Ring DNA

Nov. 7, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2006

The desire to circle the finger with a ring combined with beauty, value and a distinctive character is a human impulse which can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Round, square, oval, hexagonal or a sculpture in space, rings have lent themselves to the boundless plays of their creators’ imagination. The endless variety of materials from organic materials to metals seduces the makers’ eyes. The symbolism connected with rings is equally rich, which represents the theatre of life. The ring identifies the wearer’s place in the context of his or her social setting. It is a symbol of power, wealth, love, religious belief, or magic. This exhibition explores the long journey of rings that has accompanied human history, and uncovers the secrets locked inside their DNA.