Friday, October 10, 2014

New York: MAD Musuem – Loot: MAD About Jewelry Exhibition

Photograph by Helene Binet – courtesy mad

New York: MAD Musuem – Loot: MAD About Jewelry Exhibition.   MAD, the Museum of Art and Design presented its annual Loot jewelry exhibition and sale featuring a broad cross-section of designs from emerging and acclaimed international artists.  The exhibition is a platform for new trends and innovations from across the globe, as well as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary artist-made jewelry. Artists were present to talk to visitors and collectors about their materials, processes and techniques. Some of this year's artists incorporated their materials into carefully refined, centuries-old artisan traditions, while others used pioneering techniques. A stunning array of materials were showcased, including traditional ones, as well as a more unconventional selection, like cork, knitted plastic bags, eggshells, textiles, wood, glass, concrete, 3D printed nylon, and polymer.
Above. The Museum of Art and Design’s Chazen Building, designed By Allied Works Architecture.


Loot. Loot was curated and organized by Bryna Pomp. The exhibition featured designs from 50 jewelry artists from 23 countries and perfectly captured the vitality and innovation of jewelry-making today.

3D Printing - Selvaggia Armani. Collaborating with .bijouets,  Selvaggia Armani is a pioneer in the creation of jewelry using innovative 3D printing technology.

Glass – Federica Sala. “What is Fragile? What is not.” Federica Sala’s glass pieces show deep exploration of delicate and sensitive materials that suspend in time.

Brass Narratives – Laura Cadelo Bertrand.  A former production designer, Butoh dancer, choreographer and mine Laura Cadelo Bertrand became a sculptor jeweler in 1997, creating pieces mostly using metals.

Xorel - Danielle Gori-Montanelli. MAD and textile company Carnegie commissioned artist Danielle Gori-Montanelli to create a series of neckpieces made exclusively from Xorel, a PVC-free high-performance interior textile traditionally used as wallcovering material.

Resin with Metal - Maria Tsimpiskaki.   Maria Tsimpiskaki sees her jewelry design as a combination of line, color and material that is a result of a moment’s framed of mind and emotional state.

Recycled Plastic Bags - Kristina Kitchener. With a nod to her parents’ “waste not” Kristina Kitchener, using only the most basic processes and tools, deconstructs and reforms plastic bags and food packaging into recognizable jewelry forms.


Kristina Kitchener used cocktail sticks to create the above necklace.

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