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Ben Lignel and Namita Gupta Wiggers Visiting Artist Lecture

 

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Ben Lignel and Namita Gupta Wiggers
This Is Not a Book
A Test-Drive through Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective (Part Two)

Benjamin Lignel first trained in philosophy and literature, then in art history at New York University, and finally in furniture design at London’s Royal College of Art. A lot of his time is devoted to creating jewelry, but he has recently steered back toward curatorial, associative, and writing endeavors. Lignel is a cofounder of La Garantie—Association pour le bijou, a French association with a mission to study jewelry. He started contributing essays and op-eds to magazines and publications in 2006, and he became a member of Think Tank—A European Initiative for the Applied Arts, in 2009. He has been the editor of Art Jewelry Forum since January 2013.

Namita Gupta Wiggers is director and chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Through curatorial practice, Wiggers considers how craft and design function as subjects and verbs, as simultaneously distinct and intersecting practices, and how the exhibition functions as a site and space for cultural inquiry. Wiggers is the cofounder of the Critical Craft Forum and serves on the board of trustees of the American Craft Council.

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