenza , metacrilato e argentoBarbara Paganin  2010 ·   Concrescenza , metacrilato e argento

« the jewels owned by private collectors stood out: They delivered a peculiar emotional energy because they live, as should be the case, their life as brooches, rings, necklaces. And soon, they will be back with their owners. » (AJF)Enregistrer

25/11/2016

EXPO ‘WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng’ – Spazio Culturale MENTANA, Firenze (IT) – 26 Nov. 2016

WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng

MFA GRADUATION SHOW

Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence

26 November 2016 -  Opening: 18:00

 

WYSIWYG - Chumeng Weng

Alchimia presents WYSIWYG, solo exhibition of graduate student Chumeng Weng.
The exhibition consists of a series of 19 jewellery pieces, a humorous reflection on what determines our psychological discomforts. On Nov 26th 2016, you are invited to the representation of her fears based on a two-year self discovery journey.
WYSIWYG will take you behind the dark scenes of Chumeng Weng’s imagination, where everything is tied together through one specific shape to have her worst nightmares come true.
Weng’s work incorporates traditional metal forming techniques with elements that are not usually associated with jewellery, thus creating a sense of disturbance, much like how our inner struggle works against common perception. As she sharpens, scores, snaps the pieces on to the edge of a shirt with an aggressive gesture, they turn into a theatrical symbol rather than a physical threat. Weng becomes powerful through the process of creation, taking control of her growth once again.

 

 WYSIWYG - Chumeng WengWYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng

Chumeng Weng pendant aluminium, shibuichi, beaded wire, tiger tail wire - pendant  23x14x9cm: WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng pendant aluminium, shibuichi, beaded wire, tiger tail wire – pendant  23x14x9cm

WYSIWYG - Chumeng Weng (ALCHIMIA 2016): WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng

Chumeng Weng - WYSIWYG - pendant dim 50x6x6cm: WYSIWYG – Chumeng Weng  necklace – copper, shibuichi, acrylic paint, spray sealant, tiger tail wire 2016

« Chumeng Weng in her new collection moved from a more personal and biographical representation of fear to a broader and rather humoristic reflection on what determines our psychological discomforts.  Motion and sarcasm are paramount tools for her, and the question she seems to pose here might be how to neutralize fear’s paralyzing power. » (Alchimia blog)

Chumeng Weng 2016Chumeng Weng

 

Chumeng Weng lived and studied in Shenyang, China for 18 years before studying fine art in Canada. Still looking for a better self, she spent one year focusing on technical jewellery making. This led her to Alchimia, where not only her perception of jewellery has been altered greatly, but also her philosophy towards ways of living has been reinterpreted.

 

 

SPAZIO CULTURALE MENTANA
Via della Mosca, 5,

50124 Firenze

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EXPO ‘Weapons of Perfection’ – Chiasso Perduto, Firenze (IT) – 2-4 Dec. 2016

 
MFA GRADUATION SHOW -
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence
2/4 dicember 2016
at CHIASSO PERDUTO

OPENING EXHIBITION: 2 dicembre ore 17.00

Lilian Mattuschka‎ Weapons of Perfection

« The unconscious is sitting on my shoulders, whispering, calling for revolution. The giant grandpa wants to teach me how to move, how to smile, how to behave. I shave my hair.

Weapons of Perfection is the result of a two-year research revolving around issues on social behavior and norms that define and direct human interactions.
This body of work is presented as an installation created to encourage a dialogue between body and objects, photography and video. The work is divided in chapters, each representing a specific type of instruction, intended to shape both our posture and our mind.
Weapons of Perfection explores the alphabet of forms we live every day. Here the apple is a weapon of knowledge; the pacifier is an artifice of compensation; the smile is a trick of expression; the handle is a temptation of contact; the posture is an imposition of openness; the chain is a distorted bond.
The thoroughly refined artifacts invite touch, but resist use when perceived as weapons.
Weapons of Perfection offers an insight into the invisible social constrictions and boundaries with which we can be confronted. »

