Charlotte Vanhoubroeck, 2022, Belgium

Nø 221

In her artistic research, Charlotte Vanhoubroeck is reactivating the lost sentimental jewellery of first Belgian queen Louise-Marie d’Orléans. The newly created objects construct an alternative version of the myth of Louise and reintroduce this almost forgotten queen to the public. N° 221, a pair of “broochelettes” once given to Louise by her parents, celebrated her coming of age. Later in her life, the pieces reminisced the queen of her carefree youth and warmheartedly braced her in melancholic moments of sorrow.