De show van Gijs+Emmy/The Gijs+Emmy Spectacle

The Gijs+Emmy Spectacle February 22–August 24, 2014 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Curated by Marjan Boot View of the original Stedelijk Museum (A.W. Weissman, 1895) and the new building designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects, from the museum’s website, photo: John Lewis Marshall Five years.  In 2012, after a shutdown, renovation, and enlargement that lasted

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The Stereo Leg

Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Stereo Leg, 2012, silicone, cast resin, studs, rhinestones chains, two old speakers; Viktoria Modesta wearing Stereo Leg, the Alternative Limb Project, 2012, photo: Rosemary Williams A new article format was launched in January 2014. This series, called “One on One,” consists of 500-word analyses of specific works that lend themselves to

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In Sight Series / SNAG Toronto

The 2013 conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) was held in Toronto, Canada, in May and was organized by Paul McClure of George Brown College and Melanie Egan of the Harbourfront Centre. The conference was a gathering of mainly North American professional jewelers, academics, and students. The activities included lectures, short PechaKucha-like presentations, interviews, exhibitions, a trunk

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Where Makers Fear to Tread

Assemble, the Crafts Council’s 2012 annual conference, was held this year in the prestigious headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place, London on September 20. Its theme: The contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise and the relationship between making, science and technology. This was a conference well overdue, given our

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Heirlooms: Navigating the Personal in Contemporary Jewelry

Lola Brooks, brooch, 18kt gold, stainless steel, vintage ivory, diamonds, 4.5×4.5×1.5 The recent work of contemporary art jewelers such as Brigitte Adolph, Melanie Bilenker, Lola Brooks, Gesine Hackenberg, Anna Lorich, Mary Pearse, Monika Strasser and Renee Zettle-Sterling underscores the link, inherited or not, between past and present and establishes a framework for investigating the role

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