EXPO ‘GeMANOgy: Gem as Storyteller’ – MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object, Taipei City 106 (Taiwan, R.O.C.) – 28 Sept.-3 Nov. 2013
GeMANOgy: Gem as Storyteller -
MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object (Taipei City 106, Taiwan)
“GeMANOgy” aims at showing how the contemporary jewellers express the word/ material « Stone » in various and contemporary way. Set aside the traditional value for gemstones defined in Gemology, MANO would like to offer the viewer a different angle to read the stories behind these jewellery.
« How the most precious thing about stones in a jewellery box is not always their rarity, their size or their perfection. It is their stories. » by Victoria Finlay, author of ‘Jewels: A Secret History’.
Since the word “Jewellery” for most Taiwanese public still relates a lot to precious material, faceted gemstones, jade jewelleries, beaded bracelet, etc., we would like to present the jewelleries with diverse and contemporary interpretation of the theme “stone” in search of that real preciousness. Each artist gives their unique point of view: to bring out the social-psychological side of the material, to discuss about the collective thoughts on material, technique, and artistry, or to question the real meaning of value.
Artists: Gieh-Wen Lin – Karl Fritsch – Katja Prins – Nelli Tanner – Philip Sajet – Shu-Lin Wu – Tarja Tuupanen
Gien-Wen Lin, Necklace, Diamond is not the point 2012 – Silver, crystal
Philip Sajet – Ring: Straal verticaal – Yellow gold, white gold
Philip Sajet – Ring
Karl Fritsch, Ring, 2012 Silver, steel, cubic zirconia
Shu-Lin Wu – Ring: Hiver#1 2013 – Silver, porcelain, white chalcedony, rubber
Tarja Tuupanen – Brooch : Untitled 2013 – Ready-made marble tableware, brass
Da’an Dist. – Taipei City 106
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