Exhibition Review

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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


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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Have They Left Any Stones Unturned?

DesignLab #11 | LithoMania January 20–April 3, 2022 Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Germany Claudia Banz, Ute Eitzenhöfer (eds), LithoMania Design Lab #11, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2022. In the exhibition LithoMania, gemstone and jewelry students from Idar-Oberstein look from a distance at their primal material, the gemstone. They ask questions full of curiosity and criticality

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Sensual Attractions

Shinji Nakaba/ UBUI (First Time) November 6–December 31, 2021 Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ, US The historical, the erotic, and the overlooked only begin to describe the jewelry of the unconventional Japanese jeweler Shinji Nakaba (b. 1950). The artist was virtually unknown in the West until 2001, when his work began to achieve wider recognition.[1] As

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Exhibition view, Hearts + Flowers

Why You Want It

Hearts + Flowers September 16–November 12, 2021 In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY, US In Hearts + Flowers, jewelry and hand-held objects explore the topic or format of the souvenir in some way. The show started as an open call-for-entry curated by Jessica Andersen and Leslie Shershow. The exhibition is organized into loose

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The Wanderings of the Danish State-Owned Jewelry Collection

Werke und Tage March 10–August 30, 2020 Staatliche Antikensammlung, Munich, Germany Danish Jewellery Box March 13–August 1, 2021 Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Cologne, Germany Since 1974, regularly changing committees in the Danish Arts Foundation (founded in 1964) have acquired artworks from all artistic disciplines, including applied arts. Its national jewelry collection (comprising about 350

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