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Cominelli Foundation Award 2018

Award  /  25 Aug 2018  -  07 Oct 2018
Published: 15.12.2017
Cominelli Foundation Award 2018.
Fondazione Cominelli
Management:
Maria Rosa Franzin, Rossella Tornquist, Rosanna Padrini Dolcini
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Intro
The Fondazione Cominelli and AGC present the special edition of the award. This year the award is under the theme A jewel of a Lake and it is strictly related to a unique territory. The deadline for the selection subscription is by 18th of March 2018.
In the extraordinary setting of Lake Garda with its colours and lights, among the moraine hills that stretch from the Gulf of Salò and the Gulf of Manerba, at Cisano di San Felice we find the Fondazione Cominelli. 
 
The splendid building, built in the XVII century by the Cominelli family, overlooks the Gulf of Salò, houses the Foundation. The Fondazione Cominelli, in carrying out its cultural activities has now come up with an articulated project where it becomes a reference point for the applied arts, not only for exhibitions, but also as a place where applied art “is done”; it does this by organising workshops and conferences on the subject; of this complex panorama it has chosen to present and delve into some sectors only: photography, ceramics and jewellery. 
 
The Fondazione Cominelli is sided by Agc which organises and promotes the event. Agc has already promoted other projects on the national territory. AGC, (Contemporary Jewellery Association) founded in June 2004, has, among its statutory objectives, that of drawing attention to the value of the contemporary jewellery culture and spreading it. Contemporary jewellery today represents a sector of advanced research and experimentation of new expressive languages as well as exploiting the personal ornament concept. In close contact with the international community, the association follows up a series of initiatives aimed at promoting a constructive and synergistic confrontation with other artistic and productive realities.  

*Why is it a special edition?
Because this award has a specific theme and is strictly related to a unique territory, thus it is going to be the only edition of this kind.

Theme: A jewel of a Lake 
 
“O Benaco*, che gonfi le tue onde e fremi come il mare.” Publio Virgilio Marone  
The Lake Garda has always been the object of artistic contemplation. Since antiquity, it left a striking impression on some of the most important figures of the cultural world: from Catullo to Dante, from Goethe to Gabriele D’Annunzio, from Klimt to Maria Callas. 
Its intense and bright colors, its wide horizon delimited by the peaks of the Alpine mountains, its clear light and the uniqueness of its natural flora, are all distinctive traits which can be appreciated through a multisensorial experience.   
 
* Nowadays more widely known as Lake Garda, it was named BENACUS by the Romans, who used this appellative since I century a.D., that is since the moment they had started colonizing the Venetian mainland. 
 
Participants are asked to submit a piece of jewelry with a double function: brooch/pendant, please see the call for submissions.

Aims & Objectives

This project aims at promoting the interest towards contemporary jewelry in the territory which hosts the Cominelli Foundation and the Permanent Collection for Contemporary Jewelry, which was born six years ago, on the occasion of the first Jewelry Award. 
 
As a parallel event, a section dedicated to “Training” in Universities, Institutes and Academies will introduce the activities of one of the historical institutes. The purpose of this section is to illustrate and compare the different courses in the field of jewelry, from design to artistic training and craftsmanship, highlighting the peculiarities of each reality. 
 
The projects and prototypes, realized by the students of a historic school of the sector, will be exhibited during this Special Edition with the same theme of the Competition:
 
A Jewel of a Lake
The Permanent Collection “Cominelli Foundation for contemporary jewelry”, born in 2010, will be accessible to visitors during the period of the competition. This is one the rare occasions to see in Italy an interesting selection of works of international contemporary jewelry. The curator, dr. Rita Marcangelo, is the Director of the Alternatives Gallery in Rome. 
The Permanent Collection represents a wonderful opportunity to visit this place which year after year is attracting more and more collectors, lovers, and experts in the field on an international basis. 

