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CANCELED / Firenze Preziosa 2020

Meeting  /  Preziosa2020FJW   Curating   Exhibiting  /  28 May 2020  -  04 Jun 2020
Published: 02.03.2020
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Intro
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.
Giò Carbone
 
Preziosa is a cultural project, an annual exhibition dedicated to Contemporary Jewellery. Every year the artistic approach to the complex subject of jewellery is explored through a specific concept and with the selection of artists from the international scene. The project, imagined, managed and coordinated by LAO, Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence, started in 2005, and has quickly become one of the worldwide most important events devoted to contemporary jewellery.
Preziosa can be considered as an explorative path always in motion.

The Aims:
Connecting worlds - Artistic research, cultural identity, new technologies. New competencies, new skills. The role of innovative technologies in contemporary crafts. Wisdom and patience in traditional jewellery. Ethical jewellery. Sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste: the jewellery senses.

The program is already well underway and includes like every year many exhibitions, conferences, meetings, workshops, and of course some moments of socialization, concerts and a few glasses of good wine.


Invited artists:
The list of artists is still incomplete and the program is continuously updated.
  • Italian design in jewellery: the research by Carla Riccoboni.
  • The great technical and creative skill in the contemporary goldsmith technique: Giovanni Corvaja.
  • The contemporary Japanese jewel: Kazumi Nagano.
  • The use of ancient art in the creation of contemporary objects: Suk Chun Oh.
  • Patience and wisdom applied to recycle for the creation of impressive jewels: Sam Tho Duong.
  • Modern silverware objects, from England: Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill.
  • Italian goldsmiths Barbara Paganin.


Jewellery on loan from the Bollmann Collection in Vienna:
  • Friedrich Becker
  • Yasuki Hiramatsu
  • Bruno Martinazzi
  • Francesco Pavan
  • Fritz Maierhofer
  • Peter Chang
  • Peter Skubic
  • Ruudt Peters
  • Gerd Rothmann
  • Manfred Bischoff


Exhibition of the artists selected for PREZIOSA YOUNG 2020
Guest projects:
  • Talking Jewellery, A project curated by jewellery historians Maria Cristina Bergesio and Roberta Bernabei. A selection of jewels from two important European contemporary jewellery collections: Pilar Garrigosa and Paul Derrez. 
  • Jewels from another worldThe nuns of the Orthodox monastery of Tbilisi, just like in the monasteries of the past, maintain in their laboratories the habit of producing objects of art of different types, including small pendants in gold and fired enamels that reproduce typical subjects of the icons. Two sisters from this monastery will come for FJW, to show their creations and give demonstrations of work.
  • 25 reasons why to wear Jewellery, presentation of the Italian edition of the book by Barbara Schmidt. The translation and the Italian edition are curated by LAO-Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School, as a tribute to the special personality and professionalism of Barbara, and to the friendship that binds the school to the author.
  • A journey to Florence. Project/exhibition by Koen Jacobs, winner of PREZIOSA young 2019, and artist in residence at LAO.
  • An exhibition project by Olga Zobel Biro, Biro gallery in Munich.
  • A tribute to the Florentine history. A large selection of objects from the Salimbeni company archive, with unbelievable, fantastic engraved and enamelled silver and gold coffin, boxes, eggs, clocks, etc.. An example of how a company with a strong identity and an international clientele of the highest level, can contribute to the maintenance of traditional high quality activities, distributing the work to external laboratories that preserve unsurpassed competences and skills.


Lectures
Conference days are one of FJW's strengths.
Artists, curators, jewellery historian, technicians, teachers are invited, for a range of topics able to attract people with different interests.
  • Maria Cristina Bergesio, art historian.
  • Roberta Bernabei, art historian.
  • Giovanni Corvaja, goldsmith artist.
  • Barbara Schmidt, design management.
  • Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, artist goldsmith.
  • Céline Robin, curator, LA Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris.
  • Barbara Brocchi, designer.
  • Maria Laura La Mantia, art historian.
  • Pilar Garrigosa, jewellery collector, artist and gallery owner.
  • Paul Derrez, jewellery collector, artist and gallery owner.
  • Olza Zobel Biro, gallery owner.
  • Ke Ning Ma, jewellery collector and designer.
  • Koen Jacobs, artist goldsmith.
  • Nun Isadora, The Orthodox Monastery in Tbilisi.


