Jewels in Ferment: European contemporary jewelry

M. T. (October 19, 2016)
Over the course of the last six years, Gioielli in Fermento / Jewels in Ferment has become one of the leading international jewelry competitions with an annual award presented by Torre Fornello, the Italian winery. From October 20 to November 27, 2016 visitors to the gallery will be granted unprecedented access to the work of 30 artists who have participated in the competition since its inception. Organized with Eliana Negroni, curator in charge of Gioielli in Fermento, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the creative process and the evolution of the participating artist’s work.

Gioielli in Fermento is a competition open to professional goldsmiths, designers, as well as established and emerging jewelry artists. The competition consists of creating and exhibiting a unique piece of jewelry inspired by a specific theme. The theme changes every year, but is always related to the world of wine. The results are an impressive array of color, forms, and concepts that are unique to Gioielli in Fermento.

An invitation-only opening will take place on Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. During this time, Torre Fornello, a winery estate based in Valtidone on the border between Emilia, Lombardy and Piedmont Italian regions, will offer a tasting of their finest wines.

Participating Artists:

Silvia Beccaria, Maura Biamonti, Sébastien Carré (France), Nicoletta Dal Vera, Corrado De Meo, Clara Del Papa (Venezuela), Ylenia Deriu, (Colombia), Maria Rosa Franzin, Nicoletta Frigerio, Akis Goumas (Greece), Ria Lins (Belgium), Chiara Lucato, Gigi Mariani, Stefano Rossi, Kika Rufino (Brazil), PeggyArte, Sergio and Stefano Spivach, Eva Tesarik (Austria)

2016 and 2015 editions of the GIF catalog will be available onsite.

About Torre Fornello, Italy:

Enrico Sgorbati has been in charge of the Torre Fornello family winery since 1992. The first vintage was produced by Torre Fornello in 1998. The winery is focused on high quality production utilizing native vines, and is located in Valtidone, the geological area of “old red soils”. It is here that nature created lands with a climate ideal for the vines that have been cultivated since ancient roman times.

The winery cultivates its vines partly under a biological scheme and partly under a low environmental impact program which is both beneficial for the countryside and the health of the population.

Torre Fornello Azienda Agricola

Fornello di Ziano Piacentino

T. (+39) 0523 861001

About The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross

The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross was founded as a unique, New York City venue, to exhibit progressive work in studio art jewelry, as well as fine arts related to jewelry, precious stones and precious metals. Our mission is to bring international exposure to emerging and established artists, through promotion, education, and exhibition. The R|R Gallery presents regular group or solo exhibitions, and is interested in collaboration with other galleries, museums, and educational institutions.

The R|R Gallery is housed in a storefront space at the intersection of New York City's fashionable Meatpacking District and the West Village. The space is connected to, but separate from, the Gansevoort Street store and workshop of Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths. Founded in 1985, Reinstein|Ross is committed to high-karat gold, distinctive gemstones, and classical goldsmithing techniques. Reminiscent of ancient jewelry, but distinctly contemporary, Reinstein|Ross jewelry is hand-fabricated to impeccable standards in their New York City workshops.





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