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EXPO ‘Not Too Precious’ – National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (Ireland) – 22 Janv.–30 Mars 2016

 Not_Too_Precious exhib
(Attai Chen on left – Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary on right)
Not Too Precious explores inspirational work by 25 international jewellers using materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value. Radical artist jewellers of the late 1960s and 70s vigorously rejected the idea that jewellery should be considered ‘precious’ simply because of the materials of which it was made. Today, the use of a huge variety of materials in jewellery is far more accepted, but economic pressures are putting that freedom of artistic expression at potential risk as people revert to traditionally ‘valuable’ materials for ‘safety’. Not Too Precious challenges preconceptions about ‘non-precious’ materials by encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value’: what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
The selected artists, who currently work in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, create innovative, skilfully-made jewellery that is insightful and culturally resonant. Sometimes poignant, sometimes witty, their work communicates at many levels. It is above all honest and – for want of a better term – not too precious.

Jewellery by 25 international makers :  Attai ChenCarina Chitsaz-Shoshtary Eunmi ChunWarwick FreemanEmmeline HastingsChristel van der LaanFelieke van der Leest Sari LiimattaMärta MattssonJasmin MatzakowKazumi NaganoShinji NakabaLina PetersonZoe RobertsonMichihiro SatoMariko SumiokaEmiko SuoTore SvenssonJanna SyvänojaMirei TakeuchiTimothy Information LimitedTerhi TolvanenCatherine TrumanFlóra VágiHeather Woof.

Kazumi NaganoKazumi Nagano

Marta Mattson - not too precious  Marta Mattson

Not Too Precious - Shinji Nakaba: Shinji Nakaba

Catherine TrumanCatherine Truman

Not Too Precious - Warwick Freeman:  Warwick Freeman

Not Too Precious - Sari Liimatta: Sari Liimatta

Not Too Precious -  Michihiro Sato: Michihiro Sato

Not Too Precious - Heather Woof: Heather Woof

Carina Shoshtary; Necklace "The green Escape"; 2015; Graffiti, silver.: Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary

Eun Mi Chun  Eun Mi Chun

National Craft Gallery, Ireland

 Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland

T +353 56 7796147


EXPO during JOYA Barcelona OFF 2015 : ‘BUBBLE AND SQUEAK’ – Amaranto Joies Galeria, Barcelona (ES) – 7-31 Oct. 2015

exhibition being part of « OFF JOYA » 2015


Amaranto Joies

Opening: 7 October at 18:30h

Bubble and Squeak Exhibition  / 07- 31Oct2015 -  Amaranto Joies

 Attai ChenMari Iwamoto Junwon Jung Barbara Schrobenhauser Carina Shostary met during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in the jewellery department of Prof. Otto Künzli. Their jewellery is as diverse as are their cultural backgrounds. “Bubble and Squeak” shows their latest art works : A composition of different approaches to create Contemporary Jewellery, which is fresh and richly flavoured.

Attai-chen_  Saturated in dispute     Brooch.  Wood, color, silver, plastic, stainless steel, brass, enamel.: Attai Chen -  « Saturated in dispute »  Brooch.  Wood, color, silver, plastic, stainless steel, brass, enamel

 Carina Shoshtary -    Rabbit´s Foot Necklace. Graffiti, wood, silver, paint, string: Carina Shoshtary -    Rabbit´s Foot Necklace. Graffiti, wood, silver, paint, string

Mari Iwamoto -  Litte monster Ring. Plastik,color: Mari Iwamoto -  Litte monster Ring. Plastik,color

Junwon Jung - Brooch and brick Brooch. Plaster plastic gold: Junwon Jung - Brooch and brick Brooch. Plaster plastic gold

Barbara Schrobenhauser -  "Time on my side" (Big white pearl) Brooch. Eucaliptus fiber, pigment, glue, 585/000 gold, stainless steelBarbara Schrobenhauser -  « Time on my side » (Big white pearl) Brooch. Eucaliptus fiber, pigment, glue, 585/000 gold, stainless steel



Amaranto Joies Galeria
Sant Domènec 23
08012 Barcelona
amarantojoies.blogspot.beMonday to Saturday, 11 – 14:30h / 17 – 20:30h




EXPO ’Natal 2014’ – Galeria Tereza Seabra, Lisbon (Portugal) – 29 Nov.-24 Dec. 2014

A Galeria Tereza Seabra convida para a inauguração da exposição colectiva de Natal 2014, onde estarão representados trabalhos de 27 artistas, nacionais e estrangeiros.

