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In Conversation with Thereza Pedrosa, of Thereza Pedrosa Gallery

Thereza Pedrosa Gallery, which is owned by Elinor Garnero and Thereza Pedrosa, opened in 2019. It’s dedicated to abstract art in the form of paintings, sculptures, and art jewelry. Art jewelry and things of beauty have always been part of Thereza Pedrosa’s life. In this interview she talks about the decisive moment that brought her …

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Contexts and Groundings in Black Jewels

The exhibition Divine Legacies in Black Jewelry is currently on view at the Metal Museum, in Memphis, TN, US, through September 12, 2021. It focuses on exploring and presenting histories and legacies in Black jewelry while working to introduce viewers to different names and personalities connected to the field. In this self-interview, exhibition curator LaMar Gayles, …

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Surreal Yet More Accessible

Extraordinaire! February 26–August 30, 2020 mudac, Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland The mudac’s current exhibition invites you to take a dreamlike stroll through the old walls of the Maison Gaudard, its various rooms full of unusual objects. It’s a way of paying homage to this historic building in the old town …

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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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Hearts and Flowers

This past June, Sienna Patti, the gallery in Lenox, MA, USA, quietly mounted a monumental exhibition. To mark the 20th anniversary of her eponymous gallery, founder and owner Sienna Patti invited 79 artists to each make two 25 x 25 mm charms. The results ranged from a stainless steel heart neatly tied in a bow …

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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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