Gallery ViceVersa, Lausanne (CH), 19.11–17.12.2023
What relationship do we have with jewelry, what place does it occupy on our body, in our hand, what status do we want to give it? For Esther Brinkmann, wearing jewelry influences our gestures, our attitudes, our relationship with our body. They serve as a bridge between our personality and the other, the public. Her long stays in China and India have allowed her to develop her work of ornamentation and, thanks to her encounters with the best craftsmen, to impregnate it with warm materials. Emotion is at the heart of the encounter she wishes to offer to the wearer of the jewel.
A classical training at the School of Decorative Arts in Geneva allows her to launch her personal work. The creation of a higher section and the teaching she gave there for nearly twenty years made her a key figure in contemporary jewelry.
Her pieces can be found in the public collections of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève, the Mudac, the Swiss Confederation, the FNAC (FR) deposited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (FR), the Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi of Turin (IT) and the V&A Museum of London (GB).
The Swiss gallery ViceVersa now presents the pieces of Esther Brinkmann in a comprehensive exhibition. The monograph, recently published in our program, will be available on site. Those who do not have the opportunity to travel to Lausanne can also purchase it online from us:: https://arnoldsche.com/en/product/esther-brinkmann/