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Loss and Memory: Doris Salcedo and Mourning Jewelry

This article is based on the artistic research called Purity or Promiscuity? Exploring Hair as a Raw Material in Jewellery and Art that was conducted by Carla Castiajo at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia, 2011–2016, with a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal, 2011–2015, and which was supervised …

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Blank Versus Anonymous Faun: Contemporary Jewelry and Male Eroticism

Alexander Blank, Bunny, 2006, gold, stag horn, 95 x 60 x 12 mm, photo: Stefan Heuser, modeled by Stefan Heuser Alexander Blank’s jewelry frequently riffs on the notion of pop-cultural-icons-as-cameo-portraits: bashed yellow “smiley-face” brooches, “skull” pendants seemingly made of the fossilized remains of Daffy Duck and the Tasmanian Devil and, in this piece, a roughly …

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Boxed Nakedness: EXPORT Versus Bakker

VALIE EXPORT, Tapp und Tastkino (Touch Cinema), 1968–1971, performance, photo: mumok, Vienna The late 1960s were turbulent times. Liberation, emancipation, and democratization were the truths of the day. Social codes were exceeded, and people enjoyed the freedom of the sexual revolution. Taking off one’s clothes publicly, for instance at festivals like Woodstock, was a sign …

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The Memory of Things: Slotte versus Talbot

(left) Caroline Slotte, Round Piece, from the Landscape Multiple series, 2012, reworked second-hand ceramics, 245 mm in diameter; Anna Talbot, Blue Wolf, 2012 brooch, old box, anodized aluminum, brass, wood veneer, steel, 80 x 80 x 20 mm, private collection, photo: artists It is universally acknowledged that contemporary jewelry subverted completely the “hierarchy of materials”[1] …

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