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arnoldsche at SCHMUCK Munich

We are happy to present two publications in the realm of SCHMUCK Munich:


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Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal
Friday, 13.3.2020, 10:30 a.m.
Jewellery artist and author Cristina Filipe will present her comprehensive publication


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HUNT: Kadri Mälk’s Jewellery Collection
Saturday, 14.3.2020, 12 noon
Estonian jewellery artist Kadri Mälk will give an indroduction to her own jewellery collection


All events in English language;
hosted by
Galerie Handwerk
Max-Joseph-Str. 4, 80333 Munich

Due to recent occurences: The originally planned presentation of Sam Kramer: Jeweler on the Edge had been organized together with the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF). Due to the spread of the Corona virus / Covid-19, the members of the AJF have cancelled their trip to the Munich Jewelry Week and with it all program events. This book presentation will not take place.




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Bauhaus in Darmstadt: Book launch

Faculty of Design, Darmstadt (DE)
Sunday, 16.2.2020, 11 a.m.

The University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Faculty of Design will present Gestalt und Hinterhalt. Das Bauhaus im Spiegel der Mathildenhöhe [Form and Attack. A
Reflection of the Bauhaus in the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt]: Mathildenhöhe is known, above all, for its artists’ colony
established in 1900, with its prominent Wedding Tower,
designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich, and adjoining exhibition
building, an impressive example of Jugendstil architecture
in Germany. It was from there that numerous professional
and personal relations among various Bauhaus protagonists
The authors Justus Theinert and Kai Buchholz trace the links between the two institutions and follow the key figures from the beginnings of Mathildenhöhe to the post-war era.

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Jiro Kamata: Exhibition and book launch

Galerie Biró, Munich (DE), 28.1.–15.2.2020
Book launch: Sunday, 26.1.2020, 5 p.m.

Last fall Jiro Kamata opened exhibition VOICES opened at the Alien Art Centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. At the same time his first comprehensive monograph was published in our programme. On occasion of the exhibition of some selected works at Munich gallery Biró, Kamata will present the book and report on his exhibition in Taiwan, to give further insights into his oeuvre.

A special edition will be available for the book presentation at Galerie Biró:
10 limited copies of Jiro Kamata: Voices numbered and signed, with a handmade cover and including a jewelry made of a camera lens.

Space is limited, so please register beforehand: or by phone +49.171.1917819

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Seladon in Zurich

Celadon in Focus

Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich (CH), 24.11.2019 – 22.11.2020
Opening: Sunday, 24.11.2019, 11:30 a.m.

Since the ninth century, the province of Zhejiang, China, has been known for its fine celadon porcelain with its wonderful shimmering surfaces in magnificent shades of blue and green. The golden age of Chinese celadon lasted from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries, when it found its way into the imperial collections and was exported worldwide. This craftsmanship then declined, almost completely died out by the end of the nineteenth century, and was not successfully revived until the 1950s in state-owned factories. A first young generation of ceramists, including some females, have now come of age. Some of these ceramists have successfully aligned themselves, under the seal of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and within the Chinese cultural heritage system, as nationally acknowledged masters due to their unparalleled celadon glazes. They are all glaze enthusiasts, always in search of the perfect celadon. The exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich presents the contours of a frame of reference within which this community of ceramists negotiates the valuation of their celadons today.

The exhibition is marked by a publication that appeared just recently in our programme.

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Otto Prutscher at the MAK in Vienna

MAK – Museum for Applied Art, Vienna (AT), 20.11.2019–17.5.2020
Opening: Tuesday, 19.11.2019, 7 p.m.

Otto Prutscher (1880–1949) was a designer and architect, teacher, and member of all the important Austrian arts and crafts movements—from the Secession to the Werkbund.

He was one of the first students of the School of Arts and Crafts in Vienna. Being taught by Josef Hoffmann and the painter Franz Matsch clearly left its mark on Prutscher’s designs: this is evident in both their high-quality draftsmanship and their constant alignment with prevailing architectural trends.

Prutscher’s oeuvre comprises over 50 buildings, almost 50 exhibitions, some 170 interiors, 300 interior designs, and more than 200 pieces and sets of furniture. His designs were executed by over 200 companies, above all the Wiener Werkstätte and manufactories like Backhausen or Augarten.

70 years after Prutscher’s death, this exhibition explores his complex creative work and his role in the development of Viennese Modernism. The show ath the MAK in Vienna was inspired by the collector Hermi Schedlmayer’s generous gift of 139 designs, objects, and furniture by this universal designer.

The lavishly designed publication on Otto Prutscher appeared in our programme.

