The Jewellery Museum inaugurates its 2nd edition 2017-2018
with new international curators
"Jewellery is art, for me, is different because each piece is made by an individual, it is not made by industry, it is made by an artist who has a unique vision and who has the ability to inquire about a range of aesthetic ideas and to incorporate a particular personal concept. Since we decided to curate or organize an exhibition of American work, there was a definite obligation on my part to research and to carefully examine the field, and to try to select twenty-five or twenty-six works that would illustrate the range of aesthetic, you know, or the range of… the broad range of creative aesthetic work that existed in the United States, from the late twentieth century to the early twenty-first century."
- Helen W. Drutt
During the 20th century, numerous sculptors dedicated themselves to making jewellery, transferring their figurative skills, sometimes in the form of simple miniaturization or by working with the minute scale of jewellery itself. Jewellery, for everyone, can represent a sculpture for the body, transmitting concepts and desires, especially in terms of artistic research. Helen Drutt’s selection present jewellery by US artists who, like Alexander Calder or Art Smith, have renewed the relationship between jewellery and art.