Florence Jewellery Week 2020

March 25, 2020  23:01  |  News

Florence Jewellery Week 2020

Kazumi Nagano. Photo: Ryota Sekiguchi ©

The packed schedule of events of the Florence Jewellery Week 2020 (28th May – 28th June), divided between the city’s museums and the art galleries in Oltrarno, provides above all the participation of big names on the international scene of contemporary jewellery.

A choral exhibition will bring together the works by Giovanni Corvaja, Suk Chun Oh, Kazumi Nagano, Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, Barbara Paganin, Sam Tho Duong, inside the former refectory of Santa Maria Novella; while a personal exhibition dedicated to Carla Riccoboni will be hosted in the “Cartavetra” Gallery in Via Maggio.

Florence Jewellery Week 2020

Carla Riccoboni. Photos: Florence Jewellery Week archives ©

Among the Italians, Giovanni Corvaja, from Padua, who will present his surprising “Headpiece” entirely woven with gold. The Venetian Barbara Paganin, who will invite us to reflect on the affective value we attach to certain apparently meaningless objects. Carla Riccoboni, from Bassano del Grappa, historical self-producer of small series jewellery, whose research focuses on syntax and semantics of ornament.

Florence Jewellery Week 2020

Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill

Among foreigners, the English Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill and the Korean Suk Chun Oh, who subject ancient traditional techniques to the processes of modern industrial technology, in order to make contemporary craftsmanship. The Japanese Kazumi Nagano, who weaves paper, nylon, gold and horsehair threads, folding her jewels according to the origami technique. Finally, the Vietnamese Sam Tho Duong, who manipulates the plastic of yoghurt containers, giving his bulky jewellery a sculptural appearance and proposing an “aesthetic” solution to the thorny issue of recycling polluting materials.

Florence Jewellery Week 2020

Giovanni Corvaja

Several seminars will be held by guest artists; these will take place in the laboratories and rooms of LAO.

The exhibitions and meetings will take place in various locations: the Complex of Santa Maria Novella, the Bardini Museum, Casa Guidi, Palazzo Capponi/Bardi Foundation and several galleries of contemporary art, including Cartavetra and the Gallery of Palazzo Coveri.