Also known as jewellery

Exhibition  /  11 Sep 2010  -  27 Sep 2010
Published: 20.09.2010
Falkenbergs museum

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(...) the famous, now almost legendary touring exhibition of French jewellery, after its stunning appearances in London, Rome, San Francisco and Munich makes a pit-stop in Falkenberg . Britney has seen it, Francesca has seen it, Rolf has seen it, your best friend has seen it. (...)
Contemporary jewellery, in France and abroad, is undergoing a spectacular evolution: in recent years, it has both staked out new territories of experimentation, and claimed a pivotal position between art, design and traditional craft. The title of this exhibition underlines the specificity of contemporary jewellery, and the ambiguity inherent to a craft-based, boundary-pushing practice: the work selected is thus both alien to its tradition, and well versed in its history.

The selection for this touring show focused on the work of 17 makers - French, or working in France - who together make a convincing case for the vitality of this rather under-exposed part of the European contemporary jewellery community.

It is the first time that such a selection of contemporary French makers is shown abroad.

a project curated by christian alandete & benjamin lignel for la Garantie, association pour le bijou.

Carole Deltenre. Brooch: Virgin, 2008. Silver, porcelaine. 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 & 5 x 6.5 x 1 cm. Photo by Carole Deltenre. Carole Deltenre
Brooch: Virgin, 2008
Silver, porcelaine
5.5 x 5.5 x 1 & 5 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Photo by Carole Deltenre
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Emmanuel Lacoste. Piece: Langue, 2006. Fine gold. 4 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by Andreas Licht. Emmanuel Lacoste
Piece: Langue, 2006
Fine gold
4 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by Andreas Licht
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Babette Boucher. Piece: Sarg [sarcophagus], 2007. Jet, found object. 21.5 x 11.5 cm. Photo by Babette Boucher. Babette Boucher
Piece: Sarg [sarcophagus], 2007
Jet, found object
21.5 x 11.5 cm
Photo by Babette Boucher
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Maud Traon. Ring: Petit Poney I, 2007. Fimo clay, plastic, glitter. 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.5  cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Maud Traon
Ring: Petit Poney I, 2007
Fimo clay, plastic, glitter
0.4 x 0.4 x 0.5 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Sophie Hanagarth. Brooch: goldshit II, 2009. Pale yellow gold, stainless steel. ? 3.5 cm. Unique piece 
. Photo, Enrico Bartolucci. Sophie Hanagarth
Brooch: goldshit II, 2009
Pale yellow gold, stainless steel
? 3.5 cm
Unique piece
Photo, Enrico Bartolucci
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Monika Brugger. Ring: Marianne as roberts, 2008. Silver, gold, steel, fabric. Length - 2.8 cm (silver element). Photo by Corinne Janier. Monika Brugger
Ring: Marianne as roberts, 2008
Silver, gold, steel, fabric
Length - 2.8 cm (silver element)
Photo by Corinne Janier
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