BEYOND LIAISONS: ART JEWELLERY

Sept. 5, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013

The World Jewellery Museum proudly presents “Beyond Liaisons,” the first major exhibition in Asia to explore the visual dialogue between art jewellery created by well-established international living artists and traditional jewellery from various cultures around the world. By bringing together ethnography and contemporary art, this exhibition provides insight into the multi-layered nature of jewellery. Through the 15”matchmaking” encounters, the exhibition offers many different viewpoints about the concept of jewellery, exploring both similarities and differences that exist in the two worlds. The structure of the exhibition is designed to suggest to the viewers that there is much to question and to ponder, especially about those meeting points where eye-opening discoveries are made. “Beyond Liaisons” presents a valuable opportunity for art lovers and jewellery lovers around the world to immerse themselves in the exceptional world of both traditional jewellery and art jewellery. The contemporary artists featured in the exhibition include Jannis Kounellis(Greece), Giuseppe Penone(Italy), Ilya and Emilia Kabakov(Russia), Rebecca Horn(Germany), Wim Delvoye(Belgium), Tom Sachs(USA), Kendell Geers(South Africa), Atelier van Lieshout (The Netherlands), Giorgio Vigna(Italy), and Svatopluk Kasaly(Czech Republic). The exhibition also presents 80 pieces from the World Jewellery Museum.