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COUP de COEUR – JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP – ça coule …. de source ……… – EXPO « Overgrown » at Sienna Patti gallery – 15 Juin-9 Juill. 2018

JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP « Overgrown »  at Sienna Patti gallery -   JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP -  June 15 – July 9, 2018 « For someone inspired by imperfectionJulia Maria Künnap creates objects that perfectly capture a moment in time. With flawless skill and control Künnap transforms some of the earth’s hardest materials into melting pools of liquid, sweeping brushstrokes, and about-to-burst bubbles. Overgrown, shows Künnap striving for ever more precision and pushing her materials to greater physical and conceptual limits. These efforts have resulted in impossibly thin fragments and delicate drips that suspend disbelief. Working natural stones, Künnap’s current show is filled with striking blues and greens, inky black, chalky white and translucent crystal, a bold palette that complements the juxtaposition of hand carved facets and highly polished curves. Künnap’s work has always spoken to the magical reality of the natural world—the way water changes from liquid to solid and back to liquid again—and the human desire to understand and tame it. It is no coincidence therefore that finely cut gemstones and the tradition of lapidary work has been a main point of reference throughout Künnap’s work. In recent piece however, she playfully looks at other objects and materials altered by humans. Künnap carefully reshapes cacholong into a ball of crumpled paper. Though the stone is relatively unknown to even most gemstone connoisseurs, Künnap chose it for its matte texture and likeness to paper. With the labor of carving she highlights an unglamorous yet prized stone and makes permanent an ephemeral form that rarely exists beyond the trash bin. Similarly, her series of brushstroke brooches and earrings freeze a human act. By isolating the expressive curve and movement of a stroke, Künnap memorializes both the gesture and the resulting outcome. Künnap marries her mastery of lapidary with subtlety. It is this union that makes Künnap’s work so seductive and timeless »

 Julia Maria Künnap - Bubble Gum Ring, 2018. carved amethyst & 18k white goldJulia Maria Künnap  - Bubble Gum Ring, 2018. carved amethyst & 18k white gold

JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP - "Or Better a Fine One" , 2017. (brooch), carved lapis lazuli & 18k yellow gold

Julia Maria Künnap  - « Or Better a Fine One » , 2017. (brooch), carved lapis lazuli & 18k yellow gold

Julia Maria Künnap- Why Is It Still Overgrowing?, 2018. (earrings).  nephrite & 18k yellow gold

Julia Maria Künnap- Why Is It Still Overgrowing?, 2018. (earrings).  nephrite & 18k yellow gold

JULIA MARIA KüNNAP | Overgrown - Sienna Patti - Contemporary Art Gallery June 15 - July 9 |

Julia Maria KünnapSupervolcano ring -  carved obsidian with rhodium plated silver band

  Julia Maria Künnap graduated in 2004 from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Jewellery Art Department under Professor Kadri Mälk. A 2018 recipient of the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Prize, Künnap is known for her mysteriously and meticulously carved lapidary work. Her work has been included in group and solo exhibitions around the world. Julia Maria Künnap currently lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. This is her second solo exhibition at Sienna Patti.     Sienna Patti Gallery 80 Main Street Lenox Massachusetts 01240 USA (001) 413 637 8386


During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘ESTONISHING !’ – Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich (DE) – 24 Fevr.-1er Mars 2016

Galeria Thomas Cohn

ESTONISHING ! 13* from Estonia

during Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich Munich, Germany – Galerie Thomas Cohn
Curator:  Galeria Thomas Cohn

Estonishing ! 13* from Estonia

Galeria Thomas Cohn is participating at the Handwerkmesse, SCHMUCK 2016 with an update of the production of Estonian artists after the publication of the book « Castle in the Air » by ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers. Galeria Thomas Cohn, a Brazilian gallery and the only one to represent Latin America, represents well-known artists from 14 different countries who are both exhibiting and providing workshops for local artists and students.

 Artist list  Liv Blavarp — Marcia Cirne Lima — Sonia Gomes — Sofja Hallik – Hanna Hedman — Nils HintPiret Hirv — Karin Johansson — Beppe Kessler — Julia Maria Künnap — Udi Lagallina — Kristina Laurits — Nel Linssen — Eve Margus VillemsKadri MälkVillu Plink — Darja Popolitova — Katja Prins — Marina Sheetikoff — Carina Shoshtary — Bettina Speckner — Anna Talbot — Ketli Tiitsar — Terhi Tolvanen — Maria Valdma — Tanel Veenre

 Ketli Tiitsar Second Nature V brooch 2016 ash wood, silver, pigment: Ketli Tiitsar Second Nature V brooch 2016 ash wood, silver, pigment

 Piret Hirv One Straw brooch 2015 silver: Piret Hirv One Straw brooch 2015 silver

 Eve Margus-Villems - Hermes&Hera rings 2015 gabbro, marble, white gold, oxidized silver: Eve Margus-Villems – Hermes&Hera rings 2015 gabbro, marble, white gold, oxidized silver

 Sofia Hallik Homeosis_III necklace 2015 plastic, 18ct gold, rubber:  Sofia Hallik Homeosis_III necklace 2015 plastic, 18ct gold, rubber

 Maarja Niinemägi Nightfloats brooch 2013 engraved milky opal, buffalo horn, silver, gold: Maarja Niinemägi Nightfloats brooch 2013 engraved milky opal, buffalo horn, silver, gold

 Tanel Veenre Neckpiece: Magic Flute III, 2016 Wood, rock crystal, silver: Tanel Veenre Neckpiece: Magic Flute III, 2016 Wood, rock crystal, silver

 Julia-Maria Künnap Brooch: Mother and daughter I, 2015 Gold, obsidian:  Julia-Maria Künnap Brooch: Mother and daughter I, 2015 Gold, obsidian

 Nils Hint Necklace: Very practical necklace, 2016 forged / welded iron:  Nils Hint Necklace: Very practical necklace, 2016 forged / welded iron

  Kadri Mälk Brooch: Duende 1, 2016 Painted cibatool, silver, pleonast:  Kadri Mälk Brooch: Duende 1, 2016 Painted cibatool, silver, pleonast



Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Willy Brandt Allee 1, Messegelände
81829 -  Munich
Phone: 0049 89 5119 248


Schmuck 2016 – demandez le PROGRAMME !! – Munich (DE) – 24 Fevr.-1er Mars 2016

Classé dans : Allemagne (DE),Salon,SCHMUCK / MJW (DE),www Current-Obsession,www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 1:54



Like every year in March the Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern presents the special exhibition SCHMUCK at the International Trade Fair in Munich (IHM). It is the most popular exhibition about contemporary jewellery and is well known all over the world. Since 1959 SCHMUCK is considered to be the most important exhibition concerning jewellery.
This year the juror for Schmuck was Peter Skubic.  His statement will be published in the catalogue Schmuck 2016.

Place of Event : International Trade Fair Munich – Hall B1 « Handwerk & Design »

Artist list :

Linda Al Assis — Sofia BjörkmanSigurd Bronger — Jaki Coffey — Conversation Piece Simon Cottrell Jennifer Crupi Xiang Dai Ute EitzenhöferDonald Friedlich Kyoko Fukuchi Emil Gustafsson Janne K. Hansen Makoto HiedaJohn Iversen Karin Johansson Junwon Jung Margit Jäschke Lauren Kalman Jiro Kamata Helfried Kodré Marie-Louise Kristensen Akiko Kurihara Claire LavendhommeYojee Lee Annamaria Leiste Wan Ying Lin Honggang LuPeter MachataJana Machatova Stefano Marchetti Victoria McIntoshBruce Metcalf Kadri MälkKazumi Nagano Ritsuko Ogura Sham Patwardhan-Joshi Ruudt Peters Hana PolivkováMette SaabyeMarjorie Schick Moniek SchrijerHenriette Schuster Biba SchutzHiawatha Seiffert –  Jiří Sibor Ludmilla Sikolová –  Bettina Speckner -- Gisbert StachHyoung Sung Jelizaveta Suska Fumuki Taguchi Anna Talbot Lori TalcottFátima Tocornal Flora Vagi Tanel Veenre Graziano Visintin Petr Vogel Silvia WalzKarol Weisslechner Josephine Winther Annamaria ZannellaPetra Zimmermann Felieke van der Leest Daniel von Weinberger

(* in BLUE : see posts about their jewelry)


Classic 2016/MEISTER DER MODERNE 2016 : Peter Chang, Scotland

Classic 2016: Peter Chang, Scotland -       Bracelet | Peter Chang.  Acrylic, polyester,  PVC and silver.  Classic 2016: Peter Chang, Scotland -   Bracelet – Acrylic, polyester,  PVC and silver



(THANKS to Current-Obsession !)

