Kadri Mälk. Testament
Graceful and subtle, yet wild and independent, is what describes the work of Kadri Mälk, the founder of an internationally-renowned Estonian school of jewellery. For Kadri, a jewel is perfectly sufficient as a jewel and she does not strive to be outside its intimacy, its value or its closeness. Everything, which could be called a tradition, allows her to skilfully manage uncontrollable power, desperate passion and the will to life with all its acceptances and refusals, subjections and sovereignties.
Her works can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alice and Louis Koch Sammlung in Zürich, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, museums in Moscow, Hamburg, Berlin, NY, LACMA in Los Angeles, Espace Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, and numerous private collections.
An exhibition covering Mälk’s work in recent years runs from 28 September to 27 October at St. Nicholas’ Church and the Portrait Gallery in Tallinn (Suur-Karja 2).
Arnoldsche Art Publishers is the co-publisher of a book that shares a title with the exhibition, Kadri Mälk. Testament.