AJF Book Release

Book presentation  /  Schmuck - MJW 2016  /  24 Feb 2016  -  01 Mar 2016
Published: 17.02.2016
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich

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Art Jewelry Forum will release its fifth publication, On and Off: Jewelry in the Wider Cultural Field, during Munich Jewellery Week, the international art jewellery fair in Galerie Marzee's booth in the Frame section of Schmuck.
On and Off is a collection of 30 short essays on jewellery in the wider cultural realm, which reflects the editorial mission of AJF: a global nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the creation, study, and appreciation of art jewellery. Reporting on contemporary practice, AJF’s latest publication examines jewellery’s provocative place in human affairs.

Contemporary jewellery is defined by its range of cultural references and willingness to tackle contentious issues. On and Off depicts this conversation between incorporated social norms and creative agendas, exploring the phenomena that informs and complicates jewellery’s history: sex, domination, self-identification, territory, and death.

Essays by:
David Beytelmann, Nigel Borell, Monika Brugger, Cécile Bulté, Susan Cohn, Anna Conticello, Liesbeth den Besten, Rutger Emmelkamp, Julie Ewington, Mònica Gaspar, Stephen Knott, Marthe Le Van, Baptiste Lignel, Jillian Moore, Stephen Mulqueen, Elisabeth Murphy, Kevin Murray, Kerianne Quick, Suzanne Ramljak, Amina Rizwan, Damian Skinner, Emily Stoehrer, Timothy Information Limited, Namita Gupta Wiggers, Marilyn Zapf.