The contemporary jewellery exhibition/competition “GIOIELLI IN FERMENTO” was hosted on May 13th, 2018 at Villa Braghieri Albesani, in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italy.
Villa Braghieri-Albesani was begun during the late 17th century and construction continued till the end of the 18th century. In 1809, the villa became property of the president of the Criminal Court of Piacenza – Pietro Albesani. The villa was bought by the Braghieri family in year of 1905. Carlo Braghieri, a prominent lawyer, willed the property to the Ente Comunale di Assistenza of Castel San Giovanni in 1971. Since 1996 Villa Braghieri-Albesani is a property of the commune and right now it is a museum and library.
The project has been running since 2011 and the participants are well-known and established artists from all over the world and growing artists – students. They represent the real “fermentation” in the world of art – turmoil, discussion, emotion.
Inspiration for this project is the source of roots in making culture and its related to wine. It’s interpreted and analysed by jewellery artists in their artworks. There are four main requirements in this competition: the coherence with a concept, the research on materials, the type of artistic expression and the quality of techniques. Every year artworks are being rated by the people who is professionals from the experience that they gained in their lifetime.
Eliana Negroni is the founder and curator of the project Gioielli in Fermento. She was born in Milan, graduated from Milan University and is engaged in industrial design. She has also completed Sommelier courses. She is a member of AGC, the Italian Association for contemporary jewelry.
The jury of the 2018 edition-
Roberta Bernabei (Loughborough University UK, contemporary jewellery teacher, researcher and essayist), Petra Hölscher (senior curator Die Neue Sammlung München Design Museum, Monaco di Baviera), Angela Madesani (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano e IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Milano, Italy, professor, art historian, contemporary art and photography curator and essayist), Maria Rosa Franzin (AGC Association board chairperson), Nichka Marobin (The Morning Bark founder, art historian and collector), Giò Carbone (LAO Jewellery School Firenze founder and director);
Board of advisors –
Roberta Bernabei (Loughborough University UK), Leo Caballero (Hannah Gallery, Barcelona, Spain), Charon Kransen (Charon Kransen Arts, New York, United States of America), Gigi Mariani (goldsmith artist, art jeweller, Modena, Italy), GianCarlo Montebello (BOMontebello, Milano, Italy), Paulo Ribeiro (Joya Art Jewellery and Object, Barcelona, Spain).
From September 7, 2018 until September 21, 2018 Art gallery PUTTI is hosting art exhibition dedicated to contemporary jewelry and wine – “Gioielli In Fermento: UN BEL PANORAMA”