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Angela Hennessy

Angela Hennessy, Mourning Wreath (detail), 2017, synthetic and human hair, found hair, artist’s own hair, gold leaf on copper, enamel paint, chain, wire frame, cement base, base 267 x 183 x 91 cm in diameter, photo: artist This is the second article in a series focused on artists whose work is adjacent to jewelry. For …

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Thank You, Simone

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” has always been one of my favorite quotes. Lately it made me meditate on the topic of attention in the context of jewelry. I found out that the author of these words, the French philosopher, mystic, and activist Simone Weil (1909–1943), saw attention as a way …

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In Conversation with Diana Pardue

The Heard Museum aims to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation, and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes. Founded in 1929, the institution presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, collaborating with Native American artists and tribal communities to provide …

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Photos from Parcours Bijoux

Sofia Björkman and Karin Roy Andersson attended the 2020 Parcours Bijoux—the third edition—and generously sent in photos to share with AJF’s readers. (And thank you to Ben Lignel for contributing a photo, as well!) Parcours Bijoux hosted some 30 events; this photo essay includes impressions from 10 different exhibitions, including one Björkman and Andersson put on together. Don’t …

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Reading Pakistan’s Jewelry

In Pakistan and in India, there is a word—darshan—for looking at images. It comes from Hinduism, and refers to indigenous receptivity of sacred images. Darshan is visual receptivity, an intense absorption. Whether it’s jewelry, shrines, cinema, this indigenous absorption, a culturally specific receptivity to imagery, wraps around all forms of visual sites. Ali Khurshid, Shrine …

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The Artivist

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 …

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