Jewellery Perspectives
research project on jewellery, 2016 onwards

Jewellery Perspectives: maker, client, material and world is a self-initiated ongoing collaboration with Evelien Bracke (curator, BE). Jewellery is mostly presented and addressed as an autonomous object and portrayed without context, but jewellery is meant to be present in the real world. Underlying social, political and cultural processes for conceiving a jewel even if addressed often remain hidden. This project doesn’t necessarily focus on the jewel itself but is particularly interested in researching contemporary contexts and building new ones beyond the protective confines of the artisanal workshop.

By going beyond current developments we aim to explore how jewellery can address societal issues or environmental dilemma’s, respond to contemporary contexts and reveal new and existing relations and networks. 


Could jewellery for example give geopolitical insights or even test or represent the shifting idea of Europe? Can jewellery take on a relevant role again in contemporary society? We consider the artistic process as important as the final result (object, jewel) and are aiming to open up and to make visible the processes of working in various context. By visiting disciplines such as literature, architecture, film, science, history and economy we develop interventions, interviews, exhibitions and jewellery collections.


project website Jewellery Perspectives 
with Evelien Bracke
supported by Creatieve Industries Fund NL  






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