Exhibition and Book launch: BABETTO

Giampaolo Babetto, Sala della Ragione, Comune di Asolo, 7 May–24 July 2022
A unique retrospective on the occasion of the 55th jubilee of the Paduan universal artist Giampaolo Babetto. Exhibited are over 60 pieces of jewelry, silverwork, furniture and various other objects.
As part of the Biennale del Gioiello d’Autore, ORIZZONTI D’AUTORE. TRA VISIONI E MATERIA.

May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Sala Consiliare, Comune di Asolo
Award Ceremony Archeometra Prize for the Lifetime Achievement of Giampaolo Babetto

May 21, 3:00 p.m.
Sala Consiliare, Comune di Asolo
Book launch of BABETTO. The Entity of Being / L’Entità dell’Essere/ Die Einheit des Seins.
With contributions by Fred Jahn, Friedhelm Mennekes, Andrea Nante and Thereza Pedrosa.
In the presence of Giampaolo Babetto and the authors.

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Book launch Thorvald Hellesen

Villa Eckbo, Oslo
Monday, May 2, 2022, 12.30–15.00

In a short but intense life, Norwegian artist Thorvald Hellesen has created a unique oeuvre. Although he is considered Norway’s first cubist, his works have remained largely unknown.

It was during his stays in Paris in the early 1910s that Hellesen first encountered Cubism. Here he became part of La Section d’Or, a group of artists who further developed the Cubist revolution of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, placing more emphasis on the use of color and new perspectives. Many of the most of these Cubists were associated with La Section d’Or, including Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, František Kupka and, last but not least, Hellesen’s close friend and inspirer Fernand Léger.

The publication is presented at Villa Eckbo in Slemdal (Oslo). Designed by Arnstein Arneberg, the villa once belonged to Hellesen’s close friends and patrons Alice Mary and Eivind Eckbo. It is a private residence, and this is the first time the public has been invited to enter Hellesen’s studio and see the artist’s work in this historic setting.

The publication Thorvald Hellesen. 1888-1937 was produced thanks to the generous support of Eckbos Legat. This charitable foundation aims to contribute to making the works of Thorvald Hellesen accessible to a broader public.

– Welcome: Richard Arnesen, Eckbos Legat
– Contributions by: Dirk Allgaier, arnoldsche Art Publishers, Matthew Drutt, author, and Ingvild Krogvig, curator of the Hellesen exhibition to be shown at the National Museum Oslo in 2023.
– Guided tour of Hellesen’s studio by Dag Blakkisrud, author and editor of the publication

Villa Eckbo, Kristianiasvingen 55, Oslo, Norway

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Jewelry + Image

GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig (DE), 5.5.2022–25.9.2022
Opening: Wednesday, 4.5.2022, 7–10:30 p.m.

Almost unnoticed, a collection of contemporary jewelry has grown in the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig (DE), over the last decades, which is now coming into the public eye. The objects attest to the gradual emancipation of jewelry design as an autonomous form of artistic expression. But what are brooches, rings, and necklaces without one to wear them? Jewelry can only be realised on the body, as a representation of the self and/or as a symbol of perception to the outside world.

Thus, it is only logical to understand people and jewelry as a unity, and to photograph them with ‘their’ piece of jewelry. Personalities who are connected to the museum in various ways are ‘adorned’ and brought into the frame by aspiring and established photographers. In the exhibition, the pieces of jewelry correspond with the photographic works, making possible a deeper and more mutual perception.

The lavishly designed publication marking the exhibition appears in our program.

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Viceversa: Silke Trekel in Lausanne

Ryungjae Jung – Esther Heite – Silke Trekel
Viceversa, Lausanne (CH), 12.2.-12.3.2022
Opening: 12.2.2022, 16–18 Uhr

The Viceversa Gallery in Lausanne presents three positions in artistic jewelry and shows the work of Korean Ryungjae Jung alongside works by Esther Heite, Wuppertal, and those of Silke Trekel, Halle (Saale).

The three positions are united by their radicalism with regard to the way they make their jewelry, which is reflected in both the formal expression and the technique used. The ornament finds a special simplicity in rings and necklaces, pendants and brooches. Be cordially invited to discover the extraordinary positions of these three jewelry artists.

The wonderful publication Ornament in Transition 2021 has been published on the work of Silke Trekel in our program.

