Review Type: Exhibition Review

Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century

Installation, Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford Installation, Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford Kathy Buszkiewicz also uses money, in her case shredded money (obtained from the Treasury Department) to address issues of materialism, commodification and value/worth. It took her countless …

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Karl Fritsch: Scenes from the Munich Diamond Disaster

The recent renovations at the City Gallery, Wellington have seen some significant changes, particularly the Hirschfeld Gallery. This gallery is for the exhibition of local artists and used to be an odd lower-case, T-shaped space tucked in beside Nikau Café. This location, next to a bustling Wellington food venue, seemed to reflect the diverse shows …

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Petra Zimmermann: History Repeating II

Ornamentum’s current exhibition, History Repeating II, presents a collection of recent jewelry from Viennese jeweler Petra Zimmermann. This is Zimmermann’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Her work is a reflection on the overlap between art jewelry and fashion, mixing high-couture sensibilities with a twenty-first century ‘mash-up’ aesthetic. In Ornamentum’s newly renovated exhibition space, Zimmermann’s …

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Designers on Jewellery

Designers on Jewellery: Twelve Years of Jewellery Production by Chi ha paura…? opened last month at the San Francisco Craft + Design Museum and is on display until May 16, 2010. The show marks the jewelry design brand’s twelfth year in the making. Founded by Gijs Bakker, jewelry and product designer and co-founder of Droog Design, …

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Finnish Jewellery 1600-2009

It’s clear from the title of this exhibition that it has large ambitions, stretching from the Renaissance to the present day. As the introductory wall text puts it, ‘Over the centuries, Finnish craftsmen were able to learn their trade and practice it in neighbouring countries. Innovations and impulses were first received from the west, and later from the east. After the Second World War, Finnish jewellery design discovered its own style, which has become recognized around the world.’

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