Gioielli in Fermento…
To open the 2019 season of exhibitions, the Robert Mazlo Endowment Fund for Art and Contemporary Art Jewellery and Arketip Association will host Gioielli in Fermento at gallery LA Joaillerie par Mazlo, 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.
Feb 16 > Mar 30, 2019