The Robert Mazlo Endowment Fund for Art and Contemporary Jewellery presents MIRABILIA, hosted by LA Joaillerie par Mazlo in Paris, from September 10 to October 26, 2019. This collective and transdisciplinary exhibition brings together a dozen international contemporary jewelers and Magali Lambert, a French photographer and visual artist.
The title of this exhibition evokes the phenomenon of the encyclopedic collection that appeared during the Renaissance with the studioli and in the Baroque period with the cabinets of curiosities. A paradoxical place, both dedicated to study and presentation to the public, the cabinet of curiosities is the precursor of the modern museum. It materializes a certain vision of the universe and of knowledge through the gathering of “wonders” or admirable things. Specimens, rare and precious objects created by Nature (mineral, vegetal, animal) as well as by the genius of man are accumulated, while cultivating a taste for the strange and the fabulous which will cause these first collections to be gradually overshadowed by the scientific advances of the Enlightenment (…)
Sep 10 > Oct 26, 2019