JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Object 2019

In the fall of 2019 from October 10 to 12 for the eleventh time JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Object – the main international event for contemporary jewellery and art –  took place in Barcelona. The event serves a platform for interaction, discussion, and a meeting place for jewellery artists, gallery representatives, collectors, and organizations from around the world. JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Object is designed for professionals as well as the public with a full program of events, exhibitions, conferences. This year the main theme of the event was the communicative and diplomatic role of contemporary jewellery today. The discussion about the power of jewellery is exciting and potentially inexhaustible. It means to return to the beginnings of humanity, where jewellery is not only an ornament of the body but also an ideological expression of culture and, more importantly – POLITICS. Among the 300 contemporary jewellery artists from around the world who participated in JOYA Barcelona ​​Art Jewellery & Object, Latvia was represented by VALDIS BROŽE, a contemporary jewellery artist who was awarded the AUTOR AWARD presented by Dan Piersinaru – AUTOR’s founder and he personally selects one artist, who will receive the AUTOR Award and represent AUTOR […]

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An exhibition by the Italian contemporary jewellery artist ANNAMARIA ZANELLA ANNAMARIA ZANELLA exhibition “TRA MATERIA E COLORE / BETWEEN MATERIAL AND COLOUR” was on display at the San Rocco Oratorio in Padua, Italy. Contemporary jewellery by the artist and 16th-century murals that depict the life of San Rocco complement each other wonderfully. The most complex aspect of setting up an exhibition based on Annamaria Zanella priceless work, has indeed been, the selection of some pieces of art and to pinpointing them to a satisfying  exhibiting criteria. Hence, i did not wanted to do a classical anthology by presenting the works in a strict, both cronological and typological order, but i , otherwise preferred to give strength to Forms, to Matters and above all, to Colours, by creating some sort of rooms, rooms filled with thoughts, in which a subtle thematic,  binds together the pieces of art , blending well either, the chromatic and the formal aspect and by the fact of communicating with one another too. Born in Padua, Italy, in 1966, Annemaria Zanella began her personal and artistic work at the Selvatico Institute of Fine Arts in Padua in 1987. The idea of ​​jewellery came as a necessity for communication with […]

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Путеводитель по Старой Риге для любителей современного искусства

8 мест, куда отправиться на прогулку за искусством Я работаю в галерее, и неотъемлемой частью моей жизни, доставляющей радость, является искусство и культура. Для меня это источник знаний, сил, любви к жизни. Предлагаю Вашему вниманию свой излюбленный художественный маршрут по Старой Риге, который я выбираю для того, чтобы увидеть, познакомиться и исследовать новинки латвийской культурной жизни. Старая Рига является историческим и географическим центром города Риги. Застройка Риги многообразна, обыкновенные, относящиеся к разным эпохам дома служат фоном для доминирующих средневековых культовых зданий. Я составила подборку своих любимых арт-мест в Старой Риге, где представлены выставки латвийского и международного современного искусства.  Они составлены в таком порядке, чтобы, не накручивая лишних кругов, познакомиться и открыть для себя многогранную Старую Ригу, это отличная идея для спокойной весенней прогулки по старому городу. Прогуливаясь по этому маршруту, Вам откроется возможность наслаждаться искусством, обнаружить скрытые изысканные маленькие бутики, магазинчики местных производителей, уютные кафе и уличных торговцев. Этот маршрут познакомит Вас с актуальностями в латышском искусстве, с историей искусства и поможет насладиться шармом старого города. Арт-галерея PUTTI Галерея работает в Риге с 2000 года. В галерее представлены произведения латвийских и зарубежных художников-дизайнеров современных и концептуальных украшений. В галерее 4 – 5 раз в год организуются различные тематические выставки украшений, […]

