December 2016

On Offer

AJF’s network of gallery supporters has now increased to more than 60 galleries worldwide. This new monthly article series allows each AJF gallery the opportunity to share a piece that they’ve personally selected from their shelves to tempt and inspire you. MUSEUM WORTHY Kadri Mälk, Just So, 2015, brooch, jet, silver, lepidolite, aquamarine, almandine, 148

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Spring Rees

QUOIL’s interior, Wellington, New Zealand, photo: Billie Brook QUOIL is a contemporary jewelry gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, that represents solely New Zealand artists. The breadth of the work represented is refreshing and stands witness to the creative strength of the country. QUOIL’s current exhibition, from December 2016 through January 2017, is LUSTRE, a bright

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Skubic after the Big Bang

Exhibition view, Peter Skubic, Mirrors Are Invisible, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, photo: Reio Avaste/Museum of Estonian Architecture Peter Skubic is an Austrian artist with Serbian roots. Since graduating from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, he has exercised a strong, provocative, and trailblazing voice in the field of contemporary jewelry while establishing a powerful

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Grown Digital

Nervous System, Kinematics Dress 1, 2014, 3D-printed nylon using selective laser sintering, photo: Steve Marsel In May 2015, as part of extended research on contemporary jewelers’ use of new media, I had the good fortune of spending two hours with Jesse Louis-Rosenberg and Jessica Rosenkrantz, the duo who created Nervous System and brought digital cool

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Are the Hand and the Machine Really Equal? Just Ask the Experts.

Upper level gallery case study: Wedding Ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, autumn/winter 2014–2015 haute couture, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, 2016, photo: Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, the most recent fashion extravaganza of an

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