Redazione

Redazione

Redazione

"Intimate Relationship", the theme of Vonmo Studio's second exhibition, was determined last summer when everyone was talking about the life-long impact from the family of origin. After hesitating for a long time, I finally got the courage to talk about my family with my friends. At that time, I determined the theme of the second session as "Intimate Relationship", a social topic related to generations.

Growing in a big family of immature parents and elders, I must be sensitive to their frailty and emotional outburst all the time. "Einstein and Einstein" (A film directed by Cao Baoping, and you can learn about the growth of our generation through this film) is a vivid showing of the dilapidation, depression and helplessness of traditional Chinese family education. Hearing the "elders" in the movie roared out familiar words that educated the next generation in the dialect of my hometown, I am immediately pulled back into the abyss of childhood helplessness step by step... It turns out that we all grow up in such a helpless condition: It is always the closest relationship that hurts each other badly. Once I even believed that I was born with a mature mind, but was slowly worn down into a lonely and naive person, or I was just the product of a family education tragedy. And my second growth stage, relearning to love and be loved, started from the escape from my family and living with my husband. In the book "Educated: A Memoir", Tara Westover explores herself step by step, tries to see her family and the world from a new perspective, and finally reconciles with herself. In the relationship with your relatives, lover or friends, I think every one of us will experience such a process in this "Intimate Relationship": escape to find new beliefs and sustenance, and ultimately come back to reconcile with ourselves, so as to maintain a healthy intimacy with others.

In the "Intimate Relationship", nobody is wrong, because everyone treats each other in the name of love which is relatively selfish. There is seldom great love in this relationship, so misunderstanding and resentment will arise. In fact, this relationship also means "my body is different from yours". It’s just like two intersecting geometric shapes, in which some parts fit well, some opposite, some can't be touched anyway, and others that seem to fit together, but fragmented when magnified… So it becomes difficult to tell, from a single aspect, whether we’re happy or painful in the "Intimate Relationship". In this exhibition, with your body as a carrier, you can express the inmost emotion through your jewelry, reinventing yourself in the theme of "Intimate Relationship".

 

Curator:
Felicia Li

Sponsor:
Vonmo Studio

List of Review Committee (alphabetical order):
Catarina Silva, Portugal.
Hongxia Wang, Denmark.
Kim Buck, Denmark.
Maria Rosa Franzin, Italy.
Kezhen Wang, China.
Yi Zhao, China.

Participation requirements and schedule:
Each participant is required to design and produce jewelry works according to the theme. We only accept the work produced from 2020 to 2021. The size of the exhibited works is limited to 50cm×50cm×50cm. If there are special circumstances, the competitors must contact the organizer in advance. Original works are required. Once plagiarism is found, the selection and participation qualification will be cancelled.
As the theme of exhibition is “intimate relationship”, the organizing committee needs photos that can embody the feelings between “intimate relationship” members for better comprehension of the artworks. Artworks and photos will be displayed together in the exhibition in 2021. Please ask us ( by Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the participation application form. Submit your exhibiting information before 20 June, 2021 (the deadline for registration). No registration and participation fees.
The jury will begin to select all submitted works based on the photos on 21 June 2021. The results of the selection will be announced on the Vonmo WeChat Public Account on 10 July, 2021. The organizing committee will contact the shortlisted artists in time. It is expected that the Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition of "Intimate Relationship" will open in Shanghai on 1 Sept 2021, then tour in Beijing. The organizing committee reserves the following rights: freely display specially invited and selected works, have the right to take photos of the exhibited works and publicly use the photos for free, and use the author’s personal information for the exhibition’s domestic and foreign publicity, and portfolio publishing. After the exhibition is over, the organizer will send back the works of participating artists, including the exhibition certificate and exhibition portfolio.
*All timeline is for reference only, and the actual situation depends on the actual progress of the project. Any changes to the time involved in the cooperation process of exhibitors will be notified separately. The right to interpret related matters belongs to the organizer.

Notice when you’re Shortlisted:
Vonmo Studio respects the pricing of the works of the shortlisted artists, and there will be no commission drawn by the Studio. If the work is sold, the artist will get the corresponding fee for the price. We use Paypal or bank account to transfer the money. The handling fee is borne by Vonmo.
The shortlisted artists only need to pay the postage for the mailing of the work to Vonmo, and there’re no other costs. Vonmo will bear the customs duties and the postage when sending back the works of participating artists.

