The Old Greek Myth Of Medusa

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A piece of jewelry is made to draw attention. It attracts, intrigues and troubles whoever is looking at it.
So did Medusa's face. The old Greek myth of Medusa, on of the three Gorgons, tells about the unfortunate story of this beautiful woman who, out of vengeance and jealousy of a goddess, was transformed into a monster. Snake slithering hair and a gaze that would turn anybody into stone with a simple look, her face was hypnotizing yet troubling every human standing next to her. Medusa's face is a danger. It paralyzes, it makes you blind, if you dare to stare at her. As frightening as fascinating. Medusa is the perfect metaphor to identify something we cannot stop to look at and admire, at the cost of remaining petrified by its enchantment. Do you feel the same when looking at a piece of jewelry?

In the past, where rules were not yet made to be broken, jewelry had an ambiguous status and hid the deepest secrets. The Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents MEDUSA, an exhibition that reveals, through a new and contemporary look, what jewelry really was in the past, other than just a sculptural work of art. “Jewelry is way more complex than what many people think. It stands between conventions, subversions, and resistance. Its spectrum is so wide, in terms of use, values, body politics; it is a performative object. It has some connection
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You do not want to become immoral. Do you? Jewelry is not a simple object anymore, it becomes a part of you. It speaks for you. “Come near me and I will kill you” is what you want to say with your diamond snake collier and “Look I am a powerful woman” is what you scream out loud with your bitch bag, made of crystal with a crocodile leather bandeau and a silver gun inside of it. Women are finally no longer afraid of wearing something too big, too eccentric, or too provocative, in order to make understand who they really

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