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Raffaele Cominelli Foundation Permanent Collection of Contemporary Jewellery

Exhibition  /  10 Jun 2022  -  02 Jul 2022
Published: 15.06.2022
Marjorie Schick. Body piece: Ridged armlet, 1994.  Papier-mâché, formed and painted . Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Marjorie Schick
Body piece: Ridged armlet, 1994
 Papier-mâché, formed and painted 
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Intro
Raffaele Cominelli Foundation Permanent Collection of contemporary jewellery exhibition is curated by Rita Marcangelo and Rosanna Padrini Dolcini.
Artist list:
Jane Adam; Mario Albrecht; Farrah Al-Dujaili; Karin Roy Andersson; Francesca Antonello; Nikolai Balabin; Suzanne Beautyman; Maria Cristina Bellucci; Adrean Bloomard; Patrizia Bonati; Donna Brennan; Sungho Cho; Trinidad Contreras; Marion Delarue; Carole Deltenre; Margherita De Martino Norante; Corrado De Meo; Emanuela Deyanova Ramjuli; Diana Dudek; Elisabetta Dupré; Beate Eismann; Maria Rosa Franzin; Nahoko Fujimoto; Simone Giesen; Tamara Grüner; Dana Hakim; Catarina Hallzon; Joohee Han; Heidemarie Herb; Makoto Hieda; Yu Hiraishi; Claudia Hoppe; Marta Hryc; Heejin Hwang; Eugenia Ingegno; Meiri Ishida; Amira Jalet; Kaori Juzu; Satomi Kawai; Jimin Kim; Seulgi Kwon; Agnes Larsson; Hadas Levin; Kadri Mälk; Rita Marcangelo; Margherita Marchioni; Gigi Mariani; Judy McCaig; Mi-Mi Moscow; Marco Minelli; GianCarlo Montebello; Kazumi Nagano; Eiko Nakahara; Barbara Paganin; Liana Pattihis; Alba Polenghi Lisca; Uli Rapp; Carla Riccoboni; Giulia Savino; Chiara Scarpitti; Isabell Schaupp; Marjorie Schick; Francine Schloeth; Giovanni Sicuro; Katrin Spranger; Gisbert Stach; Maurizio Stagni; Bernhard Stimpfl-Abele; Yuki Sumiya; Jie Sun; Sanna Svedestedt Carboo; Yoko Takirai and Pietro Pellitteri; Michelle Taylor; Sam Tho Duong; Rossella Tornquist; Vivi Touloumidi; Silke Trekel; Fabrizio Tridenti; Jessica Turrell; Barbara Uderzo; Giorgio Vigna; Babette von Dohnanyi; Shu-Lin Wu


84 works will be exhibited, including pieces by artists such as GianCarlo Montebello, Marjorie Schick, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Giorgio Vigna, Jane Adam and Kazumi Nagano.

Among the pieces in the collection is a bracelet by Marjorie Schick, donated to the Foundation by Helen W. Drutt English. Drutt was invited by the Foundation to select the participants of the Cominelli prize in the 2017-2018 edition. On that occasion, she fell in love with the venue and the project and decided to donate a bracelet by Marjorie Schick to the Permanent Collection.

Helen Drutt is one of the most important collectors of contemporary jewellery. She donated 800 pieces from her own collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lalaounis Jewellery Museum in Athens, Greece. She was appointed by the Schick family as the person responsible for entrusting the artist's works to museums and permanent collections, deemed the most worthy in terms of importance and quality.

Thanks to the great attention shown by the Foundation towards new forms of expression, and to the partnership with the Italian jewellery association AGC with its expertise and organizational competence in the field, a cooperation that began with the first edition of the Cominelli Foundation Award in 2010, the collection to date includes 84 works from 25 both European and non-European countries. New acquisitions increasingly enrich the collection, in consideration of a "project in progress" open to new outlooks on contemporary jewellery.

The collection originated in 2011, was initially curated by the jewellery historian Bianca Cappello. Since 2012 the selection of works has been entrusted to Rita Marcangelo, director of Alternatives Gallery in Rome who also subdivided the exhibition itinerary into four major thematic categories: conceptual jewellery, design jewellery, historical research jewellery and aesthetic research jewellery, in turn divided into specific areas of interest. The subdivision is conceived to guide the viewer through a more rational understanding of the exhibition, thus providing useful tools for a correct analysis of the works.

The extent of the research areas, stylistic forms and technical solutions adopted demonstrate the vitality and eclecticism of an art that enriches the jewellery world with new cultural meaning. Works created using traditional and/or innovative techniques, precious materials, but also alternative materials that find new preciousness through the artist’s hand are to be found in the Collection. 

