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Order of Appearance by Manon van Kouswijk

Exhibition  /  30 Jan 2016  -  19 Mar 2016
Published: 20.01.2016
Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Porcelain. Manon van Kouswijk
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Porcelain
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Intro
Manon van Kouswijk’s approach to jewellery is exploratory.On the one hand her process is theoretical and visual, in which she collects,
categorises, and compiles images from the past and present. On the other hand, it is also practical in that she develops work itself by experimenting with material, form, rhythm, and colour.
 

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Manon van Kouswijk
For her graduation project at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1995, the archetypal pearl necklace served as the theoretical and practical basis for jewellery that can still move us. Her fascination with the pearl necklace,with its characteristic construction of elements graduating in size strung on a thread, has remained intact and she has continued to explore it in various ways over the years. Working in clay, Manon discovered new possibilities for reinterpreting this iconic piece of jewellery. She does this in a process-based and systematic manner, in which manipulating the material with her fingers and using moulds determine both the visual and tactile result. When applied to brooches, the repeated manipulation of clay gives rise to groups of ornaments that function as an afterimage of existing brooch forms and motifs. The group of necklaces entitled Perles acquired by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam several years ago clearly demonstrates the entire process. For the buyer and wearer of a single piece of jewellery from such a group, the cohesion of that ensemble exists only in the mind.

Opening: Saturday, 30 January, from 4 to 6 pm.

During this opening Manon's new book Findings will be launched and Benjamin Lignel, the author of the books text, will also be present.
 
Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Porcelain. Manon van Kouswijk
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Porcelain
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Book Cover Findings by Manon van Kouswijk, text by Benjamin Lignel.
Book Cover Findings by Manon van Kouswijk, text by Benjamin Lignel

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