18th worldwide competition
Museum voor Edelsmeedkunst, Juwelen en Diamant, Antwerp (BE), 26.1.-9.4.2017
The publication for the 18th Silver Triennial documents the results of the international competition for current trends in the silver scene announced by the Association for Goldsmiths' Art and the German Goldsmiths' House Hanau. A top-notch jury - Paul Derrez, Dr Wolfgang Schepers and Bruno Sievering-Tornow - selected the best of the best for 2016. On view at the Museum voor Edelsmeedkunst, Juwelen en Diamant
Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier (DE), through 26.2.2017
The presentation of New Jewellery from Idar-Oberstein at the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier does not focus exclusively on jewellery and adornment; the students of the Department of Gemstones and Jewellery at the Idar-Oberstein campus of Trier University of Applied Sciences also present installations, objects and photographs as well as two- and three-dimensional studies.
at Ruthin Craft Centre from 18.2. to 23.4.2017
Together with 50 other applied artists, Fritz Maierhofer shows different approaches to creative work in discussing material, idea, process and function in the exhibition MAKE – a celebration of craft at Ruthin Craft Centre. Maierhofer's work is featured in many of our publications, for example in Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery, Schmuck 1970–2015 and his monograph Fritz Maierhofer.
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).
Galerie Heike Curtze und Petra Seiser, Vienna (AT), 1.2.-4.3.2017
Painting, drawing, etching, ceramics - Within her compositions Annette Lucks tells of the experienced and the recollected, of interactions with literature and philosophy. In an abstract-surreal nature, webs of gosamer lines and complexes of colour intertwine to become a powerful stratification of events. On view at Galerie Heike Curtze und Petra Seiser in Vienna.
mudac – Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne (CH), 8.2.–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.
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich (DE), 23.2.-6.4.2017
Doris Betz explores linear forms in her jewellery objects and drawings. Unforeseen, fragile-looking, poetic formations emerge from overlaps, knots and layers, which render visible the relationship to a vegetal language of natural forms. On view at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich.
Drawing & Jewellery
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 10.3.-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, 11.3.-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!