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@ Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL), 22.4.-10.6.2017

Early Chinese ceramics at the GRASSI Museum

GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig, 22.4.-8.10.2017

Congratulations, David Bielander!

Swiss Grand Award for Design 2017, 11.4.2017


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Wolfgang Ullrich

was born in 1967. He studied philosophy, art history and logics.

In 1994 he completed his PhD with a thesis on the late works of Martin Heidegger.

After working as a freelancer, he became assistant professor at the Academy of Arts in Munich in 1997.

Since 2006 he has been a professor of art science and media theory at the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe.

He works on the history and critique of the concept of art, on art sociology, and on consumer theory.





Co-author of our publication: THINKINGJEWELLERY

Gerard Unger

was born in Arnhem, Netherlands in 1942.

He studied graphic design, typography and type design from 1963 to1967 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

He teaches as visiting professor at the University of Reading, UK, in the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, and is professor of typography at Leiden University, Netherlands.

A freelance designer since 1972 he has designed stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, logos, corporate identities, annual reports and many other projects, and typefaces.

He has been awarded several Dutch and international prizes and honours, such as two honorary doctorates by the universities of Hasselt, Belgium and Tallinn, Estonia.

He has written articles for the trade press, and several larger publications, such as "Landscape with Letters" (1989), linking the usually limited scope of type and typography with a wider cultural view.

His book "Terwijl je leest – about reading" — has been translated into Italian, English, Spanish and German.

He lectures frequently in Holland and abroad, about his own work, type design, the reading process, and related subjects.

Type Designs by Gerard Unger:
Markeur (1972), M.O.L. (1974), Demos (1976), Praxis (1977), Hollander (1983), Flora (1984), Swift (1985), Amerigo (1986), Oranda (1987), Argo (1991), Delftse Poort (1991), Decoder (1992), Gulliver (1993), ANWB fonts (1997), Capitolium (1998), Paradox (1999), Coranto (2000), Vesta (2001), BigVesta (2003), Allianz (2005), Capitolium News (2006)





Co-author of our publication: THINKINGJEWELLERY

Marjan Unger

was born in 1946 (Marianne de Boer) and studied industrial design and art history from 1974 to1987 at the University of Amsterdam with specialisations in modern art, fashion and textile design, architecture, industrial archaeology and the art history of China and Japan.

She has been teaching at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, Academy of Arts, Rotterdam and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

She was dean of applied arts at Sandberg Institute between 1995 and 2006, was director of Dutch form from 1991 to 1993 and General Secretary to the Board of the World Crafts Council Europe.

She has also participated in the board of advice for museums, ministries and foundations.

She coordinated and (co-)organised symposia, exhibitions and presentations: ‘The Other Side of Fashion’ (1991), ‘De Oogst’ at the Stedelijk Museum (1993), Project ‘Mode en Sieraad’ at KunstRai (1994), and ‘TexTech’ symposium in Tilburg (1995) as well as the exhibition ‘Zonder wrijving geen glans’ on Dutch jewellery of the twentieth century at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (2002).

She publicised articles on all fi elds of applied art and was chief editor of magazines for applied art such as “Bijvoorbeeld” from 1980 to 1990 and “Morf “from 2004 to 2008.

On 17 March 2010, she received a doctorate from the Leiden University.





(Co-)Author of our publications:
Iris Bodemer
Ute Eitzenhöfer
ThinkingJewellery

Tanel Veenre

b. 1977
1995–2001 Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn (EE), department of jewellery and blacksmithing, prof Kadri Mälk, BA
1996–1997 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), jewellery department, prof Ruudt Peters
2001–2005 Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn (EE), master's degree programme, MA
since 2005 Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn (EE), teacher on jewellery and since 2012 professor of design faculty of Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn (EE).

