The Artivist

Ethics and Aesthetics in Eva van Kempen’s Artistic Practice
Ilaria Ruggiero

The following essay highlights the work of Eva van Kempen during the current challenges regarding the themes of health, women’s rights, and individual freedoms. The text takes its cue from the catalog—not yet made public—of the Nuda Vita exhibition that should have taken place in Munich during Munich Jewellery Week 2020, which was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic (it will take place next year in Munich). The exhibition’s focus was the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in artistic and creative research.

Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury series, 2020
Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury series, 2020
Eva van Kempen, Smartslip Technology, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, Smartslip Technology, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, (left) Lun/mar/mer/jeu/ven/sam/dim, 2020
Eva van Kempen, Angled Slices, from the Ready-to-Bear series
Eva van Kempen, One Condition, from the Planned Parenthood series
Eva van Kempen, You May Keep Your Undies On, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, (top) You May Keep Your Undies On, 2015
Eva van Kempen, Combination of Lines, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury series, 2020
Face filter using a digital replica of Eva van Kempen’s Lady Liberty
Women on Web campaign image, featuring Eva van Kempen’s Lady Liberty
Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury Series
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The Artivist

Ethics and Aesthetics in Eva van Kempen’s Artistic Practice
Ilaria Ruggiero

The following essay highlights the work of Eva van Kempen during the current challenges regarding the themes of health, women’s rights, and individual freedoms. The text takes its cue from the catalog—not yet made public—of the Nuda Vita exhibition that should have taken place in Munich during Munich Jewellery Week 2020, which was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic (it will take place next year in Munich). The exhibition’s focus was the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in artistic and creative research.

Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury series, 2020
Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury series, 2020
Eva van Kempen, Smartslip Technology, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, Smartslip Technology, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, (left) Lun/mar/mer/jeu/ven/sam/dim, 2020
Eva van Kempen, Angled Slices, from the Ready-to-Bear series
Eva van Kempen, One Condition, from the Planned Parenthood series
Eva van Kempen, You May Keep Your Undies On, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, (top) You May Keep Your Undies On, 2015
Eva van Kempen, Combination of Lines, from the LifeLines series
Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury series, 2020
Face filter using a digital replica of Eva van Kempen’s Lady Liberty
Women on Web campaign image, featuring Eva van Kempen’s Lady Liberty
Eva van Kempen, Lady Liberty, from the Freedom as Luxury Series
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The July 2020 Report

News & Ideas
Art Jewelry Forum

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation.

The Southwest School of Art is offering online summer classes in jewelry taught by Jillian Sortore and Alejandra Salinas
Art Smith, Modern Cuff, circa 1948
Nicolas Estrada, Art Can’t Breathe, 2020
A spread from Jennifer Papatzikakis’s dissertation, photo courtesy of Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst
Bill Reid, Hinged Abacus Bracelet, 1960
Photo courtesy of the Galerie für Angewandte Kunst
The deadline to apply for the international master’s program in Object & Jewellery at PXL-MAD School of Arts
 A spread from Paula Caviezel’s dissertation, photo courtesy of Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst
The Center for Craft - Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship is now accepting applications
Freyja Sewell’s mask
Karin Jones (Canadian, b. 1972), Edger, 2009–2010
Karola Torkos, Blotty, 2020
Mando Bee, Brooch (front and back), photo courtesy of the artist
A still from a GIF showing a woman wearing a mask printed with her own features, courtesy of maskalike.com
Photo courtesy of Aeternum
Tiff Massey, Ain’t No Future in Your Front
Photo courtesy of CODA
The PlatAfrica 2020 competition is accepting entries from students, apprentices, and professional jewelers in South Africa
Galerie Rob Koudijs, after being closed for 117 days, reopens July 3, 2020!
Work by Sara Sallam, photo courtesy Dezeen
Image from the Schmuck 2020 catalog
Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue Store, photo: Shutterstock
Photo courtesy of Khanya Mthethwa
Cara Croninger, Heart Necklace
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The July 2020 Report

News & Ideas
Art Jewelry Forum

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation.

