Diane Venet's lecture “Artist-created jewelery. The essence of art history in miniature.”


Jewellery by Artists: From Picasso to Koons, an exhibition organised by the culture and art portal, is on show in the Cupola Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art until December 3. In all, it features 113 pieces of jewellery created by 82 well-known and illustrious artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Roy Lichtenstein, Max Ernst, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois, Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lucio Fontana, Antony Gormley, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Yoko Ono, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, and many more. The exhibition’s visual character has been created by the Latvian artist duo MAREUNROL’S.

On November 3, just before the opening of the exhibition, Diane Venet gave a lecture “Artist-created jewelery. The essence of art history in miniature.” makes available to a broader public those fragments of the lecture where Diane Venet was contemplating on jewelry from historical perspective and highlighted special stories of a number of particular items of jewelry. 

The exhibition is sponsored by SIA “Alfor”, Latvia's national airline “airBaltic”, Porsche Center Riga, Live Riga, the French Institute in Latvia, Gallery Park Hotel, and P.R.A.E. Public Relations. Advertising support: “Pastaiga” magazine and “Delfi” online news service. The exhibition's collaborative partner is the Latvian National Museum of Art.

The project was implemented with the support of the Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia

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