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exhibition by Artemis Valsamaki Landscapes of the mind PLATINA Odengatan 68, Stockholm-Opening Thursday 26th of May 17-19 -MAY 26-JUNE 23 We are happy to invite Artemis Valsamaki, a jewellery artists from Athens ,Greece, to her first solo exhibition in Sweden. The title of the exhibition Landscapes of the mind describes people’s search to understand life and crucial mysteries about the soul’s immortality. References to ancient Greek philosophy, combined with a rich variety of symbols in colo...
ART JEWELRY FORUM ARTIST AWARD 2014 - one of the 5 FINALISTs : Lauren Kalman - “I create wearable jewelry that investigates contexts relating to sex, gender, power, pleasure, pain, taste and beauty. This project originated in response to the architect Adolf Loos’s 1910 lecture Ornament and Crime, criticizing the use of decoration in utilitarian objects. My jewelry, when on the body, enacts Loos’s ‘crimes’ of individualism, eroticism, and ornamentation.” Lauren Kalman
Europen riveted mail coif, from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local Gutnish forces. The Danish won a decisive victory. Due to the heat, the dead had to be disposed of quickly, and many were buried in their armour. The archaeological excavation of one of the mass graves, in the 1930s, revealed over 1000 skeletons.
Nicolas DuBois de Chémant (1753-1824) was instrumental in the development of artificial teeth. For centuries, missing teeth were replaced either by teeth taken from humans or animals, or teeth were carved out of an organic substance such as ivory. This finally began to change in the 18th century, when French practitioners began to make artificial teeth out of enamel. In 1774 the apothecary Alexis Duchateau was digusted by the odor of his own ivory dentures and create teeth made from porcelai...
It started with toothbrushes. Arizona-based photographer Thomas Kiefer had been working part-time as a janitor at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Ajo, some 40 miles from the Mexican border, for several years when he acted on his impulse to salvage— and to catalog—some of the hundreds of personal items thrown away in the facility. As hopeful American immigrants, many of them illegal, were apprehended and brought to the station, personal objects deemed “non-essential” were seized and disp...