To open the 2019 season of exhibitions, gallery LA Joaillerie par Mazlo, Arketip Association and Robert Mazlo Endowment Fund for Art and Contemporary Art Jewellery will host Gioielli in Fermento, a collective exhibition of art jewellery orchestrated by Italian curator Eliana Negroni and inspired by the Mediterranean wine, culture and lifestyle.
Gioielli in Fermento - Fermenting Jewellery - is an international competition dedicated to contemporary jewellery and organized since 2011 in Italy in historical places of Val Tidone, such as Villa Braghieri Albesani, in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza. This project’s inspiration is rooted in wine culture and especially in an analogy between the process of wine fermentation and artistic creation. Like wine, which, with its diversity of tastes, terroirs and values, is the result of the transformation of a noble and living material derived from nature - grapes - creation in contemporary jewellery expresses through the transformation of materials of a great variety to give birth to wearable artworks.
Gioielli in Fermento thus builds bridges for the first time between two worlds. Winemakers and jewellery artists find themselves on a common playground which is the field of creativity. All of them have to negotiate with the physical and chemical characteristics of matter, in order to reveal its intrinsic qualities while making it the support of a personal and singular expression. The result is a great wine or a jewellery artwork, able to transcend time.
This annual competition is based on four main requirements : the relevance of the object to the proposed concept, the exploration of materials, the quality of the artistic expression and the excellence of the techniques used.
Over the years, this ambitious project has earned international recognition, thanks to its selection, including established and renowned artists from all around the world in the field of contemporary jewelery. Now an unmissable event, Gioielli in Fermento embodies the incredible « effervescence » which is more than ever at work in this artistic discipline, probably one of the most exciting and authentic in the field of contemporary art.
Organized by Eliana Negroni, the Gioielli in Fermento project is supported by many influential partners, such as AGC, Italian Association for Contemporary Jewelry, Charon Kransen Arts Gallery, Klimt02 Platform, Joya Barcelona, Allied Group and the members of Le Donne del Vino, an Italian association of women in the world of wine.
Eliana Negroni is the founder and curator of the Gioielli in Fermento project. Born in Milan in 1966 in a family of master engravers, she graduated in 1990 with a degree in social sciences from the University of Milan. In 1998, after working for seven years in organizational and decision support systems, she decided to learn about goldsmithery and the art of engraving before joining the family studio.
Living since 2009 in the wine region of Emilia Romagna, she works to establish connections between contemporary art jewellery and the Mediterranean culture.
She is a member of the AGC, the Italian association for contemporary jewellery, an important network that allows her to put in dialogue all the international references in the field of the experimental jewellery.
Guest artists :
Isabelle Busnel (FR-UK) - Sébastien Carré (FR) - Cedric Chevalley (CH) - Lluís Comín (ES) - Corrado De Meo (IT) - Clara Del Papa (VE/IT) - Ylenia Deriu (IT) - Maria Rosa Franzin (IT) - Nicoletta Frigerio (IT) - Juanjo Garcia Martin (ES) - Steffi Götze (DE) - Gesine Hackenberg (DE/NL) - Adam Hawk (USA) - Heidemarie Herb (DE/IT) - Nicola Heidemann (DE) - Holland Houdek (USA) - Mia Kwon (KR/DE) - Judy McCaig (UK/ES) - Gigi Mariani (IT) - GianCarlo Montebello (IT) - Liana Pattihis (CY/UK) - Stefano Rossi (IT) - Claudia Steiner (AT) - Fumiki Taguchi (JP) - Yoko Takirai & Pietro Pellitteri (JP & IT) - Fabrizio Tridenti (IT) - Barbara Uderzo (IT) - Annamaria Zanella (IT)
Exhibition February 16 - March 30, 2019
Interruption from March 10 to 18, 2019.
Opening reception February 16, 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
Tuesday-Friday 2:00 - 7:00 pm.
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00-7:00 pm.