What is jewelry? what does it mean Who can own and wear jewelry? Who is not allowed? What does the decorative object on the body do to people? What does the body do with the jewellery? And what’s political about it?
Nelly Stein deals with these and other questions in “The revolution of small things … must go on”. With this she continues her work group “The Revolution of Small Things”, repeating demands, in-depth analyzes and making the necessity of a revolution even clearer.
It is small steps, everyday objects, material play and the uncomfortableness of wearing it, sharing and reinterpretation with which Nelly Stein explores jewelry. With drawings, metal castings, prints of fragile glass containers and text works, she critically questions the role of jewelry as an object of desire and possession and traces possibilities against owning and for new ways of relating.