Swedish Art Jewellery*

Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery

Moving back to Sweden, I began to study art history and received a master’s degree. I chose to concentrate my writings on contemporary Swedish art jewelry.

In the fall of 2013, I published my book, Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery.

Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellry is a far cry from what is perceived as typically Swedish. Today’s jewellery artists engage with and reflect on problems in society using a material vocabulary that goes far beyond precious metals and gemstones. This book explores how art jewellery has taken its rightful place in the world of contemporary art.
Jewellery historian Inger Wästberg has produced a volume that serves as a reference source for curators, collectors and other artists. Thirty-one Swedish jewellery artists are represented from the 1990s to today, with an introduction by Inger Wästberg and a foreword by David Revere McFadden, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design i New York City. “

Three exhibitions, with the book as the starting point, have been curated by Sofia Björkman in Munich, Båstad and Gothenburg. See more here. See more here.

Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery
By: Inger Wästberg  Form: Parasto Backman
Copyright © 2013 Arvenius + Orfeus Publishing AB
ISBN 9-789187-543012


BOOK RELEASE Liljevalchs Konsthall
Wednesday, October 16 2014. 6 PM – 8 PM.


BOOK RELEASE Liljevalchs Konsthall
Guests wearing the contributing artists’ jewelry.
Photography: Jakob Magnusson

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