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Exhibition  /  19 Mar 2009  -  25 Apr 2009
Published: 16.03.2009
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Management:
Sachiko and Beccy Yvonna Demczynska
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Intro
(...)The title of this exhibition - also known as jewellery - 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 project
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.

While the precursors challenged our parochial reverence for precious materials, younger jewellers are making their mark by adopting a critical stance towards the medium itself, and fueling their research with conceptual nuggets originated mostly outside the field of craft: they invite us, in turn, to look at other disciplines to question the accepted definition of jewellery.

The title of this exhibition - also known as jewellery - 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 contemporary jewellers - 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.

Remarks

Exhibitons
The exhibition will be launched at:
Flow, London_19 march - 25 april 2009

Then tour to the following venues:
Alternatives, roma_11 june - 10 july 2009
Velvet da Vinci, san francisco_16 september - 25 october 2009
Villa Bengel, idar-oberstein_2010


This project is curated by christian alandete & benjamin lignel
for la Garantie, association pour le bijou.
contact: christianalandete@gmail.com, ben@hartlandvilla.com

The association
This project is part of the ongoing curatorial programme by la Garantie, association pour le bijou. This French association takes an active interest in all the different practices involving jewellery, and wishes to contribute to the recognition of their diversity, in France and abroad, by the greater public, the media, cultural institutions and collectors.
We aim to increase the visibility of jewellery, and encourage a collective reflection on the profession and its production through various approaches: historical contextualisation, the comparison of current practices, as well as the promotion and critical analysis of contemporary trends

www.lagarantie.org

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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Claire Baloge. Necklace: Collier 8/9B-C, 2007. Glazed porcelain, copper. Length 70cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Claire Baloge
Necklace: Collier 8/9B-C, 2007
Glazed porcelain, copper
Length 70cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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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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Brune Boyer-Pellerej. Ring: Promise (cameo), 2008. Gold, iron. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Brune Boyer-Pellerej
Ring: Promise (cameo), 2008
Gold, iron
Photo by 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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Frédéric Braham. Object: Beauty Tool – per abbellire e purificare le parole, 2006. Metal lipstick, gold 920. 2 ? x 9.1 (max height). Photo by AAA Production, Paul Duchovel. Frédéric Braham
Object: Beauty Tool – per abbellire e purificare le parole, 2006
Metal lipstick, gold 920
2 ? x 9.1 (max height)
Photo by AAA Production, Paul Duchovel
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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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Joanne Grimonprez. Necklace: Anémone, 2007. Enameled copper. ? 20 x 4 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Joanne Grimonprez
Necklace: Anémone, 2007
Enameled copper
? 20 x 4 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Ulrike Kämpfert. Ring: Hedgehog, 2004. Silver, iron wire / argent, fil de fer. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Ulrike Kämpfert
Ring: Hedgehog, 2004
Silver, iron wire / argent, fil de fer
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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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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Catherine Legal. Brooch: (left) Under Over , (right) Souvenir, 2004. (left) Silver, ribbon, silicon, (right) Silver, culture pearl, ribbon. (left) 2 x 5.5 x 0.7 cm, (right) 1.7 x 5 x 1 cm. Catherine Legal
Brooch: (left) Under Over , (right) Souvenir, 2004
(left) Silver, ribbon, silicon, (right) Silver, culture pearl, ribbon
(left) 2 x 5.5 x 0.7 cm, (right) 1.7 x 5 x 1 cm
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Florence Lehmann. Necklace: Naissance bien tournée, birth necklace adjusted to my head, 2003-08. 6 lathed wooden pearls, white acrylic. ? 33 x 10 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Florence Lehmann
Necklace: Naissance bien tournée, birth necklace adjusted to my head, 2003-08
6 lathed wooden pearls, white acrylic
? 33 x 10 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Christophe Marguier. Object: Hier, le surlendemain, 2003-05. Iron, copper, enamel, paint. Height: 21 cm. Photo by Christophe Marguier. Christophe Marguier
Object: Hier, le surlendemain, 2003-05
Iron, copper, enamel, paint
Height: 21 cm
Photo by Christophe Marguier
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Amandine Meunier. Piece: Roads never travel, 2007-08. 7 cut inner tubes. Photo by Yohann Fusinelli. Amandine Meunier
Piece: Roads never travel, 2007-08
7 cut inner tubes
Photo by Yohann Fusinelli
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Jana Natier. Necklace: Barbie, 2006. Plastic, nail varnish, thread. Length: 12.5 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Jana Natier
Necklace: Barbie, 2006
Plastic, nail varnish, thread
Length: 12.5 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Nathalie Perret. Necklace: Paliceder, 2007. Plaster of Paris, gauze, wooden box. 5 x 5 x 1.2 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Nathalie Perret
Necklace: Paliceder, 2007
Plaster of Paris, gauze, wooden box
5 x 5 x 1.2 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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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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