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03/03/2010

EXPO/MOSTRA ‘Natura e Artificio’ -Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno (IT) – 27 avril- 3 mai 2010

L’idea di questa mostra nasce dall’ interesse che gli artisti orafi hanno mostrato già nel passato, per il mondo della natura, in particolare per quello floreale; questo interesse ha segnato la nascita a cavallo di due secoli, di uno stile forte e deciso che in Europa è stato comunemente conosciuto come  “Art Nouveau”. E’ a quello spirito di innovazione e discussione che ci ispiriamo, non a caso nato poco dopo la rivoluzione industriale ed in contemporanea ai nuovi materiali, alle nuove tecnologie… ai nuovi pensieri.

livorno EXPO

Chiediamo quindi agli artefici (che vorranno contribuire con la loro partecipazione al nostro progetto) di confrontarsi con il tema della natura, interrogandosi sul naturale (o innaturale) significato di artificio. Sarà poi interessante vedere quale è oggi, nel gioiello contemporaneo, il nuovo punto di vista : quali le forme dell’artificio più consone a rappresentare la natura, quale il punto di contatto (o rottura) tra il naturale e l’ artificiale.
Il locale espositivo è prestigioso e si presta molto bene per una manifestazione del genere, è un’ampia struttura in acciaio e vetro molto moderna e super attrezzata dotata di vetrine illuminate (di varie misure), posta in un bellissimo giardino.
Nell’ organizzazione dell’evento, che ha il patrocinio e il sostegno della Provincia di Livorno, siamo stati coadiuvati dal Garden Club di Livorno che parteciperà presentando, per l’ inaugurazione, composizioni floreali di impostazione contemporanea.
I partecipanti potranno inviare un massimo di tre opere (di cui almeno una obbligatoriamente sul mondo dei fiori o delle piante, mentre le altre due potranno avere come soggetto la natura in senso lato) . Ogni autore presenterà un breve testo critico (verrà esposto nelle vetrine e stampato nel catalogo insieme alla foto dell’opera) che possa aiutare a mettere in evidenza la relazione esistente per l’autore tra natura e artificio. Ci auguriamo che ciò serva a chi parteciperà per crescere nel confronto, e ai visitatori per abituarsi ad osservare le opere esposte con un occhio più contemporaneo, più consapevole dei cambiamenti e delle spinte che oggi indirizzano la ricerca in tutti i campi.
A tale proposito il pubblico voterà le tre opere più meritevoli, parallelamente ad una giuria di addetti ai lavori. Le opere selezionate verranno segnalate in catalogo, e sarà interessante interrogarsi poi sulle eventuali discordanze di giudizio. Firmatari del progetto: Corrado De Meo, Federico Vianello, Walter Romani, Carlotta Gambineri, Stefano Pedonesi, Fabio Corsini

Partecipants from Alchimia:  Anja Eichler — Gabi Veit — Ktty Kao — Satita Rojpojjinarat  — Nadege Roscoe-Rumjahn — Carissa Hsu — Catalina Brenes  — Malaika Najem — Lucia Massei

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Corrado De Meo, “Peonia Aurea”  -
first price public selection

« The exhibition “Natura e Artificio” organized by the Tuscan section of AGC (Contemporary Jewelry Association, Italy) and the Garden Club Livorno opened on Tuesday 27th of April in the delicious location of Villa Henderson in Livorno.
It is the first exhibition of contemporary jewelry in Livorno and the affluence was amazing.
The idea of this exhibition comes from the interest that goldsmiths always showed for the natural world, especially for flowers, and we wanted to show to the public contemporary interpretations. We asked the authors to confront themselves with the theme of nature, questioning the natural or unnatural meaning of artifice.

The exhibition had no selection, all authors who wanted to join the project could do it. The reason for this as Corrado Demeo – Pluto, chairman of the Tuscan AGC explains, is that we do not intend to create events and exhibitions for experts, rather we want to present open spaces where it is possible to bring the audience in contact with a variety of expressions, in order to grow a sensibility for contemporary confrontation.
The quality revealed by this exhibition is simply determined by the energies devoted to the organization and the self-responsability of the participants.

