Triple Parade
4th Biennale for Contemporary Jewellery
Shanghai, China

My essay ‘Shimmering Shards of Luck’ has been published in the Triple Parade catalogue. This text about shininess as a forgotten quality in contemporary jewellery emerged from a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk on the day that a visitor ruined a multimillion dollar artwork of Jeff Koons with a touch of a fingertip. The text is part of the research project Speaking Jewellery of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp (Studio sieraad) and reveals why I appreciate a damaged artwork by Koons more than an intact one.