Discipline: Contemporary Jewelry

HUNT: and Mälk

A book review, by Urmas Lüüs, of Hunt:, by Kadri Mälk. Originally published in Estonia but reproduced here in English. “With subconscious systematic approach, Kadri has created her own school. When travelling around the globe, one can hear the stories about deep dark soul of Estonian jewelry. Soul-dark depth. Darkness of the depth of a soul. People even …

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Stirring Voices from an Ancient Land

In the burgeoning world of international art jewelry, beset by both lookalikes and provocateurs boldly competing for attention, the authenticity and directness of Israel’s art jewelry has consistently set it apart. Yet Ursula Ilse-Neuman only fully appreciated what makes this country’s work exceptional after having the opportunity to live there for the past two years. …

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Hermann Jünger: 50 Jahre V-Schmuck

No other material has undergone such a transformation in recent centuries in the visual and applied arts as plastic. As early as the 15th to the 18th century, attempts were made to produce materials artificially, that would imitate and even surpass natural artistic materials in their perfection. Social developments in the 19th century rapidly promoted …

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Trace Collectors

Everything around us has been touched, used, cracked, broken—evidence that reveals an object’s existence ​and experience. Min Jae Eom creates simple surfaces and forms that, when carried on the body, slowly gather traces of the wearer. The marks that are collected through these time-based works are not simply scratches, dents, and stains; rather, they become a witness, a …

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Jumble Gym: Playful Randomness in Contemporary Jewelry

Stefan Gougherty creates jewelry that is curious and interactive. Sampling content from trash to treasure, these playful objects are unpretentious and subversive. Exploring the surreal through engineering and illusion, these antics of adornment can confound our expectations. In celebration of our collective progress, Gougherty leverages industrial materials and manufacturing processes to anchor the work firmly …

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TIME / TIME PAST

This is the catalog for Time/Time Past, an exhibition of contemporary jewelry by Iris Eichenberg and Marta Costa Reis. Time/Time Past was held in Lisbon, at Galeria Reverso, July 20–September 15, 2018; and at Munich Jewellery Week 2019, at Goldberg Studios, March 13–16, 2019. Courtesy of Marta Costa Reis.

A Place in Time

A thesis, written by Dierra Jones, for an MFA in jewelry. Storytelling is rooted in our daily lives, giving individuals the ability to connect and understand the world we live in. These stories are often memorable through one’s connection to time and place. In the jewelry field, place is significant in the life of an …

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Material World – Solo Exhibition by Ariel Lavian – Catalog

Ariel Lavian sees beauty wherever he may go. He collects objects he happens to find, whenever he recognizes the material’s potential. Beyond creating a merely decorative object, Lavian uses his highly personal material language for this process, enabling him as an artist-researcher to raise a dialogue regarding ideas and concepts close to his heart. The …

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