 

 

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:45

NEGRONI ARCHIVE

Between Città Studi and Ortica, in Milan after the Second World War, where factories and factories were integrated into the urban fabric, stands the NEGRONI ARCHIVE, guardian of the historical and cultural heritage of the Edoardo Negroni tooling. Founded in the early '50s, it built illuminated masterpieces with burin: equipment, punches and moulds to reproduce ornamental and classic silverware details. Among the numerous drawers and folders in the factory is the rich heritage: artefacts and tools to tell the art of engraving and a history of craftsmanship in industrious Lombardy. The Archive wants to relaunch itself as a dynamic and active "tank" of information and practical references. A project is currently underway to enhance and promote this heritage of corporate culture, which will see the Negroni Archive present itself in the near future in a system accessible to the public of specialists and enthusiasts.

Archivio Negroni is born from the workshop founded by my father Edoardo Negroni. "We work in the field of metalworking and tool-making for goldsmiths and silversmiths. Based in Milan - Italy the workshop was founded in 1958. I learnt all the process working by his side and then integrated it innovating techniques for the last 25 years. Today my aim is to let people discover our workshop - the Archivio Negroni - as a dynamic reservoir of information and practical references in a cultural project which enlightens the archive and the inherited metal engraving’s know-how."
(Eliana Negroni, the Archive’s curator)

To follow cultural proposals: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQ0qQ6Ea_HYcVSFeVv7EGA

or visit the website: https://www.archivionegroni.it/

 

As part of the programme of exhibitions dedicated to the artists of the Thereza Pedrosa Gallery in Asolo (TV), the exhibition "Reflections from the Silence" by Lluís Comín opened on 17 October.
The work of the Spanish goldsmith artist Lluís Comín is always characterized by the deep personal meditation that accompanies him and the current exhibition is absolutely one of the most introspective projects of the author, who has developed it in two collections: "La Montagna Magica" and "Vestigia".

“The Magic Montain” explores his relationship with nature and, specifically, his love for the solitude of the mountain: “The snow’s deep silence, the intense blue sky or the raging stormy wind make one believe in the gods and provoke that one comes back again and again to this sacred temple where friendship becomes a kind of religion. The mountain is the place where the senses and emotions become sharper, where a parenthesis of memories opens up and where time is relative and freedom absolute”. The new “Vestiges” collection, on the other hand, is an introspective journey that began during the long period of lockdown, in which the artist reflects on the present and future of humanity as a species.

The artist himself recounts his thoughts:

“We Homo sapiens tend to believe that we are living the best moment in the history of our species. But… does our evolution make any sense? Where does the technical revolution lead us to? Are we really aiming at achieving “happiness”? We usually think that the way we face life is superior to the way of those that preceded us. And taking into account that our “advanced” societies’ lifestyle and financial welfare are higher than the previous ones, I really ask myself if we are improving as a species.
We believe to be morally superior. But why are, for example our current female canons of beauty better than the ones at the time when Rubens painted “The Three Graces”? If we would look at our current civilization from a future point of view, we would surely find weird aspects in it – maybe even absurd ones. Many of these aspects might now be considered as “truth”. Years ago a master of mine told me something that’s been very useful to me: the word “moral” is originally Latin (mos, moris..) which means “habit”. Our certainties are therefore totally relative and context-bound. As time goes by, we will only be vestiges of a moment in history – the same as triolobites and Roman mosaics once were. So, unless we are able to be less arrogant and unless we really start caring about the others and the environment, our attitude could lead to the end of our species. Maybe… in the future someone will dig up one of my jewels… and will say in a foreign language: “Vestiges of the XXI century”. This will surely happen if we haven’t become extinct.”

 

Lluís Comín, Vestiges 5, brooch

Lluís Comín, Magic Mountain 9, necklace

Friday, 16 October 2020 18:34

Collect / Connect. Contemporary Jewellery

From October 6th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will take part in the triannual Parcours Bijoux 2020 series of events and exhibitions by presenting original pieces from jewellery designers, Julie Decubber and Stefania Lucchetta. Displayed in the Galerie des Bijoux, which offers an unequalled panorama for this field, both artists’ creations spring from two very different fields of research, which both address contemporary concerns.

Julie Decubber continues to immerse her work into the eclectic world of contemporary ceramics. Fifteen ceramic artists supplied her with their rejected waste: endangered materials intended to be destroyed. Julie Decubber celebrates them by creating a collection of “jewelstories”, using their shards as materials, revealing the personalities of the ceramic artists with overlaying her own, as exquisite relics. In turning them into jewels, these fragments take on new, intimate significance. Halfway between jewellery and documentary, the exhibition is immersed in a soundscape recorded during the encounters between the designer and the artists. The fifteen ceramic artist who partnered with Julie Decubber, Héloïse Bariol, Enrica Casentini, Nani Champy-Schott, Agnès Debizet, Julia Huteau, Kaori Kurihara, Julia Morlot, Linda Ouhbi, Emilie Pedron, Fanny Richard, Alice Toumit, Francine Triboulet, Léa Van Impe, Anne Verdier, Ulrike Weiss.