International Handwerksmesse
The leading trade fair for craft trades
International Handwerksmesse and «Handwerk & Design» 2016

Handwerk & Design 2016 Fair
24.02. – 01.03.2016
09:30 – 18:00
Fairground Messe Munich, Hall B1
- EXEMPLA 2016 ‘Kleine Bauten’
- TALENTE 2016  Award Ceremony, 27.02.2016 16:30
- SCHMUCK 2016
Herbert-Hofmann-Award Ceremony, 27.02.2016 17:00

Booth number 751 in Hall B1
– „Astonish“ is a group of young jewellery artists which are current students or recent alumni’s form University of Applied Sciences Trier, Campus Idar-Oberstein
Dana SeachugaEdu TarinEva BurtonGabriela Cohn — Helen Habtay — Julia Maria Obermaier — Katharina Anna Reimann — Saerom KongSharareh AghaeiStephie Morawetz

„Astonish“ is a group of young jewellery artists which are current students or recent alumni’s form University of Applied Sciences Trier, Campus Idar-Oberstein-

(* green numbers : see developped post)

Galeria Thomas Cohn

ESTONISHING ! by Estonian artists:
Kadri MalkTanel VeenreJulia Maria KünnapNils HintKristina Laurits — Sofja Hallik — Darja Popolitova — Villu PlinkEve Margus Villems — Ketli Tiitsar — Maria Valdma – Piret Hirv
From Brazil: Sonia Gomes (Venice Biennial 2015), Marcia Cirne Lima, Udi Lagallina, Marina Sheetikoff
From Europe: Liv Blavarp (NO), Terhi Tolvanen (FI),Bettina Speckner (DE), Hanna Hedman (SE), Carina Shoshtary (DE), Katja Prins (NL), Anna Talbot (NO), Nel Linssen (NL), Beppe Kessler (NL), Karin Johannsen and others

Estonishing ! 13* from Estonia


Master students Object & Jewellery of the PXL-MAD in Hasselt (Be): Jasmijn Coenen, Zoë Detrez, Stephanie Morreau
Messegelände Munich, Halle B1 in front of ‘Schmuck’
Interactive event 27.02.2016 9.30 to 18:00



AJF Artist Award Exhibition at Gallery PLATINA – Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 5 finalists for its 2016 Artist Award

Lynn Batchelder, Carina Shoshtary, Seth Papac, Aric Verrastro and Timothy Veske-McMahon

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 5 finalists for its 2016 Artist Award. They will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from Platina, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany, from February 24 through March 1, 2016. The 5 finalists for AJF's 2016 Artist Award are: Lynn Batchelder, Carina Shoshtary, Seth Papac, Aric Verrastro &  Timothy Veske-McMahon.(Seth Papec, Cali Condensation, 2015, necklace, 18 kt gold, brass, aluminum, rayon): (Seth Papac)

AJF Book Release at Galerie Marzee

David Beytelmann, Nigel Borell, Monika Brugger, Cécile Bulté, Susan Cohn, Anna Conticello, Liesbeth den Besten, Rutger Emmelkamp, Julie Ewington, Mònica Gaspar, Stephen Knott, Marthe Le Van, Baptiste Lignel, Jillian Moore, Stephen Mulqueen, Elisabeth Murphy, Kevin Murray, Kerianne Quick, Suzanne Ramljak, Amina Rizwan, Damian Skinner, Emily Stoehrer, Timothy Information Limited, Namita Gupta Wiggers, and Marilyn Zapf


Wednesday 17.02.2016

Maurer Zilioli – Contemporary Arts
Artists of the gallery: Bischoff, Hilbert, Martinazzi, Pontoppidan, Smit,Visintin, Weber and others
Special guests: Sungho Cho, Jutta Kallfelz, Marketa Kratochvilova, Mikiko Minewaki, Despo Sophocleous, Ketli Tiitsar, Luzia Vogt
Luisenstraße 45 / I (entrance Steinheilstraße, last door on the left), Munich
Opening: 17.02.2016 18:00
17.02.2016 – 26.03.2016
24-28 February 10:00-19:00

Luzia Vogt will be part of the #exhibition From A to Z at Maurer Zilioli / #white #brooch made of #lollysticks #luziavogt #munichjewelleryweek #mjw16: (Luzia Vogt brooch)

Thursday 18.02.2016

Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein e.V., Galerie für Angewandte Kunst
Mari Ishikawa
Pacellistraße 6-8, Munich
19.02.2016 – 02.04.2016

EXHIBITION :"Where does the parallel world exist?" by Mari Ishikawa


Friday 19.02.2016

SHELF LIFE - Work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins
Elena Bonanoni, Caroline Broadhead, Season Cheng, Lin Cheung, Olivia Cosh Hall, Lucie Davies, Naomi Filmer, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Rosie Greener, Emily Grimble, Katy Hackney, Lily Harte, Stacey Huang, Jieun Kim, Giles Last, Holly Matthewson, Marlene McKibbin, Maria Militsi, Akiko Shinzato, Ella Stern, Esna Su, Yuxi Sun, Florance Tebbutt, Anna Tuhus, Juliette van de Kerchove, Misha Venter, Max Warren, Silvia Weidenbach, Scott Wilson, Jennifer Wong, Scarlett Zhang
Türkenstraße 36, Munich
20.02.2016 – 01.03.2016
Opening event 26.02 17.00 – 20.00
Mon-Fri 10.00 – 19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00, Sun 11:00-19:00
25.02.2016: Presentation by Lin Cheung and Naomi Filmer, 16.00 – 17.00
27.02.2016: Exhibitors Tour, 11.00-12.00

« #4 on the #mjw16 #munichjewelleryweek MAP / Shelf Life shows work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course.… »:

Saturday 20.02.2016

Gallery Anna Pirk
Bettina Dittlmann & Carolanne Patterson

From HERE to THERE by Bettina Dittlmann and Carolanne Patterson

A) Gallery Anna Pirk
Seestraße 24, Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee
Opening 20.02 17:00
23.02.2016 – 05.03.2016
Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 13:00-18:00

B) Gallery Anna Pirk guest at stilrad°°
Pacellistraße 5, München
25.02 Drawing Performance 17:00-22:00
stilrad°° is also listed as a MCBW event


Sunday 21.02.2016

Galerie Biró Junior
A selection of students representing six leading jewellery classes in Germany, as a guest at the Galerie Royal
Luisenstraße 66, Munich
Mon-Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-15:00
Kinga Zobel presents German Jewellery Academies, with artists talks by
Thu 25.02. 11:00 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Prof. Karen Pontoppidan
15:00 Hochschule Pforzheim, Prof. Andi Gut
Fri 26.02. 11:00 Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften und Kunst, Hildesheim, Prof. Georg Dobler
15:00 Hochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Prof. Theo Smeets
Sat 27.02. 11:00 Burg Giebichenstein, Prof. Daniel Kruger
13:00 Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Prof. Suska Mackert

Germany's upcoming talents Exhibition  / 21Feb2016 - 28Feb2016 Galerie Royal


Tuesday 23.02.2016

Akademie Galerie
Emi Fukuda, Naama Bergman
U-Bahnhof Universität (U3,U6) nördliches Zwischengeschoss
Opening 23.02 18:00
23.02.2016 – 05.03.2016
Wed-Fri 13:00-19:00, Sat 13:00-16:00, 28.2-5.3 16:00-19:00

Dissolved revolved

Die Ohrring Boutique
Einat Leader, Shachar Cohen
Adalbertstraße 19, Munich
Opening 23.02 18:30
23.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Wed-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-13:00

Rattle Your Jewellery 23Feb2016 - 27Feb2016 Die Ohrring Boutique Munich

Anne Hein, Anna Jarczyk, Ulrike Kleine-Behnke, Sarah Powell, Susanne Weyand, Jing Yang
Sparkassenstraße 3, Munich
Opening 23.02 19:00
Tue-Sat 13.00-19.00, extra open 28.02-29.02 13.00-19.00

to make you -23Feb-16Mar2016 - Kunstarkaden Munich

Takayoshi Terajima, Saika Matsuda
Meindlstraße 4 Munich
23.02.2016 – 29.02.2016
Tue-Sun 10.00-20.00, Mon 10.00-17.00

Munich Jewellery Week 2016 IN⇆OUT - Takayoshi Terajima, Saika Matsuda  Meindlstraße 4 Munich U6 Harras  23.02.2016 – 29.02.2016 Tue-Sun 10.00-20.00, Mon 10.00-17.00  Opening Party: Tuesday 23.02.2016 18.00


Wednesday 24.02.2016

David Bielander ‘Dante-Goods and Bads’, Schmuckvitrine, ‘Aluminium’ Volker Atrops
Theatinerstraße 14, Munich
24.02.2016-01.03.2016, Mon-Tue 10:00-19:00

Lost Weekend
Schellingstraße 3, Munich
Open daily Mon-Fri 24.02.2016 – 01.03.2016, 08:00 – 20:00, Sat 10:00 – 20:00
Sun, 12:00 – 18:00
24.02 10:00 – 11:00 CURRENT OBSESSION’s SOCIAL CLUB #1
25.02 10:00 – 11:00 CURRENT OBSESSION’s SOCIAL CLUB #2
and later from 20:00 – 02:00 #3 PAPER LAUNCH PARTY!
26.02 10:00 – 11:00 CURRENT OBSESSION’s SOCIAL CLUB #3
27.02 10:00 – 11:00 CURRENT OBSESSION’s SOCIAL CLUB #4

Social club - party

Joanne Haywood, Judith Schwendener, Lital Mendel, Dita Antonopoulou, Yolande Duchateau, Anne Dinan, T-Squared, Eugenia Feroussi, Linda Savineau, EDELPLAST – Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Kalliopi Andrikopoulou Syn Apeiro, Marion Delarue, Juan Harnie, Thikwa Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst, Eleftheria Spantidaki, Martijntje Cornelia, Nolia Shakti, Christoph Ziegler, Loukia Richards
Parked in front of Gallery Weltraum
Rumfordstraße 26, Munich
24.02.2016 – 01.03.2016

MYTHS 2015 Greek Jewellery Art - MYTHS 2016 - TEST DRIVE -

Galerie Wittenbrink
David Bielander
Türkenstraße 16, Munich
24.02.2016-01.03.2016 Wed-Sat 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-20:00

Galerie Biro in collaboration with Jewelers Werk, Washington DC, USA
Thea Clark, Rebekah Frank and Iris Eichenberg, Missy Graff, Lisa Gralnick, Mielle Harvey, Timothy Veske-McMahon, Darcy Miro, Edgar Mosa, Seth Papac, Carolanne Patterson, Sharon Portelance, Aric Verrasto, Jonathan Wahl and Sayumi Yokouchi
Guest at Galerie Jordanow, Zieblandstraße 19, Munich
25.02.2016-28.2.2016, 11:00-19:00

