Month: May 2016

AJF Hangouts-China

AJF Hangouts takes the pulse of the rapidly expanding world of global art jewelry. We hear from voices in emerging jewelry scenes, featuring those with the responsibility of representing their country as AJF Ambassadors. Despite the varying quality of video feeds, it’s quite amazing that we can now use this platform to connect people together …

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Sarah Hood: Botanical Illustrations

Sarah Hood, Three Wreaths, 2016, mixed media, dimensions variable, photo: artist Botanical Illustrations is a group show, curated by Taboo Studio, of five international jewelers—Laura Baxter, Janice Ho, Sarah Hood, Kyunghee Kim, and Maia Leppo—who reinterpret this theme from the perspective of their own individual aesthetics. One of the artists, Seattle-based Sarah Hood, discusses her …

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AJF Hangouts-East Asia

AJF Hangouts takes the pulse of the rapidly expanding world of global art jewelry. We hear from voices in emerging jewelry scenes, featuring those with the responsibility of representing their country as AJF Ambassadors. Despite the varying quality of video feeds, it’s quite amazing that we can now use this platform to connect people together …

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Designing Beauty

Installation view of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, dress in foreground by Giambattista Valli, Fall/Winter 2014–2015 couture collection, tulle degradé, silk taffeta, photo: Matt Flynn, courtesy of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial February 12–August 21, 2016 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, New York, USA This, the fifth installment in the …

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The Widespread Liberation of Jewelry

In October 2015, acclaimed Norwegian craft theorist and historian Jorunn Veiteberg delivered a 40-minute lecture at the Danish Design Museum, in Copenhagen. Her lecture used Susan Cohn’s Unexpected Pleasures exhibition (Design Museum London, 2012–2013) as a point of departure to recontextualize the New Jewelry movement in contemporary terms and signal how current practice has “liberated” …

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Can it Walk? Jewelry as Spatial Process gets tested

Elisabeth Holder and Gabi Schillig (eds.), Schmuck als urbaner Prozess. Artistic Interventions in Urban Space. Documentation of a Research Project (Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 2015). Bilingual German / English. ISBN 978 3 8030 0784 1 With texts and contributions by: Susanne Anna, Jacqui Chan, Willi Dorner, Karsten M. Drohsel, Elisabeth Holder, Barbara Maas, Yuka Oyama, …

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