I stumbled across this interesting read by Liesbeth den Besten on AJF recently…how refreshingly honest! If you’re a contemporary jeweller or interested in contemporary jewellery this essay does raise some very valid points worthy of further discussion. Among many other aired truths I throughly enjoyed this:

 ”I would like to make a plea for less coherence, for more distortion, for more confusion and more discussion, for less finished objects exhibited in wonderful places and for more open ended works, for less gallery-imitating presentations and more happenings and events in the streets, subway stations, the fair, and shopping malls, and for more efforts to have jewelry on the right spot—on human beings.” 

…And I whole heartedly agree.