Kunstgalerie Altes Rathaus, Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale (DE), 23.9.-6.11.2016
To mark Helga Zahn's 80th birthday the town of Schwarzenbach, in collaboration with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Munich, is honouring this extraordinary and pioneering jewellery artist. The exhibition on the lifework of the artist, who died in 1985 at the age of just 49, features around 80 jewellery objects and a selection of her silkscreen prints. With around a hundred jewellery pieces, the accompanying catalogue invites you on a journey of rediscovery and reappraisal of this exceptional artist.
Exhibition, Schloss Ludwigsburg
Opening: 28 September, 7pm.
Diverse, exciting and of great artistic quality is the Céramique actuelle, that is on view at the Schloss Ludwigsburg from 29 September to 9 October. Artists from Baden Württemberg and the host country France show with their works the diversity of this traditional applied art and their high level of craftsmanship. The spectrum ranges from individually formed objects for the daily use to playfully arranged sculptures. We’re especially enthusiastic about the works of Gilbert Portanier.
Portraits de cour, entre faste et élégance
Palais de Compiègne (FR), 30.9.2016-15.1.2017
Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was the most renowned portraitist of the courts of Europe during his day. A well-connected painter, he expertly captured the refinement and opulence of his aristocrtatic sitters.
The first comprehensive retrospective of Winterhalter for more than 20 years - including many well known portraits - is now on view at Palais de Compiègne (FR).
See more in our catalogue High Society. The Portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter.
Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich
We congratulate Mari Ishikawa and Margit Jäschke, winners of the Art Prize 2016 granted by the Bayerische Akademie der schönen Künste! We take particular pleasure in having had with Mari Ishikawa one of this year's laureates at view at arnoldsche weekend art gallery #2.
Discover more in Mari Ishikawa. where does the parallel world exist?.
The Frank Nievergelt Collection
Musée Ariana, Genf (CH), until 25.9.2016
With passion and expert insight, Frank Nievergelt compiled an impressive collection over forty-five years of more than 900 pieces of contemporary ceramic illustrating the quality and diversity of the field. A selection of 40 artists is now on view at Musée Ariana.
Discover the exquisite collection in the accompanying publication.
at the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig, until 3.10.2016
Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was beyond all doubt one of the most important, influential and also commercially successful designers of the twentieth century. With an international reputation by the early 1950s, he had a share in the universal appeal of Scandinavian Modernism, in particular Finnish Modernism, that cannot be overestimated. A comprehensive selection of his famous designs in glass and silver are now on view at GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig.
See also the outstanding monograph on Tapio Wirkkala A Poet in Glass and Silver.
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum,
Munich, until 16.10.2016
Muranese glass factories created extraordinary, unique pieces that combined the skills of master glass-makers with the designers’ artistic ideas. Such works from Murano continue to reflect a successful renewal in European glass design.
The exhibition focuses on some 200 objects and corresponding design drawings from the Holz Collection in Berlin, one of the world’s most important private collections of Murano glass.
Our publication Vetreria Aureliano Toso, Murano, 1938-1968 presents extraordinary designs and design drawings by the reknown glass designers Dino Martens, Enrico Potz and Gino Poli.
The Sun, Moon and Stars in Jewellery
Jewellery Museum Pforzheim, until 30.10.2016
Representations of the sun, moon and stars found their way into art jewellery around the world. The Jewellery Museum Pforzheim presents for the first time a comprehensive review on the star motif in jewellery - from Ancient Egypt to the present day.
With his new, richly illustrated book, the long-standing head of the Jewellery Museum Pforzheim is taking us on an insightful and entertaining journey through the universe – on a microcosmic and on a macrocosmic scale.
&: Hilbert & Künzli
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (CH), until 6.11.2016
Swiss jewellers Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli have been creating jewellery for over forty years, producing works of minimalist clarity and impressively precise craftsmanship, full of wit and sensual force – jewellery that adorns while simultaneously gaining independent aesthetic status. The two artists have lived and worked in Munich since the mid-1970s, sharing their private life and studio and conducting an intensive creative exchange. Despite this ongoing dialogue, they each pursue their own individual artistic paths. They have never developed joint projects and they generally exhibit their work in separate shows, often internationally.
Browse Otto Künzli. The Book to see more.
Jewellery and Drawings
CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL), 18.9.2016-8.1.2017
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 CODA Museum, Apeldoorn.
at Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Inrō are sets of small cases nested within one another, and were predominantly used to carry official seals and medicine. They were attached to a sash by a toggle (netsuke). These cases first came into fashion in the 16th century and remained a striking accessory of Japanese men's fashion up until the end of the 1800s. A small-scale exhibition at Linden-Museum Stuttgart presents a selection of the Linden-Museum's extensive collection of inrō and pairs them with a large assortment of netsuke.
The accompanying catalogue raisonée of the collections presents all pieces, their motifs and decorations in stunning new photographs.