PREZIOSA 2017 – Florence Jewellery Week
24-28 of May, 2017
From 24th to 28th May 2017 in the very heart of Florence, the “Oltrarno” district, among the Lungarni and Santo Spirito Square, LAO, Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School organizes PREZIOSA 2017-Florence Jewellery Week, a unique event in Italy.
The exhibitions and all other moments of the event place the emphasis on the interactions between tradition and artistic research, manual skills and new technologies, and between the different meanings and symbolical values that jewellery can take on in different cultural and geographical environments.
The project includes exhibitions by contemporary artists from various countries, lectures and presentations, workshops led by invited artists/lecturers/curators.
Invited artists, curators, lecturers
Fuchi Arata, Robert Baines, Sibylle Umlauf, Tasso Mattar, Danni Schwaag, LOD Metallformgivning, Erik Tidäng, Lena Jerström, Tobias Birgersson, Klara Eriksson, Petronella Eriksson, Pernilla Sylwan, Preziosa Young Contest 2017 , Fang Jin Yeh, Qian Wang, Shachar Cohen, Xiaodai Huang, New Iranian & Persian Jewelry. Group exhibition by students from the Mahe Mehr Institute Teheran, Kevin Murray, Martina Dempf, Maria Cristina Bergesio, Roberta Bernabei, Inger Wästberg, Shruti Agrawal, Maria Laura La Mantia.
PREZIOSA is a cultural project imagined, managed and coordinated by LAO – Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence.
The project started in 2005, and has quickly become one of the worldwide most important events devoted to contemporary jewellery. Every year the artistic approach to the complex subject of jewellery is explored through a specific concept and with the selection of artists from the international scene. Since 2008 LAO has been organizing also PREZIOSA YOUNG contest, for all the young creators from all over the world.