Stefania Lucchetta is a pioneer in the usageof 3D modeling software and prototyping machines in the field of jewellery. For nearly twenty years, she has used these novel technologies to produce complex forms that are impossible to achieve through traditional techniques. Titanium, her preferred material, allows her to combine lightness and expressivity. The fifteen pieces of jewellery presented on view are true sculptures in miniature form: her earlier geometric and abstract structures evolve, in more recent pieces produced for the exhibition, into organic sculptures closer to shapes found in nature. The “Collect / Connect. Contemporary Jewellery” exhibition reveals the most recent explorations and showcase the formal audacity of contemporary jewellery.

Following are some works by Stefania Lucchetta:

 

Brooch - Vertebrae_158, 2020 | anodized titanium, steel (ph. Stefania Lucchetta)

Ring - Volutae_30, 2020 | titanium (ph. Fabio Zonta)

Necklace - Vertebrae_162 | anodized titanium (ph. Stefania Lucchetta)

Necklace - Concretiones 242, 2020 | anodized titanium (ph. Stefania Lucchetta)

 

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 18:25

HUMAN SPACE IDENTITY

As part of PARCOURS BIJOUX 2020 the Parisian path of events dedicated to the contemporary creation of jewelry, French and international, we report the exhibition entitled HUMAN SPACE IDENTITY at the Galerie Sophie...etc! in Paris, thanks to the curatorship of Ilaria Ruggiero and A/dornment. The exhibition includes the works of four Italian artists and jewelry designers, Laura Forte, Letizia Maggio, Simona Materi and Francesca Mazzotta, together with an artist from Mexico, Raquel Bessudo. This event will bring to the public the results achieved by the artists' creative explorations, which together specifically address the theme of identity in relation to that of space, developing distinct conceptual themes paths and the use of different languages, the aim of the exhibition is to question the concepts of belonging and identity at existential, social and political level.

 

Letizia Maggio realizes a new series through the use of different media and techniques, almost definitively abandoning the insertion of metals, or precious materials, and focusing on the photographic print on canvas of the photos made by Alice Brazzit. Details of loved ones naked bodies represent intimate and embodied portions of stories, which here take on absolute and universal value. To these pieces of prints she includes words, sewn threads, chains, rediscovered elements of old watches, which create a puzzle whose order and composition is the staging of an existential internal landscape.

to follow some of her works:

 

 

The work of Laura Forte moves in the opposite direction, in which the total abstraction of forms and thought prevails. Always characterized by extreme geometric minimalism, the ‘Utopia’ series further emphasizes the symbolic value of the forms and their combination in games of metaphysical perfection. A platonic, ideal, utopian, pure space, created in the interstices, just counteracting reality, which chaotically transports us into the continuous flow of matter.

to follow some of her works:

Friday, 09 October 2020 06:18

VDW Jewelry Selection 2020

The exhibition is the result of the seventh VDW Jewelry Selection 2020 International Competition. The jury, made up of gallery owners and sector’s experts, selected the projects of the following designers:

Aldo Boscolo (Italia), Costanza D’Alpaos (Regno Unito), Anna Fanigina (Lettonia), Laura Forte (Italia), Ariel Lavian (Israele), Meng-Ju Wu (Taiwan), Petra Mohylova (Repubblica Ceca), Matilde Mozzanega (Regno Unito), Viola Pineider (Brasile), Tang Rho (Stati Uniti), Valeria Zingaretti (Italia), Caterina Zucchi – Studiozero-vetro (Italia).

More Information:

https://venicedesignweek.com/vdw-jewelry-selection-2020/?lang=it

 

The competition is promoted in collaboration with Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC), Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel , Autor-Bucharest , OhMyBlue Gallery , Oona Gallery , Bini Gallery , Creativity Oggetti , 16metriquadri contemporary Jewelry e Vicenza Jewelry.

Friday, 02 October 2020 07:34

Marco Picciali's exhibition in Venice

As part of the exhibition SPAZIALITÁ SILENZIOSE, organized by the Associazione Arte e Design Venezia at the Galleria S.Eufemia at the Giudecca in Venice, the jewels of Marco Picciali, together with other visual artists, are on display until October 20.