Three works were selected by a jury, that did not have to agree but each juror chose the piece he considered most valuable according to the theme of the event and his own criteria. Also the public of the Vernissage was asked to choose their preferred piece and the visitors took this task extremely seriously by taking notes and examining all the pieces on exhibit with great attention.
The only false note was the bad weather, but at the end also this brought people to closer relations being forced to cramp under the few roofs in the wonderful garden.
 » (Doris Maninger)

EXPO/MOSTRA 'Natura e Artificio' -Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno (IT) - 27 avril- 3 mai 2010 dans AGC Italia 25422_1322416553024_1609157137_736981_616973_n

18369_1252208543110_1166423138_30624999_8223037_n dans Angelo LOMUSCIO (IT)

Stefano Pedonesi – Ciondolo « La forza della natura »: Argento, sabbia colorata, cemento, mattone, plexyglass, plastica, corniola » / The power of nature » Pendant: silver, colored sand, cement, brick, plexyglass, plastic, carnelian
Corrado de Meo – ‘Eldorado’ – paper, acrylic paint, gold leaf

30936_1351932770911_1609157137_799620_1270370_n dans Anja EICHLER (DE)30936_1351933050918_1609157137_799627_2517792_n dans Annamaria IODICE (IT)
Corrado de Meo

30936_1351940531105_1609157137_799637_6889978_n dans Catalina BRENES (Costa Rica)30936_1351940571106_1609157137_799638_1515920_n dans Corrado De MEO (IT)
Angelo Lomuscio

30936_1351940451103_1609157137_799635_2244725_n dans Exposition/Exhibition30936_1351971371876_1609157137_799729_7060614_n dans Fabio CORSINI (IT)
Annamaria Iodice – collana ‘Natura’
Graziano Barzetti

30619_1352941036117_1609157137_802935_3974351_n dans Federico VIANELLO (IT)28188_428037522951_213131087951_5481583_153820_n dans Graziano BARZETTI (IT)
Massimo Ottavio Pavan - « la germogliazione » anelli di corian
Zero43 – ‘BORLOTTI IN SCATOLA’ – spilla in acciaio, argento, oro, perle e diamanti.

30936_1352027893289_1609157137_799844_6462368_n dans Isabell SCHAUPP (DE)
Patrizia Bonati

30936_1351940331100_1609157137_799632_2397353_n dans Italie (IT)
Maddalena Rocco

biamau01-200x300 dans Lucia MASSEI (IT)catbre1-300x199 dans Maddalena ROCCO (IT)
Maura Biamonti – “Olivo” – oxydized silver earrings
Catalina Brenes - untitled, bracelet- iron and silver

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Simonetta Giacometti - ‘Unheimlich 1′  brooch, recycled plastic, silver, steel

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Michalina Owczarek -  earring – silver, threads

isasch01-200x300 dans Malaika NAJEM (Liban)http://blog.alchimia.it/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/florentine.jpg
Isabell Schaupp (DE) – brooch, wood, silver, enamel
Rallou Katsari (GR) “florentine”- silver, paint, pigment

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Solveig Linke (DE) – “Blossom and Caducity”- latex,silver,glas,flowers.

la-bella-addormentata-190x300 dans Massimo Ottavio PAVAN (IT)
Lucia Massei - ‘la-bella-addormentata’

30936_1351964651708_1609157137_799715_6275941_n dans Maura BIAMONTI (IT)
Malaika Najem

30936_1351970971866_1609157137_799722_5619789_n dans Michalina OWCZAREK (PL)
Federico Vianello  – cactus ring

30936_1351971171871_1609157137_799725_6022398_n dans Paolo MAZZESCHI (IT)
Anja Eichler - ‘Moscatelle 45′

30936_1351971531880_1609157137_799732_3567433_n dans Patrizia BONATI (IT)
Paolo Mazzeschi – collana

Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo
Villa Henderson
Via Roma 234
57100 Livorno (Italia)
tél : 0586 266711
e-mail: musmed@provincia.livorno.it 

GIOIELLO CAMPANO (IT) INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY COMPETITION – deadline : 5 juill. 2010

GIOIELLO CAMPANO INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPETITION

GIOIELLO CAMPANO (IT) INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY COMPETITION - deadline : 5 juill. 2010 dans Concours / Competition Immagine-27-300x68

1. COMPETITION DESCRIPTION
The IJA and the consortia of Polo Orafo Campano, under the scientific consultancy of the POLI.DESIGN –Consortium of the Milan Politecnico – is holding an international design competition for designers under 35 years of age at December 31, 2010.
The competition seeks to inspire new ideas regarding innovative use of techniques and materials linked to traditional Campania goldsmithing and jewellery making, aiming to capture a contemporary style (category 1) or forms/styles of Campania arts (category 2) or which takes traditional materials and techniques of Campania jewellery to different areas of merchandise (category 3)
The competition is divided into 3 categories:
1_Materials and techniques of the Campania jewellery.
(materials such as coral, shellstone and lava stone, as well as techniques such as cameo, in a contemporary look)
2_Shapes and styles of Campania arts
(the jewellery in enriched with formal or stylistic elements belonging to the Campania artistic heritage – paintings, sculptural, archeological, decorative, etc – interpreted in contemporary style. There are no limits to materials or techniques employed, as long as they belong to the art of jewellery making)
3 _ New uses of materials and techniques of Campania jewellery
(coral, shellstone lava stone and cameo open up to different merchandise categories and make their way into consumer scenarios that go beyond traditional jewellery.

2. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The competition is open to all Italian and foreign designers that are within 35 years of age at 31 December 2010. The competition is strictly individual, and each participant may submit one design per category of different competition. Furthermore, each design must be submitted by a separate competition application procedure. All designs must be totally original and expressly created for the competition.
Competition participation is effective upon delivery of project materials within indicated due dates, which implies full and unconditional acceptance of competition terms. Moreover, the participant has no reserves in allowing the duplication of all material presented/produced, on any forms of publication and by any means of printed text constituting promotional or informative materials related to the event.
The participant assures that the above-authorized purposes do not infringe on third-party rights, such as, for example, authors, participants withdrawn from the competition and permitted assigns.
Furthermore, the participant fully recognizes automatic disqualification should any condition be infringed. Subscription to the competition automatically exonerates the organization and jury from third-party liabilities over disputes regarding damages relevant to exhibition or false claims of property ownership.

3. MATERIALS REQUIRED
The following must be submitted to take part in the competition:
1. max n. 2 designs in A3 in vertical (42 x 29.7 cm), black and white or color, applied to a solid and lightweight support (max. thickness 5 mm). A 5 cm banner shall be placed at the upper end, divided as follows: left hand side (5×5 cm) – IJA and Polidesign Consortium logos, which can be downloaded from
www.polidesign.net or www.italianjewelleryawards.com; in the center – the title « Concorso internazionale di design 2010. GIOIELLO CAMPANO – CAMPANIA JEWELLERY 2010 International Design Competition”, on the right hand side – (5×5 cm) participant name and competition category.
2. A brief summary (1000 characters with spaces) regarding the criteria selected in elaborating the design, including any pre-design sketches that illustrate design progression.
3. brief participant CV
4. general participant information (first and last name, birth date, address, citizenship, phone number, email, profession, design title, competition category)
5. Privacy disclaimer “I undersigned, consent to the processing and use of my personal data, in compliance to law 675/96 and all following modifications. I fully and unconditionally accept all competition terms. Signature”
6. CD with all materials requested (images in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi resolution, 15 cm minimum base, word file)
The CD cover must include artists first and last name, title and design image, competition category and email.

4. CRITERIA OF EVALUATION
Designs shall strongly be selected on the basis of originality, degree of innovation, ability to express forms, materials and techniques linked to Campania excellence in a contemporary style.
The spirit of experimental designs shall focus importance, while blending with the more functional and ergonomic characteristics of all jewellery. Particular attention and appraisal shall go to a user-centered design, where design takes on a methodological role, straying from a pure aesthetic nature.

5. DATES
All design materials must be submitted by hand, mail or courier strictly by Noon on 5 July, 2010 at:

Universal Marketing
Viale Palmiro Togliatti, 1663
00155 Rome, Italy

The package must clearly include the heading “concorso internazionale di design Gioiello Campano –Campania Jewellery international design competition”. The valid date relates to package reception, not to the postal stamp.

6. JURY
The jury is composed by members of the main international schools of jewellery design and representatives of the global goldsmith and jewellery culture. The members of the jury shall be listed on the site: www.polidesign.it or www.italianjewelleryawards.com.
All jury proceedings are reserved, though the final report containing classifications and mentions shall be made public. Voting is done on a majority scale; and all decisions stand final and not open to debate or reconsideration.

7. AWARDS AND MENTIONS
First prize: 2000 euros, second prize 1500 euros, third prize 500 euros

8. DISCLOSURE OF RESULTS
The outcomes decided upon by the jury shall be made public in occasion of the 2010 Italian Jewellery Awards. A selection of designs will be exposed during the Italian Jewellery Awards gala event and in occasion of upcoming expos. All participants grant immediate authorization to Italian Jewellery Awards to display their designs in public (show or exhibitions of various nature). Furthermore, such authorization covers the right to publish each personalized design on catalogues or any publications, without any remuneration or royalties due if no personal mentions.

9. DESIGN RIGHTS
All participants shall maintain exclusive design property rights. The IJA may exploit such designs solely for exhibitive or editorial purposes. IJA reserves the right to create a prototype model for any relevant exhibitions.