Exposição patente de 29 de Novembro a 24 de Dezembro


Galeria Tereza Seabra.

Alexandra Serpa Pimentel (PT) — Ana Margarida Carvalho (PT) — Attai Chen (IL) — Benedikt Fisher (DE) — Carolina Quintela (PT) – Catalina Brenes (CR) — Catarina Silva e Hugo Bernardo (PT) — Els Vansteelandt (BE) — Janny Huang (JP) — Jessica Turrell (UK) — Juliana Bezerra (BR) — Josiane Rodrigues (FR) — Manuela Sousa (PT) — Mei Fang Chiang (TW) — Michihiro Sato (JP) — Miriam Castro (PT) — Nanna Gronborg (DE) — Nora Rochel (DE) — Ou Jiun-You (TW) — Sam Tho Duong (VN) – Silke Trekel (DE) — Teresa Milheiro (PT) — Tereza Seabra (PT) — Trinidad Contreras (ES) — Vivi Touloumidi (GR) — Wen Miao Yeh (TW) — Yoko Takirai (IT)

 Ou Jiun-YouOu Jiun-You -Painted copper and stainless steel

Sam Tho Duong  - Brooches - Silver and pearlsSam Tho Duong  - Brooches – Silver and pearls

Yoko TakiraiYoko Takirai

Ana Margarida Carvalho - Brooches | Anodized niobium, oxidized silver and stainless steelAna Margarida Carvalho - Brooches – Anodized niobium, oxidized silver and stainless steel

Jessica Turrell "hollow-form" series - Brooches -Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silverJessica Turrell « hollow-form » series – Brooches -Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver

Tereza Seabra - colar -Prata oxidada e ágatas dendriteTereza Seabra - colar -Prata oxidada e ágatas dendrite
Alexandra Serpa Pimentel "Verão" - 2010 - Necklace - SilverAlexandra Serpa Pimentel « Verão » – 2010 – Necklace – Silver
Trinidad Contreras - Tubular brooch - Porcelain, leather, copper SlipcastingTrinidad Contreras - Tubular brooch – Porcelain, leather, copper Slipcasting
Carolina Quintela Lagoa pregadeiras prata, latão e impressão fotográfica em tecido 2014Carolina Quintela – brooches « Lagoa » – prata, latão e impressão fotográfica em tecido 2014

Galeria Tereza Seabra
Rua da Rosa 158/160A
1200-389 Lisbon, Portugal




EXPO ‘Attai Chen’ – Four Gallery, Göteborg (SE) – 10 Oct.-8 Nov. 2014

Classé dans : Attai CHEN (IL),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Four (SE),Suede (SE) — bijoucontemporain @ 22:33

Attai Chen observes nature’s on going process of birth and aging, consumption, decay and finally rebirth. Chen’s work captures this life cycle and the result is a timeless immortal beauty.

In nature I have observed, and always been intrigued by the cyclical motion of growth aiming for and reaching the fleeting moment of its realization, the subsequent consummation of this moment, decay and a new beginning” – Attai Chen

Welcome to the opening Friday October 10th, 17.00-21.00

  Attai Chen

Attai Chen neckpieceAttai Chen - detail of the necklaceAttai Chen – detail of the necklace

Attai ChenAttai Chen brooch

Attai Chen Attai Chen brooch




Nordhemsgatan 74,
Göteborg – Sweden
Tel +46 73 086 42 49


EXPO ‘Attai Chen – Carine Chitsaz – Jie Sun’ – Galerie RA, Amsterdam (NL) – 1er Fevr.–22 Mars 2014

Galerie Ra will be presenting new jewellery by three artists:

Attai Chen, « Cross Breeding » jewellery
Carine Chitsaz-Shostary, « Karma Chroma » jewellery
Jie Sun, « Camouflage », jewellery

