Florence Jewellery Week 2020 is canceled.
Ever since we entered the COVID emergency we have endured and continued to work on our beautiful project as in the past months, every day, imagining the set-ups, the meetings, and talking with the involved people, with the press office, as if this confinement and this shutdown did not concern us, that things would work out, and we would meet in Florence at the end of May.
In the end, we had to take note of reality, and accept that there are now more important things than our project to think about. FJW 2020 cannot take place. Exhibitions, conferences, workshops, meetings are canceled. It is not a postponement: a project with these characteristics cannot simply be moved to another date. To put together the group of artists, the collections and the curators that we had magically managed to combine, is impossible, so we will remain licking our wounds for a short time.
It was a joy to verify our organizational capacity, and have had confirmation of the esteem, credibility and respect from all the people and institutions who had joined the project with so much enthusiasm. We apologize to everyone who helped and supported the preparation of the project. We apologize to the partners, the artists, the curators who had accepted our invitation, with all the people who waited to come to Florence for this particularly rich and interesting event.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of our PREZIOSA project, and also the 35th anniversary of the school: there was also a big collective party in the city park. We will have a party when we return to school, with students, teachers and friends, and we will start working on a new project, in Florence or elsewhere.
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Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 202128May2021 - 29May2021
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Brazil Jewelry Week 202003Dec2020 - 21Dec2020
Brazil Jewelry Week
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Šperkstret 2020: Body Politics and Jewelry22Sep2020 - 30Nov2020
Academy of Fine Arts and Design
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Le Arti Orafe
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Symposium: Different Colours of Contemporary Silverwork28Mar2020
DIVA. Antwerp Home of Diamonds
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Danner Rotunda. The Jewelry Space at Pinakothek der Moderne14Mar2020
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum
Angry Koalas. Printing Action with Helen Britton07Mar2020
Person-to-Person Transmission01Mar2020 - 30May2020
RMS. Ruddy Metal Studio
Open Day at University for the Creative Arts19Feb2020
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham, United Kingdom
Conversation with Bruce Bernstein about clay artist Lonnie Vigil08Dec2019
Santa Fe, United States