Month: October 2010

Petra Zimmermann: History Repeating II

Ornamentum’s current exhibition, History Repeating II, presents a collection of recent jewelry from Viennese jeweler Petra Zimmermann. This is Zimmermann’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Her work is a reflection on the overlap between art jewelry and fashion, mixing high-couture sensibilities with a twenty-first century ‘mash-up’ aesthetic. In Ornamentum’s newly renovated exhibition space, Zimmermann’s …

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Curatorial Conundrums: Exhibiting Contemporary Art Jewelry in a Museum

This essay was first delivered on a panel ‘Touch in Contemporary Art’ at the College Art Association, Los Angeles, in 2009, through travel funds provided by the Society of North American Goldsmiths. The paper was further developed into a lecture and presented at SOFA Chicago in November 2009 and subsequently presented at University of El …

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Austerity Measures

Darren Waterston, Hpertrophy (crustacea), 2010, crabs, paint, courtesy of the artist and the Inman Gallery, Houston Hermann Jünger, Necklace, 1957, gold 1000/750, rubies, sapphires, moonstone, culture pearls, enamel, emeralds, exhibited at the Brussels World’s Fair 1958, donation of the artist to Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich, courtesy of Die Neue Sammlung …

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