Jump to navigation. Jewelry and fashion, worn on the body, can express concerns about issues in our society. It seems that, lately, many of these issues are about that body itself. A hairy skin ring, a brooch of cast labia, and many less explicit specimens are on show in the Netherlands. The exhibition Body Control assembles the current perspectives.
Part of OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival 2019
It broadens the scope of what is seen as jewellery in relation to other creative fields and bridges various genres within the jewellery field itself. Among the various and incredibly interesting initiatives that are taking place, It is worthy to mention the new space established and supported by Galerie Marzee in Amsterdam, named INTRO, that will provide a space exclusively for recently graduated jewellery students from around the world to show and sell their work for a period of three years. INTRO will also present a series of smaller editions by each new artist, offering affordable pieces that reflect the mood and preoccupations of their larger body of work. The and graduates who were part of our previous Marzee for Starters project will now join INTRO for the remainder of their three year involvement. On the basis of several themes like protection, upgrading, im perfection, im mortality and symbiosis, the exhibition Body Control reflects on a range of questions regarding the malleability of the human body in a. Body Control includes works by both established and young inter national design talent — an exhibition with impact, on the interface between jewellery and fashion design, that will appeal to the general public as well as professionals. Full schedule here: www. Ilaria Ruggiero is a cultural manager and curator working in the field of contemporary art. It aims to develop the knowledge and consciousness of contemporary jewelry as artistic discipline and as ground search for technique, aesthetics, and philosophy.
Body Control shows a surprising combination of recent jewelry and fashion design from more than international designers and artists. Body Control responds to current social issues concerning the manufacturability and limits of the human body. Body Control shows a large selection of objects, jewelry, clothing and installations. Framed in three themes — Human, Extra-Human and Superhuman — the exhibition uses the stimulating imagination of artists and designers to let the public take a position on current themes. Can jewelry play a role in misleading facial recognition software? Or how does a series of objects stimulate the discussion about labia corrections? Can jewelry make us smarter? Or immortal?
Subscribe to our newsletter here. When I first started working here two and a half years ago, a specific position was created for a curator for the jewellery collection. Jewellery is not necessarily a part of the collection that comes to mind when you think about Museum Arnhem, but we have a rather large and important collection with an interesting history. We have more than jewellery pieces, dating from approximately the s to the present day.