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of this exhibition, in the presence of the artists, on Saturday 1 February from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Jie Sun 'Camouflage' - EXPO gal RA -Jie Sun,  ’Camouflage’  Face to Face, Brooch
Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary 'Karma Chroma' - EXPO gal RA -Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary ‘Karma Chroma’

 Attai Chen 'cross breeding' - EXPO gal RA -Attai Chen ‘cross breeding’


Galerie Ra
Nes 120
1012 KE – Amsterdam
Telephone: 020 6265100
Fax: 020 6204595website:


EXPO ‘Attai Chen: Compounding Fractions’ – Gallery Loupe, Montclair (NJ)(USA) – 7 Sept.-5 Oct. 2013

Classé dans : Attai CHEN (IL),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Loupe (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:09

Attai Chen: Compounding Fractions -     07-Sep-2013 – 05-Oct-2013

Over the past few years Attai Chen has received much international attention. In 2011 he won the coveted Herbert Hofman Prize at the Schmuck Art Fair in Munich and was recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts for which he will be given a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum and an accompanying catalog.
Chen’s current series of work is inspired by his observations of nature and his interest in the cyclical motion of growth and decay. Titled « Compounding Fractions » – this new exhibition features neckpieces and brooches built from torn scraps of recycled paper, color, graphite and other elements. Chen heightens the mystery of his message by including personal notes and drawings onto the paper before the process begins.

In the artist’s words, « The process of recycling follows the pattern of growth, culmination, consummation and decay, only to begin again. It is my intention in these works to trace and create forms that capture this organic process in a man-made world.« 

Attai Chen: Compounding Fractions -   Gallery Loupe (Montclair/ New Jersey, United States)  07-Sep-2013 - 05-Oct-2013    website:  mail:    [ttai Chen  Brooches: 500 Fish 2012  Anchovies, lacquer, fine gold leaf, stainless steel  Photo: Mirei Takeuchi]Attai Chen  Brooches: 500 Fish 2012  Anchovies, lacquer, fine gold leaf, stainless steel  Photo: Mirei Takeuchi

Attai Chen . Paper State of MindAttai Chen . Paper State of Mind


Gallery Loupe
50 Church Street
NJ 07042 – Montclair/ New Jersey
United States
Telephone: 973.744.0061
Fax: 973.744.0062


EXPO ‘Paper Art 2013′ – Coda Museum, Apeldoorn (Netherlands) – 6 Juill.-27 Oct 2013

CODA Paper Art 2013 

Art and jewellery made of and on paper

 CODA Paper Art 2013 - Coda Museum  (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
Paper is a fantastic material that has inspired artists and designers to create works of art for centuries. To follow up the successful Holland Papier Biënnale, which CODA Museum organised in cooperation with Museum Rijswijk, CODA Museum will exhibit the works of no less than 21 visual artists and 16 jewellery designers from both the Netherlands and abroad.
The artists whose work will be shown in CODA Paper Art do not limit themselves to working solely with paper. Visual artists and jewellery designers who have worked with paper occasionally or even just once will be included in the exhibition as well.
Reusing paper and cardboard often goes hand in hand with the development of new techniques. A unique example is KrantHout, produced by designer label Vij5 and Mieke Meijer. KrantHout is a material that turns old newspapers into wood again. The old newspapers undergo several processes that convert it into a hard, wood-like substance that has many similarities with unfinished wood and can be used and treated the same way.


Exhibiting jewellery designers:   Attai ChenAna HagopianLydia HirteMari Ishikawa — Tia Kramer — Nel Linssen — Hannah van Lith — Jorge Manilla — Alix Manon — Maureen Ngoc — Shari PierceMette SaabyeFlora VagiNhat Vu Dang — Bronia Sawyer — Tatiana Warenichova.

