I will be in Munich again this year for Munch Jewellery Week 2019! I am participating in a panel discussion on issues related to intersectionality in contemporary jewellery. I hope that you will join me as we discuss this important topic. Details below!
Current Obsession Social Club: Intersectionality in Contemporary Jewellery
Moderated by Ashley Khirea Wahba
Speakers: Leslie Boyd, Kalkidan Hoex, Roxanne Reynolds, Namita Gupta Wiggers
3/15/2019 at Lost Weekend Bookstore, 10:00am-11:00am
If contemporary craft is to move into the 21st century, we’ll need to consider who participates in the field and why.
Intersectionality is a mode of understanding the complex web of issues that affect the lives of marginalized people. Using this framework, and focusing on race and class, we will investigate the roles of universities and education, who is represented in shows and by galleries, and who comes to and participates in events like MJW.
As we consider the implications of perceived hierarchies within academic craft practices, we might ask, how progressive is the field, really? We will be speaking with artists, educators, theorists, and students to begin a much-needed ongoing conversation about the state of the contemporary jewellery and where we can go from here.