Published to accompany CODA Museum’s mid-career retrospective of the work of Lucy Sarneel in 2017. The interplay between the private and the public for both the maker and the spectator forms the leitmotiv. Sarneel considers jewellery as the starting point of communication, as a medium that encompasses both the sacred and the profane, as a reflection of traditions and customs, our desires and interpretations, and of the things we consider to be important. Moreover, Private Territory in Public beautifully exhibits Sarneel’s jewellery as autonomous art and miniature-sized sculptures.
With texts by Hanna Hagenaars and Jelle Kampen.