Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Visiting Galerie Louise Smit in Amsterdam

During my recent travel to Amsterdam, I visited Galerie Loiuse Smit, one of the best galleries in this city dedicated for the past 25 years to promoting and showing contemporary jewelry.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t meet Louise with whom I have been interchanging some e-mails, but I did meet Monica Zampa, the enthusiastic young woman who works with Louise and is learning to assume the management of the gallery.

Durant el meu recent viatge a Amsterdam vaig visitar la galeria Louise Smit, una de les millors galeries de la ciutat dedicada durant 25 anys a promoure i mostrar joieria contemporània.
Malhauradament no vaig poder coincidir amb la Louise amb qui havia intercanviat alguns correus electrònics però vaig conèixer a la Monica Zampa, l’entusiàstica jove que treballa amb la Louise i està aprenent per encarregar-se’n de la galeria.

Monica talked about the recent exhibition that celebrated their 25th anniversary. We also admired all the pieces by Doris Betz (the current exhibition is titled “Flora et Labora“) and finally she extracted from the showcases some jewels made by the gallery’s artists.

La Monica em va parlar sobre la recent exposició amb la que van celebrar el 25è aniversari. A més vàrem admirar juntes les peces de la Doris Betz (l’exposició actual titulada: “Flora et Labora“) i finalment va treure de les vitrines algunes peces d’artistes de la galeria.

It was a sunny day and, in the afternoon, light flooded the small space creating a friendly and quiet environment in front of Prinsengracht canal.
Thank you Monica for your time and Louise for your Gallery which is an important point of reference for contemporary jewelry. I hope to meet you again soon!

Era un dia assolellat i, a la tarda, la llum invaïa el petit espai tot creant una atmòsfera agradable i de recolliment davant del canal Prinsengracht.
Gràcies Mònica pel teu temps i Louise per la teva galeria que és un important punt de referència per la joieria contemporània. Espero que ens tornem a trobar aviat!

Robert en Louise Smit
Opening of the Galerie Louise Smit
september 6, 1986

Named after its founder, Galerie Louise Smit opened in September 1986 at Prinsengracht 615 in Amsterdam.
Galerie Louise Smit specializes in contemporary studio jewellery. Each year the gallery organizes ten solo-exhibitions, as well as presentations at art fairs such as the KunstRAI in Amsterdam and COLLECT in London. Exhibitions in the gallery present the work of renowned international jewelers, as well as introducing promising young talent. The emerging new generation of Dutch designers is well represented, and the developements of a selected group of artists is shown on a regular basis. Since 1998, a publication by the Louise Smit Galerie on the featured artist has accompanied each exhibition.
The gallery’s permanent collection embraces the latest developments in modern jewelry. The international character of Galerie Louise Smit shows these developments from a broad perspective. The result is a comprehensive and representative overview of the national and international avant-garde.

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