Bejeweled Art: International and Regional Artists Come to the Fore

Custot Gallery, Dubai presents the first artist’s jewelry exhibition in the region starting March 19. The lineup of artists include international Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle, through to Anish Kapoor, Marc Quinn, Ron Arad and Pablo Reinoso, as well as artists from the Middle East like Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sahand Hesamiyan, Pouran Jinchi and Lebanon’s Nadim Karam.

Many of the greatest artists and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries have turned both their thoughts and talent to jewelry. The exhibition brings together over 80 pieces of jewelry and 20 works.

Golden Elephant 2014 – Nadim Karam, 18 karat yellow gold and black rhodium, 31 x 44 x 2.5 cm, edition of 50.

Lebanese Nadim Karam will be participating with his own jewelry design, Golden Elephant (2014) Karam proves that art can successfully cross over to jewelry design. Playing with ideas and designs distinctly visible in his sculptural works, Karam is able to create a dialogue between the intimate and delicate wearable artwork and his often times monumental urban sculptures. Alongside the jewelry pieces included by the artist, the exhibition will include artworks by each contributor. Nadim Karam’s The Cloud, The Fishermand and The Mutating Cities (2012) will be exhibited alongside the other artist works.

The exhibition will run until June 2, 2018.


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