30 Years Gold and Silversmiths' Craft Trust in Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd (DE), 15.04–28.10.2018
Impulse is the name of the exhibition with which the Gold and Silversmiths' Craft Trust Schwäbisch Gmünd celebrates its 30th anniversary from April 15 to October 28 in the Silverware Museum Ott-Pauser. In the thirty years since its foundation, the Trust has initiated numerous projects to promote the art of gold and silversmithing. In addition to exhibitions, competitions and acquisitions, this also included the establishment of a city goldsmith. Since 1989, a total of 15 renowned city goldsmiths have made guest appearances in Schwäbisch Gmünd on the occasion of this award. Together with works by this year's 16th city goldsmith, the exhibition brings together 70 pieces. The spectrum includes jewellery as well as hollowware and ranges from the traditional enamelled brooch to unconventional necklaces made of the most diverse materials. From classic candlesticks, coffee and mocha services to vessels that plumb the boundaries of metal casting. Although individual and designed in their time, the term Zeitgeist is lost in the works: in addition to quality and creativity, they bear witness to timeless beauty. The exhibits come from artists, private and museum collections, including in particular pieces acquired by the Trust for the collections of the Gmünd Museum. In addition, works from workshops, posters, books and other documents convey the intensity of the foundation's activities over the past three decades.You will find all information on the accompanying catalogue on our website.
Rotunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE), 10.3.–3.6.2018, 19:00 Uhr
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1st International Silver Jewelry Symposium in the Czechoslovak town of Jablonec nad Nisou, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum shows an exhibition with the pioneering works made during the symposium in 1968.
Artists like Bruno Martinazzi, Hermann Jünger, Anton Cepka and Josef Symon were amongst the participants.The exhibition catalogue is published by us.
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (D), 25.2.–3.6.2018
Ebbe Weiss-Weingart (b. 1923 in Nuremberg), from Salem at Lake Constance, the international pioneer in art jewellery, is now on show at Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, near Frankfurt/Main. Experiments with structured surfaces in gold and base materials, as well as work on jade and precious pearls, make up the focus of her creations.
Ebbe Weiss-Weingart is one of the pioneers of international studio jewellery. For over seventy years she has enriched the contemporary jewellery scene with her diverse works. Her inception in the 1950s and 1960s with structured surfaces and galvanised sculptured pieces will never be forgotten. Alongside figurative motifs – here, in particular, portrayals of humans and animals – she also created pieces with an ironic and quirky touch. In her last phase of creativity, which began in the 1990s, she had a penchant for working with jewellery made from Chinese jade reliefs. Around 200 illustrations of jewellery objects and previously unpublished photographic material document the award-winning work of Ebbe Weiss-Weingart and expand on her hitherto unknown accomplishments.
Accompanying this exhibition you will find a comprehensive catalog on Ebbe Weiss-Weingart’s work in our programme: EBBE WEISS-WEINGART. 70 Jahre Schmuck.
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig (DE), 17.02.–31.03.2018
Annelies Štrba has been photographing since her youth; the public was unaware of her with her pictures until 1990, when, at the age of 43, she had an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zürich. She and her life partner, the artist and jewelry designer Bernhard Schobinger, already released publications with black-and-white photos of models in the 1980s, and at that time, also of their daughters Sonja and Linda wearing the jewelry and objects created by Schobinger. In 1990, her focus on her own family was not entirely new, but in art this subjective avowal, based on a private and intimate cosmogony, had been covered over by other tendencies. In 2002, Annelies Štrba’s oeuvre turned toward colored pictures. So far, she has produced series like Nyima, Brontë, Frances and the Elves, Mountains, and Madonnen. It is not only the colors, but also a new way of narrating that emerges in these works, especially in Nyima and Frances and the Elves. It is a fairytale world in which the protagonists are no longer her children, but her grandchildren. What we see is amalgamated from widely diverse sources: the fascination of consciousness-altering states, the trance music that Annelies Štrba uses in her own videos (an affinity to the moving image and thereby to film is already palpable in her early works), and her interest in the rave movement that began in the 1990s and that has much in common with the psychedelic movement of the 1960s. In the pictures she produced in 2004, however, she goes one step further. She places her figures in the landscape in such a way that the impression of a magical process arises, as if we would actually encounter a fairy-like being that appears to float above the flowers in the meadow. These are figures that materialize in their transcendence and whose openness and approachability lends the pictures a seductive component.
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.