Depot Basel & Current Obsession & NOMAN
for DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2015
Saturday, 17th – Sunday, 25th October
Nieuwe Emmasingel 28, Eindhoven, Netherlands
DEPOT BASEL, place for contemporary design (CH) and CURRENT OBSESSION, contemporary jewellery platform and magazine (NL), present their second collaborative curatorial effort Craft & Bling Bling ‘Fake’. The exhibition was first displayed during Art Basel’14 and featured in the #3 Fake Issue of the Current Obsession Magazine.
Twelve jewellery makers were commissioned to create work reflecting on the subject of ‘Fake’ from standpoints of jewellery history, their own practices, contemporary art and society.
For Dutch Design Week’15, the concept is reinterpreted by the multi-disciplinary studio NOMAN (NL) in a short film. NOMAN places the jewellery outside the gallery context, out on the streets and construction sites. Various backgrounds and geometric grids add a graphic quality to the image. The setting opposes the presentation strategy of a gigantic velvet jewellery box, chosen for the first exhibition at Depot Basel. Yet, the work remains precious and seductive.
Jewellery Makers: Philip Eberle, Adam Grinovich, Sophie Hanagarth, Jing He, Kevin Hughes, Rainer Kaasik-Aaslav, Florian Milker, Edgar Mosa, Barbara Schrobenhauser, Julia Walter, Florian Weichsberger, Mallory Weston.