Lydia Hirte Pendant: Wearable sculpture 2013 Fine drawing card, coloured with calligraphic ink, glazed (with UV absorber), pearl silk]Lydia Hirte Pendant: Wearable sculpture 2013 Fine drawing card, coloured with calligraphic ink, glazed (with UV absorber), pearl silkLydia Hirte PendantLydia Hirte Pendant
The pendants created by the German jewellery designer Lydia Hirte (1960) look deceptively simple. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Hirte works with thin paperboard from which she cuts flat strips. Moving the strips a certain way with her hands creates a tension. Nothing is stapled or glued together.

Hirte: “With my hands I guide the power and the resistance of the material so I can shape it, creating new shapes and movements.”
The cardboard basic shapes of these pendants are cut out by hand. Angles and sides are coloured with ink. A layer of varnish gives a special shine.
Lydia Hirte studied at the University of Pforzheim.

The jewellery is surprisingly light when handled, and every jewel has its own surprise element. A pendant releases a stream of confetti when you pull a handle, or a coloured segment of a bracelet lights up when you put it on. Nhat-Vu Dang hopes to bring people closer together with this playful element.

Attai Chen - cardboardAttai Chen – cardboard
Attai Chen (1979) works with cardboard, which he tears or cuts into small pieces and then turns into a three-dimensional jewel. The work Chen creates this way can be completely different from the initial drawing he made for that particular design.
The shape of the object is not planned. Chen does know what he wants to make; a brooch, necklace or ring, and he pays a lot of attention to how the jewel will be attached, and to its wearability. The collection compounding fractions is a series made of recycled paper.
Chen: “I am fascinated by nature and the cyclical motion of growth, decay and new beginnings. Recycling is simply a matter of repeating that process. From decay – waste – I make a new object. I try to capture the beauty of the waste material in a new form.”
Attai Chen attended the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He graduated as ‘Meisterschüler’ under the supervision of Otto Künzli in Munich.

Ana HagopianAna Hagopian
Ana Hagopian has been making paper jewellery since 1994. Her jewels are inspired by the shapes and colours of exotic fruits and special plants she has encountered on her travels. Hagopian plays with the texture and qualities of both the original fruits or plants and those of paper. She cuts and pastes until a new shape emerges.
Hagopian: “Paper is tricky, sometimes even provoking, because it is not everlasting. On the other hand it is a simple and straightforward material. This makes it very interesting.”
Ana Hagopian attended the University of Buenos Aires (fine arts and interior design). She has been living in Spain since 1982. 

Tia Kramer (USA)Tia Kramer (USA)  
Tia Kramer describes herself as an ‘installation, sound, and jewellery artist’. Her jewellery designs are made of handcrafted paper that Kramer makes from the Philippine banana plant.
She makes wire constructions, without soldering, and covers them with this paper. The wearer’s movements create lively sculptures. Kramer’s jewellery resulted from a request to create a three-dimensional miniature model of a large sculpture that was to be placed on the campus of Macalester College in 2003.

