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Also known as jewellery

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.
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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