Contemporary Jewelry Today

Milano Fashion&Jewels

14* - 17 September 2024
(*Saturday by invitation only)

fieramilano, Rho

Contemporary Jewelry Today

Tuedsday 17 September 2024

11.30 am

Musical introduction by artist Andrea Scarpa.


Marco Rossini in dialogue with Sonia Patrizia Catena will trace an itinerary on the current panorama of contemporary jewellery, starting from their personal experience in Galleria Rossini, an art space dedicated to designer jewellery.


An interpretation of jewellery through the materials and techniques used, also through the filter of experimentation and contamination from the world of art, design and fashion. Jewellery free from pre-established categories that is now the expression and vehicle of the personality of the wearer.



Marco Rossini

In the past, Marco Rossini worked as a goldsmith in the Milanese workshop "Oro e Passioni," which he personally founded. This experience, at the intersection of art and goldsmithing, allowed him to develop a unique style characterized by lines and shapes that blend the new and the old. Today, Marco is an author and gallery owner specializing in contemporary art jewelry. He collaborates with many artists, sharing techniques and experiments, and promotes collective, individual, and themed exhibitions. His goal is to spread a culture that values and appreciates author jewelry. The Galleria Rossini was founded in Lodi in 2007 as Galleria Arcelli Rossini, reopened in 2011 in the exhibition space "Borgo Adda," and moved to Milan in November 2012. Today, the gallery has become a key point in Milan for artists, collectors, and lovers of contemporary jewelry. In addition to exhibiting master works, it also features experimental pieces and emerging artists.

Sonia Patrizia Catena

Sonia Patrizia Catena, an independent curator, first degree in Costume and Fashion Culture (2007) and second in Contemporary Art History at the University of Bologna (2009). She also has a master’s degree in Design and Technology for Fashion Communication (2017) and a postgraduate course in Cultural Innovators at the University of Bologna (2022). Her passion for contemporary art and jewelry leads her to intertwine various disciplines and artistic languages, as well as to promote and enhance emerging new artists. Since 2010, she has collaborated with several galleries and museums, both public and private spaces; teacher of communication and event organization for training institutions in Milan since 2016. Previously, she was a tutor in Semiotics of the Visible at the University of Bologna and taught at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Florence and Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Rimini. She is the creator and curator of the project "Ridefinire il Gioiello," which started in 2010 to spread and enhance a new aesthetic of contemporary jewelry. She discussed this topic in "Frammenti del gioiello contemporaneo" published by Deleyva Editore (2013) and has written articles for artapartofculture and MyWhere. Currently, she is on the artistic direction team of the Bosco Urban Art Project festival and the Stazione degli Artisti, for which she curates the exhibition program. She also collaborates with the team of Insight Foto Festival Varese, and in the past, she has worked with the Bologna Design Week.