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April 20–June 16, 2013
Curated by Julia Heineccius, Nadège Roscoe-Rumjahn and Iris Eichenberg
The Cranbrook Acadmey of Art (Michigan) has invited Konstfack (Sweden) and Saimaa University (Finland) to accompany them on a ride. The title THIS END UP, a joint exhibition, is suggestive of destinations, exchange, and differences in perspective. This international collection of jewels is new and familiar, diverse and exciting. Although continents apart, similar formal and conceptual concerns are being tackled by these students, often enabling the same conversations to happen simultaneously within their work. These pieces will have completed their long journey to SNAG, and will be unpacked and shown in this transitory environment. The inside of the shipping container will become a temporary classroom, in which to stimulate dialogue around these represented practices and ideas. We are introducing the students from different schools by engineering a forced encounter of their work. Curatorially, we hope to enumerate on the awkwardness or joy of sitting next to someone unfamiliar on the first bus ride of the year.
This exhibition is presented by Harbourfront Centre as part of the inaugural Toronto International Jewellery Festival (TIJF) in conjunction with Meta-Mosaic, the 2013 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference.