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Just Must. International Jewellery Art Exhibition

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Published: 29.06.2009
Just Must. International Jewellery Art Exhibition.
Krista Kodres
Tanel Veenre
et. al.
Editor:
Kadri Mälk
Edited by:
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Edited at:
Stuttgart
Technical data:
216 pages, hardcover, cloth-bound, 130 colour and 10 black-and-white illustrations, text in English and Estonian,19 x 25.5 cm
ISBN / ISSN:
ISBN 978-3-89790-296-1
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Akiko Kurihara. Brooch: Nails, 2008. Oxidized Silver. Photo: © Tanel Veenre. Akiko Kurihara
Brooch: Nails, 2008
Oxidized Silver
Photo: © Tanel Veenre
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Intro
The jewellery shown here is “black” on the one hand because dark or black materials such as jet, ebony or black diamonds have been used to make it. But it is also “black” in the figurative sense, for example in the way it deals with existential problems.
“Just Must” (in Estonian: “black and nothing but”) was the theme of a jewellery exhibition in Tallinn in 2008, initiated and organised by the Estonian professor of jewellery Kadri Mälk. Fifty-eight artists from eighteen countries presented their own, widely varying, individual solutions to this subject as documented in the present book.

The jewellery shown here is “black” on the one hand because dark or black materials such as jet, ebony or black diamonds have been used to make it. But it is also “black” in the figurative sense, for example in the way it deals with existential problems. Pieces such as Konrad Mehus’ gold Valium-dispenser brooch, Tanel Veenre’s “Guilty Conscience” or Francis Willemstijn’s “The Widow” are overtly about human anxieties, cares and crises. A “Dark Painting” by Tore Svensson, on the other hand, is just what the title says: a black painting that can be worn as a brooch.

The approaches taken by these artists to the “black” theme documents the avant-garde stance represented in their art works: jewellery is no longer viewed as merely decorative or a status symbol whose value depends solely on the material of which it is made. Instead it becomes a vehicle for expressing aesthetic ideas by means of unconventional materials and forms.

Photography by: Tanel Veenre
 

Artists list:

Akiko Kurihara, Andreas Treykorn, Andrus Rumm, Bettina Speckner, Birgit Skolimowski, Christer Jonsson, Christophe Burger, Claudia Costa, Cristina Filipe, David Watkins, Dongchun Lee, Esther Brinkmann, Eve Margus-VillemsFrancis Willemstijn, Gemma Draper, Giovanni Corvaja, Heigo Jelle, Helena Lehtinen, Jaanika Pajuste, Janna Syvänoja, Johanna Dahm, Julia de Ville, Julia Maria Künnap, Kadri Mälk, Karen Pontoppidan, Karl Fritsch, Kertu Tuberg, Ketli Tiitsar, Kiko Graziano Gianocca, Kirsten Bak, Konrad Mehus, Kristiina Laurits, Kätrin Beljaev, Leili Kuldkepp, Leonhard Lapin, Maarja Niinemägi, Manfred Bischoff, Maria Valdma, Mari Funaki, Otto Künzli, Paula Crespo, Peter Bauhuis, Peter ChangPeter Skubic, Peter de Wit, Piret HirvRamón Puig CuyàsRian de Jong, Robert Baines, Ruudt PetersSvenja John, Tabea Reulecke, Tanel VeenreTed NotenTherese HilbertTore SvenssonTruike VerdegaalVillu PlinkXavier Domènech.
 
Ted Noten. Piece: Survival Bag, 2008. Acrylic resin, gold, second-hand handle, shoulder chop. Photo: © Tanel Veenre. Ted Noten
Piece: Survival Bag, 2008
Acrylic resin, gold, second-hand handle, shoulder chop
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Ramón Puig Cuyàs. Brooch: Ab initio, 2008. Silver, Melchior, plastic, paper, epoxy resin, pearl, onyx, bone. Photo: © Tanel Veenre. Ramón Puig Cuyàs
Brooch: Ab initio, 2008
Silver, Melchior, plastic, paper, epoxy resin, pearl, onyx, bone
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Otto Künzli. Pendant: Cotzticteocuitlatl, 2008. Silver, cast cord. Photo: © Tanel Veenre. Otto Künzli
Pendant: Cotzticteocuitlatl, 2008
Silver, cast cord
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