Dialogues 2010 Exhibition by PREZIOSA.
PREZIOSA is a cultural project, an annual prestigious exhibition dedicated to international Research Jewellery. The project began in 2005, and was conceived, organized and coordinated by “Le Arti Orafe”, since 1985 the school for Contemporary Jewellery Making and Jewellery Design in Italy.
Every year the artistic approach to the complex subject of jewellery is explored through a specific concept and with the selection of artists from over the world.
The 2010’s edition of PREZIOSA features an open presentation that evolves and is organised at the level of dialogue. Three masters of research jewellery have been asked to select a younger artist to set up a dialogue with. In this way the curator takes the role of stimulator and mediator, seeking to weave a mesh of questions, answers, propositions, statements and mediations triggered by the meeting with the various artists, and finally charting a sort of log of the routes pursued. The exhibition is thus driven by a “spirit of dialogue”. Not merely “talking with” but “thinking with”, “being bound by thought”: a dialogue based on the desire to understand and know the other, and to propose an approach to the reality of the research jewel through a spirit of discovery. For this reason the three chosen artists share the fact that they belong to the same generation, that they are established, recognised artists with a long experience as teachers behind them, while at the same time representing three different approaches to research in jewellery. Each of the three artists will offer a broad and inclusive presentation of his or her own work, and will also select a younger artist, so as to set up and develop dialogues between different generations, languages and contents.
This relationship of dialogue will make it possible to develop broader reflections on the creative reality of the jewel, its history and its present. The public will be able to know the work of the six artists through the various phases of their work, listening to the conversations and reflections triggered by the encounters, and also by reading the “dialogue” in the works themselves. The idea behind the exhibition is to offer a view of jewellery research from within, to give space and voice to the protagonists, and through their cultural and personal filters get to know the work of the three younger artists, who have developed original research with a language that is already recognisable. Three master artists, three different nationalities, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands. Three artists who have been working for around forty years, pursuing paths that are totally different, each with a complex language, a personal and characteristic ‘Kunstwollen’, despite sharing a marked spirit of research and experimentation. The three younger artist are from Australia, Switzerland and Netherlands.
Text and protographs courtesy preziosa.org