Hard Wear Beauty
Cologne : Darling Publications, 2009
Technical data: 120 pages 80 colour images, size 21x13 cm, hard cover
Price: from 45 €
Roberta Bernabei, Professor of Silversmithing and Jewellery Department, Loughborough University
Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewellery Design,Politecnico di Milano
Bianca Cappello, Jewellery Historian and indipendent curator in Milan
Ivan D’Alberto, MAAAC Director, Pescara
Rita Marcangelo, Director Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Chairman and co-founder of agc, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo
Antonio Zimarino, Independent Contemporary Art Critic and Curator in Pescara
Interview by Rafael von Uslar Art Historian and Independant Curator in Berlin.
100 Darling Printing Plate Edition in Black Forest Green Techno
30 Édition DeLuxe, each with an original work by the artist, signed and numbered.
9 Èdition d´Arte Povera (+1 AP)
Totemic spaces but also unknown mechanisms from another future or world: Fabrizio Tridenti’s
jewel sculptures seem dancing Waltzer – to use a reference from Kubrick’s films – like spacecrafts
around the orbit of a planet, light and suspended like ballet dancers in a perfect dynamic balance
of tension and implosion.
Italy has what could be defined as a “peculiar” situation when it comes to jewellery, in the sense
that, as opposed to furniture design and fashion for example, most of the production is very traditional,
….Those fortunate enough to have studied at the School of Padua followed the Masters who taught
there and, in most cases, later enjoyed international recognition, but for those who did not, there
was no hope, or so it seemed.
Fabrizio Tridenti is living proof that anything is possible. …
…There is always something suspended, unsaid, unfinished,to give space to people wearing them, but
also to preserve the freedom and poetry of nature, the essence of matter. In the world
of contemporary jewellery, especially in Italy, this is quite rare….