The Body Control Exhibition
by Saskia Kolff

"Jewelry and fashion, worn on the body, can express concerns about issues in our society. It seems that, lately, many of these issues are about that body itself. A hairy skin ring, a brooch of cast labia, and many less explicit specimens are on show in the Netherlands. The exhibition Body Control assembles the current perspectives."

Image caption: Exhibition view, Body Control, 2019–2020, overview with skin-print curtains, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands, photo: Eva Broekema. In this show, fashion is presented on mannequins but jewelry is usually not.