Beauty of the Beast: Jewellery and Taxidermy - Museum Arnhem, Netherlands
The museum presents the work of more than 15 international designers and artists for the exhibition, Beauty of the Beast. The displayed works explore the connection between taxidermy, jewellery and visual arts.
(Reid Peppard – Head Piece: Double Rat Headdress, 2008)
Artist list : Karley Feaver — Charlie Tuesday Gates — Kate Gilliland — Idiots — Benjamin Lignel — Märta Mattsson — Kelly McCallum — Kate MccGwire — Ted Noten — Reid Peppard — Iris Schieferstein — Simei Irene Snyman — Tinkebell — Cecilia Valentine — Emily Valentine — Tanel Veenre — Christel Verdaasdonk — Lisa Walker — Julia deVille — Niels van Eijk — Miriam van der Lubbe
From high-concept shops to cocktail bars: every style-conscious place these days displays a mounted fox or peacock in the window. Taxidermy, the mounting of dead animals, is hot. But what happens when you apply taxidermy to contemporary jewellery design? In the exhibition Beauty of the Beast Museum Arnhem presents the work of more than 15 international designers and artists who make a connection between taxidermy, jewellery and visual arts. The exhibition presents, on the one hand, wearable jewellery and fashion accessories such as necklaces, brooches, bags, hats, hair ornaments and shoes. But it also includes more sculptural and autonomous work.
Märta Mattsson Brooch: Crash!, 2011 Taxidermy bird, walnut wood, silver
Märta Mattsson Brooch: Palindrome, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, crushed sulphur, silver, glitter
Emily Valentine,Vijf broches, Deconstructed Budgie, 2010. Foto: John Lee
Benjamin Lignel Piece: Io ce l’ho d’oro (yeah…but mine’s gold), 2007 Fine gold 6,5 x 3,4 x 3,4 cm Beak extension for pigeon photo: Enrico Bartolucci, Paris An experiment on the ambivalent use of accessories to either mock, or ape, the demeanour of our betters. .
Tanel Veenre. brooch: Forever Together, 2014 Seahorses, wood, gold leaf, silver Photo by Tanel Veenre
Kelly McCallum brooch
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