Exhibition: Friedrich Becker – Born to Play

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (DE), 24.7.–16.10.2022
Vernissage: Sunday, 24.7.2022, 11:30 a.m.

Friedrich Becker (1922-1997) was one of the most outstanding artists in the jewelry scene of the second half of the 20th century. This interactive exhibition showcases the artist’s multifaceted oeuvre, such as his invisible settings with interchangeable stones, variable clip-on jewelry, jewelry made of stainless steel with synthetic stones, and his exciting implementation of kinetics in small and large formats, in keeping with Becker’s motto “We were born to play, but things turned out differently, …” The comprehensive monograph on his work Friedrich Becker – Jewelry. Kinetics. Objects appeared in our program a few years ago.

Now the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau has arranged a comprehensive exhibition of his work: Photos, documents, sketches and last but not least videos, contextualize the works and show processes of creation. Interviews with companions and former students make Friedrich Becker as a person tangible. Works by the winners of the Friedrich Becker Prize Düsseldorf and a selection of works by students impressively demonstrate the lasting influence of his work.

On the occasion of the exhibition opening on Sunday, July 24, 2022, 11:30 am, will speak:
Speakers: Hartwig Rohde, President of the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V., Beate Funck, Head of the City Council of Hanau, Dr. Christianne Weber-Stöber and Michael Berger, curators of the exhibition, Heike Kappes, Chairwoman of the Prof. Friedrich Becker e.V..

In the Goldschmiedehaus the wearing of a medical mask is mandatory.
Further information can be found online: www.goldschmiedehaus.com

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