Vices or Lifestyle?

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Currently featured as the only UK jewellery artist in a European touring exhibition titled Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle? This will travel to venues in Italy and Germany over the forthcoming year.

PRESS RELEASE: Courtesy of the exhibition curators Heidemarie Herb and Luigi Mariani

“…The perceptions of Dante Alighieri, who described the seven deadly sins and seven virtues in his Divine Comedy, are the starting point of the competition and exhibition project entitled Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle?

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), the great Italian poet of the late Middle Ages, referred to lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride as deadly sins. We wanted to find out what jewelry artists think about vices and lifestyle in our day and age and asked them to illustrate, using their medium, the ideas associated in the past with sin and vice.

Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll….. Vices or Lifestyle? competition puts contemporary jewelry in the lime light. All over the world, this highly traditional medium is being used in a largely liberal artistic fashion. Any material is allowed, and an almost unlimited spectrum of ideas can be expressed in these body related creations. What unites the protagonists of modern jewelry is the idea that their medium is neither supposed to serve merely as a fashionable accessory nor as a means of representation. Artistically designed jewelry is above all a carrier of ideas. Which are interpreted in this exhibition of 22 jewelry artists from 11 different countries….”

The competition jurors included: Barbara Schmidt and Giovanni Corvaja,

Curators of the exhibition: Heidemarie Herb and Luigi Mariani

Exhibitors: ALESSANDRO PETROLATI – Italy, ANGELO VERGA – Italy, ANNAMARIA IODICE – Italy, BARBARA von TAEUFFENBACH – Germany, CLAUDIA STEINER – Austria, CLAUDIO RANFAGNI – Italy, CRISTINA DIAS – USA, FABIANA GADANO – Argentina, FRANCESCA GABRIELLI – Italy, HADAS LEVIN – Israel, KAREN VANMOL – Belgium, LUISA BRUNI – Italy, MARIA ROSA FRANZIN – Italy, MARTA HRYC – Poland, MICHAEL BERGER – Germany, MAURIZIO STAGNI – Italy, NORA ROCHEL – Germany, NICOLETTA FRIGERIO – Italy, RIKKE LUNNEMANN – Denmark, SABINE AMTSBERG – Germany, SUSANNE ELSTNER – Germany and ZOE ROBERTSON – United Kingdom

The exhibition opens on

  •  Werkschau Simone Winkler – 28/09 – 12/10 2012
  • Galleria 42 Contemporaneo – 03/11 – 29/11 2012
  • Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus – 04/07 -18/08 2013

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Photo thanks to “Angelo Verga Studio”

 

 

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