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Florence Jewellery Week 2022

Fair  /  28 Apr 2022  -  02 May 2022
Published: 25.03.2022
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Intro
The Florentine week dedicated to the fascinating microcosm of contemporary jewellery will be held in spring, from 28th April to 2nd May, and will be distinguished this year by the rich calendar of events scheduled, among exhibitions, conferences, workshops and live demonstrations, disseminated in different locations in the city center and the Oltrarno, including institutional spaces and galleries.
Heart of Florentine craftsmanship, the Oltrarno is in fact the home of Le Arti Orafe, the prestigious jewellery academy founded in 1985 by Giò Carbone, author of this exceptional event, the first in Italy since 2015.
 
The project was created in 2005 in a quite different format, known as "PREZIOSA", a biennial exhibition that over time has given visibility to the most important protagonists of contemporary jewellery, from the "fathers" of the 70s of the last century, up to our days, and therefore offering the public different interpretative keys to understand the new instances of this specific growing sector.
 
This year, the curatorship of the entire event is entrusted to the duo Giò Carbone and Alice Rendon, who together have built a complex program dedicated to telling jewellery in its various forms and applications, contemplating artistic research, craftsmanship, new technologies, and sustainability.

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Exhibitions
The epicenter of the event will be the main exhibition, PREZIOSA, hosted in the evocative setting of the Galleria delle Carrozze of Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
The nine invited artists are all established and award-winning personalities of the international art scene: Lauren Kalman, Anya Kivarkis, Rein Vollenga, Sam Tho Duong, Jayne Wallace, Kazumi Nagano, Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng), Ana Rajcevic and Barbara Paganin.
 
One of the main objectives of FJW2022 is to understand, through the work of these authors, how the horizons of contemporary jewellery are redefining, a field that is now facing the progressive disintegration of obsolete categorizations, opening up to the fusion of expressive languages and the intersection of artistic practices.
 
In the exhibition not only jewels, but also wearable sculptures, able to deeply transform their wearer, advancing a concept of "decoration" that comes to redesign the bodies, hybrid and contaminated, reshaping both outward appearance and identity.
Another key theme is the dematerialization of the object in the digital age, based on the image culture and conveyed by new technologies, also capable, on the other hand, of offering new possibilities of connection, with the creation of multimedia jewels.
A current issue that concerns the contemporary production of ornaments is the practice of upcycling, or creative recycling, which gives new prestige to leftover materials whose destination is renewed and whose preciousness is the result of the craftsman's skill.
Technical and intellectual wisdom is reflected not only in the work of the goldsmiths and designers represented in the main exhibition, but also more generally connects the various projects presented during the event.
 
Near Palazzo Medici Riccardi, in the halls of Palazzo del Pegaso (“Carlo Azeglio Ciampi” exhibition halls), a huge selection of the largest private collection of contemporary jewellery existing, belonging to the Austrian couple Karl and Heidi Bollmann, will be exhibited. For the occasion, they will provide several pieces made by some of the major protagonists of the "New Jewelry": Manfred Bischoff, Peter Chang, Yasuki Hiramatsu, Fritz Maierhofer, Bruno Martinazzi, Francesco Pavan, Ruudt Peters, Gerd Rothmann, Peter Skubic.
 
The guest of excellence of FJW 2022, the most famous piece by maestro Giovanni Corvaja, the extraordinary headdress woven in the noblest of metals and part of the prestigious Golden Fleece series, will be exhibited in the last of the “Carlo Azeglio Ciampi” exhibition rooms. Giovanni Corvaja's research is distinguished by the very high level of technical expertise and the originality of his formal research.
 
The exhibition PREZIOSA YOUNG, hosted in the very elegant Galleria del Palazzo Coveri on Lungarno Guicciardini, will feature the five winners of the tenth edition of this competition, imagined by LAO with the aim of promoting new talents in jewellery research.
 
The PREZIOSA MAKERS section, set up from 28th April to 1st May in the former Stables of Palazzo Corsini al Prato and organized in collaboration with ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO, will offer for the first time a space for sale to designers and goldsmiths who apply within the deadline, submitting jewels that must stand out for innovation and originality.

Lectures
On the central days of the event, 30th April and 1st May, inside the Sala Vanni in Piazza del Carmine, there will be a series of speeches given by experts in jewellery, design and visual arts, namely Roberta Bernabei, Maria Laura La Mantia, Paola Stroppiana, Federica Fontana, Carla Riccoboni, Barbara Schmidt, Nantia Koulidou, and by some of the invited artists: Conversation Piece, Lauren Kalman, Ana Rajcevic, Anya Kivarkis, and Jayne Wallace.
 
