@ Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL), 22.4.-10.6.2017
Galerie Rob Koudijs celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten years in which the gallery made 125 exhibitions. So now the 126th exhibition, which consists of ten works by Helen Britton and David Bielander. At the moment there is little to reveal... They promised to produce 5 'masterpieces' each, but there are no pictures, there is no information. So we are just as curious as the next man!
GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig, 22.4.-8.10.2017
Art historian and collector Dr. Heribert Meurer from Stuttgart presents his comprehensive collection of early Chinese ceramics of outstanding quality for the first time at the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig (DE).
A comprehensive catalogue of the collection, complemented by 29 objects from the GRASSI Museum Leipzig, where the collection was endowed, is published on this occasion.
Swiss Grand Award for Design 2017, 11.4.2017
The Confederation grants Bielander a Swiss Grand Award for Design 2017 in recognition of unconventional point of view and his critical method, which yield unconventional and striking results that set him at the forefront of international jewellery design - Congratulations to David Bielander!
arnoldsche ART PUBLISHERS recently pubished Bielander's comprehensive monograph - An artist’s book full of imagination, wit and sensuality. His current exhibitoin is on view at mudac, Lausanne (CH) through 30.4.2017.
Bård Breivik – Sculpture wins the award "The Most Beautiful Book of the Year in Norway"
The jury's verdict:
The book created great enthusiasm among the jury. An extensive book that is thought out in all its details. A thorough template system as the basis for the design permits a dynamic, yet controlled and unifies the design of the varied composition.
This is highlighted by the transparency of the paper. Texts of various types has a different layout and typography within the same system.
The book is of high technical quality and printed on uncoated paper, with touches of coated paper to highlight some image sequences. The book has become an elegant and beautiful monumental work of a great artist.
Congratulations to the designer of the publication, Rune Døli, from Modest, Oslo.
mudac – Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne (CH), through 30.4.2017
David Bielander transforms everyday objects into jewellery. Elements such as prawns, pineapples, beetles or raspberries are immediately recognisable, yet disconcerting. The aim of Bielander’s trompe-l’oeil is not to mystify the viewer but to set up a humorous interplay between the wearer and the jewellery itself. Zu sehen im mudac, Lausanne.
Drawing & Jewellery
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, through 7.5.2017
Private Confessions combine for the very first time drawings and art jewellery by over thirty artists in one exhibition. The multifarious relationships between drawing and jewellery constitute a largely unknown aspect of contemporary art jewellery. The juxtaposition opens up new perspectives.
On view at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE).
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Munich, through 11.6.2017
Die Neue Sammlung in Munich celebrates the pioneering creative work of Tone Vigelands with around 150 jewellery objects and selected sculptures. Scandinavian studio jewellery is simply unimaginable without Tone Vigeland and her work!
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 25.3.–23.7.2017
On March 25, 2017, the Kunsthalle Bielefeld will open the exhibition Partners in Design. Alfred H. Barr und Philip Johnson. Bauhaus-Pioniere in Amerika. It focuses on the effective collaboration and friendship between Alfred H. Barr Jr., the founding director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), and Philip Johnson, the first curator of architecture at the MoMA, and examines their shared role as the most influential proponents of the Bauhaus in America.
On view at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, which was designed by Philip Johnson.
Jewels of Glass, Museum of Glass, Tacoma (US), until 1.10.2017
Over the last forty years Linda MacNeil has created groundbreaking combinations of glass and metal ranging from studio glass to auteur jewellery. On view at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington (US).
Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich (CH), 17.3.2017–18.2.2018
Auto Didactica. Wire Models from Burundi shows the exceptional craftsmanship of young African model makers and proofs that the reproductions of cars, planes and motorcycles are much more than toys or "recycled art". A colourful and exciting publication and exhibition.
On view at Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurch.