The first edition of Roma Jewelry Week is being held from October 11 through 17, 2021. The event promises to be a success! 130 Italian and international jewelry designers will showcase their creations. During this week, many exhibitions of contemporary jewels will be hosted by Roman galleries such as Incinque Open Art Monti Gallery and many jewelry stores will open their doors to the public. The project offers artists a great opportunity to be known and to receive excellent visibility.
The founder and Director of the whole project is the architect, Monica Cecchini. “We want to create a reference event to enhance the city of Rome and its vast cultural, intangible and artistic heritage” – says Monica.
The selection of participants has been curated by goldsmith artist Emanuele Leonardi and Bianca Cappello, jewelry historian and critic. Journalist Jonathan Giustini will moderate one of the scheduled events. Laura Astrologo Porché, jewelry journalist at Celebre Magazine World, Monaco Woman and Rinascimento Magazine supported the initiative through her page IG @journaldesbijoux. Marketing and press communication is managed by the consultant Eugenia Gadaleta.
The Incinque Jewels Award is the flagship event of the Roma Jewelry Week 2021. It is an international award promoted by Incinque Open Art Monti Cultural Association in Rome. This is a unique prize dedicated entirely to the promotion of excellence in both artistic vision and craftsman-like production.
The exhibition will take place October 15 – 17, 2021 at the archaeological site “Auditorium di Mecenate” in Rome which dates back to 30 BC. This venue is an ancient nymphaeum built by Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, advisor to Emperor Augustus and patron of writers and poets. Having the chance to exhibit at the Auditorium di Maecenas has an extraordinary value, not only because the site will be open to the public but also because it was the place where the Latin poets Virgil and Horace declaimed their verses, and where the sharing of art was promoted. The event is under the patronage of the First Municipality of Rome and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in New York whose President is Mr. Alberto Milani, a jeweller himself. He will award a special prize to a young Italian jewelry designer.
The participation of “Università e Nobil Collegio degli Orefici, Gioiellieri e Argentieri”- an ancient corporation of goldsmiths, jewelers and silversmiths dating back to the 16th century, whose leader is the “Console Camerlengo” (Consul Chamberlain) Mr. Aldo Vitali – is a real feather in the cap of the event.
The beating heart of the event will be the guided tours. RJW aims to highlight the strong relationship between the history of Rome and the ancient goldsmith’s art. Seven itineraries are previewed in the historical city centre.
Plus, the artist Corrado Veneziano will exhibit nine artworks to celebrate the connection between the jewelry and precious stones to Dante’s Divine Comedy!
A day of conferences to explore the subject of jewelry will be held at the Central Institute of Intangible Heritage by OADI, the Observatory for Decorative Arts in Italy. The IED (European Institute of Design) in Rome and the university-level artistic training school for fashion, design and photography, “Accademia Italiana”, will organize ‘open doors’ days including workshops.
At the Casa Internazionale delle Donne, from October 12 to 16, the Textile Art Exhibition curated by Bianca Cappello will show the creations of one of the most important Italian artists of knitted sculpture jewelry, Luisa de Santi.
A photo contest will be launched during the event. The author of the best photo will win a jewel signed by Marco Mormile, one of the selected designers for the Premio Incinque Jewels 2021. A special prize will be awarded by the jewelry blogger @MissGio.
Maria Laura Berlinguer, an agency that promotes Italian style and excellence, contributed to this project.
The AUSGANG24 art project, which promotes creative ideas through art, culture and people, will give its media support to the RJW.
NAMES OF PREMIO INCINQUE JEWELS SELECTED PARTICIPANTS: Amenirdis by Sabina Paganelli, Argentia Jewels by Roberta Roselli, Asimi by Anna Butcher, Glauco Cambi, Simone Carsetti, Virginia Checcacci e Cristina Innocenti, Simone Cipolla, Elisa Cosaro, Dieva Fine Jewelry by Ieva Dumbliauskaite, Ellence by Luisa di Muro, Rocco Epifanio, Chiara Fenicia, Roberto Fenzl, Daniela Ferrero, Formedarte di Rosamaria Venetucci, Angela Gentile, Gioielli della Terra by Elisabetta Donadio, Joya Blossom Bijoux by Cinzia Bennici e Silvia Socci, Vladyslav Kadko, Salome Kobulashvili, Labrys Gioielli by Livia d’Agostino, Les Mascarones by Inga Macaron, Lilis by Matija Prša, Lokta Art by Vasiliki Merianou, Francesca Luciani, Maria Patrizia Marra, Marvitae by Maria del Rocio Ortega Navas, Davide Maule, Gina Michelle Melosi, Gianni Misto, Iris Mondelaers, Marco Mormile, Viktoria Munzker, Opi10 by Ornella Pandolfi, Peseli Jewels by Marianna Marolla, Maria Gaia Piccini, Andreea Popescu, Rasma Puspure, Maria Ines Reynoso, Francesco Ridolfi, Ritrovarti by Fabiano Trionfi, Marco Sacchi, Liana Scarano, Sognando lo Scirocco by Anna Paparella, Rossella Ugolini, Pilar Viedma Gil de Vergara, Laura Visentin, Zilfi Handmade by Pati Kakniashvili.
Young designers: Alessio Bartelloni, Claudia Civitarese, Annachiara Dima, Giulia Gastaldi, Claudia Gobbi, Marta Guerra, Danil Neskromniy, Alice Pietrantoni, Junye.
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Article edit by Laura Astrologo Porché