Since the beginning of human kind the physical body was an endless source of inspiration and space of exploration. Jewelry is no exception. It sets out to chart its own, unexpected routes and create a map of this experience.
A map is both a memory and a guide. The memory that aims to encapsulate the multitude of details that were perceived when new territory was discovered, be it terrestrial or emotional, or else. The guide takes a steps back and attempts to trace a trail for those who wish to venture on the same path. Between the map and the guide there is a space. That’s where artists invite you to construct your own story, your journey, your meaning. Jewlery can do that. Will you join?
Memories are made in the cells of our bodies. Emotions get recorded, starting with the second our skin gets touched. You’ve landed. New worlds. New paths. What will you choose to tell? Be that guide.
Six art jewelry designers are mapping the beauty of the human body in a fresh exhibition at the National Museum of Maps and Old Books
Contemporary jewelry exhibition Mapping 𝓑𝓔𝓐𝓤𝓣𝓨 reunites starting with 21 August 2019 at the National Museum of Maps and Old Books the creations or six Romanian female artists selected by AUTOR platform. The works explore the human body through very personal perspectives and the entire endeavour invites the viewers to define their own map of the concept of beauty.
“The encounter with art jewelry is a unique experience for each person. Operating beyond the ornamental, these pieces calls into a space where the viewer and the one who chooses to wear them engage in an act of creation together with the designers, where the story re-constructs constantly, driven by new and newer factors, connected first of all to self-knowledge,” stated Dan Pierșinaru, Director of AUTOR platform and curator of the exhibition.
”The map today does not only refer to the object that helps us in space orientation; the map implies discovery, exploration, knowledge, mapping of new and unfamiliar territories. The art jewelry exhibition Mapping Beauty invites to interpreting the map using this lens, it gives it a contemporary meaning and opens the museum to a new kind of public,” said Cristina Toma, Manager of the National Museum of Maps and Old Books.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on 21 August 2019 starting with 18:00, and it will be open through 8 September 2019.