Jewelery between sculpture and jazz: in Turin, the work of Mario Giansone in exhibition ♦
Between jazz and sculpture there is a feeling. And between sculpture and jewelery there is a link. And when the design is by Mario Giansone, an Italian sculptor (1915-1997) that marked the artistic life of the twentieth century, the link is double. In Turin, at Palazzo Madama, from October 5, 2017 to January 29, 2018, on the second floor, in the Atelier Room, an exhibition dedicated to gold jewelry forged by the Piedmont artist was organized. Attention: art, but to wear. They are not sculptures designed to rest in a glass bowl. On the contrary, they are jewels, though unique pieces, designed to be worn by ladies (several, it seems) that Giansone used to meet. During the course of his life, the artist has carved, painted, painted and made engravings and tapestries with a well-liked style, figurativity and abstraction. He used marble, stone, iron, wood. But also gold.
The exhibition features jewelery between 1935 and 1997. They are gold-melted microsculptures, in which Giansone emphasizes the sculptural component of jewelery. Another unique aspect is the choice of jewelery boxes: those are other sculptures, often with very hard wood, such as mahogany, azobé, padu, rosewood, roots and above all ebony.
The curators of the exhibition are Marco Basso and Giuseppe Floridia, assisted by the Registrar of Palazzo Madama, the art historian Stefania Capraro. The exposed pieces are forty. On the occasion of the exhibition at Palazzo Madama, the sculpture studio of Mario Giansone (Via Messina 38, Turin) is exceptionally open for guided tours (with compulsory booking. Telef.no 11 4436999, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Time: Monday-Sunday 10-18, closed on Tuesdays