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    Contemporary art jewellery now on show at The Oculus, Cape Town

    Posted by Angela & filed under News-Blog.

    The Oculus, an upmarket eye-wear shop on the corner of Strand and Chiappini Streets, Cape Town is now also showcasing contemporary South African art jewellery as curated by Precious Obsession, a recent collaborative which also staged a pop-up event at Truth Cafe on 20 November.

     

    Quoted from The Oculus Facebook Page:

    Here at The Oculus, we believe that contemporary jewellery art is something that needs to be promoted in South Africa since it is such a unique platform. Creating artistic statements within the sphere of ‘jewellery design’ allows for connotations of wealth, rarity, value and also the relationship with the wearer and the body to be used in interesting and experimental ways and also contested with subjective artistic commentary. One could say that specifically South African artists have so much to comment about this country’s different traditions, perceptions of value and the variety of cultures, as well as its rich history in the role of provider of raw materials for the fine jewellery industry and the controversy surrounding it. The Oculus is proud to showcase PRECIOUS OBSESSION. Watch this space…
    Photo: Here at The Oculus, we believe that contemporary jewellery art is something that needs to be promoted in South Africa since it is such a unique platform. Creating artistic statements within the sphere of 'jewellery design' allows for connotations of wealth, rarity, value and also the relationship with the wearer and the body to be used in interesting and experimental ways and also contested with subjective artistic commentary. One could say that specifically South African artists have so much to comment about this country's different traditions, perceptions of value and the variety of cultures, as well as its rich history in the role of provider of raw materials for the fine jewellery industry and the controversy surrounding it. The Oculus is proud to showcase PRECIOUS OBSESSION. Watch this space...

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