The exhibition is an opportunity to admire, observe and study this particular form of art, appreciate its breadth of research, its ability to enrich the language of contemporary jewellery with new cultural meaning.

One of the rare public collections dedicated to contemporary jewellery is exhibited, with the aim of documenting, enhancing and disseminating knowledge of this specific sector of creativity to the general public.
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June 16, 2022, at 6.30 pm: There will be a presentation by the curators illustrating the activities of the Cominelli Foundation and a brief introduction to the jewellery on display.

The exhibition is organized by the project Addicted, which will be officially presented on this occasion. Addicted is a new project born to raise awareness and support the world of contemporary and artist jewellery. The art historian Simona Bartolena together with Laura Gadda, Elena Guerini and Daniela Porta of Leogalleries, will present the idea of Addicted, its choices aims at the opening of the exhibition.

For more information on the project Addicted:  addicted.art2022@gmail.com

With a further view to artistic contamination, the project is enriched by the collaboration with the LABA Academy of Brescia, through the creation of video portraits of some of the artists present in the Collection, by the students of the Graphic Design Course under the guidance of Professor Dario Bellini.

Exhibition opening: 10 June 2022, 6:30 pm

Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-1 pm, 3 pm-7 pm

Vernissage, free entry to all events. Face masks mandatory.

Click this link to view the pieces present in the Collection.

Click this link to view the Cominelli awards.
Beate Eismann. Brooch: Microbe, 2003. Paper, nickel, silver. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Beate Eismann
Brooch: Microbe, 2003
Paper, nickel, silver
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Dana Hakim. Brooch: My four guardian angels – Blue series, 2011. Iron nets, iron chains, paint, lacquer, cotton threads. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Dana Hakim
Brooch: My four guardian angels – Blue series, 2011
Iron nets, iron chains, paint, lacquer, cotton threads
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Diana Dudek. Necklace: Black series, 2005. Silver, textile, hematite. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Diana Dudek
Necklace: Black series, 2005
Silver, textile, hematite
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Eiko Nakahara. Brooch: Seigaiha, 2012. Silver. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Eiko Nakahara
Brooch: Seigaiha, 2012
Silver
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Glasses, 2012. Silver, Glass. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Glasses, 2012
Silver, Glass
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Jie Sun. Brooch: The Queen (black version), 2013. Silver, Wood, Steel, Gem. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Jie Sun
Brooch: The Queen (black version), 2013
Silver, Wood, Steel, Gem
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Kadri Mälk. Brooch: Fata Morgana–Intricacies, 2015. Painted cibatool, silver, gold, purple spinels. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Kadri Mälk
Brooch: Fata Morgana–Intricacies, 2015
Painted cibatool, silver, gold, purple spinels
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Catching big fish, 2013. Recycled plastics, icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Karin Roy Andersson
Brooch: Catching big fish, 2013
Recycled plastics, icecream boxes, fast food containers, textile, steel
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Kazumi Nagano. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Bamboo tape, nylon thread, 18kt gold, Mino Japanese paper, 950 silver. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Kazumi Nagano
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Bamboo tape, nylon thread, 18kt gold, Mino Japanese paper, 950 silver
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Marion Delarue. Bracelet: Blue and yellow agate bracelet, 2013. Porcelain, glass, glaze and chamotte. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Produced 2012-2013.. Marion Delarue
Bracelet: Blue and yellow agate bracelet, 2013
Porcelain, glass, glaze and chamotte
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
Produced 2012-2013.
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Barbara Paganin. Brooch: Tra cielo e terra, 2011. Silver. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Barbara Paganin
Brooch: Tra cielo e terra, 2011
Silver
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Sam Tho Duong. Necklace: Frozen, 2011. 935 silver, freshwater pearls, nylon. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Sam Tho Duong
Necklace: Frozen, 2011
935 silver, freshwater pearls, nylon
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Isabell Schupp. Brooch: Satellite shadow no. 16, 2022. Copper, photoceramic, onyx, silver, textile. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Isabell Schupp
Brooch: Satellite shadow no. 16, 2022
Copper, photoceramic, onyx, silver, textile
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Seul-Gi Kwon. Brooch: Kiss, 2011. Silicone, pigment, plastic, thread, stainless steel. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Seul-Gi Kwon
Brooch: Kiss, 2011
Silicone, pigment, plastic, thread, stainless steel
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Silke Trekel. Brooch: Cross, 2011. Iron, enamel, oxidized silver. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Silke Trekel
Brooch: Cross, 2011
Iron, enamel, oxidized silver
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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Sungho Cho. Brooch: Samsara, 2010. Wood, Silver. Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation. Sungho Cho
Brooch: Samsara, 2010
Wood, Silver
Part of: Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
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