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For the ninth time the international contemporary jewellery contest GIOIELLI IN FERMENTO – Fermentation in jewellery – was held. This year the theme of the contest is SEARCHING FOR QUALITY. The competition is organised by the city of Castel San Giovanni in cooperation with the Italian Association of Contemporary Jewellery (AGC). Eliana Negroni is the founder and curator of the exhibition. “My daily horizon is with wineyards covered hill in the Val Tidone valley – red, clayey ground and chalky veins of the Po River in the Piacenza province, the Emilia – Romagna region of Northern Italy. It is a source of inspiration for creative work.” For the first round of the competition 120 artists applied from all over the world. 50 works that was selected by the jury made the basis of the exhibition and also participated in the competition for the first place. It is a real “fermentation” in the world of jewellery art. The exhibition opening was on May 12 in the villa Braghieri Albesani, in city Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italy. Villa Braghieti Albesani was built in the 17th century, Baroque style. In 1809, the villa became property of the Criminal Court of Piacenza – Pietro […]

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Munich Jewellery Week review

Brooch from Agita Putāne personal collection.Brooch author: Reka Lorincz Arriving at Munich strong wind and rain greets us. It is a bit mood killer, because running from one exhibition to other isn’t so enjoyable in this kind of weather. But it’s not worth being angry with things you can’t change. I have decided to visit 30 exhibitions in 2 days and I have three goals: Find artists whose works fit into my gallery and projects See great exhibitions (artworks, scenography, atmosphere) Meet friends (artists, gallerists), in evening go to restaurant with them and chatter about this and that. SCHMUCK 2019 I decided to start with a visit to the MESSE MUNCHEN, where The SCHMUCK 2019 exhibition can be seen. I already had decided to report on this exhibition. I wanted to put the report on all social networks so that the public that continues to be conservative in their views, ideals and lifestyle habits could meet the contemporary jewellery challenge of SCHMUCK 2019 and the relevant contemporary galleries in the world. I bought the ticket and went to the exhibition in good mood, began to explore, took the phone out of my purse to take pictures when two “carberi” came […]

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Contemporary jewellery exhibition/competition “GIOIELLI IN FERMENTO”

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 […]

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Contemporary jewellery in Munich – SCHMUCK 2018

This yeah from March 7 – 13 in Munich the annual Munich Jewelry week took place. It includes: – SCHMUCK 2018 – historical jewellery exhibition taking place since 1959 in Kunsthalle exhibition hall – TALANTE – international new talent competition in jewellery design and technologies – various events around the city In this week jewellers, collectors, students, gallery representatives, professors, and other jewellery enthusiasts met and got to know each other. Throughout the week in various locations all around Munich jewellery exhibitions, discussions, book presentations, performances and closing events took place; in total around 100 events. Here is a small insight on the SCHMUCK 2018 events:

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A recap of our experience in Munich Jewellery Week 2016

Art gallery Putti was in Munich for a few days at the end of March. Munich Jewellery Week is a bundle of exhibitions and jewellery relate events that take place around the city centre for a week. Munich Jewellery Week runs concurrent with the annual Handwerk & Design expo where visitors are able to visit booths of many craftsmen and jewellery artists. Art gallery Putti was in Munich for a few days at the end of March. Munich Jewellery Week is a bundle of exhibitions and jewellery relate events that take place around the city centre for a week…

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„Amber in contemporary jewellery” travels to Ventspils

On September 11th, 2015 at 18:00 Center of Performing Arts „Jūras Vārti” in Ventspils will host the opening of jewellery exhibition „Amber in contemporary jewellery” in collaboration with Art gallery Putti. Exhibition will be on display until October 5th, 2015.

Exhibition participants are Latvian contemporary jewellery artists Andris Lauders, Guntis Lauders, Māris Auniņš, Māris Šustiņš and Valdis Brože.

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“Ted Noten Ubiquist”

Dutch jewellery designer Ted Noten has released the second book about his works – “Ted Noten Ubiquist”.

Ted Noten is one of today’s most original, radical designers. His transparent acrylic bags – containing objects ranging from animals, jewels and cocaine to pistols – have seduced collectors, confused the establishment, inspired fellow artists and challenged students all over the world. Beauty and violence, perfection…

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