Workshop
Will be held by some of the invited artists, and hosted in the LAO laboratories and classrooms or in the LAO premises in Palazzo Capponi/Bordi Foundation.


.... and much more! Other artists and curatorial exhibitions will be gradually included in the program: stay tuned. Lao offers hospitality and free participation to curators and invited artists. Curators, gallery owners, artists interested in proposing their participation, are invited to contact us.


Keywords:
Connecting worlds - artistic research, cultural identity, new technologies.
New competencies, new skills. The role of innovative technologies in contemporary crafts.
Wisdom and patience in traditional jewellery.
Ethical jewellery.
Sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste: the jewellery senses.
 
Giovanni Corvaja. Bracelet: The Golden Fleece, 2008. 18ct gold, 22ct gold.. 9 x 9 x 5 cm. Giovanni Corvaja
Bracelet: The Golden Fleece, 2008
18ct gold, 22ct gold.
9 x 9 x 5 cm
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Giovanni Corvaja. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. 18ct gold.. 6.8 x 6.9 x 1.2 cm. Giovanni Corvaja
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
18ct gold.
6.8 x 6.9 x 1.2 cm
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Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill. Object: Tulipiere 3, 2015. Nickel plated copper.. 35 x 33 x 18 cm. Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill
Object: Tulipiere 3, 2015
Nickel plated copper.
35 x 33 x 18 cm
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Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill. Object: Tulipiere 13, 2017. Nickel plated copper.. 38 x 21 x 34 cm. Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill
Object: Tulipiere 13, 2017
Nickel plated copper.
38 x 21 x 34 cm
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Sam Tho Duong. Neckpiece: LemitcA…Necklace VA3, 2014. Plastic yoghurt containers.. 9 x 34 x 40 cm. Sam Tho Duong
Neckpiece: LemitcA…Necklace VA3, 2014
Plastic yoghurt containers.
9 x 34 x 40 cm
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Sam Tho Duong. Neckpiece: LemitcA…Necklace VC2, 2012. Plastic yoghurt containers, freshwater pearls, onyx, nylon.. 9 x 34 x 40 cm. Sam Tho Duong
Neckpiece: LemitcA…Necklace VC2, 2012
Plastic yoghurt containers, freshwater pearls, onyx, nylon.
9 x 34 x 40 cm
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OH Suk Chun. Bowl: Untitled, 2017. Silver, copper, gold leaf.. 8 x 8 x 6 cm. OH Suk Chun
Bowl: Untitled, 2017
Silver, copper, gold leaf.
8 x 8 x 6 cm
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OH Suk Chun. Bowl: Untitled, 2017. Silver, copper, gold leaf.. 8 x 8 x 6 cm. Alternative view.. OH Suk Chun
Bowl: Untitled, 2017
Silver, copper, gold leaf.
8 x 8 x 6 cm

Alternative view.

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OH Suk Chun. Necklace: Untitled, 2012. Silver, copper, brass, C.Z.. 3 x 3 x 5 cm. OH Suk Chun
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Silver, copper, brass, C.Z.
3 x 3 x 5 cm
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Kazumi Nagano. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Japanese silk thread, nylon thread, gold 18ct,  950 silver.. 8 x 8 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi. Kazumi Nagano
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Japanese silk thread, nylon thread, gold 18ct,  950 silver.
8 x 8 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi
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Kazumi Nagano. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Gold 18ct,14ct, nylon thread.. 8.5 x 2 x 1 cm. Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi. Kazumi Nagano
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Gold 18ct,14ct, nylon thread.
8.5 x 2 x 1 cm
Photo by: Ryota Sekiguchi
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Carla Riccoboni. Necklace: Gamma black and red, 2008. 950 silver.. 2.3 x 120 cm. Photo by: Sergio Maraboli. From series: Alphabet. Carla Riccoboni
Necklace: Gamma black and red, 2008
950 silver.
2.3 x 120 cm
Photo by: Sergio Maraboli
From series: Alphabet
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Carla Riccoboni. Necklace: Titanio, 2010. Laser cut titanium, 950 silver.. 3 x 70 cm. Photo by: Politecnico di Milano LabFoto-INDACO. Carla Riccoboni
Necklace: Titanio, 2010
Laser cut titanium, 950 silver.
3 x 70 cm
Photo by: Politecnico di Milano LabFoto-INDACO
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