Premio Incinque Jewels is the flagship event of the Roma Jewelry Week 2021. It is an international prize competition which intends to promote the culture of contemporary jewelry in Rome. The contest is promoted by Incinque Open Art Monti Cultural Association in Rome and it is edited by Project Director Monica Cecchini, Architect, and Art Director Emanuele Leonardi, Jewelry Designer author of “Gioiello Narratore”.
For the first time the Premio Incinque Jewels will be the main event of Roma Jewelry Week first edition, that will involve associations, goldsmiths schools, and workshops carefully selected. A not to be missed program dedicated entirely to artistic jewels dissemination and promotion.
The exhibition will take place from 15 to 17 October 2021 at the archaeological site “Auditorium di Mecenate” in Rome, dated 30 b.C. It is an ancient nymphaeum built by Gaio Cilnio Mecenate, advisor to Emperor Augustus and patron of writers and poets, he who we could define as kind of ancient minister of Culture. Having the chance to exhibit at the Auditorium di Mecenate has extraordinary value, not only because for this occasion it will be open to the audience but also because it was the venue where Virgilio and Orazio declaimed their verses, and where the sharing of art was promoted. Hence the term patronage. The event is realized also thanks to the support of the sponsor Montanelli Restauri S.r.l.
The collective exhibition will be the result of a careful selection of goldsmith artistic creations by a jury of expert in the field: Laura Astrologo Porché, Celebre Magazine World jewelry journalist and owner of Instagram page @journaldesbijoux, Barbara Brocchi, Creative Manager, Illustrator, writer, designer and IED Teacher, Banca Cappello, jewelry and costume jewelry historian, teacher and author of many books and articles, Eugenia Gadaleta, press consultant and creator of Milano Jewellery Tour project, Emanuele Leonardi, Premio Incinque Jewels Art Director and goldsmith artist creator of “Gioiello Narratore”, Matilde Pavone high jewelry master goldsmith, coordinator and teacher of the jewelry design course at the Accademia Italiana Roma, Marina Valli, jewel designer, President of the roman “Officine dei Talenti Preziosi” OTP and teacher in jewelry design, Jonathan Giustini writer and journalist and Monica Cecchini, Architect, Designer and Art Event curator, Open Art Monti Cultural Association’s President and founder of the Roma Jewelry Week project.
Conviviality, Interdisciplinarity, Social Regeneration and Joy are the themes chosen for the second edition of the contest. Premio Incinque Jewels this year wants to encourage reflection on “recovering the gestures and spirits of conviviality for a social regeneration” and create a dialogue between those who create the artwork and those who observe it. It wants to investigate the meaning of the jewel as a symbolic object, not only as an artistic ornament important only for its precious materiality, but as the bearer of a message of social value.
It is a very important and heartfelt theme in this extremely difficult historical period in which there is a great desire to restart with a new spirit and to put Arts at the center.
Participants are asked to think and project a jewel that enhances the ancient arts and that can create a link with contemporary art. They are asked to question themselves about the value of sharing ideas, feelings and moods; about how our inner space can change outer space; about how interpersonal relationships can change the future and how much this affects aspects related to sustainability.
The three winners will have the opportunity to exhibit their creations with a personal exhibition for the first classified and a two-person exhibition for the second and the third classified at Incinque Open Art Monti Gallery in Rome. Furthermore a special professional press kit prize will be offered by press consultant Eugenia Gadaleta, it will be an indispensable tool to make one’s creations known on the media.
“Rome must re-appropriate the spaces dedicated to art, design, and craftsmanship, it must return to attract people not only for its magnificent historical vestiges, but also for the immense cultural heritage that gave rise to ”Made in Italy” – says the President of Incinque Open Art Monti Cultural Association Monica Cecchini and she continues – the goal is to create a continuous communication between the city and the artists that could last over time”.
Starting from the Italian cultural roots, from a past of excellence in the goldsmith arts valued in the world and still alive in some district of the country today, the purpose of the exhibition linked to the contest is to generate new creative lymph by promoting the culture and knowledge of contemporary jewelry in the city of Rome, center historically delegated to art and creativity.