New work from the new world

Galerie Artefakt
Graduates of Georg Dobler  – Exhibition Febr 24 till 5. March -
Hans-Sachs-Straße 13, Munich
24.02.2016-05.03.2016, Mon-Fri 11:00-18:30, Sat 11:00-15:00


Susanne Elstner + Karin Traxler, Susanne Holzinger + Bettina v. Reiswitz, Barbara v. Taeuffenbach + Suse Güllert, Hanni Weber + Maria Verburg
Schleissheimer Straße 61, Munich
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Wed-Sun 11:00-20:00

"Schmuck und Hülle" - galerieGEDOKmuc -  Dauer der Ausstellung vom 24. – 28. Februar 2016 Öffnungszeiten: täglich 11 bis 20 Uhr und nach telefonischer Vereinbarung -- Angewandte Kunst im Rahmen der IHM München, GEDOK Künstlerinnen im Dialog: -- Susanne Elstner + Karin Traxler Susanne Holzinger + Bettina von Reiswitz Barbara von Taeuffenbach + Suse Güllert Hanni Weber + Maria Verburg -- Die Ausstellung im Rahmen der Internationalen Handwerksmesse München IHM thematisiert den Dia:


Aaron Patrick Decker, Anke Huyben, Christie Schellings, Joske Joosten, Marit van Heumen, Steven Gordon Holman, Zaza Duarte
Steinstraße 59, Munich
Opening 24.02.2016 16:00
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
10:00 – 17:00

ome and see BLANCO during Schmuck in Munich!  New works from Marit van Heumen, Joske Joosten, Anke Huyben, Christie Schellings, Zaza Duarte, Steven Gordon Holman and Aaron Patrick Decker.:

Galerie Handwerk
Opening Glenn Adamson, Nanette L. Laitman Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
Max-Joseph-Straße 4, Munich
25.02.2016-02.04.2016, 10:00-18:00, 27-29.2.2016, 10:00-15:00

Affären - eine Werkübersicht von Gerd Rothmann

A TRIBUTE TO MANFRED BISCHOFF   - 43 Students Pay Homage
Dina Abargil, Noriko Akao, Silvie Altschuler, Rinaldo Alvarez, Katharina Asam, Eunjae Baek, Suzanne Beautyman, Silje Bergsvik, Catalina Brenes, Daniela Boieri, Shannon Carney, Marianne Casmose Denning, Monica Cecchi, Yu- Chun Chen, Sungho Cho, Claudia Costa, Isabel Dammermann, Elisa Deval, Coco Dunmire, Katie Gruber, Joanne Huang, Sayaka Ito, Anastasia Kandaraki, Karin Kato, Rallou Katsari, Michelle Kraemer, Ara Kuo, Siri O. Kvalfoss, Maru Lopez, Martina Mühlfellner, Malaika Najem, Naoka Nakamura, Angela O’Keefe, Selen Özus, Naama Reich, Jimena Rios, Marzia Rossi, Alessia Semeraro, Yoko Shimizu, Yuki Sumiya, Rudee Tancharoen, Flora Vagi, Anne Wiedau
Welserstraße 15, Munich
Opening 24.02.2016 18:00
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 – 18:00, Sun 10:00 – 14:00   tribute to manfred Bischoff

Deborah Rudolph, Jing He, Jo Pond, Lisa Kröber, Patrícia Domingues, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
Welserstraße 29, Munich
Opening 24.02.2016 18:00
24.02.2016 – 29.02.2016
Wed 15:00 – 19:00, Thu 10:00 – 20:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 – 18:00, Sun 10:00 – 14:00


Micheko Galerie
Lin Cheung, Takashi Kojima, Fumiki Taguchi
Theresienstraße 18, Munich
Opening 24.02.2016 18:00
24.02.2016 – 02.04.2016
Thu – Mon, 11:00 – 7pm / 01.03.- 02.04.2016 gallery opening hours Thu-Fri 14:00 – 19:00, Sat 11:00 – 15:00
MICHEKO GALERIE - Art from Japan - Jewellery Box

Galerie RSTR4
Volker Atrops
Milchstraße 4, Munich
25.02.2016-27.2.2016, 11:00-18:00

Graduates of Applied Art and Design at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences present their work in a 24h window exhibition -
Franziska Behler-Pohl, Linda Gehrig, Karin Heimberg, Alessa Joosten, Hayan Kim, Sally Kiss, Karin Maisch, Felicia Mülbaier, Sarah Regensburger, Alexandra Seuss, Katharina Tannous, Jian Zhang
Donnersbergerstraße 20A, Munich
Opening 25.02. 13:00
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016

spy w/ my little eye

Galerie Spektrum
Ruudt Peters
35 YEARS Galerie Spektrum
with several artists of the gallery
Theresienstraße 46, Munich
Opening 24.02 17:00-21:00
Meet the artist for student 25.02 11:00-12:00
Thu-Fri 17:00-21:00, Sat 11:00-14:00, Sun-Mon 13:00-18:00

 RUUDT PETERS TERRAM - 2th of.February until 9th of April 2016 RUUDT PETERS - IAM - 25th of February until 9th of April 2016 - 35 YEARS GALERIE SPEKTRUM - 26th of February until 9th of April 2016:

Kunsthof Türkenhof
Samira Goetz, Joohee Han
Türkenstraße 78 RGB, Munich
Opening 24.02 18:30
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Thu 12:00-19:00, Fri 11:00-15:00, Sat 11:00-13:00, Sun 12:00-18:00

Marred Monroe

Institut français Munich
Stella Bierrenbach, Brune Boyer, Larissa Cluzet, Julie Decubber, Ambroise Degenève, Anne Lopez, Aude Medori, Camille Moncomble, Nathalie Perret, Galatée Pestre, Céline Sylvestre, Laurence Verdier
Kaulbachstraße 13, Munich
Opening 24.02 18:30
24.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00-19:00
Les artistes de Résidences exposent à l’Institut Français de Munich en février 2016.

Galerie Vernon
Christine Jalio, Helmi Lindblom, Melina Lindroos, Annea Lounatvuori, Wiebke Pandikow, Ginta Zabarovska
Blütenstraße 1, Munich
24.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Opening 24.02 19:00-22:00
Thu, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 12:00-17:00 /
Christine Jalio  - Hatara Project.

Maurer Zilioli – Contemporary Arts guest at kunstbüro reillplast
Amalienstraße 21, Munich
Aperitivo: Fri 26.02.2015 17:00
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
10:00 – 19:00
All there is by Fabrizio Tridenti

Tschechisches Zentrum München
Zdena Roztočilová, Martina Singerová, Oldřich Sládek, Ludmila Šikolová, Martin Verner
Prinzregentenstraße 7, Munich
25.02.2016 – 25.03.2016, Thu-Sun 10:00-18:00, 29.2.-25.3. Mon-Wed, Fri 10:00-17:00

Purity of Materia 25Feb-25Mar2016 Tschechisches Zentrum München  
Kulturzentrum Giesinger Bahnhof
Annika Petterson, Mia Maljojoki
Giesinger Bahnhofplatz 1, Munich
Opening 24.02 20:00-00:00
25.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Thu, Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat 12:00-15:00

The Dinner



Thursday 25.02.2016

Villa Stuck
THE MEETsymposium on collecting, publishing, exhibiting, and sex, hosted by Art Jewelry Forum, Norwegian Crafts, and Current Obsession -
Prinzregentenstraße 60, Munich
25.02.2016 9:00-12:00
Limited seat availability!


Projektraum Christine Rath
Doris Betz, Florian Buddeberg, Anna Maria Eichlinger, Anna Moll
Ligsalzstraße 34, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Wed, Thu 10:00-17:00, Fri 10:00-16:00

**BIG FISH**   Rietveld Jewellery Department presents: **Big Fish**

Niki Ulfstedt, Gongon Chang, Inge van Genuchten, Koen Jacobs, Martina Turini, Mika Yamakoshi, Lindsey Fontijn, Lisa Plaut, Madelief Geus, Sara Leme, Yunting Zhang
25.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Visit the website for location and time.

The Friday Gallery
Ines Seidel, Allun Turner
Frauenstraße 18, Munich
25.02.2016 – 01.03.2016
09:00 – 17:00

GalerieP13 bei Carl Weishaupt
Promenadeplatz 13, Munich
25.2.2016 – 19.03.2016, Tue-Sat 11:00-18:00

Atelier Von Gierke-Berr
Peter Vermandere, Annamaria Leiste
Schraudolphstraße 16, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016

Back from Bengel by Peter Vermandere, UND WEITER by Annamaria Leiste

Windfall GmbH
Felix Lindner, Flora Vagi, Monica Cecchi
Amalienstraße 81a, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Thu-Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-17:00

Flora Vagi, Monica Cecchi et Felix Lindner  - UNDER THE SAME LIGHT

Galerie Biró Junior in cooperation with Platforma, New York
curator: Platforma, Bella Neyman & Ruta Reifen, New York
Artists: Sofia Björkman, SW; Réka Lörincz, HU; Bruce Metcalf, USA; Gisbert Stach, DE; Demitra Thomloudis, USA; Timothy Veske-McMahon, USA
Pestalozzistraße 8, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Thu-Sat 11:00 – 18:00, Sun 12:00-15:00

The Box

Fire Truck
Helen Clara Hemsley, Chequita Nahar, Carla Nuis
Thu 12:00 – 18:00 venue to be announced
Fri 10:00 – 18:00 parking Pinakothek der Moderne
Sat 10:00 – 16:00 Messegelaende Munich
Sun 10:00 – 13:00 venue to be announced

Common Ground

Anastasia Gemeliari, Dora Haralambaki, Agapi Smpokou
Around the streets of Munich
25.02.2016 13.00 – 28.02.2016 20.00


Münchner Residenz, Einsäulensaal
21 jewellery artists from New Zealand
Organised by Makers 101 and curated by Peter Deckers
Residenzstraße 1, Munich
Celebration day (artists present) 25.02 14.00 – 16.00
25.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
SPECIALS, a HandShake Alumni exhibition #42

