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Ring Collection Koch in Zurich

From 10 October 2019, the Landesmuseum Zurich will be presenting the lavishly renovated west wing as an attractive backdrop for the newly staged collection exhibition. The exhibition rooms, designed by Gustav Gull, were restored to the original state of 1898 with all the care and attention of a restorer. They now blend harmoniously with the high-quality objects in the collection: Whether the St. Gallen Globe, the paintings of Carnation Master Hans Leu or the world-famous Goethe Ring – the historical treasures invite you on a little exploratory journey.

In this newly conceived exhibition, the ring collection Alice and Louis Koch will be presented to a large extent for the first time.
The Rings of the 20th and 21st Centuries also appear in the comprehensive publication of the same name in our programme.

arnoldsche Beatriz Chadour-Sampson RINGS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES|

Title image: HAROLD O’CONNOR, 2001
18ct gold, sterling silver, mokume-gane (fused copper, gold and silver), 45 x 73 mm

Photo: Donat Stuppan, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum


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Schuh.Design in Offenbach

Deutsches Ledermuseum, Offenbach (DE), 26.10.2019–31.5.2020

Thanks to the unique shoe collection of the Deutsche Ledermuseum [German Leather Museum], the exhibition STEP BY STEP: Schuh.Design im Wandel unfolds the knowledge about shoes from all over the world and from different eras. Where do the flip-flops come from? Why have heels developed? And has there always been a right and a left shoe? By using pairs of shoes, each consisting of a historical and a contemporary model, the cultural history of shoe fashion is impressively conveyed!

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Jiro Kamata in Taiwan

ALIEN Art Centre, Kaohsiung (TW), 4.10.2019–3.5.2020

The ALIEN Art Centre presents Voices, the first major retrospective of the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan. Over the past 20 years, the artist has been dealing with the aspects of “optical experience”. Through the use of a series of expressive techniques, thematically guided by both moments of reflection and communication, Jiro Kamata has achieved a unique position in studio jewellery.

Jiro Kamata was born in 1978 to a jewellery dynasty in the old town of Hirosaki in northern Japan. Despite his origins, he instinctively turned against entering the jewellery industry and studied with Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 2000. In his works, various moments condense in a macrocosmos that brings together everyday experiences with a variety of potentialities in order to create and continue a kind of monumental memory.

The first monograph on the work of Jiro Kamata has recently been published in our programme under the title Jiro Kamata: Voices.

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James Tower in Bath

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (UK), 21.9.–24.11.2019

Victoria Art Gallery in Bath will host a major retrospective of James Tower’s work.

The exhibition will consist of over 60 works by Tower dating from the 1930s to the 1980s, many of which have never been on public display.  It will feature large-scale ceramics, sculptures in bronze and resin, as well as smaller ceramics, paintings and works on paper.

Marking the centenary of the artist’s birth year, this exhibition is a rare and exciting opportunity to enjoy the work of one of Britain’s most important 20th-century studio potters.

To coincide with the centenary and this special exhibition, the we published the publication: James Tower: Ceramics, Sculptures and Drawings.  This impressive monograph is edited by Timothy Wilcox.

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Earth and Light – Margit Hart & Fritz Maierhofer

Kunstmuseum Waldviertel, Schrems (AT),  28.10.–17.11.19
Opening: 28.09.2019, 5 p.m.

From September 28, 2019, the Kunstmuseum Waldviertel in Schrems (AT) will present the exhibition Earth and Light with works by Fritz Maierhofer and Margit Hart.

Over the past 25 years, Austrian artist Margit Hart has created an extremely diverse oeuvre in contemporary jewellery. Mindscapes, the name of one of the youngest groups of works, is synonymous with her constantly changing jewellery objects. Since 2009, Margit Hart’s work has expanded into the field of abstract photography in parallel to jewellery, with both fields in dialogue with each other. Schattenflug is thus not only a title but also an idea for those works that go beyond the depiction of the purely representational and create imaginary three-dimensional pictorial spaces. We dive into and out of promising worlds of light and shadow.

Fritz Maierhofer is one of the most important contemporary jewellery artists from Austria. He began his international career in the late 1960s in London. In the early 1970s, under the influence of this vibrant metropolis, he arrived at his own concept of jewellery, equating his works with painting, sculpture and architecture. It was no longer the purely material value of the materials used that was decisive, but the artistic intention.

On the occasion of the exhibition’s opening, Margit Hart’s first monograph will appear in our programme. The comprehensive publication on Fritz Maierhofer’s work is already available and can be ordered from us.


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14th Westerwald Prize 2019

Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen (DE), 1.10.2019–15.3.2020
Exhibition opening: Sunday, 29.9.2019, 5 p.m.

