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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

World on a String. Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work

Exhibition  /  15 Jul 2017  -  31 Aug 2017
Published: 17.07.2017
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Intro
Beads have a rich tradition and history, the oldest bead discovered dates to 108,000 b.c. Throughout the ages, beads have been used for barter, currency, and as the “world’s first form of adornment.” The humble bead can be made of glass or wood, of plastic, crystal or even barnacles. And it can be shaped into mosaics, necklaces, teapots and other countless creative and sculptural forms. 

Artist list

Jeanette Ahlgren, Hanne Behrens, Beth Blankenship, Kate Boyan, David Chatt, Amy Clark Moore, Cythia Toops & Dan Adams, Linda Dolack, Helen Dorion, Sarah Enoch, Arata Fuchi, Leslie Grisby, Yong Joo Kim, Kathlyn Leighton, Christa Lühtje, José Marín, Ellen Moon, Makiko Oda, Kaz Robertson, Elfleda Russel, Yuka Saito, Lynne Sauselle, Joyce J. Scott, Rebecca Thompson, Massaro Thuesen, Shamini Wirasekara, Felieke van der Leest
We invite you to join us in this overview of contemporary beadwork that explores the superb possibilities of beads as jewelry, textiles, sculptures, and vessels.
 
Joyce J. Scott. Necklace: Untitled.  Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread, wire. Joyce J. Scott
Necklace: Untitled
 Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread, wire
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Felieke van der Leest. Bracelet: Run Roadrunner, Run!. Plastic animals, silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, polyethylene. Felieke van der Leest
Bracelet: Run Roadrunner, Run!
Plastic animals, silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, polyethylene
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Christa Lühtje. Necklace: Chevron Pearls, 2000.  18th-19th century pearls, made in Venice for Africa, slices 24k gold, fastener 900 gold. Christa Lühtje
Necklace: Chevron Pearls, 2000
 18th-19th century pearls, made in Venice for Africa, slices 24k gold, fastener 900 gold
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Arata Fuchi. Necklace: Amorphous Core. Oxidized silver 950, fine gold, 18k white gold. Arata Fuchi
Necklace: Amorphous Core
Oxidized silver 950, fine gold, 18k white gold
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