Mari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa’s (1964) draws inspiration from the traditions and customs of her native country for the design of her jewellery. Relationships, ‘en’ in Japanese, are a recurring theme. It can be the relationship between form and material, but also the relationship between thoughts and surroundings or between emotions and material. In addition, Ishikawa-Vetter often uses the colour red.
In Japanese culture, red refers to the sunset, temples and holy places, ceremonies and the bond between two people. When the Japanese describe people in love they often use the expression ‘they are connected by a red ribbon’.
The use of paper as a basic material is also a clear reference  to Japan. Ishikawa-Vetter uses Japanese kozo paper and Japanese lacquer combined with silver and pearls. When the work is finished, it often looks like jewellery with lace, buttons and wire constructions.
Mari Ishikawa
Hannah van Lith (BE)Hannah van Lith (BE)
. “I aim to find a balance between simplicity and dynamics in my designs.” Mémoires des vacances (2010) is an example of said simplicity and dynamics. The folding technique and materials Van Lith used in this work reflect the journeys she has made and the map that guided her. This way, the inside of the brooch becomes a globe.
Hannah van Lith is currently taking her master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Tatiana Warenichová | SlovakiaTatiana Warenichová | Slovakia
Tatiana Warenichová brooch  SlovakiaTatiana Warenichová  - In the collection ‘Fairy Teller’, Warenichová tries to combine the right colour combinations of the fashion season in a brooch, thereby giving the spirit of that season its due.
Warenichová sets herself the challenge of combining techniques; joining together layers of paper, glued to wood or board and finished with silver. The motifs of her brooches are derived from well-known Slovakian fairy tales. Warenichová tries to capture the highlights of each of these stories in her objects.Tatiana Warenichová studied at the Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she gained her master’s degree in 2010. She lives and works in Bratislava.
Flora VagiFlóra Vági’s (1978) main sources of inspiration are organic shapes and materials. She worked with exotic types of wood for a long time but finally decided to focus on paper as her basic material. Paper’s unlimited potential gave her work a new dimension.
Vági: “The material I use says something about how I see the world. Once I have shaped the paper into a jewel, it can be returned to the world but just a bit different from the material that came to me originally.”
The brooch Ala Pervinca combines the pages of a book in a new shape with gold leaf and acrylic paint. Vági won the World Craft Council Award with this brooch in 2012.
Flóra Vági graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2008 but had already won the Marzee Prize in 2004, awarded by the Marzee gallery in Nijmegen. Vági’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe. She also gives (guest) lectures
Mette Saabye | DenmarkMette Saabye | Denmark
Mette Saabye (1969) is known in Denmark and abroad as one of the most innovative and experimental jewellery designers. Although she puts together collections sporadically, she usually creates one-offs that may or may not be tailored to specific people.
Saabye uses both expensive and cheap (waste) materials but mostly allows herself to be inspired by whatever is available. Gold rings decorated with buttons from grandmother’s button box are not an unusual combination. Paper is also a material she likes to incorporate in her jewellery.
Saabye feels it is important that the object is interesting on multiple levels. In addition to a sound theoretical basis, the jewel should have decorative qualities.Mette Saabye has won several prizes, including the St. Loye Prisen, a prize awarded by Copenhagen’s Goldsmith Guild to support young talent. She opened her own gallery and studio in Copenhagen in 2005.

Alix manon (BE) brooch - For the brooch and pendant that will be shown during CODA Paper Art 2013, Manon used recycled paperAlix Manon (BE) brooch – For the brooch and pendant that will be shown during CODA Paper Art 2013, Manon used recycled paper, which she treated with paint and ink. By piling up shapes, she creates a new image. Alix Manon attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She also studied at the Academy SAIMAA University of Applied Sciences in Imatra (Finland) for a year in order to familiarise herself with the use of various techniques & the simplicity of Northern European design.
Shari Pierce Shari Pierce (1973) is mainly inspired by the objects she encounters on the street in everyday life. She takes photos of everything she sees. This can result in seemingly random images of piles of cardboard boxes by the side of the road, protest marches or dilapidated sheds.
She takes the material she finds on the street with her and incorporates it into her jewellery designs. These pieces of jewellery are either fragile or monumental compared to the photographic images, which capture the material in a broader context.
Pierce combines the materials she finds on the street with precious metals, giving her jewellery a new shape and meaning.
Nel LinssenNel Linssen (1935) has been creating jewellery and objects made of paper for over thirty years. Her work can be found in museum collections all over the world.
Linssen’s work has its very own imagery, which is very distinct. Linssen: “My work develops intuitively and based on an empirical approach. I am on a continual search for logical constructions that are inspired by rhythms and structures in the botanical world. Paper as a basic material was an obvious choice for me because it possesses many qualities that are very useful to me.”
Maureen Ngoc | VietnamMaureen Ngoc | Vietnam
Maureen Ngoc (1989) recently graduated from the London College of Fashion with My Ngoc; a collection of jewellery and fashion accessories made of paper. This exceptional collection shows that contemporary jewellery is often a fusion of ancient traditions and modern techniques.
Ngoc based the collection on three-dimensional patterns and traditional origami techniques. The result is a collection of conceptual jewellery that is not only designed to be decorative but can also be seen as body armour.
Ngoc drew inspiration from the shape of bird feathers when designing My Ngoc. The jewels are made of thousands of folded sheets of paper and follow the wearer’s movements. These movements constantly result in new shapes and three-dimensional patterns. The collection was photographed in black and white by Tho Vu.


