- Rita Marcangelo
Member of Klimt02.
Alternatives Gallery specializes in contemporary jewellery and is dedicated to the promotion of both newcomers and internationally established artists from all over the world. The search for new types of materials and innovative techniques come together in contemporary jewellery expressing the end result of this research.
StatementAlternatives Gallery specializes in contemporary jewellery and is dedicated to the promotion of both newcomers and internationally established artists from all over the world. The search for new types of materials and innovative techniques come together in contemporary jewellery expressing the end result of this research.
The gallery space, located in the heart of Rome, has been conceived to bring together spectator and the finished piece. Along with 5-6 solo and group exhibitions each year, Alternatives hosts 50-60 designers on a permanent basis.
The director of the gallery, Rita Marcangelo, believes that jewellery is a means of communication. It is with this concept in mind that she has been organizing a series of events each year, since the gallery first opened in 1997, to promote and give value to a new way of interpreting personal adornment.
Artist list, Adrean Bloomard, AgnesMaria Hagg, Akiko Ban, Alessia Semeraro, Alexandra Serpa Pimentel, Anders Olsson, Andrea Wagner, Andrea Winkler, Anna Fornari, Anna Unsgaard, Anthony Roussel, Arata Fuchi, Babette von Dohnanyi, Barbara Uderzo, Benjamin Lignel, Carla Nuis, Catherine Mannheim, Cathy Chotard, Charlotte Skaleg�rd, Christophe Verot, Claire Taylor, Claudia Cucchi, Constantinos Kyriacou, Daniela Boieri, Davide Ansovini, Diana Zeiler, Dina Abargil, Dorle Paetzold, Edith Bellod, Elisabetta Dupr�, Emiko Suo, Ermelinda Magro, Estefania De Almeida, Ewa Rudowska, Fiona Wright, Flora Vagi, Giovanni Sicuro, Graziano Visintin, Hanneke Paumen, Ingrid Smolle, Jacek Byczewski, Jacqueline Mina, Jane Adam, Janna Syv�noja, Kathryn Partington, Katja Prins, Katy Hackney, Kazumi Nagano, Leonor Hip�lito, Leslie Matthews, Loekie Heintzberger, Lucia Davanzo, Margherita Marchioni, Mari Ishikawa, Maria Cristina Bellucci, Maria Rosa Franzin, Martina M�hlfellner, Marzia Rossi, Maurizio Stagni, Meiri Ishida, Michelle Taylor, Mirjam Norinder, Mona Wallstrom, Monica Cecchi, Monika Brugger, Nina Bukvic, Noriko Hanawa, Patrizia Bonati, Peter Skubic, Felicity Peters, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Rian De Jong, Rita Marcangelo, Ritsuko Ogura, Rossella Tornquist, Ruudt Peters, Sarah Stafford, Sebastian Buescher, Shimara Carlow, Silvie Altsch�ler, Sonia Ekman, Sonia Morel, Sonja Seidl, Ute Kolar, Yoko Takirai
Events2009 - 2011
11.06 - 10.07.2009 "Also known as jewellery" A traveling exhibition of jewellery made in France, or by French jewellers; curated by Christian Alandete & Benjamin Lignel
15.May.2009 - 17.May.2009 Alternatives will take part in Collect, the international art fair for contemporary objects, at the Saatchi Gallery in London
02-Apr-2009 - 24-Apr-2009 Monika Brugger: Au bout des doigts et autres travaux d'aiguille
14-Feb-2009 - 07-Mar-2009 "Rings for Planet Earth" Not just an exhibition of contemporary jewellery, but also a time to reflect on an issue that inevitably concerns us all, our habits and behaviour.
26-Sep-2009 - 10-Oct-2009 ArtOrnamento An annual appointment with experimental jewellery, where ex-students from the prestigious contemporary jewellery school ALCHIMIA exhibit the results of their latest research.
05-Nov-2009 - 25-Nov-2009 Norman Cherry: ISOMORPHS - NEW MUTATIONS the latest collection of work by Norman Cherry, exploring the continually developing theme of Isomorphism in which obviously different objects display similarities of form or characteristic.
10.12.2009-9.1.2010 Winter Exhibition Winter Exhibition represents an important yearly appointment with experimental jewellery. Alternatives Gallery makes a vast selection of jewellery by the best international designers for this event.
06-May-2011 - 09-May-2011 Alternatives at Collect Relaunched at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2009, Collect has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. This year the work of each artist represented by Alternatives, will be complimented by a photographic installation curated by a the photographer, Mario Guerra.
23-Jun-2011 - 15-Jul-2011 ArtOrnamento
22-Sep-2011 - 15-Oct-2011 Michael Becker: The architecture of light
10-Nov-2011 - 03-Dec-2011 The Unbearable Lightness of gold
Winter: Closed Monday
Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 hours
Summer: Closed Saturday
Mon.-Fri. 11.00-19.00 hours
Alternatives has introduced a new zoom section on the web site. One artist exhibiting with us is featured with images and text, every two/three months, thus enabling us to learn more about his/her work and what lies behind it. In this way, new talents and established artists are showcased in more detail.
Monika Brugger (NEW)
Mobilia GalleryCambridge, United States
Galeria ReversoLisbon, Portugal
Froots & NogartShanghai, China
Beyond FashionAntwerp, Belgium
Velvet da VinciSan Francisco, United States
Galerie RaAmsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery FunakiMelbourne, Australia
Galerie RésidencesParis, France
Sienna PattiLenox, United States
The Gallery at Reinstein RossNew York, United States
Jewelers' Werk GalerieWashington DC, United States
Galerie Noel Guyomarc'hMontreal, Canada
Tereza SeabraLisbon, Portugal