The Southwest School of Art is offering online summer classes in jewelry taught by Jillian Sortore and Alejandra Salinas
Art Smith, Modern Cuff, circa 1948
Nicolas Estrada, Art Can’t Breathe, 2020
A spread from Jennifer Papatzikakis’s dissertation, photo courtesy of Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst
Bill Reid, Hinged Abacus Bracelet, 1960
Photo courtesy of the Galerie für Angewandte Kunst
The deadline to apply for the international master’s program in Object & Jewellery at PXL-MAD School of Arts
 A spread from Paula Caviezel’s dissertation, photo courtesy of Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst
The Center for Craft - Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship is now accepting applications
Freyja Sewell’s mask
Karin Jones (Canadian, b. 1972), Edger, 2009–2010
Karola Torkos, Blotty, 2020
Mando Bee, Brooch (front and back), photo courtesy of the artist
A still from a GIF showing a woman wearing a mask printed with her own features, courtesy of maskalike.com
Photo courtesy of Aeternum
Tiff Massey, Ain’t No Future in Your Front
Photo courtesy of CODA
The PlatAfrica 2020 competition is accepting entries from students, apprentices, and professional jewelers in South Africa
Galerie Rob Koudijs, after being closed for 117 days, reopens July 3, 2020!
Work by Sara Sallam, photo courtesy Dezeen
Image from the Schmuck 2020 catalog
Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue Store, photo: Shutterstock
Photo courtesy of Khanya Mthethwa
Cara Croninger, Heart Necklace
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In Your Hands

Join the Hand Medal Project (In English/Spanish)
Elizabeth Essner

At the Escuela de Arte de Sevilla, in Spain, metalworking students usually spend early spring working with local workshops to make religious jewels and decorations in preparation for the Holy Week, or Semana Santa. This year was different, as it was for so many around the world. As a result of COVID-19, there were no festivities to prepare for, and with many fighting the virus on hospital front lines, the students have instead been sawing little silhouettes of hands from metal.

Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
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In Your Hands

Join the Hand Medal Project (In English/Spanish)
Elizabeth Essner

At the Escuela de Arte de Sevilla, in Spain, metalworking students usually spend early spring working with local workshops to make religious jewels and decorations in preparation for the Holy Week, or Semana Santa. This year was different, as it was for so many around the world. As a result of COVID-19, there were no festivities to prepare for, and with many fighting the virus on hospital front lines, the students have instead been sawing little silhouettes of hands from metal.

Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
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In Your Hands

Join the Hand Medal Project (In English/Spanish)
Elizabeth Essner

At the Escuela de Arte de Sevilla, in Spain, metalworking students usually spend early spring working with local workshops to make religious jewels and decorations in preparation for the Holy Week, or Semana Santa. This year was different, as it was for so many around the world. As a result of COVID-19, there were no festivities to prepare for, and with many fighting the virus on hospital front lines, the students have instead been sawing little silhouettes of hands from metal.

Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
Hand Medal Project
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What We at AJF Are Reading

Art Jewelry Forum

No words can describe the emotions that people have been feeling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All over the world, we’re in some form of lockdown. What happens when you’re suddenly unable to go to communal spaces? How do you disconnect, relax, and recharge in these stressful times? Are you watching movies or shows? Talking more with loved ones on the phone? Doing yoga? Taking online craft classes? Baking? Burying yourself in books? It may be that you’re in crisis mode, and the only thing you can do is attend to this emergency.

Cropped image, Photo: Sienna Patti
Photo: Marta Costa Reis
Photo: Bella Neyman
Photo courtesy of the publisher
Photo: Raïssa Bump
Photo courtesy of the publisher
Photo: Emily Cobb
Photo: Alejandra Salinas
Photo: Nathalie Mornu
Photo: Nathalie Mornu
Photo: Sarah Turner
Photo: Sienna Patti
Photo: Sienna Patti
Photo: Sienna Patti
Photo: Sienna Patti
Photo: Sofia Björkman
Photo courtesy of Susan Cummins
Photo: Tanel Veenre
Photo courtesy of the publisher
Photo: Yvonne Montoya
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