10. RETURNS OF CONTEST MATERIAL
No materials submitted for the competition shall be returned.

11. INFO
info.ija@universalmarketing.it

20/02/2010

Projet Européen «Quand la pierre brute devient bijou !» 2009

Cet article pour exprimer toute mon admiration -et mon encouragement!- à ces jeunes et à leurs créations qui sont « notre futur » ! :-)

EXPO - Bijoux Européens - afficheEXPO - bijoux europeen affiche 3EXPO - bijoux europeen affiche 4 - bijoux de marbre

Le projet « Quand la pierre brute devient bijou ! » est soutenu par l’Union Européenne, à travers le programme Comenius. 8 écoles de bijouterie en Europe sont partenaires de ce projet pour engager leurs lycéens à un travail européen de prospection de minéraux ou matériaux bruts, de création de bijoux à partir de ces éléments, de rédaction de chroniques dans le journal lycéen Le Mur et sur les sites web. Une exposition collective itinérante présente chaque année les recherches et les créations de ce projet.

L’exposition est itinérante à travers l’Europe, et la première présentation a lieu au musée de la Cité de l’Or de Saint-Amand Montrond. Les pièces seront ensuite exposées en Belgique (Namur et Anvers, Février 2009), au Portugal (Porto, mars 2009), en Slovaquie (Kremnica, avril 2009), en Lettonie (Liepaja, mai 2009) et en Grèce (Thessalonique, juin 2009).

Pour la création de ces bijoux, les lycéens de chaque école ont prospecté des matériaux bruts dans leur propre pays : 
Les lycéens français ont travaillé sur des silex prospectés lors d’une expédition minéralogique en canoë sur des îles au bord de la Loire.
Les lycéens belges d’Anvers ont travaillé sur des diamants bruts, et ceux de Namur sont allés dans une mine de marbre noir à Mazy en Wallonie.
Les lycéens du Portugal ont travaillé sur l’ardoise prospectée dans la Serra de Valongo,
ceux d’Italie dans les carrières d’ardoise de Gênes.
Les lycéens de Lettonie ont ramassé des morceaux d’ambre sur les plages de la mer baltique,
ceux de Slovaquie ont travaillé sur des quartz recherchés dans leur région de Kremnica.
Les lycéens grecs de Thessalonique ont prospecté des morceaux de marbre blanc sur les sites de Kavala et Thassos.

8 écoles partenaires du projet en Europe :

Belgique
* SIHA – Stedelijk Instituut voor Handel en Ambachten  -  Anvers

* IATA – Institut des Arts, Techniques et Artisanats  -  Namur
France
* Lycée professionnel Jean Guéhenno  -  St-Amand Montrond

Italie
* Istituto Benvenuto Cellini   - Valenza

Portugal
*Escola Secundaria Soares dos Reis  -  Porto

Grèce
* Mokume Institute  -  Thessalonique

Lettonie
* Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza  -  Liépaja

Slovaquie
* Škola Uzitkoveho Výtvarnictva  -  Kremnica

** pour les ECOLES en EUROPE, consulter le site  http://www.moveart.org/ **

oeuvres présentées sur  :  http://www.le-mur.fr/bijoux_europeens/2009/expo2009.html

Belgique - namur - IATA - Institut des Arts, Techniques & Artisanat - Charlotte Clavie  Lycée Guéhenno  St Amand Montrond - Jean Madeline GRECE - MOKUME Institute - Thessalonique- Vagia Kefalogianni

Belgique – Namur – IATA Institut des Arts, Techniques & Artisanat – Charlotte Clavie – collier
France – St Amand Montrond  – Lycée Guéhenno  – Jean Madeline - bague (?)
Grèce  - Thessalonique – MOKUME Institute – Vagia Kefalogianni – pendentif

 lettonie - Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza - (ambre) - Katrina BitereEXPO - bijoux europeen- lettonie - Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza - (ambre) - Kristaps Biters lettonie - Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza - (ambre) - Marta Balode

Lettonie -Liépaja -  Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza – Katrina Bitere (bague – ambre)
Lettonie -Liépaja -  Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza – Kristaps Biters (bague – ambre)
Lettonie -Liépaja -  Liepajas Lietiskas Makslas Koledza – Marta Balode (collier – ambre)

 slovaquie - Škola Uzitkoveho Výtvarnictva - Alica Mlynarcikovà ITALIE - Istituto Benvenuto Cellini - Valenza - Alexandru Fatu Bogdan PORTO - Escola Secundaria Soares dos Reis - Sara Sousa

Slovaquie – Kremnica – Škola Uzitkoveho Výtvarnictva – Alica Mlynarcikovà – bague
Italie - Valenza -Istituto Benvenuto Cellini -  Alexandru Fatu Bogdan - collier
Portugal – Porto – Escola Secundaria Soares dos Reis – Sara Sousa - bracelet

18/02/2010

AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo – Italie

Classé dans : AGC Italia,ASSOCIATION,Italie (IT) — bijoucontemporain @ 11:45

sur Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117553670191&v=info) :

