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If you happen to be in Arnhem, The Netherlands, between 04.11.2011 and 05.02.2012 watch your back. A beautiful piece of contemporary jewellery might get in your face, or under your shoes.

To make a short story long, the Dutch have done it again. The Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Museum for Contemporary Art) is presenting Art Jewellery Unleashed, with more than 30 contemporary jewellery artists showing their works in the most unsual way; they call it “Urban Jewellery”. You’ll find objects scattered all around the museum and the city, on walls, floors, streets and who knows what else, and all that will be combined with other works of art, such as photography, videos, books, installations and interactive projects.

The museum’s curators explain that “this type of jewellery has developed worldwide over the past forty to fifty years. Since the end of the 1960s, the Netherlands has played an important role in this development — a reason for the MMKA to collect and present these pieces of jewellery from the beginning”.

Benjamin Lignel - Io ce l 'ho d'oro (Yeah but mine's gold), 2007. Click on photo to follow link.

Benjamin Lignel - Io ce l 'ho d'oro (Yeah but mine's gold), 2007. Click on photo to follow link.

Pia Aleborg - Apartfrom. Click on photo to follow link.

Pia Aleborg - Apartfrom. Click on photo to follow link.

Charlotte Sinding - Floral. Click on photo to follow link.

Charlotte Sinding - Floral. Click on photo to follow link.

Evert Nijland - Rococo. Click on photo to follow link.

Evert Nijland - Rococo. Click on photo to follow link.

Vera Siemund - Necklace grey. Click on photo to follow link.

Vera Siemund - Necklace grey. Click on photo to follow link.

Helen Britton - Big White brooch. Click on photo to follow link.

Helen Britton - Big White brooch. Click on photo to follow link.

Philip Sajet - Double diamond. Click on photo to follow link.

Philip Sajet - Double diamond. Click on photo to follow link.

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