UNEXPECTED PLEASURES
The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery

Free entry

NGV International

Contemporary Exhibitions, Level G

20 Apr 12 – 26 Aug 12

A Design Museum, London touring exhibition

Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary  Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design.

Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn for the Design Museum, London with exhibition design by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by Barnbrook.

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A Design Museum, London touring exhibition