CODA Museum
Vosselmanstraat 299
(Museumingang: hoek Vosselmanstraat/Roggestraat)
7311 CL Apeldoorn
tel.: (055) 5268400
fax: (055) 5268499


EXPO ‘Helter Skelter’ – Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim (DE) – 7-28 Avril 2013

Helter Skelter. Exhibition. Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim Germany

Helter Skelter. Exhibition. Galerie Rosemarie Jäger Hochheim -    Exhibition 7.4. - 28.4.2013   - Artists:  Alexander Blank  Attai Chen  Carina Chitsaz- Shoshtary  Melanie Isverding  Mia Maljojoki  Alexander Blank

Helter – skelter or harum – scarum or maybe rather hurly – burly … the question is:
Who or what will be topsy – turvy here? Staged as a „ collision „ between five jewelry makers, all of whom live in Munich but are of disparate origins, the first joint exhibition of Alexander Blank, Attai Chen, Carina Chitsaz- Shoshtary, Melanie Isverding and Mia Maljojoki will present intriguing jewelry creations at Rosemarie Jäger’s gallery in Hochheim.
These five jewelry artists met while studying in Professsor Otto Künzli’s class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Nevertheless, visitors will find no trace of homogeinity or uniformity in this exhibition, because each oft hem has found his or her own idiosyncratic „ language „ that manifests itself in their highly imaginative and original jewelry. What units them ist he sculptural quality of their pieces, which present themselves as small, three – dimensional wearble sculptures that also reveal demanding artistic standards and meticulous craftsmanship.

Helter Skelter  exhibition

Artists:  Alexander Blank –  Attai Chen  –  Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary  –  Melanie Isverding  –  Mia Maljojoki

expo Helter Skelter - Alexander BlankAlexander Blank jewels hanging 

Alexander Blank  Brooch: Jimmy 2013  Hand-carved high density foam, silver, graphite, lacquerAlexander Blank  Brooch: Jimmy 2013  Hand-carved high density foam, silver, graphite, lacquer

Mia Maljojoki  Neckpiece: Life is juicy-How fragile is your day#6 2013  Porcelain, elastic band, cotton  8 x 10 x 7 cmMia Maljojoki  Neckpiece: Life is juicy-How fragile is your day#6 2013  Porcelain, elastic band, cotton

Carina Chitsaz  Necklace: Shoshtary Gray with Stains 2012  Graffiti, silver  8 x 6,5 x 4 cmCarina Chitsaz  Necklace: Shoshtary Gray with Stains 2012  Graffiti, silver 

EXPO helter skelter - CARINA CHITSAZ-SHOSTARYCarina Chitsaz-Shoshtary



Galerie Rosemarie Jäger
Wintergasse 13
65239 – Hochheim am Main
Telephone: + 49(0) 6146 2203


Schmuck 2013 – EXPO ‘The Lunatic Swing’ – Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE) – 26 Fevr.-30 Mars 2013

The Lunatic Swing

The group of artists from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich come back again and display an exhibition during the Schmuck fair 2013.

Special-Opening during « SCHMUCK 2013 Munich » on 7th March at 5pm – 8pm.

Opening on 26 th February at 7pm

during SCHMUCK : "The LUNATIC swing" -  Neue Ausstellung mit Attai Chen, Carina Shisaz-Shoshtary. Sungho Cho, Laura Deakin Melanie Isverding und Emma Price - in Kunstarkaden, München -

Looking past the confines of the given space these six emerging contemporary jewellers will exhibit their work on a transformed landscape. Stretching fabric tight over these traditional forms the play of light swings a delirious dance. The artists involved are all alumni of Munich’s Academy of Fine Art having studied under Prof. Otto Künzli.

Participants:  Attai Chen, Israel — Songho Cho, South Korea — Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary, Germany — Laura Deakin, Australia — Melanie Isverding, Germany — Emma Price, Australia –

  Melanie Isverding - Cavea Melanie Isverding – Cavea

Sungho Cho - Abstraktes Selbstbildnis, Brosche Sungho Cho – Abstraktes Selbstbildnis, Brosche



PS : June 4, 2013  to  June 29, 2013  the exhibition will be at FUNAKI Gallery !

