Country: Spain

Unnatural Phenomena

An exhibition of works by Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska at Gallery Funaki Melbourne. In August 2014, the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery awarded Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska each with the prize in the emerging artist category. Both jewelers were unknown to the three judges (Warwick Freeman, Simon Cottrell, and Julie …

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Go For Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art

This text explores how theoretical concepts of opulence and excess are explored in contemporary art, especially jewelry. Images of several exhibited works are included. Focusing on artists from the United States and Western Europe, it offers a Western-based interdisciplinary perspective for thinking about what “baroque” could mean in a modern context. Jewelry forms the basis …

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