Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me!
Celestial bodies in contemporary jewellery

Sharon Fitness, Akiko Kurihara, Gigi Mariani, Alessandra Mancini, Yoshie Nishikawa, Gabriele Scotti, Hongjie Yang
curated by Valentina Romen and Annalisa Rosso

exhibition from Thursday April 5th to Friday 13th 2018, from 12 to 8 pm
Spazio Sanfermosette
via San Fermo 7, Brera – Milan

Sharon Fitness, Meteors from space, 2018
earrings/pins
silver

 

Akiko Kurihara, The earth and the moon, 2016 – 2018
necklace
silver, 18kt gold

 

Akiko Kurihara, Orbit, 2018
rings
silver, 18kt gold

 

Gigi Mariani, Sketch, 2018
brooch
silver, 18kt gold, niello, patina

 

Alessandra Mancini, Shape of you, 2018
oil on canvas, diptych
24 x 30 cm each

 

Gabriele Scotti, Catodiche Supernove, 2018
Video 9:10

 

Yoshie Nishikawa, Icona 2, 2016
Giclée print, 30 x 40 cm, ed.7 +2ap

 

Hongjie Yang, Log, 2017
aluminium


Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me!
Celestial bodies in contemporary jewellery

Sharon Fitness, Akiko Kurihara, Gigi Mariani, Alessandra Mancini, Yoshie Nishikawa, Gabriele Scotti, Hongjie Yang
curated by Valentina Romen and Annalisa Rosso

opening Wednesday April 4th from 6 to 9 pm
exhibition from Thursday April 5th to Friday 13th 2018, from 12 to 8 pm
Spazio Sanfermosette
via San Fermo 7, Brera – Milan

 

The Harvard Spectral Classification Scheme, the modern stellar spectral classifications scheme, was created at the beginning of the last century. The classification sequence groups the celestial bodies in a series of capital letters (O, B, A, F, G, K, M) and in order of decreasing temperatures, from the hottest to the coolest. To remember this scheme scientists suggested a mnemonic phrase “Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me!”

Celestial bodies have always been an object of observation and inspiration for mystics, scientists, travellers, artists and poets. They can be nearby and familiar, or mysterious, totally unknown. Ideally, they generate a symbolic connection between the individual and everything that is, often full of completely personal meanings. For this reason they are collected, exposed, adored and interpreted.

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Thank you for the audience award!

The audience of the show Mi Crëp at the Tublà da Nives awarded my jewelry installation!
And I will climb one of the peaks of the Dolomites of Gherdëina in company of a mountain guide. Thank you all!

Kraxler, bronze and silver pendants, brooch and pin on color photography on aluminum, cm 52×52 each, 2017


Mi Crëp

My Mountain, a group show at Tublà da Nives.
opening Saturday September 9th 2017
exhibition from September 10th to October 6th 2017,
from Tuesday to Sunday, from 4 to 7 pm
Tublà da Nives, via Nives 6, Selva, Dolomites, Italy

Kraxler, bronze pin on color photography on aluminum, cm 52×52, 2017


Jewellery in Munich

Jiro Kamata, Ghost

 

for once I jumped into the role of a reporter for Elle Décor Italia:

10 talents of jewellery seen in Munich

From the most important contemporary jewellery design week, our selection of designers to follow.

Schmuck, the German word for “jewel”, is the annual special exhibition first held in 1959 as part of the craft and design fair in Munich, and thanks to this event the city turns into the platform for the world of contemporary jewellery. Next to the works of 67 artists in the curated show, coming from 31 countries (from Germany and France, to Sweden, New Zealand, the United States of America and Mexico and Iran), a good section of specialized galleries.

Over the years jewels conquered Munich thanks to an explosion of independent events and during the Munich Jewellery Week (from March 8 to 14, 2017) the city becomes the reference capital with nearly 100 events. There are exhibitions and presentations of famous designers, masters, students from the academies, with book presentations, conferences and performances, institutional exhibitions and parties. Armed with the map you explore the city discovering dedicated galleries, improvised locations and museums.

Elle Décor Italia



LOVE•&•HATE
discordance in contemporary jewellery

Monika Brugger, Federico Floriani, Nadine Kuffner, Brigitte Niedermair, Gabi Veit
curated by Valentina Romen and Annalisa Rosso

opening Tuesday November 29th 2016, from 6 to 9 pm
exhibition from November 30th to December 5th 2016, from 12 to 8 pm
Spazio Sanfermosette
via San Fermo 7, Brera – Milan

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Monika Brugger, Für Dürer, 2008, object for the body

 

LOVE•&•HATE discordance in contemporary jewelry

There is a thin line between love and hate.
Science proves how these two feelings activate the same nervous circuits of our brain, though hate keeps traces of judgment and rationality. Emotions that appear to be polar opposites, in reality are intimately connected in the human brain. This could explain why both can lead to similar acts of extreme behaviour – evil or heroic – often irrational.

The exhibition project LOVE•&•HATE follows the curiosity for a match or a collision of different materials, discordant forms and ventured combinations. Attraction or repulsion can be behind a specific attention to a formal research, able to find an unexpected balance among elements sometimes very dissimilar, to define new aesthetics, and become a crossroad of strong emotions.
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Eigenart @ Speakers’ Corner

opening Thursday November 19th from 6 to 9 pm
exhibition from November 20th to 26th from 11am to 7pm
Spazio Sanfermosette
via San Fermo 7, Brera – Milan

split chevalier @Eigenart web

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 19th with the first episode of Speakers’ Corner. From 6 to 9 pm, Sanfermosette will present Eigenart, the new project of jewellery by Valentina Romen. Continue…





danze popolari

Folk Dances.

During the “Bolzano Dance Festival 2015”, the shop windows of the Atelier Kompatscher in Bolzano will host the latest collection designed by Valentina Romen: Folk Dances. Small wearable sculptures in bronze, gold and silver.  Unique pieces created by hand. Curvy bodies capturing the act of movement evoked by music.

The jewels of the collection have a stylized design, in line with the most contemporary forms of artistic expression. Characters dancing as a couple represent the traditional Breton folk dance and can be worn both embraced to one another or alone.  Valentina’s jewellery should be worn freely to discover how its movement naturally flows in harmony with one’s body.

Danze Popolari Volkstänze

 

Atelier Kompatscher via Dr. Josef Streiter 2, Bolzano, Italy, from July 9 to 18.