Good morning my precious friends,
Today I’m going to write about the “zero edition” of Valenza Jewelry Week, a newly established event taking place in Valenza from 26 to 28 May.
This important project comes from the collaboration between Roma Jewelry Week, from which it borrowed the format, Divalenza Goldsmith Consortium, Doralia, Maggiordomus, Valenza nei Marchi and Studio Cirri, cornerstones of the organization in that area. You can imagine how excited I am to be Media Partner in an event like this.
Since the end of the 19th century Valenza has been one of the pillars of jewellery and gold craftsmanship in Italy and abroad. Some of the most important factories to produce fine jewellery and some of the most renowned, skilled craftsmen – whose priceless masterpieces we go crazy for have made Italy famous worldwide – are based there. Many of my friends with whom I lived unforgettable experiences in the field I’m so lucky to work in live in this town too. For all these reasons Valenza is so close in my heart.
I’ll keep you updated and will do my best to document all Valenza Jewelry Week’s displays which will be split between St. Rocco multifunctional centre and the municipal centre for culture.
Not only does the event – sponsored by the town of Valenza – borrow the format from Roma Jewelry week but, more importantly, it also draws inspiration from the same goals: giving value to the territory where the event takes place and promoting synergy and cooperation among producers, artists, factories and workshops.
Artists and designers from all over Italy – including some young talents from the Roman School of contemporary jewellery, the European Institute of Design (EID) of Rome and Turin, and the Italian Academy – are attending the Valenza Jewelry Week.
A special mention goes to the young designers from the EID of Rome and Turin, whose energy and creativity I deeply admired when I modelled for their thesis creations.
I’m sure that this “zero edition” will be the first of many more editions of an event conceived and developed as a large-scale exhibition aiming at promoting cooperation within and enhancement to the Italian goldsmith art field.
The works by Angry Jewellery, Artisticalmente by Emanuele Leonardi, Asimi by Anna Butcher, Ivan Barbato, Simone Vera Bath, Ellence by Elle Di Muro, Fenicia Bijoux by Chiara Fenicia, Angela Gentile, Giloro, Vladyslav Kladko, Labrys Gioielli by Livia D’Agostino, Lokta Art by Vasiliki Merianou, Pino Manna, Maria Patrizia Marra, Gianni Misto & Francesco Ridolfi, Marco Mormile, Raimondo Oliviero, Maria Gaia Piccini, Luigina Rech, Francesco Ridolfi, Agau Gioielli, Laura Abramo, Glauco Cambi, Fabio Cappelli, Daniele Carradori, Remigio Maria Caserta, Rocco Epifanio, Michele Forlenza, Franchi Argentieri, Francesca Gabrielli, Fabrizio Negri, Cristiana Perali will be displayed at St. Rocco multifunctional centre.
The works by Ascolillo, Claudia Gobbi, Marta Guerra, Alice Pietrantoni, Igor Quagliata and Junye Wu; Annagiulia Chicco, Jasmine Celon, Atefeh Rezaei, Alessio Bartelloni, Leonardo Bernacca, Anastasia Cella, Jorge Julian Diaz Malo, Anastasia Krivolapova, Daniil Neskromniy will be displayed at the municipal centre of culture.