3 Stations
Jonathan Hens, Dimitar Stankov
Welserstraße 15, Munich
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016, Wed 18:00, Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00 14:00

TRANS-IT - Dimitar Stankov and Jonathan Hens cordially invite you to visit their exhibition during the SCHMUCK Jewellery Week - 24 FEB 2016 - 28 FEB 2016  Wednesday - 6pm Official Opening: Thursday 25th - 3pm Thu - 10pm-7pm Fr - Sat 10 am – 6 pm Su - 10 am – 2 pm:

3 Stations
UNOSTO, Lucie Houdková, Kateřina Matěchová, Karla Olšáková, Markéta Richterová, Kateřina Řezáčová, Klára Šípková, Nastassia Aleinikava, Martin Verner
Welserstraße 11, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016, Thu 15:00-19:00, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-14:00

3Station - In Motion UNOSTO

3 Stations
Students Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Belgium
Welserstraße 23, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016, Thu 15:00-19:00, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-14:00

3Stations - a5 - BRACELETS FOR PAUL & WILLEM (Gallery Ra)

Alexander Blank, Kiko Gianocca, Jing He, Sophie Hanagarth, Jiro Kamata, Florian Weichsberger
Sophienstraße 7A, Munich
26.02. 22:00, Special event ‘The In-Betweenage’ – postcard release !!!
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Thu, Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-15:00, Sun 11:00-18:00

Schmuck 2016 – demandez le PROGRAMME !! – Munich (DE) – 24 Fevr.-1er Mars 2016 dans Allemagne (DE) 12716447_1120546567969055_8048451171006559023_o

Hanna Hedman & Sanna Lindberg
Türkenstraße 67, Munich
Book signing 25.02 16.00-18.00


Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Hanna Hedman & Sanna Lindberg, Kajsa Lindberg, Liesbet Bussche, Lin Cheung, David Clarke, Niels Van de Wouwer, Silke Fleischer, Nils Hint, Göran Kling, Yuka Oyama
24.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Opening 25.02 16:00
Fri, Sat 11:00-20:00, Sun 11:00-16:00


« The creators of this show – students from Rietveld academy, Amsterdam and Akademie d. b. Künste, Nuremberg – are proud to present you… an exhibition about booze & guns as they will triunfe with love … »
Niki Ulfstedt, Clemens Brosinsky
Luisenstraße 68, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.2.2016, Fri 16:00-20:15, Sat 14:00-19:45, Sun 12:00-17:00


Almstadt Schmuck
Reichenbachstraße 25, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.2.2016, Thu-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-16:00

Schmuckgalerie tal20
Illusion and Recollection
Julia Baudler & Ignasi Cavaller
Tal 20, Entrance Radlsteg, Munich
Mon-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-16:00

  gallery tal 20 in Munich! 25th - 29th February.

Galerie Christian Pixis
Kurfürstenstraße 7
Opening 25.2.2016 17:00-21:00
25.2.2016 – 18.3.2016
Fri-Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-18:00 / /
David Clarke & Bettina Speckner #52

84 GHz with LOT62
The Dialogue Collective
Petra Bishai, Isabelle Busnel, Velvet Hart, Victoria King, Maarit Liukkonen, Darja Nikitina, Frances Safari, Natsuki Sawai, Rachel Terry, Maud Traon, Sorcha Wharf, Josie Wood, Anet Wrobel
Schleißheimer Straße 62, Munich
Opening 25.2. 17:00 – 20:00
25.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Fri – Sun 12:00-19:00

EXHIBITION : the Dialogue Collective. By Royal Appointment, Munich 2016:

‘UNTER DEM HIMMELSSTRICH’ / Under the same sky
Sawa Aso, Sophie Baumgärtner, Makiko Mitsunari, Esther Suárez Ruiz
Nordendstraße 7a/entrance Adalbertstraße, Munich
Opening 25.02.2016 17:00
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Fri, Sat 11:00 – 19:00, Sun 11:00 – 14:00

Under the same sky

Café Clara
Märta Mattsson, Klara Brynge, WALKA
Isabellastraße 8, Munich
One night event 25.02.2016 17:00-21:00

Atelier Sunkler
Nicole Beck, Christine Graf, Nadine Kuffner
Neureutherstraße 15, Munich
Opening 25.02 17:30
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Fri 11:00–18:00, Sat 11:00–16:00, Sun 11:00–18:00
Plug in!

Das KloHäuschen
Krista Ruohonen
Ecke Thalkirchener Str./Oberländerstr.
Großmarkthalle München, Westeingang
26.02.2016 – 01.03.2016,15:00-17:00

Galerie Isabella Hund
Peter Skubic
Frauenplatz 13, Munich
26.02.2016 – 18.03.2016, Tue-Fri 11:00-14:00,15:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-16:00/18:00

Unsichtbar #58 | Munich Jewellery Week - Peter Skubic-: Peter Skubic

Ioanna Natsikou
Baaderstraße 16, Munich
Opening 26.02 17:00 – 20:00
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Thu-Sun 12.00-19.00

Before my very eyes

Center Court Gallery
AMERICAN GOTHIC  shows works by a new generation of young American artists, designers, and jewelers
Mallory Weston, Zachery Lechtenberg, Steven Gordon Holman, Aaron Patrick Decker, Emily Cobb, Leslie Boyd
Adalbertstraße 44, Munich
Opening 25.02 18:00-21:00
Thu-Sun 11:00-17:00
05.03.2016 – 12.03.2016 14:00-18:00 or by appointment
American Gothic

Galerie Biro
Lisa Walker
Zieblandstraße 19, Munich
26.02.2016 – 02.04.2016
Tue-Fri 14:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-14:00
Special opening hours 25.02-27.02. 11:00-19:00, 28.02 12:00-16:00
*More info coming soon*

Lisa Walker THE END Galerie Biró

84 GHz
Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen and Tarja Tuupanen
B) Nature Morte. Kirsid ja skelett / Cherries and a Skeleton
Ketli Tiitsar & Kristi Paap
Georgenstraße 84, Munich
Opening 25.02 19:00
25.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Fri – Sun 12:00-19:00

NATURE MORTE. Cherries and Skeleton‎


Wigel Space
Jorge Manilla, Jordi Aparicio
Adlbertstraße 11, Munich
25.02.2016 – 27.02.2016
Thu-Fri 12:00 – 19:00, Sat 10:00 – 15:00

Matices by Jordi Aparicio and Jorge Manilla   - MJW 2016  /  25 Feb-27 Feb 2016 - Wigel space

Kerstin Mayer
Barerstraße 63, Munich
Thu-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-17:00


Junwon Jung, Siyoung Kim
Elisabethstraße 16 Rgb, Munich
26.02.2016 – 01.03.2016, Fri-Mon 13:00-20:00, Tue 13:00-18:00


Friday 26.02.2016


Galerie Handwerk
David Huycke, Anneleen Swillen, Gésine Hackenberg, Claudia Hoppe, Tine De Ruysser, Bert Willems
Max-Joseph-Straße 4, Munich
Seminar Room of Galerie Handwerk
26.02.2016, 10:00-13:00

Studio Gabi Green
co-created by Jivan Astfalck, Laura Bradshaw-Heap & Rachel Darbourne
Gollierstraße 17, Munich
25.02.2016 – 28.02.2016, Thu-Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-16:00

JUNK: rubbish to gold - Drum roll.........

Akademie der Bildenden Künste
Akademiestraße 2-4

Auktion !

84GHz with Kunstgießerei Munich
Federica Sala
Schleißheimer Straße 72, Munich
Opening 26.02 18:00 – 22:00
26.02.2016 – 28.02.2016
Fri 18:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00

Federica Sala

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barerstraße 40, Munich
Opening 26.02 19:00
27.02.2016 – 05.06.2016

Die Neue Sammlung‎MUNICH. OPENING. UNTITLED. THOMAS GENTILLE. AMERICAN JEWELER - clock 	 vendredi 26 février à 19:00h  - Die Neue Sammlung Barerstrasse 40, 80333 Munich: (Thomas Gentille – brooch)

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barerstraße 40, Munich
Opening 26.02 19:00
27.02.2016 – 05.06.2016

MUNICH. OPENING. THE OSLO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS - Die Neue Sammlung - Barerstrasse 40, 80333 Munich:


Saturday 27.02.2016

Arnulfstraße 52, Munich

84 GHz mit Glockenbachwerkstatt,
Scotum Clamp
Blumenstraße 7, Munich



Sunday 28.02.2016


Pinakothek der Moderne – Meeting
Barerstraße 40, Munich
28.02.2016 Lecture 11:00 Alan Preston & Areta Wilkinson. Studio Jewelry in Aotearoa New Zealand Meeting




Selection 4 SCHMUCK 2016 : Kadri Mälk


Congrats to all the artists who made the SCHMUCK 2016 list, on show at the Handwerksmesse during #munichjewelleryweek  24/02–1/03/2016

Congrats to all the artists who made the SCHMUCK 2016 list, on show at the Handwerksmesse during #munichjewelleryweek / #jewellery #brooch by Kadri Mälk     brooch by Kadri Mälk

Kadri Mälk  Brooch: Very Guilty 2010  Siberian jet, black rhodium plated white gold, spinel, tourmalines  11.5 x 6.6 x 1.2 cm: Kadri Mälk  Brooches : « Very Guilty » & « Guilty » 2010  Siberian jet, black rhodium plated white gold, spinel, tourmalines  11.5 x 6.6 x 1.2 cm

interview :« Kadri Mälk – Love Me Or Leave Me Or Let Me Be Lonely »
By Aaron Patrick Decker (THANKS to AJF)

