The exhibition Open Space – Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery intends to illustrate the point at which the actual art in jewellery arrived and what cultural messages take on the most crucial importance in this context. The jewellery in the exhibition represents adventure and experimentation aimed at opposing and protesting against traditional customs, propagandizing a type of beauty that unifies provocation and aesthetics at the same time. The exhibition includes works by Märta Mattsson and Maisie Broadhead.
Jewellery long ago breached frontiers, and acts as artistic field research, participating in the current topics of art in our time. In our context, jewellery no longer represents a simple decoration or a status symbol, but an aesthetic discourse and artistic position that reacts to everyday life events, to personal history and experience, to worldwide developments and new forms of communications and perception. It handles the contents as contributions to the art, within and beyond the same classical frames. We are moving in an open space and every object, every piece contains the mind map of the singular artist and his or her cultural background. MORE…
OPEN SPACE – MIND MAPS
curated by Dr. Ellen Maurer Zilioli
March 11 – May 15, 2016
National Design Museum Kulturhuset, Stockholm