Politics

Making a Statement

This essay was originally written for the catalog of Nuda Vita, an exhibition curated by Ilaria Ruggiero and presented March 13–17, 2019, at ABC Westside Gallery in Munich, Germany. The exhibition showcased work by 13 jewelry artists of different nationalities who were invited to work on the idea of the political, public, and collective body. …

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Christine Clark

Christine Clark, Give, 2017, installation, cast concrete, steel, flock, room dimensions 6.1 x 4.6 m, photo: Stephen Funk Christine Clark, a force of nature in the metal arts field, is known for her voluminous sculptures constructed from steel wire. Currently the head of the metals department at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Clark is …

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Melissa Cameron: Body Politic

Melissa Cameron, RPG @ 1:9 (pin), 22m radius @ 1:9 (neckpiece), Anti-personnel Round (pin), Un-handle (pendant), 2015, powder-coated steel trowel, stainless steel, polyester-cotton ribbon, largest 440 x 125 x 35 mm, photo: artist In her latest body of work, Body Politic, Melissa Cameron departs from earlier themes to explore the political arena. Melissa confronts her …

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Iron Woman’s Soft Toys: In Conversation with Sophie Hanagarth

Sophie Hanagarth, French Kiss, 2012, collar, pure iron, leather, 298 mm long, photo: artist Sophie Hanagarth, the recent winner of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation Prize, just opened a much awaited retrospective of her work at CODA Museum, in Apeldoorn. (Prize winners receive a cash prize of 5000 euros, the acquisition of work for …

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