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Also known as jewellery

Exhibition  /  13 Jan 2011  -  12 Mar 2011
Published: 28.01.2011
les Ateliers de la Ville de Paris
Management:
christian alandete and benjamin lignel
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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. (...)
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.

After traveling to London (Flow gallery, March-April 2009), Rome (Alternatives, June-July 2009), San Francisco (Velvet da Vinci, September-October 2009), Munich (Institut Français, March 2010), Idar-Oberstein (Villa Bengel, June-August 2010) and Falkenberg (Falkenberg museum, September-November 2010), the exhibition makes its grand finale in the Ateliers de Paris.

We thank the numerous people who have supported, contributed, and generally made this project possible.

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

Remarks

open Tuesday to Saturday, 13h00 to 19h00

the catalogue:
The production of a bilingual catalogue is central to the project: its purpose it to provide a critical assessment of the work of each participant - and give it context. With this in mind, the work of each individual is accompanied by a commissioned text, one photograph of a piece worn by its author, as well as a brief overview of their background, featuring photographs of all the pieces included in the exhibition.
The catalogue is collated from loose, folded posters, and can be used both as individual promotional material, and as part of the exhibition scenography.
It is available on the Klimt02 website.


the association:
This project is part of the ongoing program by the association la garantie, association pour le bijou, founded in 2007 in Paimpont (France) . Its purpose is to promote jewellery outside its primary audience of makers, collectors, and gallery owners. The diverse backgrounds of the association’s founding members - two makers, two PhDs, one curator - reflects our ambition to establish a self-sufficient cultural ‘task force’ able to collaborate with both institutional and private partners.
Also known as jewellery 
. opening at Les Ateliers de Paris 
. 13 january - 12 March 2011 
. photo: Lionel Avignon.
Also known as jewellery
opening at Les Ateliers de Paris
13 january - 12 March 2011
photo: Lionel Avignon

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Also known as jewellery 
. opening at Les Ateliers de Paris 
. 13 january - 12 March 2011 
. photo: Christian Alandete.
Also known as jewellery
opening at Les Ateliers de Paris
13 january - 12 March 2011
photo: Christian Alandete

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Also known as jewellery 
. opening at Les Ateliers de Paris 
. 13 january - 12 March 2011 
. photo: Lionel Avignon.
Also known as jewellery
opening at Les Ateliers de Paris
13 january - 12 March 2011
photo: Lionel Avignon

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Also known as jewellery 
. opening at Les Ateliers de Paris 
. 13 january - 12 March 2011 
. photo: Benjamin Lignel.
Also known as jewellery
opening at Les Ateliers de Paris
13 january - 12 March 2011
photo: Benjamin Lignel

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Also known as jewellery 
. opening at Les Ateliers de Paris 
. 13 january - 12 March 2011 
. photo: Lionel Avignon.
Also known as jewellery
opening at Les Ateliers de Paris
13 january - 12 March 2011
photo: Lionel Avignon

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