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15168701_1035893459854121_2755046529079193776_o.jpg Lilian Mattuschka POLENA. back-piece. material: wood. The work explores the alphabet of forms we live every day. Here the posture becomes an imposition of openness

EXPO 'Weapons of Perfection' - Chiasso Perduto, Firenze (IT) - 2-4 Dec. 2016 dans ALCHIMIA (IT)Lilian Mattuschka - pacifier

http://lilianmattuschka.com/ SMILE – Weapons of perfection offers a wiew on the invisible social constrictions and boundaries we can be confronted with

 

 

Chiassoperduto
via coverelli 4R Firenze – ITALIA
VISITING HOURS: 10.00 to 17.00

 

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12/11/2016

EXPO ‘PAST PRESENT’ – Alternatives gallery, Roma (IT) – 12 Nov.-6 Dec. 2016

PAST PRESENT
The Grammar of Jewellery

 Maria Rosa Franzin
Gigi Mariani

Alternatives gallery - Opening 12th November – at 6pm

www.alternatives.it
Online exhibition:   www.no-gram.com

PAST PRESENT

Just as language is a set of rules that represent the culture and the way of life of a people, in the same way jewellery is a set of conventions which are also an expression of a vision that is characteristic of a nation. For both, it is a constant interplay and alternation of rules, conventions and customs that come from the past to describe the present. Jewellery is a language and as such is alive insofar as it represents the people who use it. This exhibition aims to focus on the many forms of expression through jewellery. The two goldsmith artists presented, with different personal and professional backgrounds, are however both interpreters of that way of thinking and feeling that is typical of the Italian culture. Italy has always been a melting pot where past and future are fused together, where tradition and innovation are in dialogue, often generating conflicts that can open up new avenues. The rediscovery of ancient techniques and skillful use of existing construction methods characterize the work of Maria Rosa Franzin and Gigi Mariani. Their works show the peculiarities of the Italian language, different for rules and concepts from that of other countries. In other words, we could say « I speak jewellery ».

Past/Present

« Maria Rosa Franzin, who is part of the School of Padua, remains faithful to the use of traditional materials typical of the jewellery world, such as gold and silver, even if with the introduction of colour in recent years. In her latest works, a three-dimensionality already present in the past is accentuated, made of hidden, personal interior spaces. They are introspective works that reveal strength and fragility, light and shadow, presenting a double, inner and outer space, in dialogue with the surrounding world. These are intimate and individual spaces that the artist chooses to share. The introduction of rapid and intense signs, along with the choice of colour, suggest a state of mind. These traces take on the ideal value of an experience, a memory, an emotion. »

Past/PresentMaria Rosa Franzin

 

« Gigi Marianis works express a strong primordial nature, determined by the skillful use of niello, a technique once used extensively in Europe in the Middle Ages as an inlay on engraved or etched metal. Mariani has personalized this skill by completely covering the surface of the metal with this mixture, as if to conceal the underlying preciousness. His work evokes the earth’s crust attacked by the elements. The forms are linear, compact, in spite of being irregular, and express a great force, while maintaining a significant sense of proportion and balance. »

Past/Present - Gigi MarianiGigi Mariani

Maria Rosa Franzin Brooch - Unique Piece Title: La casa dell’Anima 1 Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylicMaria Rosa Franzin – Brooch – Unique Piece « La casa dell’Anima 1″ Materials: Silver, acrylic painting,acrylic

Maria Rosa Franzin  - Brooch - Unique Piece  Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic - 2016 -   1 535,00 €: Maria Rosa Franzin  - Brooch - Unique Piece "La casa dell anima 3"   Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic - 2016

Maria Rosa Franzin  – Brooch   « La casa dell anima 3″  – Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic – 2016