This cycle of conferences will be an opportunity to deepen the themes examined and to describe some of the projects exhibited, as well as offering a wide audience the opportunity to approach and learn about a complex reality in expansion.
 
Side events
The exhibition of SEGNI SUL VOLTO, a seminar/workshop led by Carla Riccoboni and coordinated by Alice Rendon, in collaboration with LAO and under the patronage of important associations - AGC, ADI Toscana, and ANPIA - will take place in the Istituto de' Bardi in Piazza Santo Spirito. The exhibition will retrace the milestones of the experience of collective design that brought to the creation of a small series of facial jewellery, or the outcome of the shared effort by a group of participants in the initiative.
 
In the LAO library, next to the works of school’s teachers and students, a room will be dedicated to documenting the academic practice of RESEARCH THROUGH JEWELLERY, told through the most interesting projects of some of the PhD students of the RJC Lab for Research Jewellery and Craft, namely Wanshu Li, Yuxin Li, Yajie Hu, and Yueyang Sun, followed by Roberta Bernabei, Professor at the School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University.
 
"C’è Modo e Moda
Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour 5 - From 28 April to 2 May.
Is not possible to translate the title of the exhibition which plays with the typical Italian expression C’è modo e modo (There are different ways) and between the word Way (Modo) and Fashion (Moda). Exhibition-competition of goldsmiths fromTuscany, selected by a jury, organised by the partner CNA Firenze.
 
Fratelli Piccini Boutique. On the Ponte Vecchio since 1903
28-29 -30 April themed showcases with the presentation of the “BLOOM” collection, dedicated to rebirth.
Open visits to the Boutique and the laboratory. Reservations on 055 294768.
On the 29th at 5.00 pm, meeting with the creative director Elisa Tozzi Piccini, who will show guests some jewels of particular artistic and artisan interest, in addition to the Bloom collection.
A toast will follow to celebrate this meeting opportunity.
 
"Unusual Artisan Florence”. 29 April 2022 - from 3.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Itinerary among Florentine artisan excellences organised by Confartigianato Imprese Firenze.
The visits will last about 20 minutes each, and the artisans will show their work live.
The itinerary will end on one of the most beautiful panoramic terraces in Florence.
The excellences:
- Dini Caffè (artisanal coffee roasting)
- Moleria Locchi (artistic glass/crystal processing)
- Julia Markert (gilding and restoration of antique frame collections)
- Pestelli Creations (goldsmith)
- Le pietre nell'Arte di Scalpelli Renzo (semi-precious stones salesman)
- Penko Bottega Orafa (goldsmith)
- Medici Hotels

Find out more about FJW2022 on www.preziosa.org.
Ana Rajcevic. Body piece: Animal: The Other Side of Evolution, 2012. Wax, acrylic, resin.. 20 x 17 x 6 cm. Photo collaboration with Fernando Lessa; Model: Anna Tatton. . Ana Rajcevic
Body piece: Animal: The Other Side of Evolution, 2012
Wax, acrylic, resin.
20 x 17 x 6 cm
Photo collaboration with Fernando Lessa; Model: Anna Tatton.

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Anya Kivarkis. Brooch: Object Sequence 2, 2018. Silver.. 23 x 23 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Mike Bray. Anya Kivarkis
Brooch: Object Sequence 2, 2018
Silver.
23 x 23 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Mike Bray
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Manfred Bischoff. Brooch: Gesicht, 2021. Coated wire.. 12.5 x 6.5 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Manfred Bischoff
Brooch: Gesicht, 2021
Coated wire.
12.5 x 6.5 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Peter Chang. Brooch: Untitled, 2002. Plastic.. 16.5 x 5 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Peter Chang
Brooch: Untitled, 2002
Plastic.
16.5 x 5 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Barbara Paganin. Brooch: Memoria Aperta n.18, 2013. Oxidized silver, glass, ivory element, tourmalines, gold.. 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Alice Pavesi Fiori. Barbara Paganin
Brooch: Memoria Aperta n.18, 2013
Oxidized silver, glass, ivory element, tourmalines, gold.
8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Alice Pavesi Fiori
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Giovanni Corvaja. Head Piece: The Golden Fleece, 2009. 18K gold, 22K gold; 5,123,000 single wires (total: 160 km of wire).. 27 x 27 x 35 cm. Giovanni Corvaja
Head Piece: The Golden Fleece, 2009
18K gold, 22K gold; 5,123,000 single wires (total: 160 km of wire).
27 x 27 x 35 cm
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Conversation Piece. Brooch: Kino, 2019. Quartz crystal, gold, optical film.. 5 x 7.3 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Conversation Piece. Conversation Piece
Brooch: Kino, 2019
Quartz crystal, gold, optical film.
5 x 7.3 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Conversation Piece
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Lauren Kalman. Head Piece: Fluorish, 2021. Gold-plated copper and brass.. 30 x 25 x 25 cm. Lauren Kalman
Head Piece: Fluorish, 2021
Gold-plated copper and brass.
30 x 25 x 25 cm
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Yasuki Hiramatsu. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Gold.. 5 x 1.3 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Yasuki Hiramatsu
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Gold.
5 x 1.3 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Zhipeng Wang. Ring: Identity 3, 2021. Chinese tea, German coffee.. 1.7 x 2.9 x 3.6 cm. Photo by: Zhipeng Wang. Zhipeng Wang
Ring: Identity 3, 2021
Chinese tea, German coffee.
1.7 x 2.9 x 3.6 cm
Photo by: Zhipeng Wang
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Rein Vollenga. Sculpture: Untitled, 2021. Assembled found objects, epoxy resin, lacquer.. Rein Vollenga
Sculpture: Untitled, 2021
Assembled found objects, epoxy resin, lacquer.
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Sam Tho Duong. Necklace: lemitcA, 2012. Plastic yogurt containers, mixed stones, onyx.. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Sam Tho Duong
Necklace: lemitcA, 2012
Plastic yogurt containers, mixed stones, onyx.
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Fritz Maierhofer. Ring: Untitled, 2000. Corian, Gold. 5 x 3.2 x 1 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Fritz Maierhofer
Ring: Untitled, 2000
Corian, Gold
5 x 3.2 x 1 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Bruno Martinazzi. Brooch: L’angelo della storia, 2012. Gold.. 7 x 5 x 1 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Bruno Martinazzi
Brooch: L’angelo della storia, 2012
Gold.
7 x 5 x 1 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Anne Lahn Hornbaek Hansen. Brooch: Love My Tigermarks, 2018. Silver, copper, enamel, steel wire.. 6 x 8.3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Anne Lahn. Anne Lahn Hornbaek Hansen
Brooch: Love My Tigermarks, 2018
Silver, copper, enamel, steel wire.
6 x 8.3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Anne Lahn
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Charlotte Vanhoubroek. Bracelet: Stilled Sentiments N° 54, 2021. Sterling silver, cold enamel.. 22.5 x 9 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Simon Debbaut-L'Ecluse. Charlotte Vanhoubroek
Bracelet: Stilled Sentiments N° 54, 2021
Sterling silver, cold enamel.
22.5 x 9 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Simon Debbaut-L'Ecluse
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Kazumi Nagano. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Horse hair, gold Thread (K18 YG), silver plate (SV 950), nylon thread; Pin: stainless wire.. 8 x 10 x 3 cm. Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi. Kazumi Nagano
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Horse hair, gold Thread (K18 YG), silver plate (SV 950), nylon thread; Pin: stainless wire.
8 x 10 x 3 cm
Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi
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Francesco Pavan. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Different gold alloys.. 6.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Francesco Pavan
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Different gold alloys.
6.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Jayne Wallace. Object: ReFind, 2020. Corian, brass, an Android smartwatch, crystal glass, tiny steel screws.. 8.5 x 1.4 cm. Handheld object; Digital piece. . Jayne Wallace
Object: ReFind, 2020
Corian, brass, an Android smartwatch, crystal glass, tiny steel screws.
8.5 x 1.4 cm
Handheld object; Digital piece.

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Peter Skubic. Brooch: Reflections, 2003. Steel wire, varnish.. 12 x 6 x 3 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Peter Skubic
Brooch: Reflections, 2003
Steel wire, varnish.
12 x 6 x 3 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Gerd Rothmann. Necklace: Untitled, 2021. Gold.. 40 x 1.5 cm. Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection. Gerd Rothmann
Necklace: Untitled, 2021
Gold.
40 x 1.5 cm
Part of: Karl and Heidi Bollmann Collection
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Pilynn Siriphanich. Brooch: Unfold 03, 2021. Agricultural waste composite, silver.. 5.5 x 13 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Pilynn Siriphanich. Pilynn Siriphanich
Brooch: Unfold 03, 2021
Agricultural waste composite, silver.
5.5 x 13 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Pilynn Siriphanich
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Flatland V, 2021. Sterling silver, 18k gold stainless steel.. 7 x 5.2 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Xinia Guan. Xinia Guan
Brooch: Flatland V, 2021
Sterling silver, 18k gold stainless steel.
7 x 5.2 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Xinia Guan
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