Lives and works in Tallinn (EE)

Exhibits since 1994
Solo exhibitions in Estonia, the US, Portugal, Germany, France, Turkey, Holland, Belgium, Lithuania and Sweden

Has delivered lectures in Estonia, Finland, Scotland, Germany, Spain and Portugal, Lithuania, Israel, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Great Britain and Sweden

Acclaim at fashion and photography competitions 1994-2005, awards from Estonia and Lithuania

Cultural editor for daily "Eesti Päevaleht" and freelance photographer

Works in public collections in Estonia, France, the US

www.tanelveenre.com




You can find the artist in our following publications:

JUST MUST
CASTLE IN THE AIR
ON JEWELLERY
JEWELLERY 1970–2015
HANDFUL – KÄEULATUSES

Jorunn Veiteberg

PhD in history of art from the University of Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Associate professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design since 2002 and HDK School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg since 2012. Publications include Craft in Transition (Bergen 2005); Sigurd Bronger: Laboratorium Mechanum (Stuttgart 2011); Thing Tang Trash: Upcycling in Contemporary Ceramics (Bergen 2011); and Konrad Mehus: Form Follows Fiction. Jewellery and Objects (Stuttgart 2012).







(Co-)Author and/or editor of our publications:

BÅRD BREIVIK – SCULPTURE
HORIZON. Transferware and Printed Ceramics
FELIEKE VAN DER LEEST. The Zoo of Life
DANIEL KRUGER. Between Nature and Artifice
TORBJØRN KVASBØ. Between the Possible and the Impossible
LEONARD RICKHARD. Paintings
FROM THE COOLEST CORNER. Nordic Jewellery
KONRAD MEHUS. Form Follows Fiction
SIGURD BRONGER. Laboratorium Mechanum

Dr. Ingrid Vetter

Studies in Art History, History and Building History at the University Fridericiana (TH) Karlsruhe, Germany

1996 Graduation about „Tendenzen der Keramik in Deutschland 1955–1990. Die Sammlung Hinder/Reimers“

1979–1993 Collaboration with the Museum for Modern Ceramics in Deidesheim, Germany

1992–1994 Lectureship for Art History at the Department of Aesthetics and Fine Arts, University Koblenz-Landau in Landau, Germany

Since 1996 president of the association Museum for Modern Ceramics, Deidesheim, academic assistance of the Ceramics Collection Hinder/Reimers of the County Rhineland-Palatinate; freelance authoress and curator; publications about Modern 20th century Ceramics

Email: Ive.vetter@email-dienste.de and keramik@burgen-rlp.de





(Co-) Author or Co-editor of our publications:

CERAMICS IN GERMANY 1955-1990

LOTTE REIMERS

MODERN 20TH CENTURY CERAMICS

Stefanie Voigt

was born in 1969 in Ansbach, Germany.

Having studied art education, history of art, German studies, history and philosophy at the University of Bamberg, Germany, she worked as a graphic designer.

She used a scholarship from the University of Bamberg to gain her PhD in psychology with the prize-winning thesis ‘Das Geheimnis des Schönen’ (‘The Secret of the Beautiful’).

Besides working as a painter and harp player, she has supervised academic courses on aesthetics at different universities since 2003.

With an HSP III scholarship she completed a post-doctoral project on the psychology of the sublime.

In 2011, she concluded her habilitation in cultural studies at the University of Koblenz, Germany.





Co-author of our publication: THINKINGJEWELLERY

Uwe Voigt

was born 1965 in Lichtenfels, Germany.

Between 1985 and 1992, with the support of the Bayerische Begabtenförderung and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, he studied philosophy, psychology and Catholic theology at the universities of Bamberg, Germany and Innsbruck, Austria.

From 1993 to 2007 he worked as assistant professor at the Chair of Philosophy I.

In 1996, he finished his prize-winning dissertation in Bamberg on the concept of history in John Amos Comenius.

His also prize-winning habilitation in philosophy on Aristotle and the concepts of information was accepted by the University of Bamberg in 2007.

