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his turn towards the artistic avant-garde in the 1960s – as a conscious rejection of Modernism, which Walther felt was “outdated and worn out”.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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Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal

Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (PT), 19.7.–16.11.2019
Book launch: 13.9.2019

With Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal curator Cristina Filipe points out the relationships between jewellery created in Portugal in the last 60 years and art works of the Gulbenkian Museum’s Collection.

The exhibition follows the chronological order of the Modern Collection, it presents jewellery made between 1958 and 2018 by artists who are already represented in the Collection, such as Jorge Vieira, Maria José Oliveira, Vítor Pomar and Pedro Cabrita Reis. Chronological, symbolic, formal and conceptual links are created between pieces from the Modern Collection and works of jewellery.

Also present are artists such as Alberto Gordillo, Kukas, Tereza Seabra and Alexandra de Serpa Pimentel, among others, who from the 1960s onwards initiated a shift in jewellery in Portugal. This change, which occurred alongside transformations in the visual arts, distanced jewellery from the field of decorative and applied arts in which it had been integrated throughout the history of art.

The initiative also extends to the Founder’s Collection, where pieces by contemporary jewellery artists enter into dialogue with the works of René Lalique.

The eponymous publication by Critina Filipe will appear in our progamme.

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arnoldsche Art Publishers In einem neuen Licht Kanada Impressionismus Hypo Kunsthalle München Ottawa

Canada and Impressionism

Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich (DE), 19.7.–17.11.2019

For the first time in Europe, the Kunsthalle Munich presents masterpieces by Canadian Impressionists from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The exhibition shows around 120 paintings by 36 artists, some of whom have never before been shown in public, and which are (still) almost unknown in this country.

Many of the young Canadian artists first travelled to Paris. Some returned home to introduce the Canadian public to impressionist painting. They captured the sensational atmospheres in the Canadian landscape, the interplay of light and the nature of the North. With these works they made a special contribution to Impressionism. At the same time, they created a unique and unmistakable artistic language for the still young Canadian nation.

The exhibition was curated by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Munich.

On the occasion of the exhibition – further venues are Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne (CH), January–May 2020; Musée Fabre, Montpellier (FR), June–September 2020 and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (CA), November 2020–April 2021 – a richly illustrated catalogue will be published in two languages.: In einem neuen Licht – Kanada und der Impressionismus bzw. Canada and Impressionism – New Horizons.

Arnoldsche Art Publishers Canada Impressionism In einem neuen Licht Kanadischer Impressionismus

Arnoldsche Art Publishers Canada Impressionism In einem neuen Licht Canada and Impressionism Kanada und der Impressionismus

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Westerwaldprize 2019 for Johannes Nagel

We congratulate Johannes Nagel on receiving the Westerwaldprize 2019.

Since 1973 the prize has been awarded by the Keramikmuseum Westerwald to honour outstanding ceramic works and to present them to a broad public in an exhibition. The aim is to promote the dialogue between ceramics and art in the region and to enhance cultural exchange within Europe.

A total of 425 applications from all over Europe were submitted for this year’s invitation to the 14th Westerwaldprize. The jury – consisting of the chief administrator of the Westerwald district Achim Schwickert, the museum director Dr. Nele van Wieringen, the Berlin gallery owner and art collector Jörg Johnen, the former professor for ceramics in North-Carolina and Chicago and former director of the European Ceramic Workcentre Xavier Toubes, the British artist Julian Stair and the chief curator of the MAK Frankfurt Dr. Sabine Runde – admitted 47 artists with a total of 73 works to the second round of judging.

In addition to Johannes Nagel, who was honored with the first prize for Ceramics endowed with € 10,000, Jesse Magee (*Urbana/IL, USA) received the second prize endowed with € 6,000. Monika Debus (*Siegen, DE) and Franz Julien (*Ludwigshafen, DE) share the prize for Saltfire Ceramics this year. Hyunjin Kim (*Suwon, KOR) was also honored with the Student Award.

Exhibition opening: 29.9.2019 from 5 p.m., Keramikmuseum Westerwald

The catalogue to mark the award ceremony and exhibition will appear in our programme. A publication on Johannes Nagel’s work has already appeared in 2018.


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Exhibition: Gabi Veit

Creatura | Geschöpf
Galerie Prisma, Südtiroler Künstlerbund, Bozen (IT), 17.5.–8.6.2019

Wassily Kandinsky’s Bauhaus book Point and Line to Plane (1926) described the formal canon of modernism. The artist Gabi Veit discovers line and circle as the basic forms of the everyday object spoon and is inspired by an almost infinite variety of metal objects. She plays with the symbolism of abundance and emptiness, of taking and giving, of use and perception. Each of her objects testifies to an inexhaustible imagination and a joyful desire to create: we discover heads and bodies, stems and legs, flowers, fruits and leaves. Like castanets, they dance out of line, enter into communication with the observer and the user.


On the occasion of the exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Südtirol Gabi Veit’s monograph Creatura | Geschöpf was published in our program.

