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Between Nature and Artifice

Daniel Kruger im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, 27.3. bis 14.6.2015

Jewellery is...

Interview with Karl Bollmann, Art Jewelry Forum, March 2015


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Between Nature and Artifice

Daniel Kruger im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, 27.3. bis 14.6.2015

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 Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim and in his monograph Between Nature and Artifice.





Interview with Felieke van der Leest

Klimt02, March 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if one day we don’t have to explain anymore to people what contemporary jewellery exactly is, and it is as common as a painting? Read the complete interview by Sanna Svedestedt with Felieke van der Leest onKlimt02.

A selection of Felieke's works is still on view until 25.5. at CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL). And don't miss to have a glimpse at her recently published monograph The Zoo of Life.



Jewellery is...

Interview with Karl Bollmann, Art Jewelry Forum, March 2015

Photo: © MAK/Georg Mayer

Margit Hart talks with Karl Bollmann about his collection and collecting contemporary jewellery, the exhibition Jewellery 1970-2015 at the MAK Vienna, about social responsibility and Immanuel Kant - Read the complete interview now on Art Jewelry Forum.

Our publication Jewellery 1970-2015 offers you a glimpse at the Bollmann Collection.



Interview with Fritz Maierhofer

Art Jewelry Forum, March 2015

Photo: © MAK/Georg Mayer

Margit Hart interviews Fritz Maierhofer, one of the protagonists of the international art jewellery scene. A retrospective of his jewellery, including new sculpture and tables, is being shown at the MAK Vienna in conjunction with the Bollmann Collection in the exhibition Jewellery 1970-2015. Read the complete interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

See also our publications jewellery and more and Jewellery 1970-2015.



The Rings of Saturn

Bernhard Schobinger in der Galerie SO, London, 5.-29.3.2015

Crazy Cross Ring, Six-Edged Ring, Lip Ring, Shot-Through Ring, Turn-Up Ring, Bipol Ring, Pearl Piercing Ring, Nipple Ring, Scissor Ring, Tongue Hole Ring, Paradox Ring, ... - Bernhard Schobinger's Rings of Saturn are on view at Gallery SO in London in March.





Group of who? Canada's vision of Impressionism

A.K. Prakash in an interview with The Globe and Mail

Toronto-based Ash Prakash is, at 68, one of the most appetitive and knowledgeable collectors of what one auction house used to call “important Canadian art” in the country. His is a connoisseurship cultivated over more than three decades, exercised with considerable discretion, not to mention resourcefulness and resources, both his own and those of the wealthy clients he’s served as adviser and dealer. Prakash has always thought big – he’s been a major mover in recent efforts to heighten appreciation of Emily Carr, the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson “in foreign parts” – but even acolytes and aficionados are likely to be amazed by the ambition and heft of his latest project. It’s an 800-or-so-page, fully illustrated hardcover book, weighing almost five kilograms, called Impressionism in Canada: A Journey of Rediscovery – nothing less than Prakash’s heroic attempt to fully weave Canada’s contributions into the great narrative of Impressionism. Recently, associates spoke with the author about his monument. – James Adams

Read the interview on The Globe and Mail.

More on this weighty standard work on IMPRESSIONISM IN CANADA!





EXHIBITIONS

Modest and non-conformist!

Winfried Krüger at Galerie MARZEE, Nijmegen (NL)

The jewellery of Winfried Krüger shows a modern, innovative understanding of jewellery.

His extraordinary artworks, translated from his examination of ideas, form, materiality and surface, are presented by Galerie MARZEE, Nijmegen (NL), until 1.4.2015.

Furthermore the exhibition launches the recently published monograph, whose focus rests on the work from the last twenty years: WINFRIED KRÜGER. No Title.





Sigurd Bronger 'in between'

@ Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, until 11.4.2015

Sigurd Bronger constructed for this exhibition at Galerie Ra different carrying devices that relate to the issue 'in between'. He has chosen to use some of the materials used in his earlier collections, such as egg, stones, cactus spike, diamond, shell… and some new materials. Many of the carrying devices have a construction that holds the material 'in between'. Some of the new pieces can be placed 'in between' functional jewellery, art and objects.

More carrying devices are to be found in Bronger's Laboratorium Mechanum!





Beyond G(l)aze

@ KODE Art Museums of Bergen until 12.4.2015

Beyond G(l)aze aims to give insight into how a selection of Norwegian and Chinese artists transform clay into exciting works of art, and to show the strong position of ceramics in international contemporary art.

The exhibition is featuring works by Torbjørn Kvasbø, one of the most fascinating and influential representatives of contemporary art ceramics.

Torbjørn Kvasbø mounting his stacks in Bergen.



Schrittmacher

From the Coolest Corner

at Galerie Handwerk, Munich, until 18.4.2015

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 on view from 5.3.2015 at Galerie Handwerk in Munich.

List of participants at 'From the Coolest Corner'.

For further information on the project, the exhibition and the accompanying programme have a look at www.coolestcorner.no and Klimt02.



Tokens of the Path

Exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich

The exhibition Tokens of the Path. Japanese Devotional and Pilgrimage Images in the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich presents the collection of Wilfried Spinner (1854-1918) to the public for the first time.

On behalf of his return from an East Asian mission, the Swiss pastor brought back to Europe around eighty religious scrolls, which have only very recently become objects of academic-ethnological exploration in the West as well as in Japan itself. The diverse content of the Devotional and Pilgrimage Images draws an impressive picture of the encounter of religious trends and their hybrid forms in late nineteenth-century Japan - on view until 17.5.15 in Zurich (CH).

The correspondent publication presents the technical, social and religious aspects of the scrolls and explains their significance in rites and pilgrimages in Japan at the time and today.





Felieke van der Leest

@ CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)


From 1st February the work of Dutch jewellery and object artist Felieke van der Leest is on view at CODA Museum, Apeldoorn.
The exhibition INTO THE ZOO carries the visitors off into a playful and colourful world full of charming animals imaginatively attired in crochet

Within the international art jewellery scene Felieke van der Leest has developed her own special language with which she narrates intelligent and witty stories about and with her animal protagonists.

Discover jewellery and objects by the renowned artist from 1996 to the present in our publication.





ANTON CEPKA – KINETIC JEWELLERY

at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, until 7.6.2015

Photo: © Alexander Laurenzo

Discover the work of the doyen of Slovakian and Czech jewellery artists, who made a name for himself most notably with his kinetic jewellery. With around 180 jewellery objects from 1963 to 2005, the exhibition is the first large international retrospective!

More on Anton Cepka's art jewellery, objects and sculpture can be found in the book.



Ann Wolff - Persona

On view at Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich

The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung dedicates the second project in its exhibition series MASTER | MEISTER to the German-Swedish artist Ann Wolff (b. 1937). Its focus is on those sculptures that Ann Wolff created in the last five years specifically for this exhibition. On view in the garden is a new aluminum sculpture, older works as well as pastel drawings.

Ann Wolff is one of the most important and striking artists to use the expressive diversity of the material glass in a new and virtuoso manner. Continually exploring the existential questions of being human is an important and fundamental driving force for her work.

The exhibition is on view until 12.6.2015 in Munich. For a glimpse at Ann Wolff's oeuvre please follow this link





Book launch THOMAS BOHLE

at Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg (DE), 28.6.2015

Launch of Thomas Bohle's monograph at Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg (DE).