UNEXPECTED PLEASURES
The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery
MEGA,  2009
Camilla Prasch
Denmark
MEGA 2009
red dyed snap fasteners, nylon thread, silicone discs
31.0 x 11.0 cm
Collection of the artist
Photo: Dorte Krogh
© Camilla Prasch

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.


20 Apr 201226 Aug 2012 NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road
Contemporary Exhibitions, Level G, NGVI
Contemporary Exhibitions, Level G, NGVI