Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition Series

”Individual Stories in Jewelry Design”

Our exhibition series celebrates the power of individual stories to shape the evolution of traditional techniques and expressions in contemporary jewelry design. We invite designers to deeply contemplate and draw inspiration from their histories/stories to create artistic jewelry that honours the past while envisioning the future.

Each work will tell a story, and bring the viewer emotionally close to the world they represent, allowing them to experience the subtle essence of our culture and roots on a large scale.
This exhibition series focuses on the show of narrative Jewelry.

„Inflow” 

– Network Award collections from the Milano Jewelry Week

„The Milanese Week celebrates the history, tradition and innovation of the fascinating world of international jewellery.

Milano Jewelry Week creates moments of exchange and interaction, captivating trade operators and attracting the whole public of passionate thanks to a calendar full of events: exhibitions, presentations, workshops, talks, awards, live performances and vernissage.

A widespread event that develops in Milano centre within exclusive and evocative locations in the city: historic buildings, high jewelry ateliers, goldsmith workshops, academies, art galleries, fashion boutiques and design showroom.” MJW website

In 2023, 5,000 pieces of jewellery were selected by an international jury from 350 exhibitors, with 100 programmes for guests to participate in 40 venues. 

In 2023, the main organiser of the Inflow Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition & Conference, the Frangipani Studio and Gallery was the official partner of Milano Jewelry Week, participating in the awarding of the arts, and taking part in all of the official and celebrational events. As part of this, an exhibition will be held to showcase the “Network Award” collections and artists from this great event. 

Artists: Paradise Feathers – Andrezza Valentin (USA), Barbara Proverbio (Italy), Angelica Krieg (Germany), Wenyin Jiang (China)

Venues:

Art Mill Szentendre

Other venues

Date:

31th August – 1st September

September

Artists

Angelica Krieg

Statement 

“My artistic working process is often aimlessly roaming around without focussing on an initial definite aim and with the theme only existing in my mind. Yet the initial uncertainty will be replaced by the exciting discovery of a track that may result in new knowledge about three-dimensional work. During this process, I usually remove objects, materials and phenomena from their familiar context and insert them into a new context, where the viewer becomes aware of the unexpected. lf transferred to gemstone and jewellery design such aspects can be an impulse to improve the artistic quality of design by opening new dimensions and by inspiring new life. My jewellery is not primarily defined by decorative and material values but by the essential aspects of artistic design, such as volume, space, tension, energy, intuition, soul, and character. Apart from traditional plastic objects, my work includes objects relating – with a sometimes irritating effect- to the human body.”

Wenyin Jiang

Born in Shanghai, Chinese jewellery artist Wenyin Jiang studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins and Gemmology at The Gemmological Association of Great Britain in London.

During her studies at Central Saint Martins, she found the answer to construct her contemporary ode emotionally and rationally by incorporating glass, silver, gold, electronic components, as well as sound and various gemstones into a wearable art collection NIBIRU. 

“In the earliest Sumerian writings, the Anunnaki were descendants of An and Ki, the god of the heavens and the goddess of the earth. They were a group of deities of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians and Babylonians, who lived on the planet Nibiru. Nibiru collided catastrophically with Tiamat, located between Mars and Jupiter. Tiamat split in two. Nibiru struck one part on a second pass, which became the asteroid belt. The other part was pushed into a new orbit, which became the Earth. Nibiru swings by our Earth every 3,600 years giving the Anunnaki their only chance to communicate across vast distances.”

Wenyin created specific wearable kinetic “devices” (jewelleries) for Anunnaki to communicate the vase distance. NIBIRU embeds both physical and electronic sounds to stimulate wearers’ multi-sensory perceptions. It also highlights the aesthetic of balance, movements, and gravity. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted by herself, featuring borosilicate glass processed with diamond tools, as well as carefully crafted metal parts.

She participated in Milano Jewellery Week 2023 and won the Artistar Jewels Award 2023 selected by Alessio Boschi, Bryna Pomp, Guido Solari and Muriel Piaser. And two Artistar Jewels Network Awards 2023, selected by Galleria Carlo Lucidi in Roma and Galeria Alice Floriano in Brazil.

She won the Public Choice Award 2023 at the AUTOR Contemporary Jewellery Fair 2023. She also won the Assamblage Contemporary Jewellery School Award 2023 and Revista Atelierul Award 2023 at Romanian Jewellery Week 2023. She was shortlisted for the Friedrich Becker Prize 2023 showing her pieces in Germany. And she participated in the 20th anniverisary edition of the leading international fair for craft and design Collect Art Fair 2024 with Objects Beautiful Gallery in London.

Barbara Proverbio

BP Jewelry – was created in July 2005 in Venice; today it is based in Novara and has a single-brand store in Milan. Barbara, born in 1979 in Novara, attends Architecture in Venice, “stumbles on glass” and from here love is born. She designs, draws and flame-crafts every piece of BP jewellery.
BP is a hybrid between design and high craftsmanship, in constant balance between the two. BP jewels are conceived as fittings for the body and the body is seen as a terrain on which to experiment and design. They are glass dreams.

Andrezza Valentin

Andrezza Valentin is a contemporary artist and designer from São Paulo, Brazil, based in Los Angeles and NY. 
Having previously worked in large-scale sculptures and installations using ephemeral materials, Andrezza’s artwork was inherently transient and finite. So, as a jewelry artist working with silver, gold and different precious and non-precious materials, Andrezza creates a counterpoint to the impermanent nature of her previous work. She is now interested in exploring the conversion of design and craftsmanship to create unique and enduring small objects of art.
Influenced by Bauhaus and Art Deco, Andrezza’s aesthetic shines through in her minimalist designs, combining geometric shapes and clean lines infused with glamour and sophistication.