Mia Maljojoki at Galerie Rob Koudijs Amsterdam. Photos: Mirei Takeuchi Making new work should never deteriorate to repeating succesful tricks, a danger all the greater when a style is very outspoken, recognisable and has gained recognition. So it is always a great relief that an artist doesn’t get stuck in an specific approach. For her […]
Dutch jeweler Peter Hoogeboom presented by Galerie RA, a cornerstone of contemporary jewelry in Amsterdam. Sieraarden is a play on words – sieraad being the Dutch word for a piece of jewelry, and aarde meaning earth. Hoogeboom is engaged in an exploration of the earth, from what is beneath the surface to the fruit the
Rebecca Annand reports for AJF: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Enter New York’s Metropolitan Museum through the Great Hall. Pass by the entrances to Greek and Roman Sculpture and Egyptian Galleries to a narrow side escalator. Go up to the second floor along the balcony, through Buddhist sculptures and past cases
This review was first published in The Journal of Modern Craft, v.3, n.2, July 2010, pp.269-272. And so here it is, the enormous catalogue to the Helen Williams Drutt collection, acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) in Texas and co-published by that institution and Arnoldsche. Presided over by Cindi Strauss, curator of
Daniel Kruger, Necklace, 2010, enamel, copper, silver, photo: Uwe W Beier A dealer gallerist with 20 years’ experience is going to be closer to this subject than most other people. She comes into contact with a constant stream of new jewelry, is in constant touch with what the public likes (or doesn’t) and is constantly
In the late 1950s, Dr Ümit Bir set out with his stethoscope in his bag, traveling around the world and including frequent visits to Turkey, his home country. In 1960, he met an architect, Dr Rudolph Steinbach, who gave the order to ‘start collecting!’ Trained in ‘the strenuous and exacting practice of medicine,’ Bir turned
Emmanuel Lacoste, Langues (Two Pieces) Tongue Jewel, 2006, fine gold Also Known As Jewellery* is a hybrid model, somewhere between a survey exhibition – seventeen of the best French or French-based jewelers who are contributing to the ‘spectacular evolution’ of contemporary jewelry in France – and an argument about what contemporary jewelry is and does.
This book is a cabinet of wonderful curiosities, particularly for people who are knowledgeable about twentieth and twenty-first century art history. It will also drive you slightly mad, like being invited to a grand buffet and only allowed to pick one or two dishes.