Topic: criticism

Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective

What is contemporary jewelry? What is the background of the medium, and how does it stand now and possibly in the future? “Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective” examines the field with abundant photographs and thought-provoking insights. Featuring some of the most notable jewelry writers and other contributors from around the world—as well as hundreds of striking …

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Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty

Exhibition catalog for “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty.” As Fuller marked its 50-year anniversary in 2019, it turned to gold to commemorate this milestone with “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty” in its Stone and Barstow galleries. This invitational project explores the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic …

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The avid mundane

Reflecting on some of the contributions to the jewelry field by Otto Künzli, Lisa Walker, and Yuka Oyama.

Tradition and humiliation

The role of women in jewelry tradition nowadays, and the acceptance of jewelry practice as contemporary art.

Inaugural Mari Funaki award review

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 …

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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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Escapade Review

Architect Eli Giannini explores Swiss jeweler David Bielander’s solo exhibition of idiosyncratic objects at Gallery Funaki in 2014.

Review 2 Minds 2 Hands Exhibition Gallery Funaki Melbourne

An exhibition at Gallery Funaki by two renowned contemporary Dutch artists–one living in Amsterdam (Lucy Sarneel) and the other in Melbourne (Manon van Kouswijk)–is an extraordinary visual and sensory treat. Both artists regularly show at the gallery, where their work is often available to view and wear.

Keum Boo

How to fuse light, knitted, or crocheted wire structures on silver plates.

Re: Halcyon Dream Catalogue

Excerpt from Shannon Stratton’s essay regarding Anna Lindsay MacDonald’s 2016 solo exhibition, Re: Halcyon Dream: “Anna Lindsay MacDonald’s work seems to resonate with Soulilliou’s theory of ornament, playing with the idea of appearance and disappearance in the face of technology. Her black and white palette recalls dazzle camouflage, but even more so, predicts a future …

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