PRACTICAL

PRACTICAL

By: Isabella van den Bos Sometimes jewellery will go beyond its elementary function of body adornment. When this is the case, the issue is not the question of beautiful and/or ugly (which in essence is not relevant, but that is another story, literally and...

Artjewellery?

Artjewellery?

Artjewellery?    by Isabella van den Bos In the inbox an invitation from a London gallery featuring an exhibition of jewellery by topdesigner Ron Arad. With this email, the question arises if jewellery by designers and renowned visual artists is considered a...

Mindf*ck 2

Mindf*ck 2

Mindf*ck 2  by Isabella van den Bos Forget everything you know about (semi-) precious stones. Ignasi Cavaller (alumnus Fachhochschule Trier, campus Idar-Oberstein) makes magic: what you see is not what you get… We’re in Galerie tal20 (Schmuck 2016, Munich) looking at...

Mindf*ck 1

Mindf*ck 1

Mindf*ck 1   by Isabella van den Bos Magic happens if what you see is not what you get. It started with a classic fire truck in front of the monumental Neue Sammlung in Munich. The truck was in fact a mobile gallery featuring Common Ground with jewellery by Helen...

SCHMUCK München 2016.

All exhibitions we were able to visit during SCHMUCK 2016. WHERE DOES THE PARALLEL WORLD EXIST?  Mari Ishikawa HATARA PROJECT, TIME PERCEPTION VOL.2; Christine Jalio, Helmi Lindblom, Melina Lindroos, Annea...

Rembrandt & jewellery

Rembrandt & jewellery

It’s very likely some kind of professional deformation if you only have eyes for jewellery when looking at the biggest acquisition in fine art in years. That’s exactly what happened to us when we first say pictures of the wedding portraits of Maerten Soolmans and his...

Better world

Better world

Terrorism and refugees still dominate the headlines. It makes us wonder if contemporary jewellery design contributes to a better world? Part of our community considers jewellery unfit for the purpose due to its intrinsic value (adornment). The other half thinks...

To alarm

To alarm

Frankly we are not in the business of scaremongering, but after the large-scale sexual assault in Cologne at New Year’s Eve, it doesn’t hurt to think about your personal safety... Which doesn’t include pepper spray and a penknife in your purse if you’re going to a...

Hug and Embrace: embrace what is new

Hug and Embrace: embrace what is new For just this once, part of the Collection Françoise van den Bosch will be moved from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, curator of the collection, to the Westergasfabriek. The exhibition is organized to celebrate the 35th anniversary...

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