Medusa Exhibition : jewelry and taboos

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Just like the mythic and terrifying face of Medusa in Greek mythology, a piece of jewellery attracts and troubles the person who designs it, looks at it or wears it.

The MEDUSA exhibition takes a contemporary look at objects mid-way between fashion and sculpture that fascinate artists as well as the public. The show is organized around four themes: Identity, Value, Body and Instruments.  Each section starts from the often negative preconceptions surrounding jewellery in order to better deconstruct them, and finally reveal jewellery’s underlying subversive and performative potential.

 

From 19 may to 5 november 2017
at Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson,
75116 Paris

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