I ascended old stairs to a cozy apartment in Tallinn, Estonia, where I had the pleasure of interviewing the renowned Estonian jeweler Kadri Mälk. As the head of the metals department in the Estonian Academy of Arts, she shines a spotlight on younger Estonian jewelers. She has given rise to a generation whose work is strong, individual, and definitely Estonian. Mälk’s work is dark, poetic, and wholly of her own voice. Utilizing such traditional jewelry materials as gold, silver, gemstones, and jet, she creates a recipe whose melancholy fragrances permeate through all her work. 
Aaron Patrick Decker: How did you come to jewelry?
Kadri Mälk: Initially I studied painting for four years and really enjoyed it. Before that, I worked in a publishing house. After studying painting, I suddenly felt that maybe it wasn’t for me, maybe I needed something more intimate. After that I went to the Academy to study jewelry. I was either 28 or 29 when I graduated. I felt somehow that I was late, an autumn flower. I remained a freelance artist and was on my own for about nine years; meanwhile I was invited to teach. Initially it was just a small workload, like once a week. I enjoyed staying in my atelier and working on my own schedule and freedom. I liked it so much, no due dates and a kind of wild life, a lifestyle I still really appreciate.
After graduation I began some studies in stonework. First in St. Petersburg in a stone-cutting factory, a huge factory that received quite high-quality raw materials from Siberia. Then I studied gemology in Finland at the Lahti Design Institute for two years. I was offered to prolong my studies in London in 1993–94 and receive the highest degree one could get in gemological studies. During that time in Estonia, there was no one in the field of gemology. It’s a small field in general, but in Estonia, no one had this sort of certification.
But then my professor, Kuldkepp, fell ill and couldn’t return to the department anymore. Until this point I had worked alone. Leading a department is not just about being an ideological leader, there are other concerns about finances, and finding a team that works. You have to find people who fit together. I had no experience in this work so I was very afraid of the proposal to take the department. And especially since I was offered the gemological certification, which was seductive.
Simultaneously, I got a chance to work in Germany. I was young, bold, and at that time ready to jump. I applied to Bernd Munsteiner’s studio. He rejected me at first, saying he had too much work to also teach an apprentice. Somehow he changed his mind and decided to bring me in. They were intrigued by Estonia, the wild northern forest, so they said okay. He was concerned about my age and the time allotted; to learn stone cutting and faceting requires a large amount of time. I went in there not being able to speak German, and they had a certain dialect. I had some stone-cutting experience from St. Petersburg, but not at the level at which his workshop operated. It was very generous of him to take me.
We began at 7 a.m. and the first break was at 10:30 for some coffee. It was very tight and regimented. Funnily, during lunch they turned off the power in the shop; I thought I could work more during this time, but it was not allowed. He didn’t believe in the beginning that I could learn facet cutting, but at the end he was happy with where I got. I remember having a notebook and just trying to write down everything during lunchtime. I wouldn’t eat. I’d just write what the workers were saying. The old knowledge. It was my passion, stones.
You have said you were close with your professor; can you talk about your decision to take over the department?
Kadri Mälk: She was the reason I decided to take over the department. It was kind of fatal serendipity—as I saw it then, but not anymore. I had to do it because she could not. She was an extraordinary personality in the time and circumstances, she did not fit the environment, didn’t fit the times. If you read her writings, you could tell she had such a drive sourced from somewhere else. She had such a mission to pass on things to people, not in a direct way but in an indirect and metaphoric way. Her teaching methods were not pedagogical at all, she was often much more abstract. She locked the students in the room and said, “Just work.” All should be concentration, creativity driven to the work. No cinema, no theater, no magazines, no outside information, and it should all come from yourself, come through you. Extreme methods, but very effective. She wanted you to achieve the maximum. She was not very communicative, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t move around, her efforts were very concentrated on certain students. I can’t find the right words to completely describe her, but she wanted students to open up by closing off.
Do you think becoming a professor so early shaped you as an artist and continues to shape you?
Kadri Mälk: I was a baby professor. I was elected when I was 37. I had already been a renowned artist for some time, but as an educator, administrator, or team member, I had no experience. Looking back, I realize now the trust from admin and colleagues when I took over the department. My creative past supported me and proved to them I could survive in the school. Just recently somebody outside of the academy, and artists, came to me and said, “Now, Kadri, I realize you have done it well…” In the beginning, others were hesitant because I was seemingly unsuitable for the job. The highest hesitations came from me. I was unsure if I could rise to the occasion. And when the women came, 15 years later, it was some confirmation.
I just liked to make my pieces. And it’s so funny, I still go about my work in a similar way. Nowadays students are much more oriented by a schedule and thinking about making work for exhibition. Deadlines. My satisfaction came from my pieces, from the process. I liked how they came to me, how they happened. When I was in school, learning about the art field was not included. The professor tried to keep this off us, all these associations, how this works, etc. I remember asking her what happens when I graduate. She didn’t tell me anything about the real life of artists. It was all about the work. It was a conscious decision to keep the art world away from us.

Kadri Mälk  necklace "Amnesia" 2010  - ebony, tourmaline, silver, - photo Tanel VeenreKadri Mälk  necklace « Amnesia » 2010  – ebony, tourmaline, silver, – photo Tanel Veenre

Kadri Mälk - "Mid-day of life" 2008 brooch - jet, silver, almandine, smoky quartz - photo Tanel Veenre: Kadri Mälk – « Mid-day of life » 2008 brooch – jet, silver, almandine, smoky quartz – photo Tanel Veenre

Do you think your work changed during this period?
Kadri Mälk: No, not because of the Academy. The majority of my time went into the Academy, but this didn’t affect my work. In the first years, we gave assignments to students in the form of certain themes. Later on, especially at the MA level, where the study is more conceptual, they must meet their choices themselves to reinforce their spiritual identities.
Someone asked me, “What do you like best about teaching?” I feel lucky that I have the possibility to notice and follow how personalities develop and begin to blossom; how new talented personalities emerge in a creative surrounding; and how they act and react. And how passionate they may be in their work! It’s the achievement of every member of our staff.
Not much changed about me, either. Of course I had to modify my talking towards topics, concentrate, and learn to convey or see the methods that worked best, but at the core I didn’t change.
It’s very different to be just a teacher rather than the department leader. You are responsible for all that happens. The biggest difference is that the academy and the students are number one, followed by your work and your family. The academy and the students are number one. They can call me at any time if they need. I feel better in this. They know that they can come, they are not lost.
I think that’s quite admirable. I haven’t heard of another professor so invested in the program in the ways you are. What do you think some of the most important things to pass on to your students are, what do you hope they take away from you and the Academy?
Kadri Mälk: A kind of attitude, that you should believe in yourself. People shouldn’t take you off your path. Younger artists are vulnerable, in a condition to be shaped or reshaped; it’s important to tell them or convince them that whatever happens you should turn that attention in to yourself, otherwise you get lost. If you take into consideration all the opinions you hear, you get lost; there is so much noise. You don’t know where to look or where to go. You don’t orient yourself any longer in the world. Believe in yourself … it’s hard to when you’re young. Believe and be strong in your core.
Then your core begins to fortify?
Kadri Mälk: Yes, it becomes stronger. It crystalizes, the elements that are more important, the ones that are harder, take shape, and the rest falls apart. It comes with time, you shouldn’t force or exaggerate. You have to be patient.
There are so many conferences, so many books asking the big question—is jewelry art? It’s not my task to answer it.
My comment to it is very simple: love me or leave me or let me be lonely. 
Or to put it differently: take it or leave it or let me be lonely.
What do I mean with that? It’s very simple. There is always another way out. It’s not only taking or leaving. There is another possibility which is hardly seen. You just have to be patient and look carefully.
Also, the creative process has confusion, has crisis. You should not be afraid of these things, they are natural. Fear that your next work will fail is so very normal. Crisis is normal in art making. Art is always about starting again in hesitation.
What are your impressions of younger jewelers now coming into the field, at large and in Estonia?
Kadri Mälk: (long pause) It is very hard to generalize, even here the local scene is quite diverse. You can se
more design-oriented work, more personal work. I try to encourage these people who are afraid of having somehow veiled, personal, or exceptional ways of expressing. If they compare themselves to what is happening in different places with people their age, they begin unconsciously to bring other aesthetics into their own work. I want to encourage people who are different, who are slightly insecure.
Francis Bacon said, if you are going to decide to be an artist, you have got to decide that you are not going to be afraid to make a fool of yourself.
Making art is so simple—all you have to do is to wait quietly, staring at a blank wall until the drops of blood appear on your forehead. Be aware that criticism always comes along with creative work. If you can’t handle it, you have to quit.
How frequently and easily success transforms into depression! You can avoid it by leaving some loose threads in your work, some unresolved part that carries you forward in your new work. What you need to know in your next piece is silently present in your last. You can find it while looking in patience. It’s like a seed crystal for your next destination.
I am not really analytical like most. I am interested mostly in my unconscious choices, what I like and what triggers me.
If someone were to ask about your work, how would you describe it to them?
Kadri Mälk: Look at the originals. You should look at the original pieces and see for yourself.
Do you think that is an important idea, to see things in person?
Kadri Mälk: Yes. We are so much in the age of reproduction. We see the screen or the page with the picture. We don’t look at the original anymore, we don’t feel the tactility of the pieces or taste the iron. It is very harmful to humankind to go about it in this manner. Go to the originals. Otherwise it is so meta-meta, you don’t feel, you don’t know the scale, the details, or the material from the copies.
What are some of the things that inspire you?
Kadri Mälk: I don’t know what inspiration is exactly. Sometimes things are more intense and sometimes less intense. Sometimes I feel that I can capture things, forms, colors, something in the air, and sometimes I feel like sand is running through my fingers.
Consciously I cannot, but it comes more from my subconscious. There’s some differentiation between mental and physical subconscious. One is staying here (Mälk points to her head) and one is here (she points to her stomach), the first is mental and then the second is more gut, subconscious. The feelings are very different. Or maybe the frequencies are different. I like life in all its expressions, that’s my source
In talking about those two polar ways—analytical and emotional—in your work, do you bring them together, is there one that’s more important to you?
Kadri Mälk: Usually it’s subconscious, these decisions you make. They are made before they are at your conscious level. You made the decisions in a big fog. Just as in crystallization, they come into being. And when they are there, it is your choice to call them either consciously made or born out of the sky.
Looking at your work, there is a quality of instantaneous moment; going deeper, you find more and more. The work is quite striking and emotionally charged. Seems very palpable, like it has a heartbeat. There is also a melancholy quality to many of your pieces. Is that a conscious decision or a more subconscious one?
Kadri Mälk: A tiger cannot avoid his stripes! (She laughs.)
That’s a great analogy. 
Kadri Mälk: I am very shy describing my work. I am afraid I cannot reach the truth through verbalization.
There is this quality of Estonian jewelers, not a reluctance, but an ability to keep the integrity of the work. It’s hard to describe the work prescriptively in its conceptual and formal functions, often it acts like poetry, it speaks with power but is not completely resolute. What is your opinion of this attitude?
Kadri Mälk: When I think of my jewelry, it’s easier to describe it. “It’s blue, violet, black, and purple. There is fog, there are shades of magenta.” You can be precise without being clear. And unclear may also be precise. It’s very much an oxymoron.

