Month: December 2019

Jewelry That Raises (Too Many) Questions about the Body

Body Control November 2, 2019–January 26, 2020 Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, the Netherlands Exhibiton view, Body Control, 2019–2020, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands, photo: Eva Broekema. Text panels introduce the subthemes Digital, Symbiosis, (Im)Perfection, Man/Woman?, Sexual Freedom, Upgrade and (Im)Mortal. Jewelry and fashion, worn on the body, can express concerns about issues in our society. It seems …

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108|Contemporary, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

108|Contemporary is a nonprofit community arts organization known for vibrant exhibitions that not only showcase cutting-edge craft, but also give a platform to marginalized artists. In this article, I interview Susan Baley, executive director of 108|Contemporary, about how craft meets community at her organization. Baley previously served as the executive director of the Swope Art …

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Dirk Allgaier

Learn more about Stuttgart’s Arnoldsche Art Publishers, one of the preeminent publishers in the field of jewelry, which specializes in spectacular books on the applied arts. The company’s managing director, Dirk Allgaier, describes how the firm came to exist, its criteria for deciding what book proposals to accept, and the steps that go into taking …

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Review of the ACC Present Tense Conference

The American Craft Council’s 2019 conference, Present Tense, was identified at the outset as a “national conversation on craft in an increasingly tense and complex present.” This theory turned into practice meant an ambitious schedule of lecture hall panels punctuated with “Object Story” interludes; tours to area galleries, art schools, and other places; workshops that …

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On Offer

Art Jewelry Forum’s extensive network of international gallery supporters is dedicated to celebrating and showing art jewelry. On Offer is a monthly series that allows AJF galleries to showcase a piece that they’ve personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries. Enjoy! MUSEUM WORTHY Agathe Saint Girons, Silence, 2019, …

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The December Report

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation. If you’re a member of AJF, you can add news and ideas to the monthly …

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