18 May 2017
“The exhibition focuses on four main themes based on the preconceived notions of jewelry: the idea of too feminine and so a question of identity, jewelry and identity, jewelry and convention, the idea of preciousness and therefore the question of value, but also of counter-values and other values.
Too corporeal, jewelry is an object of sweat, it’s an object that’s worn on the body, and it’s therefore transmissible but in a very specific way – within a family, in certain cases in rituals, and finally too primitive, too magical.
The idea is therefore to really show several facets, and to not stop at very narrow definitions that prevent jewelry from entering a museum somewhere.”
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