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.

Most popular articles

The nose ornaments in the exhibition "Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru"

The nose ornaments in this exhibition are nothing short of sumptuous! Whether with pendants, crab-shaped, bimetal, rounded, hammered, these decorations...

When did jewels first become museum pieces?

Seeing jewelry in museums seems natural enough, but that wasn’t the case until the end of the 19th century!

Beware! French know-how in danger!

The Comité Colbert is sounding the alarm: certain typically French skills are in danger of disappearing in the next 10 years! The luxury industry has 80...

Upcycling in the exhibition "Cartier and the Arts of Islam

Cartier was not merely inspired by motifs from distant cultures: the jeweler’s new creations have also often incorporated elements from old jewelry or...

Christmas in Paris!

Place Vendôme and the Rue de la Paix, I’ve photographed the most beautiful displays, from Cartier and Tiffany&Co. to Chanel.

Artist jewelry, Mathias Kiss x Dangleterre

Together with Mathias Kiss, Ségolène Dangleterre has created three pieces of jewelry: square bronze rings, layered and shaped like a cornice. Photo ©...