The Art of Jewellery: Traditions and Trends jewellery and
decorative-applied arts exhibition will take place at the Moscow State
Exhibition Hall “New Manege” on October 9-20, 2019. The exhibition is organized
by the Gokhran of Russia with the support of the Moscow Government. Three halls
will host the exposition telling about the national jewellery art development
for over three centuries – since the 18th century to the present day.
The Gokhran of Russia provides functioning of the State Fund
of Precious Metals and Precious Stones of the Russian Federation and, being the
treasurer of a unique collection, supports modern jewellery art development and
contributes to the national traditions awareness.
More than 220 unique masterpieces from the State Fund of
Precious Metals and Precious Stones of the Russian Federation collection will
be presented at the exhibition. The Diamond Fund Exhibition situated on the
Moscow Kremlin territory is the most famous part of the State Fund collection.
Visitors of The Art of Jewellery: Traditions and Trends exhibition will see the
masterpieces of jewellery art exhibited for the first time – works of the firms
of Fabergé, Ovchinnikov, Khlebnikov.
The Russian jewellers of the past depicted their epoch and
fascinating national colour and involved the international community into the
culture of our country. By the end of the 19th century Russia held the leading
position in jewellery art. The masters created original items of high artistic
value characterized with an unsurpassed mastership. Works of goldsmiths and
silversmiths of Russia of the late 18th – early 20th century, works of
numismatics, phaleristics and medallic art presented at the exhibition reflect
the spirit of the time, show the experience of the Russian craftsmen of the
past, represent priceless historical and cultural heritage.
In the modern jewellery art section over 200 items of the
best craftsmen are presented. The major part of the section – the works of the
winners of the Russia 21st Century Jewellery Art Competition held in 2019 by
the Gokhran of Russia with the support of the Moscow Government and the
participation of the Russian Jewellery Guild Association and the Creative
Artists Union of Decorative and Applied Arts.
The works of the honoured craftsmen, the laureates of the
international competitions recognized worldwide are presented at the
Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is one of the craftsmen working with hot
enamels – the winner of the prestigious international exhibitions, awarded with
the Grand Prix of the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award
competition. The variety of the jewellery industry is also demonstrated by a
great number of companies and factories. For example the leading Russian Estet
Jewellery House will demonstrate its best works.
In addition to the original jewellery items there are works
of the Russian armoursmiths made of Damascus steel and titanium, items of
craftsmen working with stones and bone, masterpieces of the watch high art. The
founder of the Russian watch manufactory Konstantin Chaykin presented
sophisticated clockwork in which highly elaborate mechanisms make a perfect
match with high artistry.
A unique section presents a collection of full-colour
ultra-realistic holograms of the valuables from the Diamond Fund which cannot
leave the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. The holograms were created with the
help of new optical technologies and R-G-B lasers by the Gokhran of Russia
together with the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information
Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
Within the framework of the Exhibition it is planned to
conduct a series of lectures and meetings with craftsmen and representatives of
the jewellery industry. The scheduled speeches include those by CIBJO President
Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, President of the Fund of Development of Jewellery Art
Galina Ananyina, Collector Maxim Artsinovich, Editor-in-Chief of the Jewellery
catalogue Elena Veselaya, Chief Expert of the Gokhran of Russia Veronika
Voldaeva, Director of the Creative Union of Artists of Decorative and Applied
Art Sergei Kolomiitsev, International Jewellery Reviewer Katerina Perez, Senior
Research Scientist of the Scientific and Research Institute of the Russian
Science Academy Irina Perfilyeva, Chairman of Board of the Guild of the
Edged-Weapon Craftsmen Artistic Union Gennady Sokolov, as well as Alexey
Gabilo, Larisa Zolotova, Vladimir Moisejkin, Lev Plotkin, Vadim Prygov, Dmitry
Samorukov, Irina Slesareva, Gennady Sokolov, Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, Konstantin
Chaykin, Alexey Shcherbina.
Russian: daily at 12:00, 19:00
English: daily at 15:00
Spanish: October 10, 17 at 16:00
German: October 11, 18 at 16:00
French: October 12, 19 at 16:00
Japanese: October 13, 20 at 16:00
Lectures and meetings with craftsmen and representatives of
jewelry industry: daily at 13:00 and 17:00. Detailed schedule at
Admission fee 300 roubles
Reduced price ticket 150 roubles
Free admission on October 20
Opening hours 12:00-21:00