Wearable or Not?: Interacting with Contemporary Jewelry


An OCAD University MFA Thesis Exhibition curated by Sylvia Zhang, Criticism & Curatorial Practice Candidate

 
DateSunday, November 13, 2016 - 4:30pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30pm

Cost

FREE

Location

Graduate Gallery, Ground Floor, 205 Richmond Street

Exhibition featuring artists: Jackie Anderson, Selina Chen, Fiona Kakei Chong, Nadya Eidelstein, Lauren Kalman, and Belle Wong

Curator: Sylvia Zhang

Dates: November 13 - 19, open daily from 11:30am - 4:30pm
Opening reception: November 15,2016 6:30-9:30 PM

Free admission! Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wearable-or-not-interacting-with-contemporary-jewelry-tickets-28688383728?aff=ehomecard

Have you seen jewelry that is "not wearable"? 

Wearable or Not?: Interacting with Contemporary Jewelry investigates the notion of wearability and presents jewelry that challenge wearing -- some are performative, some interact with the wearer, some even restrict body movement. The exhibition responds to people’s curiosity on contemporary jewelry’s wearability; although the general public knows how to appreciate traditional jewelry, most people are unfamiliar with contemporary jewelry, which is a significant achievement in the evolution of jewelry that developed since the 1960s. The six artists in the exhibition explore contemporary jewelry as a medium of art expression, pushing the boundary of wearability and experimenting with non-precious material. Through creating an multi-sensory experience that allows visitors to touch and wear some of the jewelry, the exhibition aims to generate a dynamic dialogue between the artists and the public, and provide a new perspective to interpret contemporary jewelry as an art form.

The exhibition shows works from six artists, both international and Canada-based. The experience will be engaging and fun! 

Special Programming:

Curatorial Tour -  Sunday, November 13, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Artist Talk - Saturday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:30pm



Wearable or Not? exhibition poster
DateSunday, November 13, 2016 - 4:30pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30pm

Cost

FREE

Website Location

Graduate Gallery, Ground Floor, 205 Richmond Street

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Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 4:30pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30pm

Exhibition featuring artists: Jackie Anderson, Selina Chen, Fiona Kakei Chong, Nadya Eidelstein, Lauren Kalman, and Belle Wong

Curator: Sylvia Zhang

Dates: November 13 - 19, open daily from 11:30am - 4:30pm
Opening reception: November 15,2016 6:30-9:30 PM

Free admission! Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wearable-or-not-interacting-with-contemporary-jewelry-tickets-28688383728?aff=ehomecard

Have you seen jewelry that is "not wearable"? 

Wearable or Not?: Interacting with Contemporary Jewelry investigates the notion of wearability and presents jewelry that challenge wearing -- some are performative, some interact with the wearer, some even restrict body movement. The exhibition responds to people’s curiosity on contemporary jewelry’s wearability; although the general public knows how to appreciate traditional jewelry, most people are unfamiliar with contemporary jewelry, which is a significant achievement in the evolution of jewelry that developed since the 1960s. The six artists in the exhibition explore contemporary jewelry as a medium of art expression, pushing the boundary of wearability and experimenting with non-precious material. Through creating an multi-sensory experience that allows visitors to touch and wear some of the jewelry, the exhibition aims to generate a dynamic dialogue between the artists and the public, and provide a new perspective to interpret contemporary jewelry as an art form.

The exhibition shows works from six artists, both international and Canada-based. The experience will be engaging and fun! 

Special Programming:

Curatorial Tour -  Sunday, November 13, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Artist Talk - Saturday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, Ground Floor, 205 Richmond Street
Cost: 
FREE
Wearable or Not? exhibition poster
Keywords: 
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