31 May 2017

Nail clipping necklace in the “Medusa” exhibition

The “Medusa” exhibition provides the opportunity to meet contemporary designers and artists whose pieces question or disturb, like the Norwegian Nanna Melland. At first glance her “Decadence” necklace, formed by an accumulation of beautiful gold leaves strung on a red string, appears delightful. In fact, it’s her nail clippings collected in the early 2000s sublimated in gold. Nanna Melland is part of the 1970s process of recovering “infamous” materials. Between fascination and revulsion, she experiments with notions of beauty and questions its relationship to the body.

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