June 28 to September 15, 2013
June 22 to August 28, 2013
June 28 to September 15, 2013
The traveling exhibition "From the Coolest Corner" is on its way to Copenhagen! The comprehensive show presents the current development of the Nordic jewellery scene in 2013. In light of the two successful exhibitions, shown in 1995 and 2001, Designmuseum Danmark has collaborated with Röhsska Museet in Gothenburg, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and Design Museum Helsinki to create an exhibition that shows 156 works by 61 artists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, all created specifically for this occasion. An international jury selected all the works and few artists are hand picked as guests of honour – including Konrad Mehus (NO) and Kim Buck (DK).
June 22 to August 28, 2013
The latest and most exceptional works in silversmithing can be seen at the Silver Triennial, which is hosted every three years as a competition. A total of 112 renowned designers and young up-and-coming artists from 22 nations took part in the 17th Silver Triennial in 2013. The submissions came from Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, and so the competition thrived on not only the multiplicity of the objects submitted but also the most diverse technical possibilities that metalcraft has to offer.
Prize winners 2013:
Robbe & Berking main prize: Peter Bauhuis
1. Lions Club Hanau prize for young talent: Christoph Weisshaar
2. Lions Club Hanau prize for young talent: Sang Deok Han
3. Lions Club Hanau prize for young talent: Young-I Kim
May 18 to August 25, 2013
Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) from Constance is one of the most significant female German painters of the 19th century. After starting out as a miniaturist, in 1813 she was the first woman admitted to study at the Munich Art Academy. She soon went on to become a sought-after portraitist. Marie Ellenrieder also made pioneering contri-
butions to the genre of religious art: her altarpieces for the church in Ichenheim/Ortenau in 1822 were the first by a German female artist for a Catholic church.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of her death, the Städtische Wessenberg-Galerie and the Rosgartmuseum dedicate an exhibition to the self-confident female painter.
Exhibition dates: May 18 to August 25, 2013 at Städtische Wessenberg-Galerie and the Richentalsaal
at Kulturzentrum am Münster
Further information: „Einfach himmlisch! Die Malerin Ellenrieder 1791-1863“
On the occasion of the anniversary and exhibition a monograph is released which includes all the artworks on display in the exhibition.
May 5 to August 25, 2013
Sven Ivar Dysthe (b. 1931), one of Norway’s foremost designers, can look back on a career spanning sixty years. This multiple prize-winning designer has played a key role in the relaunch of many of his best-known designs, including the Planet, Laminette, Popcorn and Prisma chairs, ensuring that his work will also be enjoyed in the future.
Exhibition dates: May 5 to August 25, 2013 at the National Museum/Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo
Further information: Dysthe Design. Swinging 60
On the occasion of the great retrospektive, a monograph on Sven Ivar Dysthe was released.
April 27 to July 20, 2013
Wayne Higby's (b. 1943) abstract interpretations of American landscapes using the Raku technique have an almost eerie presence, plasticity and technical perfection. Their theme is philosophical: the relationship between spirit and matter.
The retrospective travelling exhibition ‘Infinite Place:
The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby’, opening on April 27, 2013 at the Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, presents a complete survey of the works by the pioneering artist, teacher and scholar. Curator: Peter Held.
Exhibition dates: April 24 to July 20, 2013, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe/Arizona
Further information on the exhibition.
Accompanying monograph "Infinite Place. The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby"
April 21 to June 30, 2013
Ulo Florack is a jewellery artist from Augsburg, whose position in the field of artist jewellery is outstanding. His models are made of wax. Once cast, they are lost: each object is unique. These miniature sculptures are made of platin, gold, silver and email. The unique specimen seem like treasures from distant realms but yet appear to be witnesses of today.
Exhibition dates: April 21 to June 30, 2013 at Kreismuseum Zons
„Ulo Florack - The Woodruff Key. Jewellery and Objects“
Publikation on Ulo Florack:
"Ulo Florack - The Woodruff Key"
Congratulations to Hartmut Esslinger and frogdesign!
The renowned website "Designers & Books"
chose Hartmut Esslingers new title "Design Forward. Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change" as
one of the "Notable Design Books of 2013." Hartmut Esslinger and ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers are very pleased!
Read more about Phil Patton's "Notable Design Books of 2013" on Designers & Books.
March 24 to October 27, 2013
The exhibition "Mysterious Ming" (March 24 to October 27, 2013) takes you on a journey through the China of ages past. It includes highlights from the Princessehof's world renowned collection of Ming ceramics. Exhibition opening: March 23, 2013, 3.00 p.m.
