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Also known as jewellery

Exhibition  /  16 Sep 2009  -  25 Oct 2009
Published: 20.08.2009
Also known as jewellery.
Velvet da Vinci
Management:
Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt
Ulrike Kampfert. Brooch: Chardon (Thistle), 2005. Gold, iron. 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Ulrike Kampfert
Brooch: Chardon (Thistle), 2005
Gold, iron
5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Intro
(...) 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.(...)
Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco presents “also known as jewelry”, a project curated by Christian Alandete and Benjamin Lignel for la Garantie, association pour le bijou. The show, touring first to London and Rome, comes to San Francisco for its only US venue and features 17 French contemporary jewelers. This exhibition opens September 16, with an artists’ reception on Friday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. A catalogue will be available for purchase.

Contemporary jewelry, 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 jewelry, and the ambiguity inherent to a craft-based, boundary-pushing practice: the work selected is therefore both alien to its tradition, and well versed in its history. The selection for this touring show focused on the work of 17 artists - French, or working in France - who together make a convincing case for the vitality of this rather under-exposed part of the European contemporary jewelry community.

This project is part of the ongoing program by the brand new association la Garantie, founded in 2007 in Paimpont (France) . The purpose of this new association is to promote jewelry outside its primary audience of makers, collectors, and gallery owners. We aim to increase its visibility and encourage confrontations with amateurs and specialists alike, through various approaches: historical conceptualization, the confrontation of current practices, and the promotion and critical analysis of contemporary trends. The diverse backgrounds of the association’s founding members - two makers, two PhDs, one curator - reflect our ambition to establish a self-sufficient cultural `task force´ able to collaborate with both institutional and private partners.

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

Babette Boucher. Necklace: Mutter Tag, 2006. Linen, paper, bitume, pyrith, onyx, iron. ? 25 cm. Babette Boucher
Necklace: Mutter Tag, 2006
Linen, paper, bitume, pyrith, onyx, iron
? 25 cm
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Brune Boyer-Pellerej. Ring: Cheminez, 2003. Iron, gold. 2,6 x 2,5 x 1,2 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Brune Boyer-Pellerej
Ring: Cheminez, 2003
Iron, gold
2,6 x 2,5 x 1,2 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Frédéric Braham. Brooch: Contrast Corrector, 2006. Make-up compact powder (Shiseido), white gold, sterling, acrylic PMMA, stainless steel in plastic box with mirror. 5.3 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm. Photo by AAA Production, Paul Duchovel. Frédéric Braham
Brooch: Contrast Corrector, 2006
Make-up compact powder (Shiseido), white gold, sterling, acrylic PMMA, stainless steel in plastic box with mirror
5.3 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm
Photo by AAA Production, Paul Duchovel
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Monika Brugger. Brooch: Touche Par, 2008. Gold, silver, iron. 3.6 cm. Photo by Corinne Janier. Monika Brugger
Brooch: Touche Par, 2008
Gold, silver, iron
3.6 cm
Photo by Corinne Janier
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Carole Deltenre. Brooch: Virgin, 2008. Porcelain, silver. 5 x 4 x 1 cm. Carole Deltenre
Brooch: Virgin, 2008
Porcelain, silver
5 x 4 x 1 cm
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Joanne Grimonprez. Necklace: Anemone, 2007. Copper, enamel. 20 x 20 x 4 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Joanne Grimonprez
Necklace: Anemone, 2007
Copper, enamel
20 x 20 x 4 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Sophie Hanagarth. Ring: Serie B, 2008. Iron. 6 x 3 x 1 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Sophie Hanagarth
Ring: Serie B, 2008
Iron
6 x 3 x 1 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Emmanuel Lacoste. Piece: Langues, 2006. Fine Gold. 4 x 5 x 1 cm. Tongue Jewel
. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Emmanuel Lacoste
Piece: Langues, 2006
Fine Gold
4 x 5 x 1 cm
Tongue Jewel
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Catherine Le Gal. Ring: Black Cameo, 2007. Oxidized silver, gold. 2 x 2,5 x 3 cm. Photo by Jacques Davis. Catherine Le Gal
Ring: Black Cameo, 2007
Oxidized silver, gold
2 x 2,5 x 3 cm
Photo by Jacques Davis
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Florence Lehmann. Necklace: Naissance Neuf Perles, 2002. White and printed resin, gold leaf. ? 35 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Florence Lehmann
Necklace: Naissance Neuf Perles, 2002
White and printed resin, gold leaf
? 35 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Christophe Marguier. Necklace: Esperance de vie de l’homme, 2005. Plastic, silver, steel. ? 23 cm. Christophe Marguier
Necklace: Esperance de vie de l’homme, 2005
Plastic, silver, steel
? 23 cm
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Amandine Meunier. Necklace: Roads Never Travel, 2007-2008. Inner tubes. 6 x 37 cm. Photo by Elene Usdin. Amandine Meunier
Necklace: Roads Never Travel, 2007-2008
Inner tubes
6 x 37 cm
Photo by Elene Usdin
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Jana Natier. Necklace: Barbie, 2006. Plastic. 125 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Jana Natier
Necklace: Barbie, 2006
Plastic
125 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Nathalie Perret. Necklace: Palidecer, 2007. Plaster of Paris, elastic gauze, wood. 50 x 12 x 50 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Nathalie Perret
Necklace: Palidecer, 2007
Plaster of Paris, elastic gauze, wood
50 x 12 x 50 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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Maud Traon. Ring: Bvlgari, 2007. Fimo clay, synthetic stones. 3.7 x 2.3 x 5.2 cm. Photo by Enrico Bartolucci. Maud Traon
Ring: Bvlgari, 2007
Fimo clay, synthetic stones
3.7 x 2.3 x 5.2 cm
Photo by Enrico Bartolucci
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