- Maria Rosa Franzin
StatementAGC, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, is a non-profit organization that was created to develop and promote the art of contemporary jewellery meant as: Artistic research; Renewal of the concept of ornament; Experimenting with new materials and technologies; Protection, study and updating of historical heritage made up of know-how and abilities.
AGC was founded in Trieste in June 2004 by a group of professionals to create new opportunities for the development and qualification of contemporary jewellery, aiming to promote a constructive and synergistic dialogue with the artistic and productive scenes on an international level.
AGC encourages and supports all initiatives aimed at the exchange of information, experimentation, training, establishing of connections among the members, both online through the community and in practice through work groups that freely get together to carry out projects, produce documents and develop specific themes.
AGC acts according to ethics that respect the individual and the environment, following a conceptual methodology dedicated to the improvement of the quality through the collation and study of results.
Progetto Fondazione Cominelli Award
The Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewelry was born with the aim of creating greater recognition and appreciation for contemporary art jewelry. The Cominelli Foundation has made it possible to realize a project that combines together the Foundation’s desire to act as an important representative within certain sectors of the applied arts and the goal of AGC, Contemporary Jewelery Association, to promote and spread the knowledge of art jewelry. The first edition of the Award 2010 was part of a larger project, which led to the display of a Permanent Collection of Contemporary Jewelry at the Cominelli Foundation. This is one of the newest proposals in the Italian context, and it demonstrates the willingness to undertake a path which is culturally challenging, but also effective in establishing positive synergies in order to expand the knowledge of Italian contemporary jewelry and its role within an international context. Similarities and differences within this dialogue can stimulate the interest even of a non-specialist audience. The Cominelli Foundation has also opened the participation to International students from public and private schools with addresses in jewelry arts, contemporary jewelry and design. A section of the Cominelli Foundation Project for contemporary jewelry is dedicated to teaching in national and international public and private schools. The aim is to present and compare the different training programs within the field of jewelry art, as well as the different orientations, from design to arts and crafts training, in order to highlight the peculiarities of each reality.
MembersAGC's activities are organised by the Executive Committee, presently formed by:
Maria Rosa Franzin, Chairman: email@example.com
Gigi Mariani, Vice-Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichka Marobin, Treasurer: email@example.com
Stefano Rossi, Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chiara Scarpitti, Project management: email@example.com
Corrado De Meo, Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Caterina Zanca, Communication email@example.com
Andrea Lombardo, Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
How to become a member of AGC:
We welcome subscriptions from jewellers, designers, educators, students, gallery owners, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.
Fill-in the on-line subscription form and make payment of the fee by bank transfer.
Open call 10 Jan 2020 - 23 Feb 2020 Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2020 10th edition.
Exhibition 07 Nov 2019 - 03 Jan 2020 Connections/Connessioni.
Award 12 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition.
Open call 30 Dec 2018 - 22 Feb 2019 Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition.
Exhibition 31 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018 Geometric Shapes Brought to Life by Colours and Structures by Maria Rosa Franzin.
Award 25 Aug 2018 - 07 Oct 2018 Cominelli Foundation Award 2018.
Exhibition 05 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018 7 artists for 7 days 2018.
Award 13 May 2018 - 28 May 2018 Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th edition.
Exhibition 13 May 2018 - 27 May 2018 Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition.
Exhibition 02 Mar 2018 - 09 Mar 2018 16 Metriquadri per Udine Design Week.
Open call 20 Dec 2017 - 18 Feb 2018 Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th Edition.
Open call 15 Dec 2017 - 18 Mar 2018 Cominelli Foundation Award Special Edition 2018.
Exhibition 18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017 AGC Members at Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2017.
Exhibition 31 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017 Presenze e Assenze by Corrado de Meo and Fabio Peloso.
Exhibition 18 Oct 2017 - 03 Nov 2017 Camera Lucida. International Contemporary Jewelry Contest.
Fair 05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
Open call 12 Sep 2017 - 18 Sep 2017 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2017. Call for Entries.
Exhibition 24 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016 DIALOGHI: Italy - Japan.
Workshop 09 May 2016 - 10 May 2016 Re-writing your own script continues.
Award 08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016 Gioielli in Fermento 2016 - Premio Torre Fornello VI edition.
Exhibition 08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016 Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
Award 29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015 Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
Exhibition 03 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015 Dialogues Italy-Japan.
Exhibition 03 May 2015 - 20 May 2015 Gioielli In ...Fermento 2015.
Fair 09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014.
Exhibition 30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014 Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition.
Award 30 Aug 2014 - 05 Oct 2014 Cominelli Foundation Award 2014.
Exhibition 04 May 2014 - 22 May 2014 Gioielli In ...Fermento.
Award 04 May 2014 - 22 May 2014 Gioielli in Fermento 2014 - Premio Torre Fornello IV edition.
Book presentation 01 Sep 2009 - 01 Dec 2009 Presentation Giornale agc: Issue # 3.
Book presentation 01 Jun 2008 - 01 Sep 2008 Presentation Giornale agc: Issue # 2.
ZLR BetriebsimperiumHamburg, Germany
AA CollectedBerlin, Germany
RMS. Ruddy Metal StudioBeijing, China
L'Atelier StudioBeijing, China
Assamblage. The National Contemporary Jewelry AssociationBucharest, Romania
Makers 101Wellington, New Zealand
Copenhagen Goldsmiths GuildCopenhagen, Denmark
Art Jewelry Night BudapestBudapest, Hungary
Artistar JewelsMilan, Italy
Joya BravaSantiago, Chile
Association d'un Bijou a l'AutreParis, France