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Lukas Salzmann in Zurich

Lukas Salzmann: Sehen sehen
Stiftung Kunstsammlung Albert und Melanie Rüegg, Zurich (CH), 14.11.2019–8.2.2020
Vernissage: Wednesday, 13.11.2019, 6 p.m.
Lukas Salzmann in conversation with Rudolf Velhagen and Simon Maurer: 15.1.2020, 7:30 p.m.



Lukas Salzmann’s paintings are not only based on photographs, rather they are the triggers of his artistic work. He expands by a painterly dimension what someone considered so valuable that he or she captured it photographically. Salzmann explores perception and challenges it with his art. He plays virtuously with the conditions of the possibilities of image interpretations. A serious game – because this interpretation (also a double one, that of the painter and that of the viewer) opens up fields of tension between a vivid idyll and unavoidable catastrophe. And it is precisely these ambivalences, ambiguities, insecurities that Lukas Salzmann’s painting is geared to. He clarifies the uncertainties that should actually make us safer: Ultimately, however, we are only safe in insecurity.

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Fairy-tale Colours in Kassel

Red Hood, Blue Beard – Fairy-tale Colours and Experiments

GRIMM WORLD Kassel (DE), 13.11.2019–13.04.2020


The eye of the beholder is attracted by colours. Their cultural and historical significance, their symbolic meaning are equally fascinating. In the works of the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, colours are not chosen at random, but bear their own individual meaning: gold stands for perfection and  prosperity, white represents godliness and sublimity, whereas black is generally associated with death and the devil or indicates a future twist of life.

The 19th century saw various publications of important collections of folk and fairy tales, such as the Brothers Grimm’s Children’s and Household Tales as well as many ground-breaking scientific discoveries related to the physical aspects of colour and human vision. This happy meeting of scientific research and creative imagination inspired GRIMM WORLD Kassel to explore the significance of colours in fairy tales: why is the little girl’s hood red, of all things, and why is a blue beard so odd? Impressive original illustrations and books of fairy tales are combined with historical scientific experiments to guarantee for adults and children an exciting voyage through fairy tales and colours.

For further reading about colours in fairy tales, a richly illustrated publication has appeared in our programme.

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Opening Bauhaus im Spiegel der Mathildenhöhe

Gestalt und Hinterhalt. Das Bauhaus im Spiegel der Mathildenhöhe
Designhaus Darmstadt, 1.11.2019–5.1.2019
Opening: Friday, 1.11.2019, 6 p.m.

In 1908 Peter Behrens hired the young Walter Gropius in his architectural office – but fired him only two years later. The exhibition Gestalt und Hinterhalt focuses on human relationships that evolved around the Bauhaus and the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt: Alma Mahler’s love stories with Olbrich and Gropius or how Otto Bartning unsuccessfully attempts in 1951 to invite Gropius to the event “Man and Space” in Darmstadt. In 1961, Prince Ludwig of Hesse launched the Bauhaus Archive in the studio house of 1901. But the encounters in the mirror of Mathildenhöhe are not always very harmonious …

And what would have happened if the Bauhaus had moved not to Dessau but to Darmstadt in 1925, as it was discussed at the time? Immerse yourself virtually in the famous Dessau building by Gropius, which was recreated directly behind Olbrich’s exhibition building on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.

Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachbereich Gestaltung [Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design]
Designhaus Darmstadt, Eugen-Bracht-Weg 6, 64287 Darmstadt

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Gitagovinda in Zurich

Rietberg Museum, Zurich (CH), 24.10.2019-16.02.2020

The Gitagovinda is probably the most famous love story of the 12th century. According to legend, the Hindu god Krishna fell in love with the shepherdess Radha. And as in every good story, there are all kinds of confusion, misunderstandings, crises and finally a happy ending.

The epic was illustrated around 1775 in a detailed series, which today is one of the most famous and precious depictions of Indian painting. The exhibition at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich invites visitors to learn more about this poetic work and to immerse themselves in the story. Both the miniature paintings of the Museum Rietberg – the largest coherent set in the series – and works from other collections are enchanting.

The publication that marks the exhibition also tells the story of the paintings in detail.

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Silver Triennial International 2019

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE), 27.10.2019-9.1.2020
Opening: Sunday, 27.10.2019, from 11:30 am

This year the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus [German Goldsmiths’ House] Hanau invites you again to the Silver Triennial International. 123 participants from 19 countries submitted new and exciting ideas for the silver design to the renowned competition.

Now you may discover the juried, imaginative silver objects, some of them very sophisticated in their technical execution, created by artists from all over the world over the last three years. Many works go far beyond the spectrum of the classic tableware and show new design ideas.

A publication on the competition has been published in our programme.

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