Cisano di S. Felice/Benaco, 9 February - 31 March 2014
PREMIO FONDAZIONE COMINELLI PER IL GIOIELLO CONTEMPORANEO - CALL FOR ENTRY - COMINELLI FOUNDATION AWARDS
In the extraordinary setting of Lake Garda with its colours and lights, among the moraine hills that stretch from the Gulf of Salò and the Gulf of Manerba, at Cisano di San Felice we find the Fondazione Cominelli.
The splendid building, built in the XVII century by the Cominelli family, overlooks the Gulf of Salò and houses the Foundation.
The Fondazione Cominelli, with its many cultural activities, has become a reference point for the applied arts, not only for exhibitions, but also as a place where applied art is “carried out”; in fact the Foundation organises workshops and conferences on the subject. In this complex panorama the Foundation has chosen to present and delve into specific sectors such as photography, ceramics and jewellery.
The Cominelli Foundation, together with agc, organises and promotes the Cominelli Awards.
AGC was founded in June 2004 to create new opportunities for the development and qualification of contemporary jewellery, aiming to promote a constructive and synergistic dialogue with the artistic and productive scenes on an international level.
This year once again a section was dedicated to training in Universities, Institutes and Schools in the jewellery sector. In 2011 the Polytechnic of Milan, in 2012 the College of Art of Edinburgh, in 2013 the Tokyo University of Arts and Music.
The scope of this section is to present and confront different formative directions within the “jewellery field, the different orientations, from design to artistic and handcraft training, getting the formative peculiarities of each reality to emerge.
This year, an exhibition will present the projects and prototypes of the Jewellery and Metalsmithing Departments at the Pietro Selvatico Art Institute in Padua. www.liceoartisticoselvatico.gov
With the fifth edition of the Fondazione Cominelli Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014, there will also be the exhibition of the works of the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Jewellery; each edition will enrich the Collection with new works, some by the competition participants and others by artists selected by the Gallerist Rita Marcangelo.
Adrean Bloomard, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Agnes Larsson, Amira Jalet, Barbara Paganin, Barbara Uderzo, Beate Eismann, Bernhard Stimpfl Abele, Carla Riccoboni, Carole Deltenre, Catarina Hallzon, Corrado De Meo, Dana Hakim, Diana Dudek, Donna Brennan, Eiko Nakahara, Elisabetta Duprè, Emanuela Deyanova, Eugenia Ingegno, Fabrizio Tridenti, Farrah Al Dujaili, Francine Schloeth, Giancarlo Montebello, Gigi Mariani, Giovanni Sicuro, Gisbert Stach, Giulia Savino, Hadas Levin, Heejin Hwang, Heidemarie Herb, Yu Hiraishi, Isabel Schaupp, Jie Sun, Jimin Kimin, Joohee Han, Judy McCaig, Kaori Yuzu, Katrin Spranger, Kazumi Nagano, Liana Pattihis, Makoto Hieda, Meiri Ishida, Mi-Mi Moscow, Margherita De Martino Norante, Marco Minelli, Maria Rosa Franzin, Marta Hryc, Maurizio Stagni, Michelle Taylor, Nikolai Balabin, Patrizia Bonati, Rita Marcangelo, Rossella Tornquist, Sam Tho Duong, Sanna Svedestedt, Satomi Kawai, Seulgi Kwon, Shu-Lin Wu, Silke Trekel, Simone Giesen, Sungho Cho, Suzanne Beautyman, Tamara Grüner, Uli Rapp. Yuki Sumiya.
The Permanent Collection has become an important international reference point for collectors, experts and all those with an interest in contemporary jewellery.
COMINELLI AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY
The first prize will be awarded to the participant showing the qualities or abilities that merit special recognition.
Target: The exhibition was conceived as an opportunity for goldsmith artists and designers to show their work and contribute to further spreading the knowledge of contemporary jewellery. There is no set limit to the materials they use, the measurements must not, however, exceed 15x15 cm and diameter 20 cm max.
Participation: whoever wishes to take part in the exhibition may register at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , the modalities are published on the website of the association www.agc-it.org.
Prof. Ramon Puig Cuyas will select 40 participants.
The selection will adopt assessment criteria that will take into consideration the technical/artistic quality, originality and contemporaneity, by accurately assessing, during the registration phase, the photographs of the pieces to be presented.
Agc will have no decisional power, nor will it have any say regarding the applications for participation, due to the fact that the jury is external to the association.
Michele Cassarino, Chairman Cominelli Foundation
Ramon Puig Cuyas Prof. Escola Massana
Fausto Maria Franchi goldsmith
Rita Marcangelo curator Permanent Collection Cominelli Foundation
A member Cominelli Foundation
The first prize will be awarded to the participant showing the qualities or abilities that merit special recognition, the second prize to the artist with the most innovative technique and then come the third prize and three special mentions.
Curator for the Cominelli Foundation Rosanna Padrini Dolcini
Curators for AGC Maria Rosa Franzin, Rossella Tornquist
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