The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery
Exhibition at The Dowse Museum of Art, New Zealand
Opens 24 February - 24 June, 2018
emiko's The Duchess 2 will be featured in this exhibition
About the exhibition from The Dowse website:
"Precious things aren’t always made from precious materials—and jewellery is no exception.
The intimacy of jewellery worn on the body gives us a unique way of showing who we are and what’s important to us. This exhibition expands on our associations with adornment: drawing out how ideas of value have changed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The Language of Things features over 100 artists from Europe, America, Asia, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand whose work reveals how personal meaning develops from the often unusual materials and processes used in the field of contemporary jewellery. Visitors can expect to see beautifully crafted, wearable pieces as well as installation, photography and video, including a necklace made of scissors; a woman covered in brass leaves and a screening of jewellery appearances in films over the last 80 years."