The project‘s intention is to display pieces of jewellery weighing in at 21 grams.
This number refers to the loss of weight of a person when he or she dies, which has been medically
confirmed. In other words, „21 Grams“ can be viewed as representing the weight of the soul.
The exhibition will present pieces by 120 international jewellery designers, half of whom will
come from China. Encounters between Eastern and Western notions and design interpretations
of the human soul will embody contrasts and syntheses in the exhibition. The exhibition has
been curated by the Dutch jewellery artists Ruudt Peters, in collaboration with the China
Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. The show will be accompanied by a catalogue.
21 Grams“ is an international jewellery project sponsored by the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou
and shown there in autumn 2018. Now this exhibition is in Europe, with Galerie Handwerk in
Munich as first venue. Then it travelled to Poland, and now exhibited by the BeCraft Gallery in Mons,
Belgium. The final venue of the travelling exhibition will be the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn,