International contemporary jewellery competition – exhibition “JEWELS IN FERMENT” in Italy

Fifth year in a row the winery Torre Fornello, located in the splendid hills of Val Tidone in Emilia Romagna, which lays in one of the four valleys near the wonderful city Piacenza, hosts an international contemporary jewellery competition – exhibition “JEWELS IN FERMENT”. The organizers of the event are the AGC Italian association of Contemporary Jewellery. The event theme for this year is “NOT JUST BREAD”. No matter in which time and age, a man has always needed something more than just bread.

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The launch of Art gallery Putti online store

It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of – Art gallery Putti online store.

Our aim is to provide a platform for Latvian and international contemporary jewellery to meet audiences from all around the world and find its wearer. We hope that this will help our clients to find the right jewellery for them in a more timely, convenient and accessible way.

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Once upon a time in My West /Felieke van der Leest/

Like a lot of artists I do not like to explain my work too much. I prefer the people to make their own story to each work. By telling my stories or thoughts I make it more difficult for the viewer to come up with their own stories. Mostly people look through so many kinds of glasses that they see more things in my work than I can imagine. But as a viewer myself I understand also that it is very interesting, even sometimes necessary, to know  the stories the artist has about his/her works. Slides from the lecture at The Art Academy Of Latvia are available on Slideshare Title: “Once upon a time……” that is mostly the first sentence of a European/American fairy tale. “My West” is my personal interpretation of the stories of the Wild West (cowboys and the Indians in Northern America) “My West” is also one letter difference and just a play with the name of a very famous American actress “Mae West”, Crazy Horse : this title has nothing to do with the real Crazy Horse (the native American Indian man who was a leader of the Lakota tribe.) This horse is  a crazy […]

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Märta Mattsson’s and Felieke van der Leest’s lectures at Art Academy of Latvia

On Thursday 28th March 2014 two jewellery artists – Märta Mattsson (Sweden) and Felieke van der Leest (Norway) – will deliver guest lectures at the Art Academy of Latvia. The event is supported by Nordic Council of Ministers in Latvia and PUTTI Art Gallery. Everyone interested is invited to join the lectures at the room Nr 10 Märta Mattsson’s lecture starting at 2.30 pm  Someone once told Märta: “You make jewellery for children, not for adults.” Given that she draws inspiration from her childhood experiences of playing with stuffed animals and slugs, her fellow students in Tokyo were right when they described her work as: ‘KimoKawaii’, which is in fact a combination of two words kawaii (cute) and kimoi (disgusting). Märta’s work is based on the tension that exists between attraction and repulsion. She translates her bizarre fantasies into ornament and invites people to marvel over their oddity. Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, studied jewellery art at School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg; Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, Tokyo and Royal College of Art, London. Since 2007 she has had five solo exhibitions, her works have been included in numerous group exhibitions at international art galleries. More information: Felieke […]

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Our attendance of Schmuck 14

We have successfully attended another Schmuck (Schmuck 14) in Munchen where the exhibited variety of contemporary and conceptual jewellery for its fans, creators and collectors was almost overwhelming (in a good way). We had the chance to meet old friends, upcoming and already established artists and to see a lot of wonderful exhibitions. It was a pleasure to blend in with this sophisticated crowd and to catch moments (where allowed) with our “soap box” cameras.

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MAREUNROL’S at Riga Fashion Week

From October 29 till November 2 Riga hosted the most important event in Latvia’s fashion industry – RIGA FASHION WEEK. The exhibition hall Riga Art Space became the main home of the Fashion Week, some events took place in other fabulous places. The locals as well as foreign fashion designers presented their prêt-a-porter spring/summer 2014 collections.

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Arterritory Conversations #2

The second issue of “Arterritory Conversations” has come out!*
Over the last year, Arterritory has had numerous face-to-face meetings with artists, curators, critics and art collectors whose names are well-known and sought-after not only in the Baltic States, Scandinavia and Russia, but also on the global art and cultural scene. Among them – Jan Fabre, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Bjarke Ingels, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Luc Tuymans, Raoul Kurvitz; Pier Vittorio Aureli; David Cerny, Leonid Bazhanov and others.

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Gigi Mariani wins first prize at Cominelli Foundation Award 2013

Contemporary jewellery artist Gigi Mariani (Modena, Italy), who exhibits his works at Art Gallery Putti exhibitions, has won first prize at Cominelli Foundation Award 2013. Congrats, Gigi!

Cominelli Foundation, in carrying out its cultural activities has now come up with an articulated project where it becomes a reference point for the applied arts, not only for exhibitions, but also as a place where applied art “is done”; it does this by organising workshops and conferences on the subject;

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Acquisitions Of The Latvian National Museum Of Art

From 16th of January till February 17th exibition “The Museum Chooses. Acquisitions of the Latvian National Museum of Art in 2012”, which displays 17 items bought by Latvian National Museum of Art for its collection is taking place at Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

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