The MEDUSA exhibition takes a modern look at objects that are a cross between adornment and sculpture and which fascinate artists as much as the public.

Jewellery elicits undeniable reactions of “attraction/repulsion”, depending on who designs it, wears it, or looks at it, much like the terrifying face of the mythical Medusa. Though jewellery is one of the most ancient forms of human expression, it is rarely considered art, often still perceived as too feminine, precious, decorative and of the body, or even primitive. But contemporary artists and creators have taken jewellery far beyond its own traditions, and by reinventing it, have transformed our gaze. The museum presents almost 300 pieces organised thematically: those made by artists (Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Calder, Dali, Picasso, Fabrice Gygi, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Danny McDonald), designers (René Lalique, Anni Albers, Line Vautrin, Tony Duquette, Bless), contemporary jewellers (Gijs Bakker, Karl Fristch, Sophie Hanagarth, etc.), fine jewellers, as well as anonymous or more ancient pieces (antique, Native American, or even punk, rap, SM, etc.). The MEDUSA exhibition brings together pieces that are one of a kind with others that exist in multiple copies, and are made by hand, industrially, or even by computer, thus allowing visitors to compare and contrast refined, artisanal, and futuristic aesthetics. CURATOR : Anne Dressen #expoMedusa

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Exposition Medusa, Bijoux et tabous | Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Exposition Medusa, Bijoux et tabous du 19 mai au 05 novembre 2017. <br /> <br />Le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris présente MEDUSA, une exposition portant un regard contemporain et inédit sur le bijou, qui révèle certains tabous. <br /> <br />#expoMedusa

Autour de l'exposition


Anne Dressen, Michèle Heuzé, Benjamin Lignel
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