Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

Exhibition  /  30 Aug 2014  -  05 Oct 2014
Published: 25.08.2014
Palazzo Cominelli
Maria Rosa Franzin & Rossella Tornquist

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Cominelli Foundation presents an exhibition with the selected artists for the fifth edition of the “Premio Fondazione Cominelli”. Organized and promoted by AGC, with a selection made by Ramon Puig Cuyàs, this show gives the opportunity to see the innovations and new creations in the jewellery field.
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, overlooking 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.

Here, in this setting, will be held the fifth edition of the “Premio Fondazione Cominelli”. This year this manifestation will be sided a section dedicated to training in the University, Institutes and Schools in this sector. The scope of this section is to present and confront different formative directions within the “jewellery” ambit, the different orientations, from design to artistic and handcraft training, getting the formative peculiarities of each reality to emerge.
An exhibition will present the projects and prototypes of the Art School Pietro Selvatico of Padua

The Jury:
Michele Cassarino, Presidente Fondazione Cominelli
Ramon Puig Cuyas, Jewellery Artist and Professor Escola Massana Barcelona
Fausto Maria Franchi, Jewellery Artist
Paola Bonfadini, Art Historian
Matteo Galbiati, Curator and Art Historian
Rita Marcangel,  Gallerist and Curator Collection Cominelli Foundation

The selection was made by Ramon Puig Cuyas.

Selected Artists:
Alejandra Solar, Alja Neuner, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Barbara Uderzo, Claire Lavendhomme, Claude Schmitz, Diana Dudek, Fabiana Gadano, Farrah-al Dujaili, Flora Vagi, Francine Schloeth, Fumiki Taguchi, Gabi Veit, Hana Choi, Heidemarie Herb, Heiko Nakahara, Isabell Schaupp, Jessica Turrell, Judy Mccaig, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Marcominelli, Marianne Schliwinski, Melissa Cameron, Michael Berger, Nicole Taubinger, Niki Stylianou, Silke Trekel, Sungho Cho, Trinidad Contreras, Ulrike Kleine-behnke, Vivi Touloumidi, Yong Joo Kim, Yu Hiraishi

The Awards:
The first prize will be assigned to the artist who merits it most, the second prize and the third prize to the artist with the most innovative technique, and three special mentions.

First Prize: € 2000,00
Second Prize: € 1000,00
Third Prize: LapTop
Special Mentions: Plaque

With the fifth edition of the Fondazione Cominelli Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 there will also be the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Jewellery; each edition will enrich the Collection with new works, some by the competition participants and others by artists selected by the gallerist Rita Marcangelo. (
The Permanent Collection will become an important document of the Fondazione Cominelli, an occasion for a visit by jewellery lovers and those of the trade.

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

For the second consecutive year, the Fondazione Cominelli chooses one individual artist of JOYA to make him or her part of the permanent collection of the Fondazione. This year, Rita Marcangelo has chosen Jessica Turrell to be part of this prestigious collection. We all collaborate together as art jewellery is our passion and we believe in it.

Collaboration with the students and the Prof. Dario Bellini of Graphic Design Accademia LABA di Brescia for the video portraits:

Curator for the Cominelli Foundation: Rosanna Padrini Dolcini
Curators for AGC: Maria Rosa Franzin e Rossella Tornquist