The exhibition Medusa, Jewellery and Taboos takes an unprecedented contemporary perspective on jewellery, unveiling a number of taboos.
Just like the face of Medusa in Greek mythology, a piece of jewellery attracts and troubles the person who designs it, looks at it or wears it. Jewellery has an ambiguous status, mid-way between fashion and sculpture, and is rarely considered to be a work of art. Indeed, it is often perceived as too close to the body, too feminine, precious, ornamental or primitive. But it is thanks to avant-garde artists and contemporary designers that it has been reinvented, transformed and detached from its own traditions. The exhibition brings together over 400 pieces of jewellery created by artists, avant-garde jewellery makers and designers, contemporary jewellery makers and also high end jewelers, as well as anonymous, more ancient or non-Western pieces. These pieces, well-known, little-known, unique, familiar, handmade, massproduced, or computer made, mix some refined, hand-wrought, amateur and even futuristic aesthetics which are rarely associated together.
28 SEPT AT 8 PM AND 9 PM
HAPPENING THETA FREQUENCY SESSION 1 OF BETONY VERNON
IN THE EXHIBITION
30 SEPT FROM 10 AM AT 1 PM
RACONTER LE BIJOU
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH LAURENCE VERDIER
12 OCT FROM 10:30 AM AT 6:30 PM
COLLOQIUM : FORGET JEWELLERY
14 OCT FROM 2 PM AT 5 PM
PERFORMANCE ASQ FACTORY OF THE ARTIST YUKA OYAMA
IN THE MATISSE ROOM
19 OCT FROM 6 PM AT 10 PM
REGARDS, ET SI NOUS PARLIONS D’ART ?
WITH AFEDAP (JEWELLERY SCHOOL)
tue – sun from 10 am to 6 pm
thu from 10 am to 10 pm
price : 10€ / 7€
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président-Wilson
01 53 67 40 00