Makes Sense on the Body Exhibition
Curator Melanie Egan of Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, offers this exhibition as a response to the challenge of representing finely crafted jewellery and fashion off the body.
Contemporary jewellery, fashion and accessories need the body to be fully understood. A disembodied brooch on a white plinth can be …well, what is it exactly ...a small sculpture, objets d'art, or the dreaded ‘wearable art’? It is only when you pin that brooch to your natty jacket, does it definitively communicate, “I’m jewellery, just wear me!” -thus all ambiguity disappears.
Supported by the Ontario Arts Council