Andrea Wagner: Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains

Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains

Contemporary Young Dutch Jewelry Art

curated and edited by Andrea Wagner


Subtle humor wins over serious gravity, and an intimate and playful relationship with colors compliments the inclusion of a wide range of materials. Especially where materials are concerned, even the simplest of these are finely and intelligently crafted into jewels compelling in their own right. Geographical boundaries have increasingly been fading away, and yet in the international field Dutch jewelry makers continually rise to the top. So what is recipe that makes contemporary jewelry from this small country special?
[...] These gems are not just intriguingly beautiful to look at, they also have conceptual force. They have something to tell, yet are usually quite abstract and not at all rendered literally or figuratively.

This catalogue marks the occasion of the travelling exhibition Golden Clogs, Dutch Mountains starting march 2007 in Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco/CA.

curated by Andrea Wagner

preface by Liesbeth den Besten, art critic, lecturer, curator and chairwoman Fran├žoise van den Bosch Foundation/Amsterdam

The exhibition shows work by the following artists:
Iris Eichenberg, Jantje Fleischhut,
Gesine Hackenberg, Ineke Heerkens,
Stephanie Jendis, Manon van Kouswijk,
Iris Nieuwenburg, Katja Prins,
Constanze Schreiber, Francis Willemstijn,
Andrea Wagner

fotografie: Corriette Schoenaerts, Amsterdam
graphic design: Svea Gustavs
typeface: FairplexWide
paper: Go matt 135 g/qm
litho and printing: mart.spruijt bv, Amsterdam

This catalogue has been realized with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation/NL.

21 x 21 cm, 36 pages, fc offset

ISBN 978-90-807472-8-9 (NL)

18,00 Euro