Jewellery talks for people: it has a unique capacity to attract, deflect, evoke, provoke, guard, reveal, seduce, in other words to perform for people. When gifted, jewellery acts between people, it builds connections and forges alliances.
UNcommon Moments explores those moments in life where jewellery is not normally gifted but could become a voice for caring about people. It will attempt to understand the changing ways in which people communicate, and how the language of jewellery could bring a different attention to life changing experiences. The accompanying performance lecture will expand on this exhibition concept, and hopefully draw out different ways of thinking about how jewellery contributes to our lives. annaschwarzgallery.com
Artist Susan Cohn
Susan Cohn, 1402_2014, 2014, 3D printed nylon rings, paper, aluminium, ribbon, hand made instruction manual Ring: 10 x 4mm x various diameters Manual: 150 x 70 x 6mm
About the Artist
Susan Cohn is a Melbourne based artist jeweller. Her training in Gold and Silversmithing was at RMIT in Melbourne, and she holds a PhD in Fine Art Theory from the University of New South Wales. Through her work she explores the typology of jewellery and the different terms on which it is valued. Her work is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne, and is held in major national and international collections. Throughout her long career she has done design commissions for Alessi (the Cohncave bowl) and more recently she has curated Unexpected Pleasures, a major contemporary jewellery exhibition for the Design Museum London that was also on show at NGV in Melbourne in 2012.