The Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, in co-junction with Gallery S O, presents Bernhard Schobinger: the Rings of Saturn. Recognised as a key figure of avant-garde contemporary jewellery, Swiss artist Bernhard Schobinger's subversive approach to making spans more than forty years and has earned him a reputation for rebellious innovation.
Something of an alchemist, Schobinger gathers and processes all manner of matter, which frequently includes discarded detritus. From coloured pencils, spent knicker elastic, precious stones, combs or worn eraser nubs, to coins, diamonds, prickly saw files or poison bottles - such scavenged materials are all sources of aesthetic and physical richness. At once anarchic and collectible, Schobinger's work unites these materials to create hybrid jewels that irreverently express their provenance while challenging conventional histories of body adornment.