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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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In Conversation with Anni Nørskov Mørch

Josephine Winther, Rubyfruits, 2003, necklace, cast faceted rubies in dyed resin, eyelets in 18-karat gold, gold-colored silk thread with passementerie, Danish Arts Foundation, photo: Iben Kaufmann An important exhibition exploring the concept of power in jewelry just took place in Denmark. In honor of the 750th anniversary of castle Koldinghus, The Splendour of Power, curated …

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In Situ

“… Greek and Arab coins and gold chains and old jewels brought from the Orient are often discovered in Norway,” writes the Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges in his essay “The Scandinavian Destiny.”[1] Decades later, the artist Esther Shalev-Gerz (born 1948, Lithuania) visits Borges’s grave in Geneva, only to discover that part of its carvings …

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The Making of BRON

BRON November 11, 2017–January 28, 2018 CODA, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands On Sunday November 12, 2017, Ruudt Peters’s exhibition BRON opened at CODA, in Apeldoorn, providing a spectacle of glass capsules, light, film, and jewelry as never seen before. November 12, 2017, CODA, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, photo: Liesbeth den Besten The logistics and organization of this …

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