news — April 29, 2016 at 7:01 am

Turin is giddy with Ada Minola

The avant-garde, art, culture: Piedmont seems to become the second capital of the exhibitions of jewelry. After the initiative of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (the article here) to Asti, Turin responds with an exhibition at the Palazzo Madama. From May 6 to September 12, the Atelier Hall hosts Gioielli Vertiginosi, an exhibition on gold jewelery and in particular on the artistic and human personality of Ada Minola (1912-1993): sculptor, goldsmith, entrepreneur, gallery owner, active in Turin in the second half of the twentieth century. Who does not know his work, particularly that related to jewelry, would do well to go to visit the exhibition curated by Paola Stroppiana. It is divided into five sections and presents for the first time to the public 120 jewels which represent the main production traits goldsmith by Ada Minola, which over the years has varied its production in the wake of various stylistic influences: from Art Nouveau to the jewel d ‘artist, from comparisons with the sculptures of Pomodoro and Lucio Fontana to the neo-Baroque period, from the dialogues with the works of Umberto Mastroianni to aesthetical universe influences the brilliant architect Carlo Mollino.
The rich life of Ada
Ada Minola was a friend of Carlo Mollino, who designs the home of family furnishings in 1944, he attended Lucio Fontana, Pomodoro, Umberto Mastroianni and, at the end of the fifties, French art critic Michel Tapie, who then called Ada direct the International Center of Aesthetic Research, which he founded in Turin in 1960. The passion for jewelry comes from being the daughter and granddaughter of goldsmiths Lombard. She knows the technique of lost wax casting, with which she made his first jewelry in gold, silver and precious stones. She was invited by Arnaldo Pomodoro and the pieces are exhibited at the Triennale of 1957. Some of her jewelry come in prestigious Italian and international private collections, such as the American art dealer Martha Jackson and the French poet Emmanuel Looten, which will set them in a poem to her dedicated “dizzying jewelry.” Which it is also the title of the exhibition at Palazzo Madama. Federico Graglia
Jewels vertiginous
Palazzo Madama
Piazza Castello, Turin
Until 30 April 2016:
Monday: 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Saturday: 11:00 to 19:00 hours
Sunday: 10:00 to 19:00 hours
Closed on Tuesday
From 1 May 2016: Monday: 11:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00 to 19:00 hours
Closed on Tuesday
Ticket: 10 €

Ada Minola e Michel Tapié, Torino 1960
Ada Minola e Michel Tapié, Torino 1960
Anello in oro con rubini e smeraldi. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello in oro con rubini e smeraldi. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello in oro con zaffiro. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello in oro con zaffiro. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Bracciale in oro. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Bracciale in oro. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Bracciale in oro. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Bracciale in oro. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Bracciale in argento e pietre. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Bracciale in argento e pietre. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello in argento e smeraldi. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello in argento e smeraldi. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Orecchini in argento. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Orecchini in argento. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Fermaglio per capelli in argento e pietre. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Fermaglio per capelli in argento e pietre. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Fermaglio per capelli in argento. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Fermaglio per capelli in argento. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello di Ada Minola. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Anello di Ada Minola. Foto di Emanuele Riccio
Carlo Mollino, disegno di guanto per Ada, 1950 circa
Carlo Mollino, disegno di guanto per Ada, 1950 circa
Ada Minola nel suo studio, Torino, 1958
Ada Minola nel suo studio, Torino, 1958

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