From Liesbet Bussche:
The latest work of Belgian designer Liesbet Bussche – on show in Cagnes-sur Mer (French Riviera) and part of the exhibition ‘Mirror Mirror’ – is a reflection of the life of Suzy Solidor. A nightclub owner, singer, model, writer and actress, Suzy Solidor was an intensely iconic figure of the Parisian nightlife in the thirties and forties. She died in 1983 in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Never been to Cagnes-sur-Mer, Liesbet Bussche used Google Maps to wander in the streets of the city. Using an archetypal jewel (according to Wikipedia a charm bracelet is an item of jewellery worn around the wrist. It carries personal ‘charms’: decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer’s life) on a monumental scale and introduced into the urban space, this urban charm bracelet represents Suzy Solidor’s extraordinary life.
‘Mirror Mirror’ is on show in Espace Suzy Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer till September 23th, 2012. From October 24th till November 25th the exhibition will be on show in the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco.
‘Urban jewellery: Suzy’s charms’ was made possible by the support of The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.