Contemporary Art Jewellery: The appalling French exception. An article by Céline Robin in Ateliers d'art Magazine n°166

Published: 11.12.2023
Sigurd Bronger. Brooch: Sustainable Construction Nº 103, 2021. Silver, steel, cardboard box, cotton cord. 7 x 10 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Sigurd Bronger. Model : Dariusz Wojdyga. Sigurd Bronger
Brooch: Sustainable Construction Nº 103, 2021
Silver, steel, cardboard box, cotton cord
7 x 10 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Sigurd Bronger
Model : Dariusz Wojdyga
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An international and protean artistic phenomenon that emerged in the middle of the twentieth century, contemporary jewellery is still little known in France, misunderstood by the general public, the art world and the media alike. Yet it is a discipline with a unique voice in the aesthetic debate. It offers one of the most stimulating and relevant perspectives on the cultural, social and environmental issues of our time.
Let us take a closer look at this vibrant art form, its definition and key players, as well as the specificities of its market and the obstacles that still stand in the way of its development and visibility, especially in France.

The French original version of this article was included in the Ateliers d’Art magazine in its October/November 2023 issue.