In the line of fire, scenes of contemporary jewellery in France

Patrick Veillet, Spirale - Osséline ver­sion 3, 2002 © Photo : Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

Exhibition, Les Arts Décoratifs Paris, France, until 02 March 2014.
This exhibition takes us on a tour of the museum’s permanent collections, in which 70 jewellers and silversmiths have been invited to show their most recent creations alongside Mediaeval, Renaissance, 17th, 18th, and 19th century, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Contemporary works, including those in the Contemporary and Jewellery galleries. This panorama of current French creation shows how jewellery and its role is changing today, in regard to its daring, often spectacular formal experimentation, the questioning of the contemporary body, and the identification of new social behaviours.