Mònica Gaspar is a curator, writer, and lecturer, investigating craft and design as critical and reflective practices. She has also specialized in contemporary jewelry, curating, writing, and lecturing at several academies and international conferences. In 2001, she curated the first public collection of contemporary jewelry in Spain, hosted by the Museum of Applied Arts, Barcelona. Recently curated exhibitions include Metadomestic (Landesgalerie, Linz, and MIMA, Middlesbrough, 2012) and the selection for Schmuck (Munich, IHM Fair, 2010). Currently, she is a lecturer on contemporary jewelry studies at the HSLU Lucerne University of Art and Design, Switzerland.
Sponsored by Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Jewelry Forum
In this talk, Mònica Gaspar uses the term “object-ography” (writing about objects) to describe her practice, which finds her curating around and researching on the encounters and “dis-encounters” between people and things in everyday life. She introduces the audience to some of the art jewelry, design, and the applied arts exhibitions she has curated, and she links their experimental and critical impulse with the characteristics of the new publication Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective to which she is a contributing author.
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