In our publication"Ming!" (available in May 2013), Eva Ströber, who is the curator of Asian Ceramics at Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, unveils the Ming myth and reveals the history of Chinese porcelain by presenting around 250 items from the collection the Princessehof – among them spectacular pieces which were created exclusively for the Chinese imperial court.
"26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be" - an excerpt from "Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustain-
able Change" by Hartmut Esslinger.
Here the founder of frog design recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics: fastco.com
Two days after the opening of his current solo exhibition at OSL contemporary in Oslo Aftenposten published a spactacular review of the work and the recently released monograph of the Norwegian painter Leonard Rickhard. We are very happy about the positive feedback: ”Prestisjefull bok – Både boken og utstillingen bidrartil kanoniseringen av et unikt kunstnerskap, og forhåpentlig også styrke billedkunstens og kunstbokens stilling i Norge.”, Lotte Sandberg, Aftenposten, 17.11.2012
And just because it is so beautiful there two more awesome reviews: ”Tett på traumene”, Harald Flor, Dagbladet, 19.11.2012 and
”Maleriets tungvekter i bokform”, Tone Sandberg, Foedrelandsvennen, 15.11.2012
We are delighted to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our publishing house in 2012. During this time, more than 250 books have been published by ARNOLDSCHE: reference works and monographs, mainstream topics and specialist literature for collectors, on various subjects in the ﬁelds of applied and ﬁne arts, design, fashion, photography and non-European art. There is a constant stream of artists and authors from all over Europe and the USA, as well as from Africa and Asia, coming and going from our ofﬁces in the south of Stuttgart.
Read more about the history of ARNOLDSCHE through text and images, also reﬂected in both personal and amusing thoughts and memories contributed by authors with whom we are on cordial terms.
25th Anniversary of ARNOLDSCHE
Der Verlag ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers wird in diesem Monat 25 Jahre alt.
„Es gibt ein Bild von Klee, das Angelus Novus heißt. Ein Engel ist darauf dargestellt, der aussieht, als wäre er im Begriff, sich von etwas zu entfernen, worauf er starrt.“ Für Benjamin war dieses Werk mehr als nur ein Bild. Es war ein Denkbild. „Der Engel der Geschichte muß so aussehen“, schreibt Benjamin. „Er hat das Antlitz der Vergangenheit zugewandt“ und blickt staunend auf die Geschichte, von der er sich mit fortschreitender Gegenwart immer weiter entfernt. So oder so ähnlich muss sich der Verleger Dieter Zühlsdorff fühlen, wenn er staunend auf die Geschichte seines Verlages zurückblickt, die vor 25 Jahren begann....
Den internationalen Erfolg verdankt der Verlag insbesondere seinem dienstältesten und erfahrensten Mitarbeiter: Dirk Allgaier. Zu ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers kam der studierte Archäologe 1993. Als Gabriela Arnold wenige Jahre später den Verlag verlässt, prägt das Programm und den Geist des Hauses entscheidend mit. Seit dem Jahrtausendwechsel hat er seine Kontakte zu internationalen Autoren, Künstlern, Partnern und Kunden kontinuierlich ausgebaut. Dirk Allgaiers Rolle und Aufgabe soll künftig noch mehr Gewicht bekommen. An ihn wird Zühlsdorff, der im Jubiläumsjahr des Verlags seinen 65. Geburtstag feiert, den Staffelstab übergeben. „Ich habe ihn ganz gezielt als meinen Nachfolger aufgebaut und freue mich nun, als ‚Alt-Verleger‘ hinter den ‚Jung-Verleger‘ zurücktreten zu können“, betont Dieter Zühlsdorff.
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March 9 until April 7, 2013
Born 1948 in Zurich, Switzerland, Otto Künzli is widely considered to be “one of the most intelligent makers in the jewelry world and also one of the most sceptical.” (Ralph Turner).
He has revolutionized modern jewelry art. In the 45-odd years in which he has been addressing the topic of jewelry, Otto Künzli has carved out for himself a quite unique position of far-reaching international influence not only as an artist and a pioneer, but also as an author and mentor. Otto Künzli’s works are based on complex reflection, conceptual and visual imagination. The result: objects with a clear, minimalist appearance, captivatingly crafted to perfection, and highly visible – jewelry that adorns and at the same time possesses
an autonomous aesthetic status of its own.
On the occasion of the opening of the retrospective exhibition at Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, "OTTO KÜNZLI. THE BOOK" - the first monograph on Künzli and his exceptional oeuvre - will be released.
