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taboo-busting jewellery exhibition
2017/08/25 06:48
In order to expand the dialogue around these taboos she’s brought together over 400 pieces of jewellery from wildly different genres and eras, s
2017/08/25 06:48
“There’s this idea that jewellery is sort of a sub-sculpture - that it’s miniaturised to fit the body and is therefore a ‘minor’ art form,” explains Dressen,
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Included in this Body section is the Secret Garden jewellery box by London-based contemporary jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge.
2017/08/25 06:48
Elsewhere, the exhibition considers the themes of Identity, Value and Instruments, with the opening section debating the notion that jewellery is an overtly feminine domain.
2017/08/25 06:49
“We have a lot of wonderful examples of high-end jewellery which assert great financial value through precious metals and hyper-technicity, but we also have a tiny headdress made out of feathers from a rare bird, which in China in the 19th century was more valuable than gold,
2017/08/25 06:50
Each chapter is accompanied by text outlining the various clichés and contradictions within, but even without getting into the scholarly aspects, the exhibition is an eye-opening demonstration of the sheer breadth of the jewellery world, and its importance within society
2017/08/25 06:50
There are so many psychological aspects of jewellery: power, self-expression, celebration, transformation, and hundreds of different stories you can tell,” says Solange Azagury-Partridge
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