Sparkassenstraße 3,
80331 Munich
opening times: tuesday-saturday 1-7pm, sunday 1-6pm

Tel.: 089 233-23784
Fax: 089 233-21892



Schmuck 2013 – EXPO ‘TRANSIT’ – Galerie für Angewandte Kunst München (DE) – 1er Mars-13 Avril 2013

see EXPO ‘TRANSIT’ – The Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE) – 14 Juin-12 Aout 2012

Transit – Zeitgenössischer Schmuck aus Israel

Von 1. März bis 13. April 2013 in der Galerie für Angewandte Kunst München. -  Eröffnung: 28. Februar 2013, 18.30-20:30 Uhr

during SCHMUCK : Transit - Zeitgenössischer Schmuck aus Israel    Dauer der Ausstellung: 1. März bis 13. April 2013    Die Ausstellung gibt einen Einblick in den aktuellen Stand des  zeitgenössischen Schmucks in Israel.

Die Ausstellung gibt einen Einblick in den aktuellen Stand des zeitgenössischen Schmucks in Israel. Sie zeigt Qualitäten und besondere Eigenheiten israelischer Schmuckkünstler und die Unterschiede zur mitteleuropäischen Schmuckszene.

Anat Aboucaya Grozovski Brosche, „land(e)scapes“, 2011 Silber, gefundenes Metall, Messing, laminierte Landkarte, Streichhölzer Foto: Etienne Boisrond (during SCHMUCK exhibition "TRANSIT" (Transit – Zeitgenössischer Schmuck aus Israel  Von 1. März bis 13. April 2013 in der Galerie für Angewandte Kunst München. Pacellistraße 6-8 80333 München 089 2901470, Eröffnung: 28. Februar 2013, 18.30-20:30 Uhr) Anat Aboucaya Grozovski Brosche, „land(e)scapes“, 2011 Silber, gefundenes Metall, Messing, laminierte Landkarte, Streichhölzer Foto: Etienne Boisrond

Die Ausstellung „Transit“ gibt einen Einblick in den aktuellen Stand des zeitgenössischen Schmucks in Israel. Nach den Stationen im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, im Deutschen Goldschmiedehaus Hanau und in der Stiftung Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, zeigt der Bayerische Kunstgewerbe-Verein die von Jürgen Eickhoff (Galerie Spektrum, München) kuratierte Ausstellung in seiner Galerie für Angewandte Kunst.

Vered Kaminski Halsschmuck, 2010, Alpaka, Bronze Foto: Vered Kaminski (expo TRANSIT) Vered Kaminski Halsschmuck, 2010, Alpaka, Bronze Foto: Vered Kaminski

Was unterscheidet israelische Schmuckkünstler von ihren deutschen Kollegen? Es sind die Lebensumstände, sagt Iris Fishof, jüdische Kunsthistorikerin und Autorin des Katalogs. „Die politische Situation in der Region spiegelt sich in zahlreichen Werken wider. Manche Künstler machen ein klares Statement und äußern lautstarken Protest, während andere mit leiseren Tönen an die Sache herangehen. Der brisante Fragenkomplex Kriege, Terror, Ungerechtigkeit drückt sich auf unterschiedliche Weise aus. Einige Künstler setzen sich mit dem Leid auseinander und zeigen Mitgefühl mit den Opfern. Andere offenbaren Trauma und Angst. Nicht in allen Arbeiten jedoch sind unmittelbare Spuren der politischen Situation ablesbar. Die Wahl von Medium und Verfahren steht bei einigen Arbeiten der Ausstellung im Vordergrund. Die Werkstoffe sind einfach und schlicht. Diese Anspruchslosigkeit des Materials verbindet sich oft mit einer Ästhetik, die der Tradition der Schmuckgestaltung nicht entspricht. Sie bewegt sich zwischen minimalistischer Einfachheit einerseits und Vulgärem und Trashigem am anderen Ende der Skala“.

