news — May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Meduse: bijoux and taboo in Paris

Taboos and Medusa: 400 exciting jewels on exhibition in Paris ♦
There is nothing more exciting than breaking a taboo. And perhaps this is why Paris dedicates an exhibition to those jewels inspired by the charm of the forbidden. The exhibition is called Medusa: Bijoux et tabous. The mythological Medusa, woman with snakes in place of her hair, had the power to petrify anyone who looked at her. In short, she was herself a taboo. On the subject, over the centuries, writers, painters and jewelers have practiced.
Feminine and Forbidden, Luxury and Diversity: The exhibition organized at the Paris Museum of modern Art presents about 400 pieces of artists such as Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Calder, Dali, Picasso, Fabrice Gygi, Thomas Hirschhorn , Danny McDonald. An more, designers such as René Lalique, Anni Albers, Line Vautrin, Tony Duquette Bless, Gijs Bakker, Karl Fristch Sophie Hanagarth, Suzanne Belperron René Boivin, Victoire de Castellane and of course hewelers such as Cartier, Pomellato, Van Cleef & Arpels, and so on. But also a fake crown signed by Vivienne Westwood. Jewelery is divided into four areas (identity, value, body, and rite) with a rich program. There are also events and performances. Federico Graglia
Medusa: Bijoux et tabous
Contemporary Art Museum de la Ville de Paris
May 16 – November 5, 2017
11, av. President Wilson
75116 Paris
From Tuesday to Sunday 10-18
Thursday until 22pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Metro: Alma Marceau (line 9) or Jena (line 9)
Rer C Pont de l’Alma
Bus: 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82 and 92
Vélib ‘: 2 avenue Marceau, 4 rue Longchamp
Autolib ‘: 1 avenue Marceau, 24 avenue Jena
Tickets: full 10 euro, reduced 7 euro

Van Cleef & Arpels, bracciale in platino, oro, rubini e diamanti, 1959

Van Cleef & Arpels, bracciale in platino, oro, rubini e diamanti, 1959

Performance Hip Hop del 20 maggio, nell'ambito dell'esposizione Medusa: Bijoux e tabous

Performance Hip Hop del 20 maggio, nell’ambito dell’esposizione Medusa: Bijoux e tabous

Karl Fritsch, anello in argento ossidato e pietre, 2006

Karl Fritsch, anello in argento ossidato e pietre, 2006

Anelo memento mori

Anelo memento mori

Cartier, collana serpente appartenuta all'attrice Maria Felix. Platino, oro bianco e giallo, 2.473 diamanti taglio rotondo e baguette (178.21 carati), due smeraldi forma di pera (occhi); smalto verde, rosso e nero

Cartier, collana serpente appartenuta all’attrice Maria Felix. Platino, oro bianco e giallo, 2.473 diamanti taglio rotondo e baguette (178.21 carati), due smeraldi forma di pera (occhi); smalto verde, rosso e nero

Corona disegnata da Vivienne Westwood, metallo velluto, cristalli, perle finte, pelliccia sintentica

Corona disegnata da Vivienne Westwood, metallo velluto, cristalli, perle finte, pelliccia sintentica

Salvator Dalì, spilla Lips, con rubini e perle, 1960

Salvator Dalì, spilla Lips, con rubini e perle, 1960

Anello medusa in oro

Anello medusa in oro

Pomellato, anello della collezione Tabou

Pomellato, anello della collezione Tabou

Antico ornamento da naso colombiano, in oro

Antico ornamento da naso colombiano, in oro


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