Kadri Mälk, Downcast Face, 2013, brooch, black rhodium-plated white gold, black baroque pearl, black diamonds, black diamond dust, 120 x 72 x 12 mm, artist’s collection, photo: Tiit RammulKadri Mälk, Downcast Face, 2013, brooch, black rhodium-plated white gold, black baroque pearl, black diamonds, black diamond dust, 120 x 72 x 12 mm, artist’s collection, photo: Tiit Rammul

Being precise but unclear, can you talk more about this notion?
Kadri Mälk: It’s really a sort of hologram, like a puzzle. As a notion and phenomenon, I think it’s possible. 
It is an interesting facet of Estonian jewelry. Sort of irresolute.
Kadri Mälk: Yeah, it’s in a stage of becoming. Being on the way.
Yeah, it’s not negative, its more open. 
Kadri Mälk: Yes, an ambivalence. 
Is there something that you want people to get from your work?
Kadri Mälk: To share the unsharable. What often happens is that the viewer approaches in a superficial way, which is natural. On the foreground they see materials, especially if there are unusual materials.
I’ve used a lot of moleskin in my work and it’s taken a kind of attraction or peculiarity in my work. I don’t feel a need to explain the choices I’ve made. How it came to me, it was just an incident. Or a happy accident.
When all my stuff was stolen from my atelier, I found a coat of my grandmother’s from the war, made out of moleskin. I took it apart, slices of extremely thin, like silk, soft silk paper like. Then I saw these pieces. The tenderness at first, the sensuality of the material, and that the fur grew in only one direction. It was so thin, the fur. It had such a strong character, though. I started to work with this, used it a lot, the coat is now gone into all the pieces. I also think the animal is present in the work. The mole, he’s blind, he doesn’t have sight but has extreme animal spirit. All this orientation in time and space. I studied how they moved, their lives, did more research. How they were trapped and caught. This animalism was powerful and important for me in these works. But you aren’t going to retell the story. If you put it into a story, it’s banal. 
Can you talk more about the jet in your work?
Kadri Mälk: When I carve it, like timber or wood, it has nerves like a human body. The stones have structure, they direct you. They tell you where to go. You should go there and you shouldn’t make the wrong decision. There is a negotiation with the stone when I cut it. Jet is mute, silencium. Only a big dust is coming. Your lungs are filled with jet powder. Like stones are directing you in advance, there are inclusions, by heat they will crack more. Jet is completely mute. This is what fascinates me. It’s not much used in jewelry anymore. 
I lack the habit and custom and will to interpret my works after they have been completed. The work either tells you something or it doesn’t. Once you have completed it, then keep quiet. The work must know whether it radiates or not. The piece of jewelry in your mind, in your imagination, is always correct and beautiful. Resistance starts when you try to convert it into material. Oh, la la! Materials are like elementary particles—charged, heavily charged sometimes, but indifferent. They don’t tell you much, you have to tell them the truth.
You have staged events and produced a number of books—JUST MUST, Castle in the Air, etc.—about Estonian jewelry and jewelers. You have made the work coming from the Academy available to a much larger audience. Give us your thoughts about publishing these books and what your intentions were at the time you did them.
Kadri Mälk: Firstly, I love books. I love their smell and the shade of the voice when you turn the page and then unexpectedly see a new image … It’s both emotional and intellectual. Since 1989 I have published twenty-something publications, some of them out-of-print already. The first ones were really ugly ducklings, black-and-white … I’ve strived always to tell something different with them, it has been my passion. Indeed, they have been acting as ambassadors of Estonian jewelry in the world, although it was not intended. So many students coming from abroad have said the pull came from the books. Strange! Usually nowadays the urge comes from the Internet. 
To make an impression abroad is not as important as to make an impression in your own soul.
Thank you.

 Kadri Mälk - "Fresh, dried, only young" 2001 brooch - sarcodon imbricatus (mushroom), silver, almandines: Kadri Mälk – « Fresh, dried, only young » 2001 brooch – sarcodon imbricatus (mushroom), silver, almandines

Kadri Mälk, Medusa IV – ehisnõel (oksüdeeritud hõbe, kumm). Kadri Mälk, Medusa IV – ehisnõel (oksüdeeritud hõbe, kumm)


During SCHMUCK 2015 – EXPO ‘From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery’ – Galerie Handwerk, Munich (DE) – 6 Mars-18 Avril 2015

From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery

Galerie Handwerk 

Inauguration 5 March 2015 – 18.30 hAusstellungseröffnung Donnerstag, 5. März 2015, um 18.30 Uhr

from the coolest corner  (Lilian Eliassen Necklace: Every Road Is Just Another Way Home, 2012 Casting clay, silver)

 AND SEMINAR « Re-Public Jewellery« 
Freitag, 13. März 2015, von 10 bis 15 Uhr in der Galerie Handwerk.
Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.
Anmeldung erforderlich bis zum 5. März 2015 über oder über die Telefonnummer 089 5119-296. Nähere Informationen unter .
The seminar Re-public Jewellery will be held at Galerie Handwerk Friday 13 March. Four international speakers will analyze different aspects of social potential in contemporary jewellery: Liesbet Bussche (B), Helen Carnac (GB), Nanna Melland (N), Yuka Oyama (N/D). The seminar is produced by Martina Kaufmann, Prof. Ingjerd Hanevold and Prof. Anders Ljungberg at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Metal and Jewellery Department in collaboration with The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture and the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts.
The presentations made in this seminar will moderated by Sofia Bjørkmann and Prof. Anders Ljungberg. Together with the speakers and the panel-participants they will investigate strategies to convey and communicate jewellery art in public space.
Time: Friday 13 March 2015, 10 – 15
Place: Galerie Handwerk, Max-Joseph-Straße 4, Munich (map)Registration: The seminar is free of charge, but requires a registration with the Galerie Handwerk. Please register via email galerie[at] or phone
+49-89-5119-240 or -296.
Maximum number of participants are 90 people.
Full program in pdf

From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery presents an exciting and broad range of the contemporary studio jewellery created in the Nordic countries. From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery has a three-fold aim: to present the newest and most advanced contemporary Nordic jewellery, to intensify the discourse on today’s jewellery and strengthen the knowledge about this field, and to consolidate Nordic jewellery’s position in national and international arenas.
Jewellery will be presented in 3 different ways: a touring exhibition, a comprehensive book and an international Seminar Re-Public Jewellery, all shedding new light on the importance of this art. Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be the main collaborators in this project.
The touring exhibition From the Coolest Corner was opened at The National Museum – The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo in January 2013. It then travelled to The DesignMuseum Finland in Helsinki, The Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallin, The Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Gothenburg and The Lithuanian Art Museum in Vilnius.
During “Schmuck 2015” it is shown at the Galerie Handwerk in Munich.
This main exhibition presents 159 works by 61 artists from the Nordic countries including five invited honorary artists and a selected group of artists from Estonia.
The international seminar Re-Public Jewellery will take place on March 13th at the Galerie Handwerk, 10:00-15:00.
To strengthen the interest in and knowledge of art jewellery, artistic tendencies and research within the field will be presented both in the seminar and in the book.
All these different presentations of Nordic studio jewellery together, aim at contributing to reinforce the image of contemporary Nordic Jewellery as expressive, reflexive and “cool”.
The project is a result of a cooperation between the three Norwegian partners (The National Museum –The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo, The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and Oslo National Academy of the Arts) and their associated organizers in the Nordic museums of design and decorative arts, the Nordic crafts associations and the national colleges of art and design as well as, of course, our sponsors Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Culture Fund, Arts Council Norway.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Nordic Culture Point, the Nordic Culture Fund, the Arts Council Norway and Galerie Handwerk of the Bavarian Chamber of Crafts

From Dänemark : Julie BachKim BuckAnnette DamKaori Juzu — Marie-Louise Kristensen — Thorkild Harboe Thøgersen — Josephine Winther

  Julie Bach    Julie Bach  -bracelet

  Josephine Winther Josephine Winther Necklaces: Ding, 2011 45 bells, bronze, silver, gold, copper, porcelain, amber,agate

From Estland : Julia Maria KünnapKadri Mälk — Maarja Niinemägi — Kristi Paap — Anna-Maria Saar — Tanel Veenre

  Julia Maria Kuennap    Julia Maria Kunnap  Brooch: From the Middle of a Dream, 2010 Obsidian, gold

  Kadri Mälk Kadri Mälk

From Finnland : Ami Avellán — Aino Favén — Clarice Finell — Janne Hirvonen — Sirja Knaapi — Mervi Kurvinen –  Helena Lehtinen — Mirja Marsch — Anna RikkinenJanna Syvänoja — Monica Wickström

