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Drawing a line between order and chaos by Giovanni Corvaja

Workshop  /  11 Sep 2006  -  15 Sep 2006
Published: 18.01.2007
Drawing a line between order and chaos by Giovanni Corvaja.
Bildungszentrum München. Akademie für Gestaltung
DEADLINE: 19/08/2006
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Intro
(...) In his workshop Giovanni Corvaja will introduce the participants to the cosmos of thin and ultra thin wires. (...)
Drawing a line between order and chaos
Working with thin precious wires


For Giovanni Corvaja there is no limit: in his work he says „it's only a matter of patience“. This philosophical statement can be seen as a leitmotiv for his whole work which, doubtlessly, has pushed the limits of goldsmithing art. These limits have been regarded as reliable and valid for thousands of years but Giovanni Corvaja has questioned and looked beyond them. His and our rewards are unseen, breathtaking objects which make it difficult to believe that they are based on relatively simple techniques - and patience.

Giovanni Corvaja (born in 1971) started his goldsmithing career during his studies at the „Pietro Salvatico“ trade school in Padua, Italy during which time he worked for Francesco Pavan and then continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London, where he met Jaqueline Ryan with whom he set up a studio in 1992. Fully dedicated to their research and experimenting they each reside in Umbria, Italy. His work has been presented in countless solo and group exhibitions worldwide and is present at some of the most-renowned museums. He has also been awarded several amongst the most established prizes in contemporary jewellery today.

In his workshop Giovanni Corvaja will introduce the participants to the cosmos of thin and ultra thin wires. He will start from the basic principles and share his experience of the practice and theory of precious wires of gold and platinum. This will then open a wide field of experimentation and inspiration where order and chaos are the challenge of creation.

Remarks

Deadline of enrolment: 19.8.2006
50 Hours
Participation fee: € 320.- + Material extra
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