Daniel Kruger, goldsmith, teacher sculpture/jewelry Art School in Halle
Mirella Cisotto Nalon, head of cultural activity, the Council of Padua
Rita Marcangelo, gallery owner, administrator of the Cominelli Foundation's Permanent Collection
Ludwig Reinhold, director of Art Aurea magazine
Tiziano Torresani, vice chairman of the Cominelli Foundation
Maria Cristina Bergesio, historian of jewellery and contemporary jewellery
PRESS RELEASE Courtesy of Maria Rosa Franzin
COMINELLI FOUNDATION'S COMPETITIONFOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY3rd edition of the Cominelli Foundation's International Competition for Contemporary Jewellery 2012 organized by the Foundation and the AGC Contemporary Jewellery Association43 artists have been selected to take part in the Competition
Contemporary Jewellery today represents a sector of advanced research, experimentation of new expressive languages and the enhancement of the concept of personal adornment.The Cominelli Foundation aims on becoming a reference point for applied arts, not only an exhibition space but a place where applied arts "are done" through workshops and related conferences.The AGC, Contemporary Jewellery Association, founded in 2004, is the promoter of numerous projects nationally to encourage and spread contemporary jewellery culture. The association works in close contact with the international jewellery community, organizing many events to stimulate a constructive and synergetic comparison with other artistic and productive realities.Two prizes and three special mentions will be awarded to the participants in the exhibition.The First Prize of 3.000 euros will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents contemporaneity in the world of jewellery.The Second Prize a laptop will be awarded to the artist who is the most technically innovative.The 3 Special Mentions will be for the research and experimentation of new languages.The selection of the 43 participants in the competition was organized by Maria Cristina Bergesio, Historian of Jewellery and Contemporary Jewellery, author of important publications on the art of jewellery.The criterion for the selection was the quality of goldsmith's art, the originality and the contemporaneity of the pieces, represented in the registration phase, by photographs.
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The selected artists :ADAM GRINOVICH, ALEXANDER BLANK, ANA ALBUQUERQUE, BERNHARD STIMPFL-ABELE JI CHANG CHAI, CHIARA SCARPITTI, DANIA CHELMINSKY, DIANA DUDEK, EMMANUEL LACOSTE, FARRAH AL DUJAILI, FLAVIA FENAROLI, GABI VEIT, HEIDEMARIE HERB, JASMIN MATZAKOW, JUDY MC CAIG, JIE SUN, JO POND, KATHARINA MOCH, LAURA BRADSHAW-HEAP, LYDIA HIRTE, LISA BJIORKE, GIGI MARIANI, MAJA HOUTMAN, MARIA EUGENIA LOPEZ, MARIANNE SCHLIWINSKI, MARI ISHIKAWA, MARTA HRYC, MAURIZIO STAGNI, MICHELLE SEBBAG, MOHSEN AMINI, PETER HOOGEBOOM, RIA LINS, RITSUKO OGURA SANNA SVEDESTEDT, SEUL-GI KWON, SILKE TREKEL, STEPHEN BOTTOMLEY, SUNGHO CHO, SUSAN CROSS, TERESA DANTAS, VIKTORIA MUNZKER, YOUNGHEE HONG, ZOE ROBERTSON.
The Jury for the competition is made up of important figures in the world of art and Italian and International contemporary jewellery:
Saturday 1st September 2012.
Raffaele Cominelli Foundation
Address : Via F. Santabona, 25010 Cisano S. Felice d/B , Brescia, Italy
Exhibition dates : 1st september - 30th september 2012
Opening: 1st september 2012 - 6.00pm
Links: www.agc-it.org www.fondazionecominelli.it
Curators: Rosanna Padrini Dolcini, Maria Rosa Franzin, Rossella Tornquist