AGC è un’associazione italiana senza scopo di lucro fondata nel 2004 con l’obiettivo principale di valorizzare e diffondere la cultura del gioiello contemporaneo attraverso conferenze, convegni, mostre, etc. Il sito Internet rappresenta una prima interfaccia per gli iscritti e visitatori, i quali possono avere una visione d’insieme attraverso le news, il giornale online, informazioni di mostre e conferenze, libri.
Questo gruppo è stato creato per dare notizie immediate ai fans AGC ma soprattutto per generare idee da condividere, ma anche immagini, scambio di spazi disponibili per mostre, forum di discussioni.
***
AGC is an organization active in Italy since 2004 with the aim of promoting and giving value to contemporary jewellery as a form of art through conferences, round tables, exhibitions, etc.
The internet site, with news, an on-line journal, information, comments, books, represents a first platform of information.
This group is created to give AGC fans recent news and generate idea and image sharing, exhibition spaces exchange, forums.

AGC vetrina

 

 

AGC
http://www.agc-it.org
tél :  Italia 086228638 – From abroad (+39) 0668308233 
email: info@agc-it.org

EXPO ‘ PREZIOSA 2010 : Dialoghi ‘ – Florence (Italy) 22 Mai – 20 Juin 2010

The 2010’s edition of PREZIOSA presents three masters of research jewellery: 3 artists, 3 different nationalities, a geographical line leading from North to South: Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy.

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The three artists have been asked to select a younger artist to set up a dialogue with : the exhibition is thus driven by a “spirit of dialogue”. Not merely “talking with” but “thinking with”, “being bound by thought”: a dialogue based on the desire to understand and know the other, and to propose an approach to the reality of the research jewel through a spirit of discovery.

Each of the six artists will offer a broad and inclusive presentation of his own work, and develop dialogues between different generations, languages and contents. This relationship of dialogue will make it possible to develop broader reflections on the creative reality of the jewel, its history and its present.
The public will be able to approach the work of the six artists through the various phases of their work, listening to the conversations and reflections triggered by the encounters, and also by reading the “dialogue” in the works themselves. The public will be provided with the necessary information, while also leaving room for a personal interpretation and, above all, an emotional engagement.

Artists:

Giampaolo Babetto (Padua, Italy, 1947)
Babetto’s work appears as a tireless and rigorous analytic investigation of form, plumbed in all its expressive and compositional possibilities. Geometry was the starting point for the development of a constructive approach to jewellery conceived as architecture, jewels that can be read in all their parts and that emanate a dense formal tension. Minimalism, architecture, but also the painting of Pontormo are just some of the sources that have nourished Babetto’s complex language, in which the quest for form is melded with technical expertise, always taken to extremes to pursue an ever-vital spirit of experimentation.
The artist chosen by Giampaolo Babetto is Helen Britton

Giampaolo babetto ringHelen BRITTON - 'burning garden' brooch 2005 - silver, glass, paint, plastics.jpg

Giampaolo BABETTO – ring -
Helen BRITTON – ‘burning garden’ brooch 2005 – silver, glass, paint, plastics

Johanna Dahm (Basel, CH, 1947)
… From an initial interest in serial production, on the keynote of the democratisation of the jewel in the mid 70s, in the 80s the artist moved on to investigating the jewel as event, elaborating installations and works in which there is an extensive use of light, exploited to dematerialise the object and turn it into a visible but not tangible sign on the body. The latest phase of her work is characterised by the return to the material quality of the jewel, to its links with earth and fire. The Ashanti and Fast Ashanti series consist of works conceived through a personal elaboration of traditional casting techniques, where the a priori control becomes very limited, and the gold matter is charged with a vigorous physical sensuality.  
The artist chosen by Johanna Dahm is Andi Gut

 

Johanna Dahm ringAndi Gut ring

Johanna Dahm ring – Andi Gut ring

Ruudt Peters (Naaldwijk, netherlands, 1950)
In his research the jewel becomes part of a system of representation in which religions, philosophies, symbols and alchemy, combined with encounters and the suggestions of other cultures experienced during his travels, are melded, mingled and reworked, going to make up the prime matter of his works.
His jewels are organised into ‘families’ linked to a specific reference, such as for example the stage of an alchemical process for Iosis (2002) or the Kabbalah for Sefiroth (2006), and to the materials used to make them as in Lapis (1997), where the mineral powders are reworked to create a new material. Nevertheless, an overview of his work enables us to grasp the consistency of a process that has conceived the jewel as a condensate of emotions and suggestions, an object imbued with an archaic rituality while being enunciated in an idiom that is entirely contemporary.

