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jewellery unleashed!

Exhibition  /  04 Nov 2011  -  05 Feb 2012
Published: 24.11.2011
MMKA
Management:
Drs. Hedwig Saam
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Intro
The MMKA presents the exhibition Unleashed!, an overview of rule-breaking jewellery. In this state-of-the-art overview, pieces of jewellery will break out of the museum cases and be scattered over the walls and floors and decorate streets and squares.
Jewellery Unleashed! shows jewellery which has a connection with fine ar t, fashion and design, the so-called author jewellery. In the last for ty years this type of jewellery has developed worldwide, with The Netherlands playing an impor tant role.
This was the reason for the Museum of Modern Ar t Arnhem (MMKA) to collect and exhibit jewellery from the 70s. More than eighty jewellery designers from twentyfive countries show in Jewellery Unleashed! that the possibilities of contemporary jewellery are unlimited.

Liesbeth den Besten, guest curator of the exhibition


In Novembre the MMKA presents the exhibition Unleashed!, an overview of rule-breaking jewellery. In this state-of-the-art overview, pieces of jewellery will break out of the museum cases and be scattered over the walls and floors and decorate streets and squares. From small imaginative brooches to portraits of pop-stars woven from strings of pearls and meters-high pieces interwoven with street furniture: in Unleashed! an international community of jewellery designers shows that the possibilities and applications of jewellery are almost boundless. Art Jewellery Unleashed! is an exhibition featuring jewellery with connections to the visual arts, fashion and design: art jewellery. This type of jewellery has developed worldwide over the past forty to fifty years. Since the end of the 1960s, the Netherlands has played an important role in this development -— a reason for the MMKA to collect and present these pieces of jewellery from the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016. Thirty designers The exhibition brings together existing work, as well as pieces made especially for the exhibition, from over thirty designers from all over the world. There are pieces on display from artists like: Natalya Pinchuk (United States), Lisa Walker (New Zealand), Pia Aleborg (Sweden), Mia Maljojoki (Finland / Munich), Mari Keto (Finland / Copenhagen), Suska Mackert (Germany / Hamburg), Christian Hoedl (Austria / Munich), Celio Braga (Brazil/ Amsterdam), Frédéric Braham (France), Jiro Kamata (Japan /Germany), and Lucy Sarneel, Liesbeth Bussche, and Erik Kuiper from the Netherlands. This is the first time in many years that work by international jewellery designers has been displayed in the Netherlands on such a scale. (The last large international exhibition was Facet at the Kunsthal Rotterdam in 1993). The exhibition features brooches in cases, jewellery on the walls and floors, as well as pieces set in street scenes - so-called Urban Jewellery. Tags In addition to pieces of jewellery, the exhibition features other media that today’s jewellery designers use, like photography, video, books and documents, installations and interactive projects. Atelier Ted Noten, for instance, is featuring ‘Tags’ Smartphone Jewellery, a virtual exhibition in the city of posters with ‘tags’ that provide extra information, like a sort of Wikileaks, varying from political commentary (for example: blood diamonds), and facts (the price of gold), to narrative information (life in a gold mine). If you scan all the tags with a smart phone, you get a code you can use to redeem a specially printed piece of jewellery in the museum.
 

book presentation
On Jewellery, a compendium of international contemporary art jewellery (Arnoldsche, Stuttgart) by Liesbeth den Besten
performance Inner Beauty by Frédéric Braham
presentation by Christian Hoedl in collaboration with Elja Lintsen
pop-up store Op Voorraad 

dudok arnhem
You are also invited on November 4th to the opening of Sieraden in Beeld (Jewellery in Focus) at 5 pm in Café Brasserie Dudok (Koningstraat 40, Arnhem). The photo exhibition is a collaboration between Dudok Arnhem, goldsmith Alexander van den Hoven and the MMKA and will be opened by Hedwig Saam. 
Charlotte Sinding. Brooch: Floral. Charlotte Sinding
Brooch: Floral
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Evert Nijland. Necklace: Rococo. Evert Nijland
Necklace: Rococo
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Philip Sajet. Ring: Double Diamond. Philip Sajet
Ring: Double Diamond
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Big White. Helen Britton
Brooch: Big White
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Benjamin Lignel. Piece: Io ce l 'ho d'oro (Yeah but mine's gold), 2007. Benjamin Lignel
Piece: Io ce l 'ho d'oro (Yeah but mine's gold), 2007
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Vera Siemund. Necklace: Grey. Vera Siemund
Necklace: Grey
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Pia Aleborg. Necklace: Apartfrom. Pia Aleborg
Necklace: Apartfrom
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View of the display.
View of the display

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Display of Noon Passama brooches.
Display of Noon Passama brooches

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