Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Avant-Garde of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century

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First critical examination of the history of Portugese art jewelryText is based on personal interviews with various artists and detailed archival research Accompanied an exhibition at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 19 July – 16 September 2019In this book, Cristina Filipe offers a critical examination, from a social and art historical perspective, of some of the artists and contexts that contributed to the transformations in Portuguese jewelry from the vanguard of the 1960s to the early twenty-first century – a decisive period in which the term ‘jewelry’ itself was redefined. In addition, Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal contextualizes the international scene, reflecting on how Portuguese artists responded to these external influences.What jewelry was made? Who made it? What were the underlying trends and creative references? These are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer through the analysis of artist interviews and exhaustive factual research, accompanied by a visual narrative mirroring the changes in contemporary jewelry in Portugal.

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Cristina Filipe (b. 1965) is an artist and researcher with a PhD in Art and Heritage from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto. This book reflects the result of her doctoral research and is published after she was awarded a Susan Beech Grant by Art Jewelry Forum in 2017.

First critical examination of the history of Portugese art jewelryText is based on personal interviews with various artists and detailed archival research Accompanied an exhibition at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 19 July – 16 September 2019In this book, Cristina Filipe offers a critical examination, from a social and art historical perspective, of some of the artists and contexts that contributed to the transformations in Portuguese jewelry from the vanguard of the 1960s to the early twenty-first century – a decisive period in which the term ‘jewelry’ itself was redefined. In addition, Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal contextualizes the international scene, reflecting on how Portuguese artists responded to these external influences.What jewelry was made? Who made it? What were the underlying trends and creative references? These are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer through the analysis of artist interviews and exhaustive factual research, accompanied by a visual narrative mirroring the changes in contemporary jewelry in Portugal.

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