Silke Trekel in Lausanne Viceversa

Image: Silke Trekel, Zwischenraum (pendant), 2021, Titan, Gold, 78 x 76 x 3 mm

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Book launch: Ceramic Art in Portugal

Gallery Jorge Welsh, Lisbon (PT)
Friday, February 11, 2022, 5:30 pm

Jorge Welsh, Luísa Vinhais and Pedro Moura Carvalho request the pleasure of your company for the book launch

Unearthed: Twentieth-Century Ceramic Art from Portugal
À Roda: Cerâmica de Autor em Portugal no Século XX

by Pedro Moura Carvalho

The book launch at Gallery Jorge Welsh will include a conversation on the topic between art historian Rita Gomes Ferrão, researcher and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Victor dos Reis, and the author.

English and Portuguese editions will be available.

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LithoMania in Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin, 21.1.–3.4.2022
Preview: Thursday, 20.1.2022, 10.00–18.00

The exhibition Design Lab #11. LithoMania is part of the series Design Lab of the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, in cooperation with the Department of Gemstones and Jewellery at the Trier University of Applied Sciences / Campus Idar-Oberstein. The students explore new perspectives in the artistic use of gemstones and place the traditional stones in a modern context. Ethical questions of stone mining and the examination of ambivalent properties of the stones also flow into the experimental works of the students.

The exhibition is curated by Claudia Banz and Theo Smeets.

The following students are exhibiting: Ana Bellagamba (MX), Natascha Frechen BFA (DE), Sandra Hartman (NL), Mana Jahangard (IR), Biljana Klekachkoska (MK), Sophia Kron (DE), Felicia Mülbaier (DE), Gina Nadine Müller BFA (DE), Elias Neuspiel (AT), Helena Renner (DE), Constanza Salinas (CI), Miriam Strake (AT), Nioosha Vaezzadehangoshtarsaz (IR), Luisa Werner (DE), Lisha Wang (CN) und Ye Wang (CN) and the following artists: Peter Vermandere (BE) und Cornelia Wruck (DE)

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication LithoMania.

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Mari Ishikawa in Munich

Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich (DE), 21.1.–19.2.2022
Soft Opening with Mari Ishikawa: Friday, 21.1.2022, 14.00–18.00 and Saturday, 22.1.2022, 14.00–18.00

With INVISIBLE THREAD II. Beyond Words – Join the World the Bayerische Kunstgewerbeverein (BKV) presents an exhibition with works of the Japanese artists Mari Ishikawa, Mikiko Minewaki and Sayumi Yokouchi, who live in different places and are shaped by different ways of thinking. They continue to challenge themselves to research topics such as jewelry, people, nature and the complexity of everyday life. By sharing their common interests and unique visions through the eyes of contemporary jewelry they are creating unique works.
Personal contact is particularly important for jewelry experiences as it functions with the human touch, with the human body. However, due to the Corona situation completely new communication channels had to be found and needed to be established. This exhibition does not only present wonderful artistic jewelry but reflects also on the individual ways of its creation.


A comprehensive monograph on Mari Ishikawa has been published by our publishing house.

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Heidi Kippenberg in Berlin

Brutto Gusto, Wielandstraße 34, 10629 Berlin

From 10 September 2021

Our monograph on Heidi Kippenberg is now available. Anyone who also wants to see some originals will have the chance to do so from 10 September in Berlin.

At the age of 80, Heidi Kippenberg has once again produced new, exciting works for the current exhibition at Brutto Gusto.

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Silke Trekel in Hanau

Ulrike Kleine-Behnke. Silke Trekel. Material. Form. Schmuck.
Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (DE), 12.9.–10.11.2021
Both artists will be present on Sunday, September 12, and they will guide through the exhibition at 11 a.m., 12 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

With the exhibition Material. Form. Schmuck [Material. Shape. Jewelry], the Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau continues its series of encounters between two female artists.
The works of Ulrike Kleine-Behnke and Silke Trekel share a conception of jewelry that is reflected in their courage to use large formats and in their understanding of jewelry as body-related small sculptures. A sensitive handling of form and material can be read in their works.
Both artists were influenced by their studies at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (DE).

The publication Ornament in Transition on the work of Silke Trekel was recently published in our program.

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In Flux – authors talk

Friday, July 23, 2021, 7 p.m. CET / 1:00 p.m. EST

Authors Susan Cummins and Cindi Strauss will present and discuss their book In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture. This program features two of the three authors and will ​provide insight into the period, artists, and jewelry that emerged during the turbulent decades of the 60s and 70s in the US. Following the talk, the authors we will have a Q+A discussion with the audience. Attendees are encouraged to read the book in advance of the event. Submit any questions ahead of time to center@craftinamerica.org. The book is available for purchase on our website.

This book was produced through AJF’s fiscal sponsorship program, which provides financial management for projects in the art jewelry field.

This event will be streamed live via Zoom and Facebook. Register in advance here.

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