The Zadan Project
“Super Charged—Hopes and Protections on the Body”, is an exhibition of work by BA and MA students at Jewellery Art (HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design) who have investigated the hopes, desires, and fears that prompt us to create amulets and talismans as adornments and objects today. In some pieces, wearers are instructed by the jewellery pieces to fulfil tasks to encourage magic. Which materials have been chosen to protect whom, from what, how, and what promises do we (makers and wearers) make? Many different directions have been taken, but collectively these artworks are “super charged”.
“Super Charged—Hopes and Protections on the Body” developed from ZADAN educational project hosted by Jewellery Art at HDK-Valand. The title ‘ZADAN’(座談) references the Japanese concept of a conversation among peers. The aim of ZADAN is to create a common platform where we broaden our shared understanding of jewellery art across BA and MA programs and the broader community.