2013 -- 2014 one-year project
Mano Contemporary Jewellery & Object Gallery
After 3 years of taking on diverse projects, MANO has decided to take the next step to start a gallery to realize many ideas, dreams, and thoughts. In 2013, with the joint force of two devoted jewellery makers Shu-Lin Wu and Carissa Wen-Hsien Hsu, "Mano Contemporary Jewellery & Object Gallery" was established as the experimental platform for contemporary jewellery in Taiwan.
During this year, MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object has held 7 exhibitions with about 115 artists involved, organized 3 talks, participated in 1 oversea fair, and hosted permanent collection pieces of over 40 artists from around the world. Through making exhibitions, holding talks, organizing events, and publishing books, MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object would like to increase the visibility of contemporary jewellery in Taiwan and the surroundings, to promote the artistic value of these works, and to enforce the cohesion within the field.
MANO Contemporary Jewellery & Object is located in the charming 60-year-old Japanese style house housing the Café Trouvé in Taipei Shida area. With the help of Studio APL, the space is renovated to suit the best use for the gallery. The blending of old and new creates unique atmosphere and sets of the distinctiveness of the jewellery works shown. The open space is set up differently to suit every theme exhibition hosted about every six weeks while the black iron drawers represent each artist's little universe, presenting permanent collection pieces all year round.
2013 -- 2014 ㄧ年計劃