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Thursday Talks with Giovanni Corvaja

Lectures  /  08 Dec 2022
Published: 23.11.2022
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Intro
Giovanni Corvaja, renowned Italian goldsmith, is welcomed at PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt to talk about his practice.
 
Giovanni Corvaja (1971 Padua, Italy)  is a renowned Italian goldsmith whose works have been acquired by the most prestigious museums and collectors in Europe, America and Australia

I believe that manipulating and transforming gold is the most beautiful activity there is, he says. It allows you to concentrate a huge amount of energy, details, dedication and passion into small objects. Thanks to his solid background and training, for 30 years Giovanni has been probing the artistic, formal and technical aspects of goldsmithing. Inspired by Greek mythology and the study of Alchemy, his research led him to the creation of his own Golden Fleece: by reducing gold and platinum to the dimension of one-fifth of a human hair, he discovered a whole new world of expressive possibilities in the field of jewellery.
 
Giovanni Corvaja studied in Padua at the “Pietro Selvatico” School of Art from 1985 until 1990 under the tuition of Professor Francesco Pavan. From 1987 untill 1990 he worked also in the atelier of Master Paolo Maurizio. From 1990 until 1992 he studied at the Royal College of Art in London where he attained the Master of Arts degree in 1992. Since 1992 he is a freelance artist goldsmith. He lives and works in Todi, in Central Italy.
 
A warm welcome to join us on Thursday, 8th of December, 19h, PXL-MAD School of Arts, Object & Jewellery, AudiTorium, building G, Campus Elfde Linie, Hasselt.

Lecture Hour:
Thursday 8th of December, 7pm.


Location:
The lecture takes place @ AudiTorium, PXL-MAD, Campus Elfde Linie, building G, Hasselt.
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