Program and Calendar

FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK

an event dedicated to the jewellery world and the relationships between artistic research, crafts and design

FLORENCE 24 – 28 MAY 2017

Connecting worlds. Artistic research, crafts, design, new technologies. Dialogue and the confrontation between tradition and contemporary research in jewellery are the focus of the FJW 2017 project.

The exhibitions and all other moments of the event will 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 and exhibitions

Solo Exhibition


Fuchi Arata, Italy/Japan;
Robert Baines, Australia;
Sibylle Umlauf, Germany;


Groups and curated exhibition


Tasso Mattar e Danni Schwaag, Germany;
„iNÁCARME! An obsession by mother of pearl”
Curated by Tasso Mattar

Contemporary Swedish Silver. New Approaches to an enduring tradition
Artists: Erik Tidäng, Klara Eriksson, Lena Jerström, Maki Okamoto, Pernilla Sylwan, Petronella Eriksson, Tobias Birgersson
Curated by Inger Wästberg

Preziosa Young Contest 2017
Group exhibition, PY2017 winners:
Fang Jin Yeh, Qian Wang, Shachar Cohen, Xiaodai Huang

New Iranian & Persian Jewelry.
Group exhibition by students from Aria Gallery Teheran
Curated by Kevin Murray.


Workshops


Tasso Mattar Enjoying organic material
Kevin Murray Promise object
Robert Baines Post graduate research proposals.Discussion seminar
Martina Dempf Touch wood


Artisans


Exhibitions and workshops by craftsmen and artisans from Florence will be presented during Sunday 28th

ALL THE EVENTS WILL BE HOSTED IN THE “OLTRARNO FIORENTINO” AREA


Giuseppe Casale Hand engraving
Filippo Vinattieri Hand engraving
Marco Paci Florentine mosaic
Francesco PinzautiStone setting
Luigi Barato Hammering forming and anticlastic forging
Monica Amato Stone cutting
Giotto Scaramelli Basketry
Antonio Spitaletta Cameos engraving
Tommaso Brogini Madonnaro
CFC Firenze “Al buio” florentine mosaic and “scagliola”
Atelier degli Artigianelli Laboratories
Ass. Paesaggi e Giardini Gardening for children “Orto in cassetta”, In collaboration with “Orto Bioattivo”


Conferences


Inger Wästberg, Sweden
Transformation from craft to art

Martina Dempf, Germany
Jewellery and wood - An artistic challenge

Kevin Murray, Australia
Global art jewellery

Roberta Bernabei, Italy/GB
Integrating traditional and high-tech goldsmithing techniques

Robert Baines, Australia
Jewellery on the high wire in wearables and jewellery that aid wellbeing

David Loepp, USA/Italy
Experimental replication of a granulated gold bead from an ancient tomb in Oman

Maria Laura La Mantia, Italy
The moon,the sky and the way up stars.A short digression about the use of celestial symbols through the item or gems in jewellery, between the 18th and the 20th century.

Maria Cristina Bergesio, Italy
Alice in art jewelleryland

Shruti Agrawal, Italy/India
Body adornments, body paintings.
Permanent and semi permanent markings

Tasso Mattar, Spain/Germany
Jewelry inspired by nature

Featuring: Petra Holscher, Curator of Die Neue Sammlung
The Design Museum at Pinakothek der Moderne.München, Germany


Schedule and locations


OPENING EVENING 24 May
5:00 PM BOTTICELLI GALLERY, Via Maggio, 39. Florence
6.00 PM PALAZZO COVERI GALLERY, Lungarno Guicciardini 19, Florence
7.00 PM BELLINI MUSEUM, Lungarno Soderini, 5. Florence


RECEPTION AND MEETING POINT
25-28 May, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LAO in Palazzo Capponi, Via Michelozzi 2, Florence


EXHIBITIONS
25-28 May, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Bellini Museum, Lungarno Soderini, 5. Florence
Fuchi Arata
Robert Baines
Sibylle Umlauf
Tasso Mattar e Danni Schwaag
New Iranian & Persian Jewelry
Palazzo Coveri Gallery, Lungarno Guicciardini 19, Florence
Preziosa Young Contest 2017
Botticelli Gallery, Via Maggio, 39. Florence
Contemporary Swedish Silver. New Approaches to an enduring tradition


WORKSHOPS
25-28 May, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LAO laboratories, Via dei Serragli 104, Florence


CONFERENCES
26-27 May, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM/ 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Santo Spirito Church Cloister,“Sala Consiliare”
Santo Spirito square, Florence


ARTISANS DEMONSTRATIONS
28 May, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
LAO open space, Via dei Serragli 104, Florence


AFTER HOURS EVENTS (IN PROGRESS)
Concert, Saturday 27 of May, at 7:00 PM
San Felice in Piazza Church

Lieder Um Liebe by Johannes Martin Kränzle (2016)
10 love songs with lyrics by Bertold Brecht for soprano and string quartet
Soprano, Nicola Beller Carbone, www.bellercarbone.it
String quartet "Carlo Cavalieri”, Grosseto, www.orchestragrosseto.it

First violin, Claudio Cavalieri
2nd Violin, Massimo Merone
Viola, Riccardo Cavalieri
Violoncello, Michele Lanzini


SPONSORS, PATRONAGES AND COLLABORATIONS:

With the support of


Under the patronage of



In collaboration with