Month: January 2011

Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century

Installation, Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford Installation, Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford Kathy Buszkiewicz also uses money, in her case shredded money (obtained from the Treasury Department) to address issues of materialism, commodification and value/worth. It took her countless …

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To Market, To Market

When artists hear the word ‘marketing’ our toes tend to curl up.  Savvy self-promoters are usually castigated within the creative community as sellouts, cynics and punchlines. Within the rarefied air of the ‘fine art’ world there’s big money to be had, but for the niche world of art jewelry it’s more like sink or swim. …

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Karl Fritsch: Scenes from the Munich Diamond Disaster

The recent renovations at the City Gallery, Wellington have seen some significant changes, particularly the Hirschfeld Gallery. This gallery is for the exhibition of local artists and used to be an odd lower-case, T-shaped space tucked in beside Nikau Café. This location, next to a bustling Wellington food venue, seemed to reflect the diverse shows …

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