The artist chosen by Ruudt Peters is Evert Nijland

Ruudt PETERS - Pendant - 'Lingam 5' 2008 - silver, galvanized silver, wood, rubber...Evert NIJLAND - hollande

Ruudt PETERS – Pendant – ‘Lingam 5′ 2008 – silver, galvanized silver, wood, rubber… -
Evert NIJLAND -necklace porcelain, flock

Helen Britton (Lithgow, Australia, 1966)
Britton’s work evolves from mixing, layering, combination and assembly, actions presided over by constant supervision which gives order to the apparent chaos. The creative process passes through phases that intersect: from attentive observation of reality she moves on to focus on particular details, single elements that are collected together and carefully sifted. Thus is created what the artist calls an energy circuit, which starts with search and selection and is completed by restitution of the object to the flow through its exhibition on the body.

Andi Gut (Zug, Switzerland, 1971)
In the works of the early 90s Andi Gut concentrated on the special relationship between the jewel and the body, both by inserting real corporeal elements (teeth, nails) and by reproducing them in materials of medical origin, such as dental porcelain. Following this, his meditation shifted towards the dualistic relationship between the naturalness of form and the artificiality of the matter it is made from. Before the jewels of Andi Gut the observer is taken by a sort of rapture, in which anxiety and captivation come together.

Evert Nijland (Oldenzaal, The Netherlands, 1971)
Active since 1997, Evert Nijland has pursued a consistent endeavour of re-elaboration, transformation and new interpretation of sources of inspiration linked to the past history of art: Renaissance panels, Baroque paintings, the theme of the garland, the city of Venice. The material quality of a pictorial detail, its special luminosity, are restored to life, translated into the dimension of the jewel through a calibrated stratification of embroidered fabrics juxtaposed with stones, silver, porcelain and very often glass. In his most recent works glass, declined in its various expressive possibilities, is used in combination with silk and flock. The most strikingly three-dimensional aspect appears to be linked to a sensual accentuation of forms.

 

PREZIOSA 2010
Leopoldine old Cloister (Chiostro dell’ex Convento delle Leopoldine – Firenze)
Torquato Tasso Square
Florence Italy
E-Mail: preziosa@artiorafe.it)(informations également sur la page de Klimt02)
Lucca preziosa” nasce da una idea di Le Arti Orafe, scuola di oreficeria e galleria d’arte a Firenze. Il Comune di Lucca ha recepito e fatto suo quel progetto, rendendone possibile la realizzazione. A partire dagli anni ’50 si è diffuso un nuovo approccio al gioiello come libera espressione artistica, aperta ad interpretazioni e sperimentazioni di forme, materiali e tecniche. Negli ultimi quaranta anni il gioiello di ricerca è stato presentato in mostre a tema, rassegne annuali, sezioni di fiere di settore, gallerie specializzate, principalmente in Europa centrale ed in Gran Bretagna, ed è entrato a far parte delle collezioni museali come quelle del Victoria and Albert Museum di Londra; della Pinakothek der Moderne di Monaco, del Musée des arts décoratifis di Parigi…. In Europa le ultime grandi mostre di gioiello d’arte risalgono rispettivamente al 1988, in Svizzera, con il titolo « Biennale del gioiello d’arte contemporaneo » tenutasi a Lugano alla Villa Malpensata; al 1989 in Germania, « ORNAMENTA, Internationale Schmuckkunst », a Pforzheim; al 2001 a Firenze, Museo degli Argenti, “L’arte del gioiello e il gioiello d’artista dal novecento a oggi ». In Italia le occasioni espositive sono state circoscritte, oppure dedicate ad affermati pittori e scultori che occasionalmente si sono occupati di gioielli (La rassegna Aurea, 1972-1974-1976-1979, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze; L’arte del gioiello ed il gioiello d’artista dal ‘900 ad oggi, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze, 2001; Immaginazione Aurea, Ancona, 2001). L’evento Lucca Preziosa contribuisce a riempire un vuoto di cui si avverte più o meno consapevolmente l’incongruenza.

http://www.luccapreziosa.it

 

Image de prévisualisation YouTube

video Preziosa 2008

16/02/2010

EXPO ‘Pensieri preziosi 5: La llibertat de la Joia – Padova (IT) 19 dec 2009-28 fev 2010 -PROLONGATION 10 MARS

Prorogata fino al 14 marzo 2010
Precious Thoughts / Pensieri preziosi

Innovation, colour and energy: jewellery from Escola Massana of Barcelona

EXPO pensieri Preziosi

The fifth edition of “Precious Thoughts” presents by the works of seven internationally famous artists the Spanish contemporary jewellery developed at the Massana School of Barcelona.
After the important exhibition, “Artistic Jewellery – Padua and its Jewellery School” and last year’s review,“The Jewellery of Nature”, presenting Dorothea Prühl and the German School at Halle, with “La llibertat de la Joia” the same cultural path is continued to present the contemporary art of jewellery to the residents.
This is a cultural event of great importance carried on by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Padova as Italy has not yet developed a proper culture of contemporarity and artistic jewellery is an expressive form still little known and appreciated

