Author: Benjamin Lignel

IRIS EICHENBERG: WHERE WORDS FAIL

Best known in international jewelry and metalsmithing circles, Iris Eichenberg has made an enormous contribution as an artist and educator. Addressing significant current issues such as identity, gender politics, and Heimat—a German word denoting the personal happiness and fulfillment found upon reaching a safe haven—the show Iris Eichenberg: Where Words Fail is particularly timely. Eichenberg …

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Glory bound. On wonder womans bracelets

An insight into the creation of comic book character Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston, examining her ‘Magic Bracelets’ and their connections to feminism, oppression, liberation, and BDSM practices.

Glitz glamour and guys

A look at the tailor Nudie Cohn and his use of rhinestones to create opulent garments for clients such as Elvis and Liberace, successfully subverting gender norms while doing so.

Brosche or the jewelry without object of Manfred Nisslmüller

A case study of Austrian artist Manfred Nisslmüller’s work ‘Taschenrecorder’ (1984-1993, made in eight examples), highlighting the artist’s view of “jewelry as a disruption” using of critical, ironic, and subversive modes of art history.

AJF Catalog of Books

Short catalog featuring all the books Art Jewelry Forum has produced from 2010-2016.

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