Arnoldsche Art Publishers Gabi Veit


Pål Vigeland Boks-makrell arnoldsche

Exhibition: Pål Vigeland

When Metal Becomes Nature
Galleri Langegården, Bergen (NO), 21.5–16.6.2019
Opening with book presentation: 21.5.2019, 6 p.m.

Galleri Langegården in Bergen, Norway, presents Pål Vigeland’s wonderful metalwork. Vigeland has been working as a metal artist for almost fifty years. The Norwegian started out as a jewellery artist, but has now become a fixture on the Norwegian art scene with his expansive sculptures.

In addition to the stringency of the design and the precision of the execution, Vigeland surprisingly develops variance in the use of the material. From the precious metals that he still used for his jewellery, his path led him to the intensified and now almost exclusive use of base metals: beverage cans, fish or biscuit cans, the artist transforms them into fine plates, which he assembles piece by piece into partly amorphous, partly geometric objects. Like an alchemist, Vigeland transforms the offside into art.

The sculptures develop a play of light and shadow, of cavities and layers, which seems to oppose the laws of physics.

A comprehensive monograph on Pål Vigeland has just been published in our programme.

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Keramik der Gegenwart BdK Baden-Württemberg Schloss Ludwigsburg

Keramik der Gegenwart – Ceramique actuelle

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace (DE)
24.5.–10.6.2019, opening: 23.5.2019, 7 p.m.

Curated by Doris Bank, ceramicist, Miltenberg (DE), and Dirk Allgaier, publisher, Stuttgart (DE).

The Association of Art Craftsmen [BdK – Bund der Kunsthandwerker] Baden-Württemberg presents works by top-class renowned ceramic artists in Ludwigsburg Residential Palace in 2019. This year, Switzerland will be the host country of the popular ceramic biennale. For the exhibitors, the venue itself was a source of inspiration for new works: In the Baroque period, from which the Ludwigsburg Palace dates, the Lapidarium was used to winter the delicate potted plants and the huge stone sculptures from the park. The original figures still stand in the rooms today and thus offer an exciting backdrop in which the contemporary ceramics are now staged.

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Exhibition: Bärbel Thoelke

Keramion, Frechen (DE), 19.5.–28.7.2019
Opening: 19.5.2019, 11:30 a.m.

The renowned exhibition centre KERAMION in Frechen (DE) shows the manifold works of the German porcelain designer Bärbel Thoelke, who was born in Stralsund and lives in Berlin. KERAMION thus honours the artist on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

With her work, the designer continues the successful tradition of modernism and functionalism from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. She remains deeply attached to the legacy of the Bauhaus, which this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation. On the one hand, she designs functional serial products for important manufactories, on the other hand, she creates impressive unique pieces in which the manufacturing process remains visible and perceptible.

A monograph of Bärbel Thoelke with a detailed text by Hans-Peter Jakobson has appeared in our programm.

Bärbel Thoelke Porzellan KPM Schwenkguss Meissen DDR

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Exhibition: Sverre Bjertnæs

Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg (NO), 27. 4–8.11.2019
Book launch: 28.4.2019, 1 p.m. 

The Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, presents a comprehensive retrospective of the contemporary Norwegian artist Sverre Bjertnæs: beginning with the works of the early 1990s, when the 16-year-old became a student of Odd Nerdrum, following his career to his current works, which include paintings, installations and also film production. In the courtyard of the museum you will find also monumental sculptures. On the day after the opening of the exhibition, a new play by Arne Lygre will also be performed as part of the exhibition.

Sverre Bjertnæs’s motifs include the painterly investigation of psychological tensions between the individual and the collective. He also addresses taboo political themes. The use of literary and artistic references creates a striking polyphonic dramaturgy.

In his work, Bjertnæs repeatedly and existentially questions the origin of the creative process. For this he works in a very dialogue-oriented way: immanent in his work, by establishing references to other works of art, or in a lively exchange with other artists, directors, actors or authors. He uses the space for action opened up in this way for interreligious, ethical and even conflict-laden discussions. Hence Bjertnæs’s enduring collaboration with the artist and curator Bjarne Melgaard is invaluable. Melgaard has curated a show with Bjertnæs’s works at the Gallery Maccarone in New York that was recognized by the New York Times as one of the top ten exhibitions of 2011.

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue raisonné (in Norwegian and English language).

arnoldsche Sverre Bjertnæs

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Exhibition: Annamaria Zanella

Between Matter and Color
Oratorio San Rocco, Via Santa Lucia, Padua (IT), 18.5.-30.6.2019, opening: 17.5.2019, 6:30 p.m.
Book presentation in the Museo degli Eremitani, Sala del Romanino, Piazza Eremitani, Padua: 17.5.2019, 5 p.m.
Annamaria Zanella was once inspired by the blue pigments used by Giotto (around 1300) to colour the sky in his frescoes. He created fabulous pieces of jewellery that bring the depth and breadth of the firmament back to earth, to humankind. They are part of the extensive exhibition that will take place in Padua from 17 May.
The recent publication on the artist’s work will be presented at the Museo degli Eremitani, right next to the Cappella degli Scrovegni with its wonderful frescoes by Giotto, in the preliminary to the opening of the exhibition.

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