 

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 06:59

RUBY GOLD of Karl Fritsch

At Galerie Zink Waldkirchen in Germany, the first solo exhibition entitled "Ruby Gold" by the artist Karl Fritsch with the gallery is underway. The exhibition began with an opening event on the weekend of 12 and 13 September and in connection with the playful and iconoclast nature of the artist's works, the gallery displays the jewelry in an unconventional manner, as if in a playground with slides in an all black space. In accompaniment with the show, the artist and the gallery has also produced an exquisite catalogue of the artist's works. From October 17 we are excited to expand the show with photographs by Amsterdam based artist Paul Kooiker, a leading figure in conceptual photography in Europe. Both shows will be held until December 20.

Karl Fritsch belongs to the International Avant-Garde in the field of artistic jewelry. Trained as a goldsmith, he is renowned for his daring works that disregard all conventions of traditional jewelry. His treatment of materials and forms disrupt the jewelry world. He would pierce a multi-carat diamond with a laser and fix the gemstone to a gold ring using an old, rusty nail. He would build extravagant and flashy rings with common materials like aluminium and synthetic stones. He engraves "Fuck off" on an antique Byzantine ring.Through elaborate processes, Fritsch creates jewelry and sculptures that exude a playful lightness. They often have a sense of improvisation and an almost childlike fascination of the unexpected. Karl Fritsch is the darling of the artistic jewelry scene and his works are not only worn, but also on display in many museum collections and his rings are in demand as collector's items. By pushing boundaries beyond what is conventionally associated with "jewelry", the artist explores the eccentric, creating a profound expression of individuality. One of a kind, like the person wearing it! 

 

All the pictures © by Erich Spahn

 

The next exhibition at the Birò Gallery in Munich will feature Gerd Rothmann's 2019 and 2020 jewels, modeled with his thumb, cast in silver and arranged in color.

„The underlying intention is to show the pieces of jewelry presented together with their designs and collages. I regard it as important to incorporate my specific context together with my thinking about jewelry. The collages convey an impression of the stimulating climate of creation, or of my searching for and feeling my way towards the design, long before the piece of jewelry itself is fully fashioned.

The most important tool in modelling jewelry is the goldsmith’s thumb. Literally, the artist imprints his thumb upon the piece of jewelry.

Employing minimal technique, the individual impressions, cast in silver, are flexibly connected the one to the other. In order to create aesthetic highlights, a number of the impressions have been coloured.

It is in this way that over the last two years, rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces have come into being.„ Gerd Rothmann

 

Follow the news related to the exhibition on Facebook and on Youtube profile of the Gallery

 

 

 

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:34

The Power of Happiness

From 11 August and until 14 September will be online on the Thereza Pedrosa Gallery website the exhibition entitled "The Power of Happiness", an exhibition focused on earrings.

I consider myself a happy person. Like everyone else, I have amazing and joyful moments in my life, but also stressful and tiring ones. The point is that happiness is a mindset and I really believe that we can choose the direction that our mindset will take. A positive attitude and good mood can help us achieve our goals, but above all they can be spread around and within us exponentially. “The Power of Happiness” exhibition was born then not as a philosophy, but with a purpose of action. In a year that is proving really difficult and challenging to many, “The Power of Happiness” was my personal invitation to artists to think positive, to move forward with a healthy purpose, to have hope for the future and to share these emotions with the people around them and in the pieces made for this show. The result is an incredible group of 110 pairs of earrings made by 20 artists from more than 10 different countries. They agreed to put their minds on a positive and constructive path to share with you joy, hope and good vibes.

For this reason I am immensely grateful to them and I want to thank Aişegül Telli, Anke Hennig, Carla Riccoboni, Caterina Zanca, Clara Del Papa, Claudia Steiner, Gigi Mariani, Heidemarie Herb, Jeemin Jamie Chung, Jil Koehn, Judy McCaig, Lluís Comín, Maria Rosa Franzin, Maria Tsimpiskaki, Nicola Heidemann, Nicolas Estrada, Patrizia Bonati, Sara Barbanti, Ylenia Deriu, Yoko Takirai & Pietro Pellitteri.

Enjoy this exhibition, because each of these earrings is a reminder for happiness.

Thereza Pedrosa

 

VISIT THE ONLINE EXHIBITION AT THIS LINK:

https://www.therezapedrosa.com/the-power-of-happiness-collective-exhibition/

 

Gigi Mariani, Pebbles, earrings

 

Maria Rosa Franzin, Segno Niello, earrings

 

Nicola Heidemann, Plumblue, earrings

 

Caterina Zanca, Apparenze, earrings

 

 

 

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