Body Embellishment explores innovative artistic expression in the 21st-century international arenas of body extension, augmentation, and modification through jewelry, tattoos, nail art, and fashion.
While the question of exhibition making occupies an ever more important place in art theory, there has never been, thus far, a publication on the subject with jewelry as its focal point. This publication aims to remedy this absence, and provide an overview of jewelry exhibition history, an understanding of the challenges inherent to showing
Peter Bauhuis’s material experiments often “play” visual tricks; for example, in his show Armillaria, at Gallery Funaki, he displays a little “bronze” cup in the cabinet of curiosities he has fashioned from the pristine walls of the Crossley Lane space. The cup, which is part of “the Kolomna Report,” the official announcement he made of
The inaugural Mari Funaki Award attracted an outstanding response from over 500 international and local artists. The show, which comprised 31 selected works from the overwhelming number of submissions, was open until September 13, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia. The judges–renowned practitioners and educators Warwick Freeman and Simon Cottrell, and leading curator and writer Julie Ewington–performed
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