MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Past exhibition

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From Hand to Hand

Passing on skill and knowledge in European contemporary jewellery


Via a selection of jewellery by European creators, From Hand to Hand seeks to define the bonds that are created between teachers and pupils and what is involved in passing on a skill or knowledge. What influences have the professors had on their pupils? What do they hope to pass on? What have their pupils retained of this?

The exhibition shows works by 58 jewellery-makers of 3 generations who have emerged from 10 schools in various countries: Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland. Some of the jewellery pieces are also shown being worn by means of black-and-white photographs taken by students of the Ecole de Photographie in Vevey (CEPV).