Gioielli in Fermento in Paris: Bijoux en Effervescence

Exhibition  /  16 Feb 2019  -  30 Mar 2019
Published: 25.01.2019

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To open the 2019 season of exhibitions, gallery LA Joaillerie par Mazlo, the Arketip Association and the Robert Mazlo Endowment Fund for Art and Contemporary Art Jewellery will host Gioielli in Fermento, a collective exhibition of art jewelry orchestrated by Italian curator Eliana Negroni and inspired by the Mediterranean wine, culture and lifestyle.

Artist list

Isabelle Busnel, Sébastien Carré, Cédric Chevalley, Lluís Comín Vilajosana, Clara Del Papa, Ylenia Deriu, Maria Rosa Franzin, Nicoletta Frigerio, Juanjo García Martín, Steffi Götze, Gésine Hackenberg, Adam Hawk, Nicola Heidemann, Heidemarie Herb, Holland Houdek, Mia Kwon, Gigi Mariani, Judy McCaig, GianCarlo Montebello, Liana Pattihis, Pietro Pellitteri, Stefano Rossi, Claudia Steiner, Fumiki Taguchi, Yoko Takirai, Fabrizio Tridenti, Barbara Uderzo, Corrado de Meo, Annamaria zanella
Gioielli in Fermento- Fermenting Jewelry is an international competition dedicated to contemporary jewelry and organized since 2011 in Italy in historical places of Val Tidone, such as Villa Braghieri Albesani, in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza. This project’s inspiration is rooted in wine culture and especially in an analogy between the process of wine fermentation and artistic creation. Like wine, which, with its diversity of tastes, terroirs and values, is the result of the transformation of a noble and living material derived from nature - grapes - creation in contemporary jewelry expresses through the transformation of materials of a great variety to give birth to wearable artworks. Gioielli in Fermento thus builds bridges for the first time between two worlds. Winemakers and jewelry artists find themselves on a common playground which is the field of creativity. All of them have to negotiate with the physical and chemical characteristics of matter, in order to reveal its intrinsic qualities while making it the support of a personal and singular expression. The result is a great wine or a jewelry artwork, able to transcend time.
This annual competition is based on four main requirements: the relevance of the object to the proposed concept, the exploration of materials, the quality of the artistic expression and the excellence of the techniques used.
Over the years, this ambitious project has earned international recognition, thanks to its selection, including established and renowned artists from all around the world in the field of contemporary jewelery. Now an unmissable event, Gioielli in Fermento embodies the incredible« effervescence » which is more than ever at work in this artistic discipline, probably one of the most exciting and authentic in the field of contemporary art. 
Organized by Eliana Negroni, the Gioielli in Fermento project is supported by many influential partners, such as AGC, Italian Association for Contemporary Jewelry, Charon Kransen Arts Gallery, Klimt02, Joya Barcelona, Allied Group and the members of Le Donne del Vino, an Italian association of women in the world of wine.
Eliana Negroni is the founder and curator of the Gioielli in Fermento project. Born in Milan in 1966 in a family of master engravers, she graduated in 1990 with a degree in social sciences from the University of Milan. In 1998, after working for seven years in organizational and decision support systems, she decided to learn about goldsmithery and the art of engraving before joining the family studio.
Living since 2009 in the wine region of Emilia Romagna, she works to establish connections between contemporary art jewelry and the Mediterranean culture.
She is a member of the AGC, the Italian association for contemporary jewelry, an important network that allows her to put in dialogue all the international references in the field of the experimental jewelry.
Annamaria Zanella. Necklace: Bacco, 2012. Iron, magnets, enamel, gold plating.. 25 x 25 x 4 cm. Photo by: M.F.Magliani. Annamaria Zanella
Necklace: Bacco, 2012
Iron, magnets, enamel, gold plating.
25 x 25 x 4 cm
Photo by: M.F.Magliani
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Heidemarie Herb. Brooch: Panta rhei, 2018. Silver, pigments.. 7 x 6 cm. Photo by: Silvana Tili. From series: Minipictures. Heidemarie Herb
Brooch: Panta rhei, 2018
Silver, pigments.
7 x 6 cm
Photo by: Silvana Tili
From series: Minipictures
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Ylenia Deriu. Brooch: Rosè, 2018. Resin, wool, copper.. 5.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Ylenia Deriu. Ylenia Deriu
Brooch: Rosè, 2018
Resin, wool, copper.
5.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Ylenia Deriu
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Fumiki Taguchi. Necklace: Kuchitehazimari (Beginning when it is rotten), 2015. Iron, Urushi, Soil, paint.. 45 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: Fumiki Taguchi. Necklace and brooch.. Fumiki Taguchi
Necklace: Kuchitehazimari (Beginning when it is rotten), 2015
Iron, Urushi, Soil, paint.
45 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: Fumiki Taguchi
Necklace and brooch.

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Yoko Takirai. Pietro Pellitteri. Brooch: Tsunami, 2017. Silver, iron, steel.. Photo by: Yoko Takirai. Yoko Takirai
Pietro Pellitteri
Brooch: Tsunami, 2017
Silver, iron, steel.
Photo by: Yoko Takirai
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