Felieke van der Leest @ Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (NO), 4.9.-25.10.2015
Plastic toy animals, crocheting in yarn and precious metals are some of the elements Felieke van der Leest combines to make exciting, humorous and absurd jewellery. Her works are currently being exhibited at Nordenfjelske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim (NO) until end of October.
For more information please enter Felieke van der Leest's Zoo of Life.
@ Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris, 10.9.2015, 4.15 p.m
Marianne Zamecznik has developed in magic language - on view at the fine craft and creation fair Révélations - a curatorial method which emphasizes the agency of the objects and redefines the role of the curator. Taking the exhibition as starting point Norwegian Crafts seeks to discuss how objects inform exhibition making, and how curators may work to facilitate meaningful constellations of objects based on the objects own "needs". Marianne Zamecznik talks to André Gali, editor-in-chief of the Norwegian Crafts magazine and Crafting Exhibitions.
For futher information please visit Norwegian Crafts.
The Graber Collections at Kunsthaus Zug (CH), 19.9.-15.11.2015
Sonja Graber and Christian Graber are long-time friends, neighbours and collectors of the photographer Annelies Štrba, the jewellery and object artist Bernhard Schobinger and the painter Adrian Schiess. Their paths cross in Richterswil in Switzerland. Far removed from considerations of prestige and/or profit-making, but on the basis of artistic and personal appreciation instead, the Grabers amassed one of the most extensive collections of the works of these three artists.
The Sonja Graber and Christian Graber Collections counting 170 works of art are now being donated to the Kunsthaus Zug and will be celebrated with an exhibition curated by the three artists. An accompanying catalogue unites all three artists for the very first time in a publication, presenting many hitherto unpublished works.
Exhibition opening on September, 18, 6 p.m., speeches: 7 p.m.
Finissage and book launch on November, 15, 5 p.m.
Discover our new books in the Catalogue for Autumn/Winter 2015!
Dirk Allgaier takes over the Stuttgart art book publishers and kicks off in new premises, April 2015
For ten years Dirk Allgaier has co-managed the internationally operational publishing house based in Stuttgart. On 1 April 2015 the publisher took over the ownership of Arnoldsche Art Publishers. The founder of the business, Dieter Zühlsdorff, is retiring from the firm. Read more
Haapsalu, Estonia, 12.8.-6.9.2015
Castle in the Air - Kadri Mälk, Tanel Veenre, Piret Hirv, Eve Margus-Villems, Kristiina Laurits und Villu Plink - are showing their most recent creations at the Evald Okase Muuseum. Together with the architects Lembit-Kaur Stöör and Ülo-Tarmo Stöör theiy are transforming in August the exhibition hall in an ephemeral castle full of fragility and power, unpredictability and honest beauty just like the 80 works of jewellery exposed. The interplay of architecture, air and jewellery is creating a new visual space, providing imaginary support to the exhibits.
Discover more in our publication Castle in the Air. Jewellery from Estonia.
Daniel Kruger at the Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (DE), until 27.9.2015
Daniel Kruger is a prominent protagonist of contemporary jewellery. The exhibition will provide an overview of almost forty years of creativity, nurtured by an inexhaustible curiosity about unconventional techniques and materials for creating jewellery - on view at the Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (DE) and in his monograph Between Nature and Artifice.
Augustinermuseum, Städtische Museen Freiburg (DE), until 4.10.2015
Horst Kerstan from Kandern was an outstanding ceramist. He exerted a decisive influence on the image of German ceramics after 1945 and received several national and international awards. His interest focussed on the vessel and its language of forms.
Looking at China and Japan, Kerstan set himself the highest technical and artistic standards. For him China's glazed ceramics were the measure of all things - until he came to Japan in 1970 and discovered the highly regarded wood-fired ceramics. These two contrasting styles and the East Asian philosophies connected to them shaped his life and his creative work.
An impressive selection of vessels and sculpture by Horst Kerstan, pieces from his own art collection together with prints and paintings by Julius Bissier, Klaus Merkel, Jürgen Partenheimer et al. are on view until October 2015 at the Augustinermuseum in Freiburg (DE).
See also the accompanying publication Horst Kerstan. Keramik der Moderne.