The Westerwald Prize is awarded to outstanding ceramic works in a competition and presented in an exhibition. The primary aim is to promote the dialogue between ceramics and art in the region.
The great interest in the prize and the geopolitical developments of recent years prompted the organisers of the Westerwald Prize 1999 to publish the competition not only nationally but also throughout Europe. Since then, this decision has been used to specifically promote cultural exchange within Europe.

For this 14th edition of the Westerwald Prize, 425 applications from all over Europe were submitted. This year’s jury was formed by the gallery owner and art collector Jörg Johnen, Berlin; the chief curator of the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Sabine Runde; the British artist Julian Stair as well as the former professor of ceramics in North Carolina and Chicago and former director of the European Ceramic Workcentre Xavier Toubes. In an anonymous pre-selection, the jury selected 48 artists with a total of 74 works.

With 10,000 euros as first prize and 6,000 euros as second prize, this competition awards one of the highest prizes for ceramics in Europe. A sponsorship prize of 3,000 euros also supports artists who are still studying or undergoing training. The prize of the city of Höhr-Grenzhausen for salt fired ceramics has been awarded since 1992 as part of the Westerwald Prize. This year, the city increased the prize money to 10,000 euros, underlining its great interest in a contemporary artistic development of the only glaze technique developed in Europe.

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Lotte Reimers’ Collection in Gotha

Keramische Horizonte – Die Sammlung der Lotte Reimers-Stiftung in Gotha,
Friedenstein Palace, Gotha (DE), 29.9.201926.1.2020

Ceramic Horizons – The Collection of the Lotte Reimers Foundation in Gotha

The grande dame of the Western European ceramics, Lotte Reimers (*1932), is an outstanding artist and at the same time a great collector.

For more than twenty years she has been closely associated with the wide range of historical ceramic collections at Friedenstein Palace, Gotha. Lotte Reimers donated a collection of international ceramics to the Gotha Foundation from the excellent collections of her own museum in Deidesheim, Rhineland-Palatinate.

This generous and magnificent donation of more than 300 contemporary ceramics by a total of 115 artists from all over the world is now being shown for the first time in Gotha. This special show is present in the entire palace building and corresponds with the historical Gotha collections.

Lotte Reimers’ collection has recently been published in a comprehensive catalogue.


Kunsthalle Wil (Canton St. Gallen, CH), 1.9–31.10.2019
Exhibition opening: Saturday, 31.08.2019, 6 p.m.

Since 1990, the artist duo TONundTON [Sound and Clay; in German, both notions share the same word: Ton], Theres Stämpfli (ceramist) and Peter K Frey (musician), have been developing sound installations – always with reference to space and the existing environment. Their productions often invite interaction.

For the exhibition at Kunsthalle Wil, the duo, which works across materials and media, deals with human “movements” – from daily commuting between spheres of existence and effect to far-reaching migration processes. Stämpfli and Frey trace the paths they have taken, trace (life) lines and lay out (sound) traces. The fired clay and the sound as tone merge in the multi-layered installation Transit into a unique visual and acoustic experience.

The exhibition is accompanied by the first publication on TONundTON’s complete artistic work, which will appear on occasion of the opening in our programme.

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Theres Stämpfli and Peter K Frey
arnoldsche Junger Kunstkreis Fulda Franz Erhard Walther Heike Wingenfeld Carlo Burschel

Book launch Junger Kunstkreis Fulda

“This book is not just an accompanying volume to the show or an exhibition catalogue, no, it is a much more far-reaching and in-depth publication, in fact I would like to say that it is about an important part of Fulda’s city history that we hold in our hands here.” With these words, the Lord Mayor of Fulda, Dr. Heiko Wingenfeld, presented the publication “Junger Kunstkreis Fulda – Setting out for Postwar Modernism. The Prints”, which was published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Vonderau Museum in Fulda.

More than 3000 visitors saw the exhibition, which has been extended several times and was initiated on the occasion of the 60th founding anniversary of the Junge Kunstkreis (JuKu). The artistically designed catalogue was conceived by Prof. Franz Erhard Walther, Biennale Prize winner.

Heiko Wingenfeld particularly praised the commitment of the author Dr. Carlo Burschel, who grew up in Fulda and initiated and organized both the exhibition and the book project. His aim had been to promote a rediscovery of JuKu’s printed works and to point out the importance of the Young Art Circle in connection with German post-war modernism.

Prof. Walther, for his part, gave many interesting insights into the early years of JuKu as well as into his own career. For example, he highlighted his turn towards the artistic avant-garde in the 1960s – as a conscious rejection of Modernism, which Walther felt was “outdated and worn out”.

Here on our website you can find out more on this amazing publication.

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