Otto Künzli im Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 10.10.-27.12.2015
Otto Künzli is one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary jewellery. During his long career, he has skillfully worked the relationship between jewellery and the wearer’s body, as well as the potential of jewellery as a medium of communication to build connections between individuals and societies. In the process, he has transformed jewelry into a universal metaphor for humanity and social relations. Thanks to his consistently conceptual approach, as well as the humor he expresses through his works, Künzli has gained attention and regard beyond the field of jewellery. Over 200 works from 1967 to pieces created especially for this exhibition, including drawings, photographs and installations, are on view at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum and in THE BOOK, Otto Künzli's comprehensive monograph.
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), 17.10.2015-24.1.2016
Daniel Kruger’s jewellery and ceramics are a play of contrasts between organic and geometric forms, hard and soft materials, colour and form. These contrasts heighten the impact of his forms on the senses. His choice of materials is eclectic. Ornament and décor refer to antique or ethnic jewellery, or ceramic kitsch. He refers to the pronouncedly erotic quality of his work and its dialogue between nature and culture. Apparently Daniel Kruger is out not just to please his public, but above all to stimulate it.
Daniel Kruger (Cape Town, 1951) has been living and working in Berlin since 1974. The Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch has been collecting and exhibiting his ceramics and jewellery for more than thirty years. This retrospective presents more than 200 items of jewellery and 60 ceramic works, many of them from the museum’s own collection.
MAK, Vienna, 27.10.2015, 6 p.m.
The monograph by Frank Nievergelt and Rudolf Sagmeister presents a fascinating overview of 25 years of contemporary ceramics and vessels by Thomas Bohle. Austrian ceramicist counts among the noted exceptions in the realm of pottery. The double-walled objects he creates on a potter’s wheel inevitably display perfect craftsmanship and easily transcend the boundaries between ceramics and fine art. This publication by Frank Nievergelt and Rudolf Sagmeister provides a fascinating overview of 25 years of Thomas Bohle’s pottery designs.
Book launch with the artist being present on 27.10. at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art.
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
Felieke van der Leest @ Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (NO), until 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.
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.
Finissage and book launch on November, 15, 5 p.m.