Review Type: Exhibition Review

Fearlessly Self-Made

Drag Power – Gender, pride & glamour November 3, 2019–March 1, 2020 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Curated by Paul Derrez, Willem Hoogstede, and Roosmarij Deenik R’JEAN by Arjan van Nieuwkoop, Angelina Loqui, photo from the series Drag Royals Each Side Has a Face, 2018, photo courtesy of CODA The exhibition Drag Power – Gender, …

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Jewelry That Raises (Too Many) Questions about the Body

Body Control November 2, 2019–January 26, 2020 Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, the Netherlands Exhibiton view, Body Control, 2019–2020, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands, photo: Eva Broekema. Text panels introduce the subthemes Digital, Symbiosis, (Im)Perfection, Man/Woman?, Sexual Freedom, Upgrade and (Im)Mortal. Jewelry and fashion, worn on the body, can express concerns about issues in our society. It seems …

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Hidden Treasures

De Keerzijde, Bloemlezing CODA Collectie June 27–October 6, 2019 CODA, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands De Keerzijde, Bloemlezing CODA Collectie (The Reverse Side, Anthology from the CODA Collection) is the first exhibition by CODA’s new jewelry curator, Vanessa de Gruijter, who started the job in January 2019. With her first show at CODA, de Gruijter focused on …

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Mana Hewitt: Persistence

Mana Hewitt: Persistence July 25–September 8, 2019 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, USA Mana Hewitt’s solo exhibition, Persistence, displays a series of 60 unique medals made of etched brass, copper, sterling silver, and vitreous enamel. They recognize the courage and perseverance of women who have challenged societal perceptions, and feature leading figures including …

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Tribute to Manfred Bischoff

Exhibition view, Tribute to Manfred Bischoff, 2017, drawings, Handwerkskammer München, photo: Wilfried Petzi Manfred Bischoff, Tribute to Manfred Bischoff March 9 – April 8, 2017 Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany The first impression of the Tribute to Manfred Bischoff exhibition is dominated by the large photographs on the walls of the Handwerkskammer exhibition space in Munich. …

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Maggie Schpak, History’s Accessorizer

Exhibition view, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015, 2016, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo: Museum Associates/LACMA Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 April 10–August 21, 2016 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Whether we consciously adopt a particular style or fashion, or thoughtlessly throw on clothes, our identity is communicated through our …

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Notes From the Border

The Narva Art Residency (entrance hall), Narva, Estonia, photo: Liina Lelov KAФEDRA: Exhibition by the Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing April 30–May 29, 2016 Narva Art Residency, Narva, Estonia KAФEDRA is a multifaceted exhibition showcasing the work of the department of jewelry and blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts. It was organized by Kadri …

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