15.10.16-12.02.17, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch
Jäsenistä mukana Helena Lehtinen.
Man’s resolve to show allegiance to powerful doctrines, to obscure social collectives, or to anything in between, gives jewellery its ultimate seductive power: the ability to speak about personal belonging in a way no other object can.
To wear jewellery is a private gesture. But publicly, it can subtly declare following, express devotion, and act as a vehicle for protection, protest, even fantasy. To wear jewellery is a universally shared will.
Jewellery is cult.
Current Obsession has invited twelve of the most forward thinking international jewellery artists, some of which are presenting not yet seen work: Alexander Blank, Shachar Cohen, Elvira Golombosi, Adam Grinovich, Nils Hint, Göran Kling, Takashi Kojima, Helena Lehtinen, Florian Weichsberger, Mallory Weston, Areta Wilkinson and Rei Yamada. A special piece from the Noordermarkt legend Happy Day will also be present.
Additionally, five additional artists have been commissioned to create new work especially for CULT, including artist duo Conversation Piece, iconoclast Volker Atrops, Kelsey Isaacs, and jeweller Edgar Mosa, who will create his works on the museum floor during a performance at the opening on the 14th of October. A vast array of both contemporary and historical works from jewellers and fine artists alike selected from the museum’s permanent collection will be present as well.
Current Obsession has also asked six fiction writers and artists to create narratives crafted around certain themes or selected pieces found in the exhibition. Audio excerpts of these texts will be present in the show, and full versions will be printed in the special Current Obsession issue to come. Authors: Maurits de Bruijn, Hou Chien Cheng, Frank Koolen, Case Miller & Joris Lindhout, Huib Haye van der Werf.
Current Obsession and the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch are proud to invite you to become a part of this experience.
Opening: Friday, October 14th 19:30 – 22:00
15th October 2016 – 12th February 2017
CULT is curated by:
Current Obsession – Marina Elenskaya and Kellie Riggs
Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch – Fredric Baas
Produced by: Sarah Mesritz
Exhibition graphic design by: Linda Beumer
Scenographic elements by: Stefan Auberg
Initiated by Current Obsession Magazine & Platform in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, museum of contemporary art and design.