Artists in Permanent Collection :
Adrean Bloomard, Agnes Larsson, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Amira Jalet, Barbara Paganin, Barbara Uderzo, Beate Eismann, Bernhard Stimpfl-Abele, Carla Riccoboni, Carole Deltenre, Catarina Hällzon, Chiara Scarpitti, Corrado DeMeo, Dana Hakim, Diana Dudek, Donna Brennan, Eiko Nakahara, Elisabetta Duprè, Emanuela Deyanova Ramjuli, Eugenia Ingegno, Fabrizio Tridenti, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Francine Schloeth, Francesca Antonello, Giancarlo Montebello, Gigi Mariani, Giorgio Vigna, Giovanni Sicuro, Gisbert Stach, Giulia Savino, Heejin Hwang, Heidemarie Herb, Isabell Schaupp, Jessica Turrell, Jie Sun, Jimin Kimin, Johee Han, Judy McCaig, Kaori Yuzu, Karin Roy Andersson, Katrin Spranger, Kazumi Nagano, Levin Hadas, Liana Pattihis, Makoto Hieda, Meiri Ishida, Mi-Mi Moscow, Margherita De Martino Norante, Marco Minelli, Maria Rosa Franzin, Marta Hryc, Maurizio Stagni, Michelle Taylor, Nikolai Balabin, Patrizia Bonati, Rita Marcangelo, Rossella Tornquist, Sam-Tho Duong, Sanna Svedestedt, Satomi Kawai, Seulgi Kwon, Silke Trekel, Shu-Lin Wu, Simone Giesen, Sungho Cho, Suzanne Beautyman, Tamara Grüner, Uli Rapp, Yu Hiraishi, Yuki Sumiya.
 

Opening

Opening of the exhibition: 25th of August, 2018.
Fondazione Cominelli.
Fondazione Cominelli

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Interior of Fondazione Cominelli.
Interior of Fondazione Cominelli

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Interior of Fondazione Cominelli.
Interior of Fondazione Cominelli

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Interior of Fondazione Cominelli.
Interior of Fondazione Cominelli

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The opening of Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition 2014..
The opening of Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition 2014.

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Silke Trekel. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Porcelain, silver. Photo by: Christoph Sandig. 1st Prize Cominelli Foundation Award 2015. Silke Trekel
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Porcelain, silver
Photo by: Christoph Sandig
1st Prize Cominelli Foundation Award 2015
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Jessica Turrell. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Vitreous enamel, copper, silver, hollowform. 2nd Prize Cominelli Foundation Award 2014. Jessica Turrell
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Vitreous enamel, copper, silver, hollowform
2nd Prize Cominelli Foundation Award 2014
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Trinidad Contreras. Necklace: Ai Apaec Bottle, 2013. Porcelain, leather, copper. 3rd Prize Cominelli Foundation Award 2014. Trinidad Contreras
Necklace: Ai Apaec Bottle, 2013
Porcelain, leather, copper
3rd Prize Cominelli Foundation Award 2014
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Gabi Veit. Ring: Untitled, 2012-2013. Silver 925 oxidized, garnet from South Tyrol. Special Mention Cominelli Foundation Award 2014. Gabi Veit
Ring: Untitled, 2012-2013
Silver 925 oxidized, garnet from South Tyrol
Special Mention Cominelli Foundation Award 2014
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Flora Vagi. Brooch: Sea Waves, 2013. Wood, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, steel. Special Mention Cominelli Foundation Award 2014. Flora Vagi
Brooch: Sea Waves, 2013
Wood, pigment, acrylic paint, silver, steel
Special Mention Cominelli Foundation Award 2014
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Babette von Dohnanyi. Brooch: Pensiero, 2014. Silver 925 black plated, agatha, steel. Special Mention Cominelli Foundation Award 2014. Babette von Dohnanyi
Brooch: Pensiero, 2014
Silver 925 black plated, agatha, steel
Special Mention Cominelli Foundation Award 2014
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