 Janna Syvaenoja Necklace: Untitled I, 2012 Paper, steel wire Janna Syvänoja Necklace: Untitled I, 2012 Paper, steel wire

 Helena Lehtinen  Helena Lehtinen

From Island : Hildur Yr Jónsdóttir — Hulda B. Ágústsdóttir — Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen — Orr-Kjartan Örn Kjartansson & Ástpór Helgason

Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen, ICL Nackstycke "The Red Thread", 2010, drivved, garn, silver. Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen,   Nackstycke « The Red Thread », 2010, drivved, garn, silver

From Norwegen : Liv BlåvarpSigurd Bronger – Linnéa Blakéus Calder — Lillan EliassenElise Hatlø –  Anne LégerKonrad MehusAnna Talbot — Gunnhild Tjåland

Liv Blåvarp: Red Drop, 2011. For this piece Blåvarp was awarded Bayerischer Staatspreis 2012. Photo: Liv BlåvarpLiv Blåvarp: Red Drop, 2011. For this piece Blåvarp was awarded Bayerischer Staatspreis 2012. Photo: Liv Blåvarp

  Anna Talbot (NO) Anna Talbot

From Schweden : Tobias Alm Sara Borgegård ÄlgåBeatrice BroviaNicolas ChengÅsa Elmstam –  Daniela HedmanHanna HedmanKarin Johansson Jenny KlemmingAgnieszka KnapAgnes LarssonKajsa LindbergPaula Lindblom Åsa LocknerMärta MattssonLena OlsonLina PetersonAnnika Pettersson — Margareth Sandström — Sanna SvedestedtTore SvenssonAnna Unsgaard — Peter de Wit — Annika Åkerfelt

  Agnes Larsson  Agnes Larsson

 Märta Mattsson   Märta Mattsson


Galerie Handwerk 
Max-Joseph-Straße 4
Eingang Ottostraße
80333 München
Tel. 089 5119-296/240
6 March ->18 April  (Di.- Mi.- Fr.)  10-18 h., Do. 10-20 h. – 14-16 March 10-15 h.



Coup de coeur : Julia Maria Künnap – une beauté qui COULE de source …

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Estonie (EE),Julia Maria KUNNAP (EE),pierre / stone — bijoucontemporain @ 0:07

MELTING beauty ………………

Julia Maria Künnap graduated in 2004 from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Jewellery Art Department under Prof Kadri Mälk. Before this she studied at Konstfack, Stockholm and in 2006 was the Artist in Residence at Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery in Florence. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions throughout Europe and in 2013 presented her first solo exhibition in the Emerging Artist Platform at Sienna Patti.

Julia Maria Künnap, Is This The Happiness, 2012, brooch, smokey quartz, gold, 35 x 35 x 20 mm, photo: artistJulia Maria Künnap, Is This The Happiness, 2012, brooch, smokey quartz, gold, 35 x 35 x 20 mm, photo: artist

“..I usually don’t regard the equipment used for accomplishing my works as important enough to talk about separately, but questions that have arisen in connection with those fusible stones show that an explanation is needed. A dealer from Munich was convinced that I’m approaching the issue in a post-modernist fashion: I purchase a cut stone and melt it down by the corners – “the melting point of quartz is said to be quite low!” That is, for better or worse, impossible. There are no hat tricks, bamboozling or conjuring in making my work. All of the stones are cut from one piece of raw material without any glue or resin.
Working with this material in this way was as if I was stepping across some invisible doorstep. I had been told, stone cutting is an “entire science in itself” that demands “extremely great skills and experience”, as well as “very expensive equipment”. Additionally, I had a certain awe for a rare natural material such as large gemstone crystals – I didn’t want to grind them aimlessly into dust. Luckily, my art-academy education encouraged me: I nonetheless started searching for solutions to execute my idea, not for accommodating it or pouring it into a more simply- and quickly-workable material.
I derive from classic cuts when constructing my own, but I redo them according to my own style. I’ve used a step cut in the case of many stones: it is an older type of cut, which gives the stone a calmer and more static reflection, and it doesn’t shine in such a crazy way. The “Nobody’s Perfect” ametrine is cut using Standard Round Brilliant in principle, but I made it 9-fold instead of the usual 8-fold mirror-image symmetry – while something akin to a notched 8-pointed cross makes up (below) half of a standard brilliant pavilion, this stone’s design has nine branches.
My faceting workshop is located in my kitchen sink. The machine, with which I cut these stones fits onto an A4-size sheet of paper and costs less than the average Estonian’s holiday trip to a warm, sunny destination. I’ve gradually rebuilt and improved the machine according to my needs: for a faceted cut, it has a faceting head, with which I can hold the stone at the correct angle. For the most part, I cut the facet part first, and then cover the entire polished area with sealing wax for safety and carve end polish the flowing forms.
It’s quite pointless to talk about the amount of time spent working the stones. Raw crystal can be observed for a week or two, a couple of years, or a dozen before cutting. After the work is complete, there is always the feeling that it could have been done better; but I suppose that is merely the blink of an eye in comparison with the age of the stone itself.”

 Julia Maria Künnap, Molten, brooch, 2010, Smokey Quartz, gold, 3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm, private collection in ItalyJulia Maria Künnap, Molten, brooch, 2010, Smokey Quartz, gold, 3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm, private collection in Italy

I am inspired by imperfection. It is a strong source of motivation. If I see a perfect thing—an artwork, a poem—I just breathe in and breathe out. It just comes and then goes. But if I see something that irritates me, I start analyzing. Why am I irritated? Why isn’t it perfect? Where is the ‘mistake’ made? Usually, once I have deconstructed the whole piece in my mind, I already have so many good ideas. In the end, these ideas don’t have much to do with the source of inspiration. (Sienna Patti)

Julia Maria Kunnap, Regret, brooch– obsidian, gold – at Art gallery Putti "Endless closeness" exhibitionJulia Maria Kunnap, « Regret » brooch– obsidian, gold at Art gallery Putti « Endless closeness » exhibition

read her INTERVIEW on AJF by Aaron Decker (dec. 2012) :
« Can you comment on the juxtaposition of the facets with the parts that appear melted or in liquid form?
Julia Maria Künnap: There is a large contrast in many ways. The stones cannot melt like this. The drop could not freeze like this. Even if you could melt quartz, it would be so wrong. Gems just don’t melt. Glass does. It is trying to capture a moment in something so eternal as stone. »

Julia Maria Künnap - A Half At Every Angle, (brooch), 2014. Rock crystal, gold, 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/4Julia Maria Künnap – « A Half At Every Angle » brooch, 2014. Rock crystal, gold, 7.6 × 3.1 × 1.3 cm

JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP-EE,  brooch "From the Middle of a Dream", 2010, obsidian, gold, 50 x 20 x 10 mmJulia Maria Künnap - brooch « From the Middle of a Dream », 2010, obsidian, gold, 50 x 20 x 10 mm

Julia Maria Künnap -  it-starts-rai-ning earringsJulia Maria Künnap -  it-starts-rai-ning earrings

Julia Maria Künnap -   "Nubis" brooch 2011Julia Maria Künnap – « Nubis » brooch 2011 – obsidian, gold, 6.5 x 5 x 1 cm, photo: Ulvi Tiit, Collection of Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Tallinn, Estonia



EXPO ‘WWWA’ – Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design, Tallinn (EE) – 7 Nov. 2014- 18 Janv. 2015

WWWA [Words & Works from a World Away (Sõnad ja tööd sealt kaugelt)]Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design
A collaboration of Estonian and Australian jewellery artists
WWWA - estonia
OPENING 7 november 2014 – 5pm
Kuraator: Claire McArdle

What do they say about us on the other side of the world?
And what do you know about them?
This exhibition unites the northern and southern hemispheres through the work of jewellery and object artists from Australia & Estonia. In each country statements were collected from ordinary members of the public about their knowledge and opinion of the other country. Each artist chose a statement about their country from someone on the other side of the world. The piece they made is a reaction to this statement.
Words spoken across the globe invite a personal study of our own culture and a reaction to other’s perceptions of who we are. Each piece is a navigation of an outsider’s perspective and the resulting realisations and revelations about our own identity.
The two cultures have been explored through unverified perceptions and understandings. The resulting objects are repositories of both cultural and personal narratives. They examine the global flow of information between two physically and culturally separate countries and provoke an international exploration of self.

Linda al-Assi [EST] — Robert Baines [AUS] — Nicholas Bastin [AUS] — Robin Bold [AUS] — Zoe Brand [AUS] — Melissa Cameron [AUS] — Anna Davern [AUS] — Mark Edgoose [AUS] — Rita-Livia Erikson [EST] — Ulvi Haagensen [EST] — Mary Hackett [AUS] — Kirsten Haydon [AUS] — Nils Hint [EST] — Naoko Inuzuka [AUS] — Annika Kedelauk [EST] — Inari Kiuru [AUS] — Aija Kivi [EST] — Keiu Koppel [EST] — Katarina Kotselainen [EST] — Teresa Lane [AUS] — Urmas Lüüs [EST] — Kadri Mälk [EST] — Claire McArdle [AUS] — Hans-Otto Ojaste [EST] — Kaire Rannik [EST] — Anne Reinberg [EST] –  Adolfas Šaulys & Mari Relo-Šaulys [EST] — Mark Vaarwerk [AUS] — Anita Van Doorn [AUS] — Tanel Veenre [EST]

Tanel Veenre,   Metsik eljas I/Wild Beast I, 2012 Eesti/Estonia Photographer: Marc MorelTanel Veenre,   Metsik eljas I/Wild Beast I, 2012 Eesti/Estonia – Photo: Marc Morel

Nils Hint  - Words & World from a World Away. Austraalia ja Eesti ehtekunstNils Hint


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Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design
Lai tn 17,
Tallinn 10133
Estonia, Tallinn

Open Wed-Sun 11.00-18.00


EXPO ‘From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery’ – Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg (SE) – 3 Juin-21 Sept. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,MUSEE,Suede (SE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:23

From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery


Paula Lindblom (SE) - brooch The-essence-of-nature - 2012 -  mixed-media Paula Lindblom (SE) – brooch The-essence-of-nature – 2012 -  mixed-media

The jewellery we wear indicates who we are, or want to be. Engagement rings, medals and inherited jewellery all convey a message of identity, personal history and social affiliation. But jewellery is also an art form in its own right, and the artists like to reflect on the concept of jewellery and to energetically test its limits. In terms of materials, modern jewellery encompasses everything from precious metals to plastic, wood, textiles, paper and photography.

