Unexpected Pleasures

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Contemporary jewellery exhibition, Unexpected Pleasures, appears to be one of the first of its kind: exploring  jewellery through its various roots – design, architecture, art and fashion – but heavily focusing on what jewellery is to the wearer and to contemporary creative practise.

A vast collection of works and full of surprises, see full review here please :

http://onestoparts.com/review-unexpected-pleasures-design-museum

Enjoy!

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“an exhibition which challenges and redefines the common conception of what jewellery is, revealing the making process, ideas behind and intentions for contemporary body adornment”

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“Sigurd Bronger is a “jewellery engineer” whose Carrying Device For Goose Eggs is the quirkiest piece in the show”

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“One such piece is Attai Chen’s golden-grained and hand-carved Bulldozer brooch – cut from an olive tree which had grown in a Palestinian village destroyed by Israelis. There is also Benjamin Lingnel’s shocking badge Thank God I am White and Shari Pierce’s silk, printed with photos of sex offenders living within five miles of her studio. These are not statements you expect to see from a jewellery exhibition – but why not?”

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“(This exhibition) may be too much to take in at once, which is evidence for the huge depth and diversity to be found within these pieces of jewellery: items far removed from the mass-produced tat that we are accustomed to adorning ourselves with.”

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