Travelling exhibition « Designers on Jewelry : Twelve Years of Jewelry Production by Chi ha paura…? »
January 15, 2010 – May 16, 2010 at San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design
26 june – 5 sept 2010 : at SM-’s (Stedelijk Museum, Hertogenbosch, NL)
« Chi ha paura…? » Translation: Who’s afraid of…contemporary jewelry?
12 years ago, Dutch jewelry and product designer, Gijs Bakker, began a dialogue with designers about jewelry and its place in the modern world. Moving past the conventional concept of simple decoration and an investment in gold or stones, the goal was to redefine the value of jewelry by the fineness of the idea, not the materials. This exhibit presents the conversation that has followed with over 50 artists from New Zealand, Asia and across Europe. They have translated concepts, such as “Sense of Wonder” in a golden computer key, “What’s Luxury?” in a chain of gold nuggets and “Rituals” in a porcelain wishbone necklace, to name a few. With over 80 thought-provoking pieces on display, each designed to ask what jewelry is in the new millennium, the resulting thought waves will ripple through the design world and add valuable ideas to our everyday lives.
Catalog available in the Museum Store and online
Ron Arad, « Not Made By Hand », 2002, bracelet, polyamide
The first dates are known for the itinerary of our travelling exhibition ‘Designers on Jewellery/ Twelve years of jewellery production by Chi ha paura…?‘ :
it will run at the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design from 15 January 2010 till 26 May 2010 www.sfmcd.org
After it will be on show at the SM-’s (‘s Hertogenbosch, NL) from 26 June 2010 till 5 September 2010.