From the Coolest Corner, produced by Norway’s National Museum in Oslo, is a presentation of Nordic contemporary jewellery today. Many of the participating artists belong to a young generation whose works have garnered wide international attention since the turn of the century. The exhibition last until September 21, 2014.

Participating Artists 
Denmark: Julie Bach — Kim BuckAnnette DamKaori Juzu — Marie-Louise Kristensen — Thorkild Thøgersen – Josephine Winther.
Estonia: Julia Maria KünnapKadri Mälk — Maarja Niinemägi — Kristi Paap — Anna-Marie Saar – Tanel Veenre.
Finland: Ami Avellán — Aino Favén — Clarice Finell — Janne Hirvonen — Sirja Knaapi — Mervi Kurvinen — Helena Lehtinen — Mirja Marsch — Anna RikkinenJanna Syvänoja – Monica Wickström.
Iceland: Hulda B. Ágústsdóttir — Ástþór & Kjartan for Orr — Hildur Ýr Jónsdóttir – Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen.
Norway: Liv BlåvarpSigurd Bronger — Linnea Calder — Lillan Eliassen — Elise Hatlø – Anne Léger — Konrad MehusAnna Talbot – Gunnhild Tjåland.
Sweden: Tobias AlmBeatrice BroviaNicolas Cheng — Åsa Elmstam — Daniela HedmanHanna HedmanKarin JohanssonJenny Klemming Agnieszka KnapAgnes LarssonKajsa LindbergPaula LindblomÅsa LocknerMärta MattssonLena OlsonLina PetersonAnnika Pettersson — Margareth Sandström — Sanna SvedestedtTore SvenssonAnna Unsgaard — Peter de Wit — Sara Borgegård Älgå – Annika Åkerfelt

Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen, Danmark. Nackstycke "The Red Thread", 2010, drivved, garn, silver. Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen, Danmark. Nackstycke « The Red Thread », 2010, drivved, garn, silver.

The exhibition is produced by the National Museum, Oslo, and the Röhsska Museum is the only Swedish venue on its tour. The showing of From the Coolest Corner at the Röhsska Museum forms the starting point for New Adventures in Jewellery, an international programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events within the context of contemporary jewellery, taking place in Gothenburg and Western Sweden during the spring, summer and autumn of 2014.

Jenney Klemming, Sverige. Halsband "Greenery", 2011, koppar, stål, emailj.Jenny Klemming, Sverige. Halsband « Greenery », 2011, koppar, stål, emailj.

New Adventures in Jewellery is run jointly by the Röhsska Museum, HDK – the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg, Konsthantverkscentrum and Hnoss Initiative, with support from Iaspis, Swedish Arts Council, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg Crafts Society and the Estrid Ericson Foundation. Programme New Adventures in Jewellery.

Participate in Mah Rana´s Photo Project Meanings and Attachments
Wear a piece of jewellery when visiting the museum and take part in UK jewellery artist Mah Rana’s project Meanings and Attachments. The participants are photographed individually and are asked to write down the story of the piece of jewellery they wear. Mah Rana’s mobile photo studio is installed at the Röhsska Museum on Tuesday, June 3, from 4pm to 7pm, in connection to the opening of From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery. All ages are welcome to the photography session, but children under 18 must have parental permission to take part. A selection of images from Meanings and Attachments will be displayed at the Röhsska Museum during the summer.

Julie Bach, Danmark. "Big Berry Bracelet", 2010, skinn med stoppning.Julie Bach, Danmark. « Big Berry Bracelet », 2010, skinn med stoppning
Lillan Eliassen, Norge. Halsstycke, "Run Baby Run", 2012, betong, koppar, stål.
Lillan Eliassen, Norge. Halsstycke, « Run Baby Run », 2012, betong, koppar, stål.
Beatrice Brovia, Sverige. Halsband "Binding Works II", 2010. Bomullstråd, bindningstråd, latexslang, oxiderat silver, magneter.Beatrice Brovia, Sverige. Halsband « Binding Works II », 2010. Bomullstråd, bindningstråd, latexslang, oxiderat silver, magneter.
Åsa Elmstam, Sverige. Halsband "Things", 2010. Mässing, plast.Åsa Elmstam, Sverige. Halsband « Things », 2010. Mässing, plast
Kim Buck, Danmark. "Pompous Ring II-VI", 2011, guld- och silverfärg.Kim Buck, Danmark. « Pompous Ring II-VI », 2011, guld- och silverfärg.
Röhsska Museum
Vasagatan 37–39, 411 37 Gothenburg
telephone: +46 31 368 3150



EXPO ‘Öhuloss – Castle in the Air’ – Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein (Germany) – 28 Nov. 2013 – 9 Mars 2014

Öhuloss – Castle in the Air – Magic Scene of Contemporary Jewellery Tallinn

28th November 2013 – 09th March 2014 at Villa Bengel,  Idar-Oberstein, Germany

At the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday, 27th November 6 p.m. you and your friends are cordially invited.
The exhibition shows works of internationally renowned Estonian Artists´ Association “ÖhuLoss” from Tallinn with works by Piret Hirv , Kristiina Laurits, Kadri Mälk, Eve Margus-Villems, Villu Plink and Tanel Veenre.
After a welcome by Mayor Bruno Zimmer, Mr. Wilhelm Lindemann introduces in the exhibition.
It is the second time that work of this extremely vital jewelery scene in Tallinn (Estonia) is shown in Idar-Oberstein. The new work of the Öhuloss group puts a focus on the aesthetic dimensions of gemstones. On display are works of spiritual power that are rooted not only in the Estonian mythology and history; they also reflect the magic of the Baltic landscape.

Participating artists:  Kadri MälkPiret HirvTanel VeenreEva Margus-VillemsKristina LauritsVillu Plink.

Tanel Veenre Neckpiece: Lonely Gardener Wood, rock crystal, silver, cosmic dustTanel Veenre - Neckpiece: Lonely Gardener -  Wood, rock crystal, silver, cosmic dust

Kadri Mälk Brooch: Guilty Carved jet, 14-karat white gold, black rhodium bathed, spinels Kadri MälkBrooch: GuiltyCarved jet, 14-karat white gold, black rhodium bathed, spinels


Kadri Malk - "Amnesia" neckpiece - black tourmaline, ebony, silver  - Malk – « Amnesia » neckpiece – black tourmaline, ebony, silver 
Kristina Laurits -  "Phrases" brooch - animal liver, gold, silver .... - Laurits -  « Phrases » brooch – animal liver, gold, silver ….
Piret Hirv - "Calm" brooch, silver - - Hirv - « Calm » brooch, silver


Villa Bengel
Wilhelmstraße 44
55743 – Idar-Oberstein
Telephone: +49 (0)6781 270 30



EXPO ‘Even the Trees are Dreams’ – Galeria Reverso, Lisboa (PT) – 12 Dec. 2013 – 31 Janv. 2014 -

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Reverso (PT),Portugal (PT) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:15

Galeria Reverso :   « Even the Trees are Dreams »

Exhibition dedicated to the gallerist Ana Isabel Rodrigues – Exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of Gallery Reverso -  Group Exhibition of drawing, painting, jewellery and objects

Opening : Thursday, 12th December, 2013 From 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Artists:  Helena Lapas — Henrique Ruivo — Fala Mariam — João Moreira — Jorge Martins — Manuel Baptista — Manuel Costa Cabral — Maria José Oliveira — Pedro Calapez — Pedro Portugal — Sérgio Pombo — Teresa Magalhães — Ana Albuquerque Ana Margarida CarvalhoCatarina DiasDulce FerrazEdgar Mosa — Inês Nunes — Leonor HipólitoManuel VilhenaPaula Crespo — Raquel Soares — Telma Simões — Andrea Wagner Barbara PaganinBeppe Kessler Birgit LakenClaude Schmitz Ela Bauer – Herman Hermsen — Kadri MalkKaori JuzuLaura Rose –  Luzia Vogt Marc MonzóMirjam Hiller –  Suzanne Esser — Beatriz Horta Correia
Mirjam Hiller - Brooch: Tree Yellow-Blue, 2013 -Stainless steel, powder coated
Mirjam Hiller – Brooch: Tree Yellow-Blue, 2013 – Stainless steel, powder coated
Birgit Laken, Brooch, 2013
Birgit Laken – Brooch: Life Story of a birch tree at Lisbon’s, 2013Photo on mdf, acrylic pain, bronze
Claude Schmitz, Brooch: Tree dream II, 2013 – Silver
Andrea Wagner
Beppe Kessler

Laura Rose, Brooch, 2013

Laura Rose, Brooch: Worry Doll, 2013 – Organic Material, Electroformed
Manuel Vilhena, Brooch, 2013
Manuel Vilhena, brooch Miss Amelia Series, 2013 – Iron, coral (flôr)
Paula Crespo, Brooch, 2013
Paula Crespo, Brooch, Untitled, 2013 – Gold, reconstructed coral
R. da Esperança 59/61
1200-655 – Lisbon
Telephone: +351 213 951 407
Fax: +351 213 951 407