For more information on the exhibition, please click here.
March 7 to April 7, 2013
The Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, will open its exhibition "AFTERMATH of art jewellery" on March 7, 2013, 7 to 9 pm.
The project is initiated by the «jewellery engineer», Sigurd Bronger, who has invited international jewellery artists to take part in the exhibition. The exhibition will include eight artists in total, four from the jewellery scene i Oslo and four from the scene in Munich, four women and four men: Sigurd Bronger (NO), Norman Weber (DE), Lisa Walker (NZ / DE), Reinhold Ziegler (NO), Stefan Heuser (DE), Runa Vethal Stølen (NO), Eunmi Chun (KR / DE), Ingeborg Resell Elieson (NO).
The exhibition catalogue includes, in addition to artist presentations, interviews with all the participating artists. The interviews are done by the editor of KUNSTforum and Norwegian Crafts, André Gali.
For further information on the exhibition.
Petra Zimmermann’s jewelry objects are forthright, sensuous, and opulent. Her early works already reveal an artistic strategy she has continued to pursue ever since: an allusive confrontation of provided material and individually designed plastic forms. Zimmermann’s works are “thought impulses” bringing up aesthetic questions of appeal, value and the transitoriness of beauty. They impress as subtle works of art that cause the conventional barriers between design, the applied arts and fine arts to falter.
The first overall survey of Petra Zimmermann's oeuvre displays around 100 exhibits created between 1997 and 2012.
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, February 20 until May 20, 2013
More information on the exhibition:
JEX - Jewelry Exhibition. Jewelry by Petra Zimmermann
January 20, 2013
Ulo Florack - The Woodruff Key displays around 500 pieces by the painter and jewellery artist from January 20 until April 7 in the Silbersaal of Goldschmiedehaus Hanau. The representation of mysterious and fantastical figures, magical
inscriptions and mythical beings are characteristic of the jewellery works and art objects created by Ulo Florack. With artistic mastery and an exuberant imagination, he tells stories using gold, silver, platinum and enamel. The question of whether he is more a painter or a jewellery artist cannot be answered defi nitively: both aspects cross-pollinate each other. His style is very distinctive and his objects use surprising ideological and intelligent imagery, which consciously hovers in the grey area between fantasy and reality.
The exhibition catalogue with Japanese binding presents the extraordinary jewellery by Ulo Florack, which display humour, wit and critical powers of observation.
For more information on the exhibition, please click here.
19.1. to 21.4.2013
FROM THE COOLEST CORNER is fresh jewellery 'on the rocks' from Northern Europe: a comprehensive selection of current works by artists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The best and most innovative Scandinavian art jewellery is presented, assessing its possibilities and potential at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The publication accompanies a touring exhibition starting on 19 January at the National Museum - Museum for Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway, and being on show until 21 April 2013.
Further exhibition venues:
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28.6. to 15.9.2013
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 29.11.2013 to 12.1.2014
Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia, 7.3. to 11.5.2014
Röhsska Museum for Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden, 31.5. to 21.9.2014
Galerie Handwerk, Munich, in March 2015 during the special exhibition 'Schmuck' at the International Trade Fair Munich.
For a glimpse at the accompanying exhibition please follow this link.
The list of all participants at 'From the Coolest Corner' is available here.
For further information on the project, the exhibition and the accompanying conference please follow this link.
6.11.2012 - 3.3.2013
We congratulate Sigurd Bronger and we are happy about the appreciation of his outstanding work. Please follow this link for a glimpse at his humorous world of jewellery.
For a short documentary about Sigurd Bronger follow this link.
Video and info borrowed from Torsten & Wanja Söderbergs prize on Vimeo
The Centre International du Vitrail in Chartres, France, shows until end of September over 100 works illustrating contemporary glass painting in Germany. Represented are 25 German glass artists, amongst them prominent artists such as Gerhard Richter, Markus Lüpertz and Sigmar Polke as well as important positions in glass painting by Wilhelm Buschulte, Johannes Schreiter, Jochem Poensgen and Heinz Mack. We are very happy that three of "our" artists - BERNHARD HUBER, THIERRY BOISSEL and FLORIAN LECHNER - are included in the show.
Please follow this link to read more about the exhibition.
20.2. to 23.6.2013
Extravagant, profligate, baroque, hedonistic, cheeky, wild, beautifully wild 'Jewellery by Petra Zimmermann" is on view from spring 2013 at the MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna.
Take a glimpse at her 'hybrid jewellery' by flipping through Petra Zimmermann's monograph.