Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery
Author: Inger Wästberg
Stockholm: Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, 2013
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Swedish jewellery – represented by names as Wiwen Nilsson and Torun Bülow-Hübe – had its high days during the 1950s and ’60s. The anti-commercial and anti-decorative political trends in the period after 1968 prevented a new generation. What has happened after modernism? A new generation has emerged, representing the “art jewellery”; jewellery in close connection with, and reflecting other trends in, the artistic field. The new Swedish jewellery artists have often had difficulties being accepted as artists. They stand for a new language of jewellry, using new materials and often reflecting changes in society and environment. Here Inger Wästberg, art historian and collector of contemporary Swedish jewellery, presents 25 of the best contemporary artists illustrated with several examples of their work. A much needed overview of an exiting and challenging art form.
Technical data: 208 pages, 24×22 cm, images in full colour, text in english