With 160 works by artists from Northern Europe, this publication considers the significance, strategies and trends of Nordic art jewellery in the early twenty-first century.
Liesbeth den Besten is chairwoman of the Francoise van den Bosch Foundation for contemporary jewellery, member of the advisory board of the 'Chi ha paura...?' Foundation for serial jewellery and a founding member of Think Tank, a European Initiative for the Applied Arts. Widar Halen, is director of the department of Design and Decorative Arts at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo/Norway. Jorunn Veiteberg, has worked as a critic, curator and head of arts in Norwegian Broadcasting/Television and was editor-in-chief of the Norwegian arts and craft magazine Kunsthandverk from 1998 to 2007; she is currently professor of curatorial studies and craft theory at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Love Jonsson is a craft and design critic and contributes regularly to dailies and magazines in Sweden and abroad. He is currently a teacher at the School of Design and Crafts at Goteborg University. Paivi Ruutiainen, is a researcher at the University of Lapland focusing on what contemporary art jewellery is, and what it can be.
Jorunn Veiteberg, Liesbeth den Besten, Love Jonsson