Maria Rosa Franzin Brooch - Unique Piece Title: La casa dell’Anima 11 Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylicMaria Maria Rosa Franzin -  Brooch – Unique Piece – « La casa dell’Anima 11″ Materials: Silver, acrylic painting, acrylic

Maria-Rosa Franzin Bracelet - Unique Piece - Pure gold, gold, oxidized silver, steelMaria-Rosa Franzin Bracelet – Unique Piece – Pure gold, gold, oxidized silver, steel

Gigi Mariani Brooch Title: Tracks #2 Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patinaGigi Mariani - brooch from Rock series, 2016  Title: Tracks #2 – Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina

Gigi Mariani Ring Title: Sketches series Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patinaGigi Mariani  Ring  « Sketches series »  Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello, patina

Gigi Mariani Brooch Title: Thoughts Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, enamel, patinaGigi Mariani Brooch  « Thoughts »  Materials: Silver, 18kt yellow gold, enamel, patina

Gigi Mariani  Bracelet: Etnic#1, 2016  Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina.: Gigi Mariani  Bracelet: Etnic#1, 2016  Silver, 18kt yellow gold, niello patina

 

 

Alternatives Gallery
Via della Chiesa Nuova 10
00186 -  Rome
ITALY
info@alternatives.it
+39-06-68308233
Management: Rita Marcangelo

http://www.alternatives.it/

NO-GRAM = online shop of the gallery

 

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11/11/2016

EXPO ‘INVISIBLE’ – It’s yoga Firenze, Firenze (IT) – 11 Nov. 2016

Classé dans : ALCHIMIA (IT),Exposition/Exhibition,Graduation Show,Italie (IT) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:47

MFA GRADUATION SHOW
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Florence

11 November 2016
Opening: 17:00 – 21:00 at  « It’s yoga Firenze » (Light Lite)
Just as a reminder : The Treasure Hunt/Route will end at 7:30pm given that the shops close at that time. After that, we will meet at the gathering place It’ Yoga (Lightlite) until 9pm !! I hope to see you all at 5:00pm!

INVISIBLE

« INVISIBLE is a series of 213 jewelry pieces created to populate surfaces on the body and beyond.
INVISIBLE is jewelry meant to draw attention, to stop a distracted glance, and be an encounter with the unsuspected.
INVISIBLE talks about a process and a transformation from the ordinary to the extraordinary. It talks about the metamorphosis of organic substances, and focuses on the microorganisms that provoke this metamorphosis by transforming them into jewelry.
Creating “mold” to be worn as jewelry might be felt as a provocation, a provocation to feel and to see what is normally disdained. It is an invitation to accept a natural process of life in its inherent beauty, an invitation to break the boundaries of traditional jewelry, while exploring new possibilities of wearability and reinterpretation.
The exhibition itself is again an invitation to stroll around and explore particular spaces.
It has its starting and ending point in “It’s Yoga” (Light Lite), Via dei Serragli, 24r, 50124 at 5p.m with an installation explaining the project. The exhibition itself evolves as treasure hunt where the visitors will follow a map with a route to find jewelry pieces spread in the area of the city.
This was possible thanks to the collaboration of I Visionari, Coexist, Quelle tre, Wave Parrucchieri, Luca and Bjork. »

Lumy Nouguez – INVISIBLELumy Nouguez – INVISIBLE

Born in 1986 in Bogotá- Colombia, Lumy Nouguez lived and studied in Cúcuta until high school. Later she moved to Medellin for 10 years completing an architecture degree and working as landscape and graphic designer for several years. These became a big influence her work as a jeweler, when in 2014 she came to Florence to pursue her dream of completing a MFA in contemporary jewelry at Alchimia: Contemporary Jewellery School.

 INVISIBLE by Lumy Nouguez - Proliferation series - photos by Lucy Clark. INVISIBLE by Lumy Nouguez – Proliferation series display – photos by Lucy Clark

 

« It’s yoga Firenze »,
Via dei Serragli, 24r,
50124 Firenze – ITALIA

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