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Catarina Silva: Once upon a Time … October 14–November 18, 2023 Galeria Tereza Seabra, Lisbon, Portugal Once upon a time … This is how many tales begin, stories filled with magical beings and other characters such as princes and princesses, wizards and sorcerers, fairies and witches. Catarina Silva, who lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, …

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Craig McIntosh, Tweeter

Working a Line through Material and Time

McIntosh is a jeweler and object maker based in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand His master’s research addressed issues of cultural appropriation associated with the history and contemporary use of natural materials in Aotearoa/New Zealand He has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally and was the inaugural recipient of the Blumhardt Foundation’s Dame Doreen’s Gift[1] in …

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Esther Brinkmann, Bell

Esther Brinkmann

Elizabeth Fischer, Ward Schrijver, Philippe Solms, and Fabienne X. Sturm, Esther Brinkmann. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2022. The essays, in English, have French translations at the end of the book Rings are key in Brinkmann’s oeuvre, so they have a separate chapter. They’re printed so large they resemble bowls, pots, or vases. In fact, Brinkmann …

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Aaron Decker, Morning Star 2


Restringing the Pearl April 26–June 6, 2023 The Jewelry Library, New York, New York Everyone has a story about pearls—that’s at the heart of this exhibition curated by Petra Class and Biba Schutz Audio recordings of the artists telling their pearl stories appear center stage The stories relate to a corresponding visual work through a …

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Cold Sweat Suor Frio: 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial

Food for the Soul: Thoughts on Jewelry in Pandemic Times

Cristina Filipe, ed. Cold Sweat Suor Frio: 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial. Lisbon: PIN – Associação Portuguesa de Joalharia Contemporânea/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa – Museu de São Roque/Câmara Municipal Lisboa, MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Coleção Francisco Capelo/Universidade Católica Portuguesa, School of Arts, CITAR- Research Centre for Science and Technology …

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Kairos, Serendipity, and Balance

Susanne Altmann, Patti Bleicher, Karl Bollmann, and Olga Zobel Biró, Margit Jäschke: Kairos (Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2022). Kairos, a bilingual publication (in German and English), was published in 2022. It marked the occasion of four monographic exhibitions celebrating the work of visual artist and jewelry designer Margit Jäschke (1962). The Grassimuseum and Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, …

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A Life Story in Jewelry

The Jewellery Box chronicles Jorunn Veiteberg’s jewelry collection. Our reviewer calls it one of the best books about jewelry ever. Life-sized photos of the pieces—presented in order of purchase—appear almost from the start. Refreshing! Veiteberg examines her motivation to collect, shining a light on this human urge The author quotes from her diaries and talks about …

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The Power of the Narrative in the 2020s

Museum of Arts and Design. Jewelry Stories: Highlights from the Collection 1947–2019. Edited by Barbara Paris Gifford. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2021. Published in conjunction with the exhibition 45 Stories in Jewelry, Jewelry Stories: Highlights from the Collection 1947–2019 offers a visual as well as literary feast. It celebrates the art jewelry collection of New York’s Museum …

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A Universe in a Book

Manfred Bischoff: Ding Dong, Rike Bartels, ed., with contributions by Cornelie Holzach, Liesbeth den Besten, Matthew Drutt, Helen W. Drutt English, and Karl Bollmann, book design by Gabi Veit (Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2021). Even for those of us who love and are surrounded by books, every once in a while there will be one that comes …

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Cartier and Islamic Art

Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity May 14–September 18, 2022 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, US At the dawn of the 20th century, the introduction of the aesthetic elements of Islamic art through exhibitions, publications, travels, and personal collections fueled new ideas and possibilities at Cartier. The Maison began to conceptualize and …

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