20|21 PART I

il progetto | concept

Gioielli in Fermento was born 10 years ago, transforming over time the original theme of its Mediterranean background and atmospheres, but still keeping the ethical and geographic link. The collection chosen by the jury for 2020 appears in a globally suspended time. The pandemic that broke out in the first months of the year indelibly marks a dividing line in the activity of each one of us.


The 2020 theme evolution & refinement¹ requires reflection and suggests a new level of research. To emphasize this time of transition, we decided to record the path between what “was” until the explosion of the pandemic, the dangers of contagion, the paralysis of all activities and the confinement – called the ANTE

and what implied rethinking our lives, our reactions, our roles, from then on – after, called the POST –


gli autori | authors

Verde Alfieri  Sara Barbanti  Maura Biamonti  Maria Blondet
Chiara Bordoni  Cristina Celis  Dania Chelminsky  Roberta Consalvo Sances
Corrado De Meo  Ylenia Deriu  Birgit Duval  Gozde Erdogan  Micol Ferrara
Sabrina Formica  Laura Forte  Stefano Fronza  Francesca Gabrielli
Fabiana Gadano  Eleonora Ghilardi  Hoon a Goh  Nataša Grandovec  Margit Hart
Marta Herradura  Gabriele Hinze  Yi-Hsun Hsieh  Satomi Ito  Ildikó Juhász
Yukiko Kakimoto  Yasuko Kanno  Ritva Kara  Iro Kaskani  Ji Young Kim
Joshua Kosker  Monique Lecouna  Namkyung Lee  Ria Lins  Carmen López
Mineri Matsuura  Boglárka Mázsi  Francesca Mo  Julia Münzing  Sogand Nobahar
Mariagiorgia Pacini  Charlotte Parent  Liana Pattihis  Mabel Pena
Anna Retico  Chiara Scarpitti  Sara Shahak  Yukie Shirakawa
Rita Soto Ventura  Claudia Steiner  Rho Tang  Barbara Uderzo
Eriko Unno  Christina Vandekelder  Yasmin Vinograd  Cristian Visentin
Yiota Vogli  Babette Von Dohnanyi  Laura Zecchini  Caterina Zucchi


la ricerca | research

The artistic approach told through the Gioielli in Fermento exhibitions represents that authors’ creative motus they apply to record, undergo, react to changes through their works – from a conceptual point of view, from a practical point of view, from an existential point of view.
The publication of the first part of this research constitutes a kind of last background: online contents, to be discovered gradually, following the different paths the authors are walking on, by discovering a focus which will be a whole view  the exhibition solution for next year (Spring 2021).

The challenge of the ANTE | POST comparison is a further evolution of the Fermento project.
Observing the ANTE (Part I) and the POST (Part II) new meanings will emerge according to the experimental jewel.
Covid19 determined a fracture or opportunity, but not only or not necessarily that. It probably enhanced a need to recompose, join, develop the search for a complementary or juxtaposed work, by evolution or revolution, dissolution or reconstruction. Or simply looking for balance. Our body-ornaments will interpret a need, a relief, a message, an escape, a gratification, a memory: personal amulets of a new era.


¹evolution & refinement
Using the words of wine, literally, it should be “evolution and aging“, meaning the refinement and reached maturity of a wine through time.

(Gioielli in Fermento©2020)


Edizione 20|21 Part I

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Edizione 20|21 Part II




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