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Material Stories: Epilogue. Non-Humans x Humans

Epilogue in a series of articles on jewellery materials for Klimt02, April 2021 – Jewellery expert Marjan Unger, in her dissertation, sketched an ‘underworld’ providing the materials necessary for jewellery, such as stones and pearls.

Jewellery expert Marjan Unger, in her dissertation, sketched an ‘underworld’ providing the materials necessary for jewellery, such as stones and pearls. They serve to express ideas embedded in the “upper world”. To my ears, Unger’s words resound with an opposition, probably unintentional, between nature (material) and humans (idea, technique, and form). []

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