On the afternoon of Thursday, April 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark opened the exhibition entitled, Makabre Mesterværker, at the Museum Sønderjylland at Sønderborg Slot.
Makabre Mesterværker exhibition showcases a:
“…series of exclusive jewelry created by leading Danish and foreign goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewelry designers in a surprising encounter with prehistoric and historical objects from the museum’s own collection and deposits from museums at home and abroad.
The works on display together form a journey into the dimensions of death with narratives that begin violently and with the triumph of death. The journey moves around many cultures and different times, and follows its own track, where time inevitably flows out, the body passes away, and where grief and rituals find a place along with notions of life after death and resurrection. Embark on a thoughtful journey studded with chains, body parts, skulls, crosses, and valuables.
The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Museum Sønderjylland, jewelry writer, Nina Hald, who has curated the exhibition, and jeweler, Bodil Binner. Most of the modern jewelry is created specifically for the exhibition.”
Makabre Mesterværker will be open to the public beginning on April 8 to October 23, 2022. For more information about the exhibition please visit the official website for the Museum Sønderjylland here.
Photos courtesy of the Danish Royal Court