At the first edition of Bijoux = Art, I admired the burnished yellow gold jewelry of Dania Chelminsky, but I bought a rubber necklace by the Dutch artisan Annemieke Broenink.
It’s a marvelous piece, everything jewelry should be – art, fashion, adornment, embellishment, crafty and very interesting. It’s made of leaf-like petals in a silvery-moss-grey that have a slight cast of decay or decomposition. Talk about subtle.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts holds its second edition of the jewelry show March 18-20, with more than 20 artists from Quebec and around the world showing – and selling – 600 pieces, starting at $125.
The lobby of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavillion will be open to the public during the three days of the sale.
The event kicks off with a gala cocktail party and fashion show – created by Pascale Bussières, with stylist Azamit and fashion designer Denis Gagnon – with the jewelry modelled by a cast of actors. However, tickets to the gala are sold out.
Below is Geneviève Borne modelling a rubber piece by Annemieke Broenink at the 2014 edition of Bijoux=Art.
The artists donate 50 per cent of each sale to the museum to support its acquisition fund. This year, the MMFA is raising money to buy a blown-glass work, Peony, the Knot of Shame, by Jean-Michel Othoniel.
Entry to the show is at 1379 Sherbrooke St. W.