La llibertat de la Joia” is presenting Massana School of Barcelona which thanks to its principles favours the growth of free personalities, fully mature and vivacious artists who work autonomously and completely independently to the extent that it is not possible to speak of a true Catalan style. However, there are many aspects which allow us to see a solid background and an identity in common in the jewellery-makers who attended the School: a marked tendency towards innovation, a conceptual search and the use of metaphor, a great freshness and energy, the tendency towards beauty through the use of colour, the mingling of different materials and objects trouvés, the frequent choice of assembly or construction techniques; the deep convinction that a piece of jewellery is one of the most particular, personal and fantastic ways of sharing one’s thoughts and feelings with the outside world.

Xavier Ines Monclùs - broche 'just like the Ddsbury frogs' 2004 - silver, bronze, paper, plastic, enamelRamon Puig Cuyas - broche 'bilustris n° 1114' 2006 - silver, plastic, nickel, acrylic paintingGrego García Tebar - necklace 'nina en coral' 2005 - plastic card, oxidized silver, coral, pearl

Xavier Ines Monclùs - broche ‘just like the Ddsbury frogs’ 2004 – silver, bronze, paper, plastic, enamel
Ramon Puig Cuyas - broche ‘bilustris n° 1114′ 2006 – silver, plastic, nickel, acrylic painting
Grego García Tebar – necklace ‘niña en coral’ 2005 – plastic card, oxidized silver, coral, pearl

Artists : Manuel Capdevila, Ramon Puig CuyàsGemma Draper, Grego García Tevar, Xavier Ines Monclús, Javier Moreno Frías, Silvia Walz.

Gemma Draper 03
Gemma Draper -  Silver, Electroformed Copper, Enamel and Mirrors – 2008

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Javier Moreno Frías

Oratorio di San Rocco
Via Santa Lucia
Padova – Italy
Telephone : 049 8204527
19 Dec 2009 – 28 Feb 2010
Opening hours: 9.30 – 12.30 / 15.30 – 19.00

infos at http://www.klimt02.net/exhibitions/index.php?item_id=16374

et sur http://padovacultura.padovanet.it/homepage-6.0/2009/12/pensieri_preziosi_5a_edizione.html

12/02/2010

dans un MONDE SUB-AQUATIQUE naissent des BIJOUX ……

Ce n’est pas du matériau utilisé d’où je veux partir (genre je vais vous montrer des bijoux en nacre, en corail, etc ….) non, c’est de « l’impression marine » donnée …. comme une vague, de tous les côtés, qui doucement envahi les créateurs ….

Ce n’est pas tant le matériau qui compte, quoique …. corail, nacre, coquillage(s), oursins, galets…. ils ont leur mot à dire. Est-ce qu’ils viennent donner la « touche marine », en … « touche finale »,  ou sont-ils à l’origine de l’idée ? N’est-ce pas plutôt leur texture, leur aspect, leur granulé, je dirais presque leur « grain de peau », qui inspire ? qui donne l’idée de « faire comme si » ? Beaucoup de ces bijoux »aquatiques » sont en papier, silicone, argent, porcelaine, verre, feutre …. rien à voir avec ce que l’on est censé trouver en fond de mer (oui, enfin, rien de ce que l’on ETAIT censé trouver ….. maintenant ….. pfff ! ma brav’dame ! ……… ), mais ce qui merveilleux c’est que ces matériaux « terriens », voire industriels, nous parlent du fond des mers avec maestria, presque mieux que les « vrais », car ils ont un pouvoir d’évocation très fort, le rêve, l’imagination, l’interprétation sont libres de s’envoler : ce n’est pas « vraiment » du corail, mais ça fait penser au corail, ou à plus, à ce que l’on veut, à ce que l’on ressent  …. enfin, la maestria des matériaux qui nous parlent, je m’entends, plutôt la maestria des doigts de ces créateurs que j’envie tant (les doigts ET les créateurs ! ;-) )

Bon, assez parlé, des images ! :-)

(à chaque nom de créateur, cliquez et vous aurez accès à son site ou sa page web)
Ashley Vick (us) - sea urching rings PArcangelo BUNGARO -bague - 2002
Ashley VICK (US) -  Sea Urchin Rings  –
Arcangelo BUNGARO - (IT) bague coquillage, perles, argent

TZURI GUETA -collier 'corail' siliconeAna Hagopian -P
Tzuri GUETA -(FR) collier ‘corail’ silicone  –  Ana HAGOPIAN -(ES) ‘coral’ necklace – papier
Aline Kokinopoulos - bague oursinAline KOKINOPOULOS- La ronde des Etoiles de mer-P
Aline KOKINOPOULOS (FR) bague oursin, argent & corail –bague ‘La ronde des Etoiles de mer’

Cath_jacquet- Corail vivant- PCath-Jacquet_Collier 'CASCADE'- P
Catherine JACQUET (FR) – colliers ‘Corail vivant’ et ‘cascade’ – plastiques
Barbara Paganin - broche 'fiore di luce'GIIA - blue wave
Barbara PAGANIN (IT) broche ‘fiore di luce’ – verre  (Galerie SLAVIK) –  GIIA (IT) « blue wave » felt neckpiece
Esty GROSSMAN bo_meduses-polypesLaurence OPPERMANN - bague oursin 'constellation' argent
Esty GROSSMAN  (FR) b.o. meduses-polypes – argent & cuivre 
Laurence OPPERMANN – (FR) bague oursin ‘constellation’ argent
Gilles_Jonemann collier-galet-Evert NIJLAND - necklace white porcelain
Gilles JONEMANN (FR) collier-galet- LE fameux collier galet ! 
Evert NIJLAND (NL) necklace white porcelain… comme des squelettes marins …. Gulnur Ozdaglar - book pagevbaski-79Jean-François PEREÑA- Galuchat de raie - Galuchat de roussette - Galuchat de requin -
Gulnur OZDAGLAR – (Turquie) PET plastic necklace  -
Jean-François PEREÑA (FR) Galuchat de raie – Galuchat de roussette – Galuchat de requin – Plexiglas – Erable teint  Laiton – Maillechort – Cuir – Aventurine – Ebène ….. (cette liste me réjouit ! )
Patricia LEMAIRE- bague 'péché d'orgueil'Patricia LEMAIRE-'Eclat de Mediterranée'
Patricia LEMAIRE (FR) Bague Péché d’Orgueil (photo Laurent Thion)–’ Eclat de Mediterranée’ – tour de cou suspension maillechort, argent, os, corail

Tosca Teran - 2009- an Un-Natural History - 'Epigeous Conidiophorus' - silver, enamel, silicone, borosilicateVictoria TAKAHASHI-- 'experimental'-   wishing rock box
Tosca TERAN (USA)  2009- an Un-Natural History – ‘Epigeous Conidiophorus’ – silver, enamel, silicone, borosilicate 
Victoria TAKAHASHI (USA)  wishing rock box
Willemijn de GREEF - necklace 'Weavings' -  wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic - 2Willemijn de GREEF - necklace 'Weavings' -  wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic
Willemijn de GREEF (NL) -  « weavings » necklace -wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic
Willemijn de GREEF - broche (2006)Willemijn de GREEF -  necklace (2005) zinc, teakwood, cotton
Willemijn de GREEF (NL) -  broche  –  necklace (2005) zinc, teakwood, cotton-

Et pour finir, parce que la mer a besoin des rivières, et les rivières de la pluie, finissons sur/par un petit nuage ! :-)

kyoko hashimoto- collier petit nuage

Kyoko HASHIMOTO - (Japon) collier petit nuage (proposé par la galerie CARACTERE à Neuchatel (Suisse)

11/02/2010

GIIA – felt neckpieces – parures en feutre

GIIA – Milano, Italie

graphic felt necklaces, or « neckpieces »

Her background is Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. After graduating from Domus Academy Milan she workes in her own studio in Cyprus and in Milan as a freelance designer on Interior Design Projects and furniture designs. In 2009 after moving completely to Milan she establishes  »Giia » Neckpieces and Accessories. Which has been a long time project.
Her background is reflected in her pieces, which are designed using geometrical shapes, architectural constructions and free form combinations. The results are bold, completely unique and aesthetic pieces
Un coup de coeur trouvé chez KABIRI à Londres !! :-)

GIIA greyGIIA graphic coll

d’abord, coup de coeur pour ces deux plastrons en feutre, très graphiques, superbes ! :-)

-en haut, série « hexagons », en bas série « graphic’-
je rêvais de celui du bas en fuschia, et l’ai trouvé sur le site de GIIA !!!! :-) ))))))))))))))) acheté de suite of course !! :-) Puis, ai finalement craqué, sur leur « e-shop »   http://www.etsy.com/shop/giia  pour des modèles (enfin UN seul pour lemoment ! ;-) ) beaucoup plus colorés et joyeux

GIIA wavesGIIA orange

GIIA Adriatic

plastrons de la série « waves »

GIIA silicone begonvilleGIIA silicone

silicone bracelets 
http://www.giia.it/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/giia

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