Tore Svensson, KRA

Familiar Faces

Brooches, arranged in two branching rows reminiscent of a family tree, portray jewelry colleagues, gallerists, curators, and peers whom the maker has encountered throughout his career The brooches emit a gentle sound and crinkle when handled. The artist, Tore Svensson, used veneer painted with seven thin layers of acrylic because he needed a portable medium […]

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Exhibition view, Treasure Peninsula

MUNICH INSIGHTS: Floating Pedestals, Malleable Frames, and a Cardboard Island

Munich Jewellery Week (MJW) is like fungi, with exhibitions popping up throughout the city. For many of those holding these shows, MJW means organizing an exhibition abroad in a space they’ve only seen online, with limited setup time. Creating a scenography entails not only selecting materials that are easily transportable or locally available, but also

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Jewels That Resist

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay is an important voice in the postcolonial debate Her latest research work is interwoven with her personal history, much of it having to do with jewelry after she discovered that part of her identity had been hidden from her The book underscores that identity can be forcibly simplified, officially obliterated. The things

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Quirky, Playful, and Humorous

The book North By Northwest is engaging, informative, and very ably researched, with a lively graphic design Its large format is well-suited to presenting Laurie Hall’s work, which often consists of big narrative neckpieces with many components The authors present individual pieces with relevant backstories, personal circumstances, and useful explanations about social and historical references

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Wrap Up/Unwrap

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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