Lillehammer Art Museum (NO), 17.6.–29.10.2017
The Lillehammer Art Museum presents Liv Blåvarp's delicate jewellery in a superb solo exhibition. Her one-off pieces remind of organic growth, animals and plants, light and shade. They always remain flexible and above all: wearable.
The publication Liv Blåvarp – Structures in Wood shows a selection of 55 pieces, atmospheric details and provides an extensive overview of the Norwegian artist's oeuvre for the very first time.
Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich (CH) 20.6.2017–15.4.2018
The Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich hosts a very special exhibition until April 2018: a 50 meters long picture scroll from Thailand, depicting the buddhist Vessantara-epic, is hung all over the museum's wall.
The exhibition and our publication, in which five other scrolls are shown in full length, deal with the multimedia reception of the annual bun Phr Wet festival in Northeast Thailand.
Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt (DE), until 26.11.2017
In the Biedermeier scenes and idylls of the early works by Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885), odd misfits, soldiers, monks and maids are all featured in the middle-class provincial milieu of the time. Informed by a free painting style, however, the landscapes of his late works anticipate Impressionism.
The Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt shows paintings and drawings by Carl Spitzweg as well as wonderful arts-and-crafts objects from the Historicist Collection Werner Friedrich Ott – also lavishly illustration in our publication.
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.
Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE), 30.4.-21.5.2017
nukleus - Couples in Jewellery presents works by Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli who are cooperating in a joint exhibition for the second time. On view at Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE).
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).
GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig, through 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.
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.