Den wichtigsten Beweggrund der Künstler fasst Kurator Jürgen Eickhoff zusammen: „Der politische Einfluss in der Aussage des Schmucks ist bedeutend höher als bei uns. Hier sind vor allem zwei Dingen auffällig: Zum einen ist die politische Situation ein deutliches und direktes Thema für viele Künstler, auch im
Schmuckbereich. Diese „Politisierung“ der Thematik im Schmuck ist in Israel deutlich stärker ausgeprägt als hierzulande. Das zweite ist das Phänomen, dass es eine kontinuierliche Entwicklung gibt, die von vielen getragen wird, die oft nur über wenige Jahre beim Schmuck bleiben und dann zum Design oder zur freien Kunst wechseln. Also eine Beständigkeit der Entwicklung, die nicht unbedingt an immer dieselben Künstler gekoppelt ist.“

Welche Sprache spricht zeitgenössischer Schmuck aus Israel?
„Die Werkstoffe, die die Schmuckmacher verwenden, sind verhältnismäßig schlicht“, resümiert Iris Fishof. „Sie reichen von Silber über recyceltes Papier zu Holz. Gold findet sich kaum. Steine sind rar. Außer Silber kommen ein paar Metalle zur Verwendung, desgleichen Glasperlen, textile und synthetische Materialien und Fundstücke. Diese Schlichtheit der Werkstoffe ist in der israelischen Kunst anerkannt und bekannt als „Want of Matter“.
In vielen Stücken der Ausstellung spürt man die Freude am Experimentieren mit neuen Techniken.
Deutlich zu beobachten ist eine Rückkehr zum Handwerklichen. Sogar industrielle Materialien wie Aluminiumnetz werden mit handwerklichen Verfahren fachgerecht verarbeitet. Die Farbgebung ist im Großen und Ganzen eher gedämpft. Einfarbigkeit, vor allem Grau und ein paar Brauntöne, herrschen vor. Die Farben sind möglicherweise eine Antwort auf die Landschaft
Israels, die zeitweise trocken und karg ist. Leuchtende Farben finden sich, wenn überhaupt, vor allem in Arbeiten mit Email, Epoxitharz und Fundstücken. Die Rückkehr zum Ornamentalen, ein globaler Trend, ist auch im zeitgenössischen Schmuck aus Israel zu beobachten. Blumen und Unkräuter, eine Arabeske, Tiere und sogar ein als politisches Abzeichen getragener Panzer – das sind alles Ornamente. Die Schmuckstücke vermitteln eine neue Ästhetik. Sie haben keinen Glamour und sind nicht verführerisch im herkömmlichen Sinne.
Aber einige strahlen eine poetische Schönheit oder Aura aus, während der Reiz von anderen in ihrem rohen und scheinbar unfertigen Aussehen liegt.“

In der Ausstellung werden Arbeiten gezeigt von:

Shirly Bar-Amotz  — Attai Chen  — Maya Dekel  — Anat Aboucaya Grozovski  — Edda Vardimon Gudnason  – Dana Hakim  — Rory HooperVered Kaminski Gregory Larin — Einat Leader  — Tehila Levi Hyndman — Ido Noy  — Michal Oren  — Galya Rosenfeld — Kobi Roth — Michal Bar-On Shaish — Deganit Stern Schocken  — Ella Wolf

"Transit – Zeitgenössischer Schmuck aus Israel" (work by Deganit Stern Schocken -  Neckpiece: Heaven on Earth 2008  Tank run over drinks cans, gems) Deganit Stern Schocken -  Neckpiece: Heaven on Earth 2008  Tank run over drinks cans, gems

Michal Bar-On Shaish Brosche, „Wire to Net“, 2011 Silber à jour Email Foto: Leoniod Padrul (EXPO "TRANSIT") Michal Bar-On Shaish Brosche, „Wire to Net“, 2011 Silber à jour Email Foto: Leoniod Padrul

Attai Chen Brosche, 2010 Papier, Farbe, Holzkohle, Leim, Messing, Edelstahl Foto: Mirei Takeuchi (expo "TRANSIT") Attai Chen Brosche, 2010 Papier, Farbe, Holzkohle, Leim, Messing, Edelstahl Foto: Mirei Takeuchi


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