Exhibition Review

Bernhard Schobinger, Teddybar/Huhn/Anhanger

The Laughing Demiurge

Bernhard Schobinger — Annelies Štrba April 20–June 29, 2024 Antonella Villanova Galleria, Florence, Italy From the moment I left Antonella Villanova Gallery, I told myself that I shouldn’t wait too long to put in order, and on paper, my thoughts and the multitude of stimuli I received during my visit and intense chat with Bernhard […]

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Gabi Dziuba, OH

Gabi Dziuba & Friends (In English and in Spanish)

Gabi Dziuba & Friends February 25–May 26, 2024 Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany “SPLASH” shout the pendants and rings. “EGAL EGAL” (“whatever,” in English) clamor white gold and diamond rings in an effort to appease. “OH” screams a pair of red earrings, the letters dripping bloodily in the Rocky Horror Picture Show font. Blue beans and

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Tore Svensson, KRA

Familiar Faces

Brooches, arranged in two branching rows reminiscent of a family tree, portray jewelry colleagues, gallerists, curators, and peers whom the maker has encountered throughout his career The brooches emit a gentle sound and crinkle when handled. The artist, Tore Svensson, used veneer painted with seven thin layers of acrylic because he needed a portable medium

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Wrap Up/Unwrap

Catarina Silva: Once upon a Time … October 14–November 18, 2023 Galeria Tereza Seabra, Lisbon, Portugal Once upon a time … This is how many tales begin, stories filled with magical beings and other characters such as princes and princesses, wizards and sorcerers, fairies and witches. Catarina Silva, who lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal,

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Craig McIntosh, Tweeter

Working a Line through Material and Time

McIntosh is a jeweler and object maker based in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand His master’s research addressed issues of cultural appropriation associated with the history and contemporary use of natural materials in Aotearoa/New Zealand He has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally and was the inaugural recipient of the Blumhardt Foundation’s Dame Doreen’s Gift[1] in

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Aaron Decker, Morning Star 2

Pearls

Restringing the Pearl April 26–June 6, 2023 The Jewelry Library, New York, New York Everyone has a story about pearls—that’s at the heart of this exhibition curated by Petra Class and Biba Schutz Audio recordings of the artists telling their pearl stories appear center stage The stories relate to a corresponding visual work through a

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Cartier and Islamic Art

Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity May 14–September 18, 2022 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, US At the dawn of the 20th century, the introduction of the aesthetic elements of Islamic art through exhibitions, publications, travels, and personal collections fueled new ideas and possibilities at Cartier. The Maison began to conceptualize and

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Contemplation and Conversation About 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now

45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now February 13, 2020–April 10, 2022 Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY, US The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City has organized an exhibition featuring 105 works from their permanent jewelry collection of over 950 pieces. Curated thematically, the showcases are designed to

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