He was acting professor of philosophy at the University of Bamberg from 2007 to 2008 and at the University of Augsburg from 2008 to 2010.

Since 2011 he has been owner of a chair of philosophy at the University of Augsburg.





Co-author of our publication: THINKINGJEWELLERY

Dr. Christianne Weber-Stöber

art historian and jewellery scientist, numerous publications to contemporary jewellery and hollow- and flatware design. Publications to jewellery, fashion, silverware, focal point 20th/21st century.

Since 1989 general manager of the Association for Goldsmiths’ Art in Hanau, a non-profit association promoting gold- and silverware design on national and international rank. Priority has the promotion of young artists by competitions, exhibitions and publications.

Since 2006 director of the German Goldsmiths’ House, whose exhibition emphasis is the contemporary jewellery and hollow- and flatware design.

Email: c.weber-stoeber@gfg-hanau.de
Homepage: www.gfg-hanau.de
www.museen-hanau.de





Co-Author of Editor of our publications:

ausgezeichnet! most excellent!

GEORG DOBLER

MOLL

SILBERTRIENNALE INTERNATIONAL

Gregory Wittkopp

is the Director of Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Under his leadership, the art museum recently completed a major construction project that includes the renovation of its landmark 1942 Eliel Saarinen–designed building and the addition of a new state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot collections education wing.

His research and publications during his twenty-eight-year tenure have focused on Cranbrook and its artists, most notably the Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen, and include the book 'Saarinen House and Garden: A Total Work of Art'.

Recent curatorial projects and exhibition catalogues include 'The Anatomy of a Home: Anders Ruhwald at Saarinen House' and 'No Object Is an Island: New Dia-
logues with the Cranbrook Collection'. Wittkopp holds an MA in art history from Wayne State University and a BS in architecture from the University of Michigan.





Contributor to our publication: PAUL EVANS

Reinhold Ziegler

1965 Born in Kristiansund, Norway

Education
2001–06 The National College of Art and Design, Oslo, Norway
1989–90 Jewellery Design, Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, Germany
1984–87 Goldsmithing, Elvebakken Polytechnic High School, Norway

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Cosmic Debris, Galerie Wittenbrink FünfHöfe, Munich, Germany
Cosmic Debris, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
2011 Gravity, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway

Group Exhibitions
2013 Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Aftermath of Art Jewellery, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Aftermath of Art Jewellery, Vigelandsmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2012 Kunsthåndverk 2012, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
2008 New and Norwegian – A World of Folk, Stavanger, Norway
2007 European Jewellery Exhibition, Østfold Kunstnersenter, Fredrikstad, Norway
2006 Nine Materials, Galleri Platina, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Triennale, Oslo, Norway/Leipzig, Germany

Awards
2005 3rd Prize Norwegian National Design Competition, Souvenirs

Public commissions
2010 Major Chain for Modalen, Norway
Major Chain for Iveland, Norway
2007 Major Chain for Aremark, Norway

Grants
2012 Three-year working grant, Norwegian Government
2010 General grant, Norwegian Government
2009 Study grant, Norwegian Government
2008 Establishing grant, Norwegian Government





Author of our publication: COSMIC DEBRIS

Anna Zika

Anna Zika, art historian, professor of the theory of design at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld since 2001. Lectures and papers on recent art and cultural history.

Publications (a selection):
Geist und Gefühl. Der Wörlitzer Park zwischen Aufklärung und Empfindsamkeit, Weimar 1998
The Moving Image (ed.), Weimar 2004
Ist alles eitel? Modejournale zwischen Aufklärung und Zerstreuung, Weimar 2006
(with Adelheid Rasche) Styl. Das Berliner Modemagazin der frühen 1920er Jahre (ed.), Stuttgart 2009

Lives and works in Bielefeld and Essen.

Email: anna.zika@fh-bielefeld.de





Co-Editor of our publication: STYL