Opening at DIVA on October 30th is the exhibition The Jeweller’s Art. Revolutionary jewellery from the 1960s and 70s. The swinging London of the 1960s engendered an explosion of innovation in the jewellery industry, which spread to the rest of Europe and the USA. Besides jewellery, the exhibition showcases fashion, music and design from that vibrant period. The timing of the exhibition could hardly be more opportune given that the 1960s and 70s are right on-trend at the moment.
Remember swinging London in the 1960s? The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Twiggy? At the same time and in the same city, a new generation of jewellery designers burst onto the scene. Goldsmiths flouted the rules of jewellery and experimented with new techniques, materials and influences. You can relive that vibrant period at The Jeweller´s Art exhibition opening on October 30th!
The 100-plus items of jewellery on display in the exhibition all come for the private collection of Kimberly Klosterman, who started collecting jewellery from the 1960s and 70s about 30 years ago. They include pieces commissioned by Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Masenza and designed by illustrious names like Andrew Grima, Arthur King, Cesare De Vecchi, Charles de Temple and David Webb, whose work features in several museum collections. They also include jewellery by the Belgian pioneer in modern jewellery art Fernand Demaret. Never before have these items been on display together.
This exhibition is organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio and produced by DIVA, museum for diamond, jewellery and silver, Antwerp, Belgium
DIVA curator: Catherine Regout