[June 1 2017]
The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents “MEDUSA, Jewellery and Taboos”, an exhibition,, curated by Anne Dressen, bringing together over 400 pieces of jewellery created by artists the like of Anni Albers, Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Louise Bourgeois, Lucio Fontana, Niki de Saint Phalle, Fabrice Gygi, Thomas Hirschhorn, Danny McDonald, Sylvie Auvray, avant-garde jewellery makers and designers such as Betony Vernon, Elie Top, René Lalique, Suzanne Belperron, Line Vautrin, Art Smith, Tony Duquette, Bless, Nervous System, contemporary jewellery makers and also high end jewelers, as well as anonymous, more ancient or non-Western pieces.
MEDUSA questions the traditional art boundaries by reconsidering, with the complicity of artists, the questions of craftsmanship, decoration, fashion and pop culture following four specific themes : Identity, Value, Body and Instruments.
MEDUSA is on view until November 5th, 2017 at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11, avenue du Président Wilson 75116, Paris.
Photo Inès Manai