Preziosa 2011

Monologue. Parellel worlds.

Personal retrospective of Mari Ishikawa
Florence, “La Specola” Museum, 5th to 23rd of October, 2011.
Curator, Maria Cristina Bergesio

The work of Mari Ishikawa expresses a deep fascination with the natural world. With a look full of charm, the artist observes nature and manages to infuse the magic in her photographs and her jewellery


The 2011 edition presents a retrospective exhibition dedicated to Mari Ishikawa, and the side exhibition PREZIOSA YOUNG 2011.
The two section of PREZIOSA 2011 will be housed in the "Tribune Galileo" at the Museum of “La Specola”, in Florence.
- Monologue. Parellel worlds of Mari Ishikawa, curated by Maria Cristina Bergesio.
The work of Mari Ishikawa expresses a deep fascination with the natural world. With a look full of charm, the artist observes nature and manages to infuse the magic in her photographs and her jewellery, as Moon Light Shadow, In The Shadow Of A Tree, Clouds.
The natural spectacle is experienced in its most intimate and small ravines, in the form of branches, the tangle of a shoot, the emergence of a delicate inflorescence. In her works throughout the poem takes the form of a feeling of nature as a living entity, palpitating, perpetual, and in her cycle of birth, growth, development.

- PREZIOSA YOUNG 2011
PY is a international competition/exhibition dedicated to young designers chosen for their individual research and the originality of their creations. This project was conceived and coordinated by Giò Carbone, Director of "Le Arti Orafe”, since 1985 Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. For the 2011’s edition, the Art historian Dr. Maria Cristina Bergesio was called to give a critical contribution for the catalogue and to be responsible for the selection of the participants.

  • Mari Ishikawa, Kyoto, Japan, 1964
    Solo Exhibitions - Selection
    2007
    "In the Shade of the Tree", Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich, Germany
    2006
    "In the Shade of the Tree", Galleria Maurer-Zilioli, Desenzano del Garda, Italy
    "Blooming" Galerie Werkstadt Graz, Austria
    2004
    "Musubi", Galerie Werkstadt Graz, Austria
    "Liebe macht blind", Palais Schlossrondell Nr. 6, Munich, Germany
    "En", Galerie Bijouterie, Luxembourg
    2002
    "Wolken", Galerie Spektrum, Munich, Germany

    Work in public collections
    Jewellery museum Pforzheim, Germany
    Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan
    Grassi Museum Leipzig, Germany
    Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany
    Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

    Selected bibliography
    [Books]
    - "1000 Rings" – Lark Books, USA 2004
    - "Schnellkurs Schmuck" – Dumont Literatur und Kunst Verlag Köln, Germany 2004

    [Exhibition Catalogues]
    - "A Showpiece in Silver" – Stichting ZilverKunst, Schoonhoven, Niederlande 2006
    - "Katachi" – Flow Gallery, London, UK 2006
    - "Pensieri Preziosi 2" – Comune di Padova, Italy 2005
    - "Itami Craft Exhibition" – Itami Craft Centre, Japan 2005
    - "Transcender Subvertir" – Espace Solidor, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France 2005
    - "Mari Ishikawa – Kyoko Fukuchi" – Galerie Spektrum, Germany 2004
    - "The Light of Silver" – Silver Gallery The Water Tower, Schoonhoven, Netherlands 2004
    - "Landscape Jewellery" – Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Italy 2004
    - "Schmuck 2004" – International Handicraft Fair Munich, Germany 2004
    - "Luxe Interior" – Caixa Forum, Spain 2003
    - "Wolken" – Galerie Spektrum, Munich, Germany 2002
    - "Schmuck 2002" – International Handicraft Fair Munich, Germany 2002
    - "Silver as Water" – Silver Gallery The Water Tower, Schoonhoven, Netherlands 2001
    - "Mikromegas" – Galerie für angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany 2001
    - "20 Jahre" – Galerie Spektrum, Germany 2001
    - "Schmuck 2001" – International Handicraft Fair Munich, Germany 2001
    - "Schmuck 2000" – International Handicraft Fair Munich, Germany 2000
    - "Itami Craft Exhibition" – Itami Craft Centre, Japan 1997

    [Editorials]
    - "Schmuck Magazine" – Ebner Verlag GmbH & Co KG 2004
    - "Décidé" – Ebner Verlag GmbH & Co KG 2002
    - "Kunsthandwerk & Design" – Verschlingungen und Verknotungen – Schmuckobjekte von Mari Ishikawa, Germany 6/2001

PREZIOSA 2011. Monologue. Parellel worlds. Personal retrospective of Mari Ishikawa

Florence, “La Specola” Museum, 5th to 23rd of October, 2011.
Curator, Maria Cristina Bergesio

The work of Mari Ishikawa expresses a deep fascination with the natural world. With a look full of charm, the artist observes nature and manages to infuse the magic in her photographs and her jewellery
CATALOGUE by the artist

Preziosa 2011 will be housed in LA SPECOLA Museum, Via Romana, in Florence and will be inaugurated on October 5, 2011
The exhibition will run until October 23rd

Mari Ishikawa will present her work with a conference on October 5
The conference will be preceded by an introduction by the curator, Maria Cristina Bergesio

The meeting attendance is free but we suggest you register online

Program

Opening
October 5, 2011 at 18:00
La Specola Museum, Via Romana 17, Florence

Visiting Hours
Every day, from 9.30 to 16.30
The exhibition remains open until October 23

Meeting Mari Ishikawa
October 5, at 17:00, at the "Hall of Skeletons", La Specola Museum
Participation is free REGISTRATION

Info exhibition
preziosa@artiorafe.it +39 055 22 80 131 www.preziosa.org

Parallel events

PREZIOSA YOUNG 2011
Fourth edition of the exhibition / competition "Preziosa Young"

Art Project for the Research FiorGen Onlus
The opening night will be presented the catalog of items offered by many artists and friends, students, faculty and alumni of LE ARTI ORAFE school for the charity auction organized by FiorGen, Florence, which will raise funds to finance research for early diagnosis of degenerative and genetic diseases

PREZIOSA 2011 è organizzata e prodotta da
Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School and Academy, Firenze

In collaborazione con
FiorGen Charitable Foundation , Florence, Italy
Museo di Storia Naturale dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sezione di Zoologia “La Specola”, Florence (Italy)

In partenariato con
inhorgenta Fair, Monaco di Baviera, Germania
Art Gallery, Legnica, Poland
Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau, Germany

Patrocinio
Mibac - Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Fiorentino
Regione Toscana
Provincia di Firenze
Comune di Firenze
Consiglio di Quartiere 1 “Centro storico”
Università degli Studi di Firenze Dipartimento Studi sul Medioevo e Rinascimento
OMA Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte
Museo di Storia Naturale dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze

Concept, Organizzazione, Management e catalogo Preziosa Young Giò Carbone, Le Arti Orafe Testi per il catalogo PY e preselezione degli artisti Maria Cristina Bergesio
PR, Budget Management Anna Balatti, Le Arti Orafe
Segreteria Elisabetta Messini, Le Arti Orafe
Layout per l'allestimento a Firenze a Monaco inhorgenta Fair Mauro Vegliante/ArkSign, Florence
Allestimento a Florence Marco and Fabio Bertini/Mostre e Mostre, Lucca