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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Best contemporary art places to experience in Riga Old Town

8 must visit art places in Riga old town. Riga art checklist for Oldtown I work in the gallery and one of my integral pleasures of life is art and culture. It brings me the knowledge, strength and full attitude of love to life. I would like to offer you my favourite art route in the Old Town, which I walk through to see, get to know and find out about the latest in the field of Latvian culture. Riga’s oldtown is the historical and geographic centre of Riga that in itself is architectural artwork – thus it has been named by UNESCO as world heritage site. To the list – it has been put in such an order to make sure you don’t go in circles, but some small detours to see some more magnificent buildings in Riga Old town.. On the way you’ll be able to enjoy art, see and visit small & exquisite boutiques, works of local craftsmen, small cafes and street vendors. This is the ultimate contemporary art guide of our oldtown for arts connoisseur. Stop 1: Art Gallery PUTTI Established in 2000 and initially working to promote Latvian contemporary jewellery artists, it has grown into […]

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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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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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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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