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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
Cranbrook.

Pearls Upside Down

Exhibition  /  25 Nov 2017  -  10 Jan 2018
Published: 13.11.2017
Lauren Kalman. Photograph: But if the Crime is Beautiful..., 2014. Inkjet print. 70 x 50 cm. Photo by: Lauren Kalman. From series: Hood. Lauren Kalman
Photograph: But if the Crime is Beautiful..., 2014
Inkjet print
70 x 50 cm
Photo by: Lauren Kalman
From series: Hood
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Intro
33 international jewellery artists meet together under the usage of pearl, it is a collective pearl jewellery exhibition.

Artist list

Zwetelina Alexieva, Ela Bauer, Sofia Björkman, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Beatriz Horta Correia, Marta Costa Reis, Paula Crespo, Suzanne Esser, Dulce Ferraz, Laura Frazão Matos, Grego Garcia, Masako Hamaguchi, Sophie Hanagarth, Castello Hansen, Herman Hermsen, Leonor Hipólito, Claudia Hoppe, Melanie Isverding, Stephanie Jendis, Kaori Juzu, Lauren Kalman, Heejoo Kim, Young-I Kim, Daniel Kruger, Birgit Laken, Typhaine Le Monnier, Helena Johansson Lindell, Réka Lörincz, Vera Pinto, Aurea Praga, Philip Sajet, Nikolay Sardamov, Claude Schmitz, Danni Schwaag, Carlos Silva, Etsuko Sonobe, Joanne T, Terhi Tolvanen, Tanel Veenre
What about the pearls and their necklaces? From symbol of wealth and opulence to symbol of sobriety, from fantastic jewelery, sensual and transgressive to the model of bourgeois modesty, the pearls surround us in multiple scenarios and multiple senses.

Beside the quiet collar of the grandmothers, we have Louise Brooks's or Emmanuelle's, alongside the puritanical collar of the typical North American executive (the only permissible jewel in the almost masculine uniform), we have the excessive adornments of the rajas of India, not to mention the earring of the girl from Vermeer, or from a corsair turned into a virginal little girl's earring.

The pearl is born, like Venus, from a shell, but we do not recognize in it the same erotic and libertarian appeal. The pearl was domesticated. It is today a symbol of purity, chastity, and restraint and, let's face it, boring!
Can
contemporary jewelry claim as its own the “stone" which seems so classic and conservative today?
/ Marta Costa Reis to Galeria Reverso, September 2017.

Opening

Nov. 25th, 2017, 17:00 – 20:00 h
Herman Hermsen. Brooch: Black Bubble Blowing, 2016. Aluminium print with sweet water pearl.. Herman Hermsen
Brooch: Black Bubble Blowing, 2016
Aluminium print with sweet water pearl.
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 2004. 18 Cut crystal glass fragments, pearls, gold.. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 2004
18 Cut crystal glass fragments, pearls, gold.
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
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Réka Lörincz. Necklace: Vegetarian chicken, 2017.  Pearl, silver, silicon, rubber paint, epoxy, textile.. Réka Lörincz
Necklace: Vegetarian chicken, 2017
 Pearl, silver, silicon, rubber paint, epoxy, textile.
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Joanne T.. Body piece: Not your Average Beauty, 2016. Gold, pearls.. Joanne T.
Body piece: Not your Average Beauty, 2016
Gold, pearls.
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Terhi Tolvanen. Brooch: Pearly Branch, 2017. Faceted dark pearls, cut white pearls, heatherwood, silver.. length: 13.5 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Brooch: Pearly Branch, 2017
Faceted dark pearls, cut white pearls, heatherwood, silver.
length: 13.5 cm
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