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  • Wednesday, December 5 - Tuesday, December 18

  • Reception: Thursday, December 13
    7:00 – 9:00pm

  • CP Projects Space, 132 West 21st Street, 10th floor, New York, NY

  • Free and open to the public

  • Contact [email protected] to schedule a viewing appointment

MA Curatorial Practice presents "Most Suitable, Most Valuable," an exhibition curated by program fellow Angie Ni. To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, contact [email protected].

Jewelry is a spiritual carrier, a bridge and a medium for communication from person to person. Jewelry making is tailored to individuals and personalities. In the creation process, artists pay attention to the relationship between jewelry and body. In exploring the value of jewelry within different kinds of relationships, artists are more willing to use materials that express their ideas than materials that are traditionally deemed valuable. 

For a century, diamonds have become symbols of paradigm relationships in jewelers' business marketing. In the current era of fast-selling products and popular culture, jewelry artists make jewelry with plastic, wood, recycled paper and other materials that are easily reproducible. This is a rebellion against the traditional relationship paradigm. At the same time, these works reveal a very humanized, personal and even poetic connection to their maker.

"Most Suitable, Most Valuable" brings together works from a variety of artists using unconventional materials, and focuses on the artists' exploration process of the materials and essence of jewelry. Hansel Tai is a rational poet in his jewelry creation; Xinyu Cui tried to establish a balance between tradition and modernity; and Rui Xu's development of materials was accompanied by her understanding of nature.

CP Projects Space

132 West 21st Street »

10th floor

[email protected]

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