Local | Contemporary jewelery art at the National Museum Design

By on December 22, 2015

In the spring Nationalmuseum Design shows an exhibition about and with contemporary, experimental art of jewelery. Thirty international artists display about 160 conceptual objects; objects that expand expression, shape and material. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Ellen Maurer Zilioli from Munich.

Contemporary jewelery is no longer a simple decoration or a status symbol, but an aesthetic discourse and artistic position that react to everyday events, personal experiences, developments in the world, new forms of communication and perceptions; like an open landscape where every object is a memory map for the artist and hens cultural background.

Exhibition Open Space Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery focuses on this expanding fields of art, ask questions about the cultural messages that influence. Jewelry Art has for a long time been used to break the barriers and boundaries, and serve as a kind of field study in the arts. The objects shown in the exhibition, protesting against the traditions and conventions and point instead to a kind of beauty where provocation and aesthetics are combined.

The exhibition presents about 160 objects of thirty international artists. The selection of artists is reflected perhaps foremost academies and universities in contemporary jewelry art. Among the participating artists are Sophie Hanagarth who teach in Strasbourg, Karen Pontoppidan who works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Miro Sazdic from Ädellab, Konstfack in Stockholm and Suska Mackert linked to the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and Mikiko Minewaki at the Hiko Mizuno College in Tokyo. Their work shows the great impact that female artists have – and has had – and that contributed to a paradigm shift in the perception of the contemporary jewelery field. The exhibition also includes objects from the National Museum’s own collection which includes items by Beatrice Brovia, Tobias Alm and Carolina Gimeno recently acquired.
Participating artists:
Tobias Alm (* 1985), Sweden
David Bielander (* 1968), Switzerland
Maisie Broadhead (* 1980), the UK
Beatrice Brovia (* 1985), Italy
Sungho Cho (* 1975), Korea
Eun Mi Chun (* 1971), Korea
Iris Eichenberg (* 1965), Germany / USA
Cristina Filipe (* 1965), Portugal
Benedikt Fischer (* 1984), Austria
Kiko Gianocca (* 1974), Switzerland
Carolina Gimeno (* 1981), Chile / Sweden
Sophie Hanagarth (* 1968), Switzerland / France
Mielle Harvey (* 1971), United States
Hanna Hedman (* 1980), Sweden
Jutta Kallfelz (* 1975), Germany
Auli Laitinen (* 1967), Sweden
Suska Mackert (* 1969), Germany
Sally Marsland (* 1969), Austria
Märta Mattsson (* 1982), Sweden
Nanna Melland (* 1969), Norway
Mikiko Minewaki (* 1967), Japan
Karen Pontoppidan (* 1968), Denmark / Germany
Janja Prokic (* 1984), Serbia / Czech Republic
Miro Sazdic (* 1966), Sweden
Aud Charlotte Ho Sook Sinding (1972-2009), Norway / Sweden
Mirei Takeuchi (* 1969), Germany / Japan
Ketli Tiitsar (* 1972), Estonia
Tarja Tuupanen (* 1973), Finland
Norman Weber (* 1964), Germany
Annamaria Zanella (* 1966), Italy
Curator Dr. Ellen Maurer Zilioli who studied at Munich and Basel University, former employees of Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and curator at Die Neue Sammlung at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
The exhibition gives a publication of approximately 230 pages out of Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart, where all the artists and their works are presented.
Exhibition Open Space Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery is displayed at the National Museum Design in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern from March 11 to May 15 in 2016.
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