Editor's introduction by André Gali
Theatricality and Art Jewellery
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts
Art historian, writer and curator Liesbeth den Besten has recently curated the exhibition Below Sea Level - Jewellery from the Netherlands at Galleri Format Oslo (on show until 17 March). NorwegianCrafts.no talked with den Besten about the role of curating and writing about contemporary art jewellery.
Quo Vadis, Nordic Art Jewellery?
In January of 2013, Oslo hosted an international seminar on art jewellery. Along with the event, Norway’s capital gained the nickname The Coolest Corner. The two-day seminar allowed for a certain amount of self-celebration, of course, but from the podium there also came a series of claims that roused more than the normal share of controversies, problems and conflicts.