The publication discusses the road the CODA museum took on redefining their own collection of jewellery.
We want to present the jewel as an art object, as a miniature sculpture with its own intrinsic value. Of course it is true that a large number of objects can be worn. This is a unique added quality: this way you can carry the beautiful work with you and have it on you at all times. The definitions ‘body art’ and ‘body jewels’ are descriptive but fine terms. A jewel for the body. We see the communicative power of jewellery as important added value: the telling of stories. The discussion about jewellery as autonomous or applied art offers little perspective.
To quote Onno Boekhoudt: “Tearing down a wall is building up a view.”
Author Redefining Jewellery:
CODA director drs. Carin E.M. Reinders
144 pages, full color images, text in Dutch and English, 2016
Available here www.coda-apeldoorn.nl/winkel