Galerie Marzee – contemporary art jewellery

Iconoclastic, intuitive and impetuous, Lisa Walker challenges traditional notions about jewellery and questions what it is and what it can be. With an open yet rigorous approach, she works with found objects, precious materials, abandoned bits and bobs, combining and transforming them to create jewellery that questions its very nature, reconsiders its own answers and explores relationships to art, culture and society. ‘Everything is food for art’, she says.

For this exhibition Lisa made new works and collaborated with German photographer Eva Jünger. Eva is striving for perfection, nothing in Eva’s series of portraits is accidental, everything is rigorously staged and perfect in every possible way. An unlikely combination. Chaos meets order and maybe now it is finally making sense.

An exhibition you have to see: ‘keep an eye of something or two’ by Lisa Walker and Eva Jünger.

Two new books will be launched during the opening: a book of photographs by Eva Jünger with jewellery by Lisa Walker that has the same title as their joint exhibition: ‘keep an eye of something or two‘ and a new book by Lisa Walker: ‘jewellery drawings.



Margit Jäschke sees herself not as a goldsmith but as an artist who works with collage, jewellery, objects and drawing, blurring the boundaries between such rigid categorisation. She composes fascinating forms with disparate materials, juxtaposing metal and minerals with corrugated cardboard, epoxy and plastic. Details become meaningful, evoking a plethora of associations for the wearer or viewer. Sometimes richly pictorial, sometimes spare, this jewellery conjures imagined worlds and things long since forgotten. This exhibition spans several years of Margit’s oeuvre and is an selection of her newest and most inspiring jewellery, now on display at Galerie Marzee.


Pedro Sequeira‘s work is very diverse, yet clearly recognisable despite the fact that he continues to experiment with his jewellery. The constant in his work are his drawings and paintings. In this exhibition, he allows all disciplines, materials and concepts and leaves it to the viewer to find out who Pedro Sequeira actually is. Often surprising and resourceful, expressive and sometimes subdued, but never boring.



previous exhibitions from 24 March until 22 May 2024 in Galerie Marzee

> University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim (HAWK) - Hang Out - for a Quiet Moment

20 March 2024
The Golden Fleece Award is an independent artistic prize fund established as a charitable bequest by Helen Lillias Mitchell (1915-2000). The mission of the Golden Fleece Award is to provide resources for practising contemporary visual artists and makers to innovate and develop their artistic vision.
Genevieve will use her Award to develop and produce a new body of work for inclusion in her first solo exhibition at Galerie Marzee in late 2024.
3 March 2024

Marie-José van den Hout receives honorary prize at SCHMUCK

Director of Galerie Marzee, Marie-José van den Hout receives an honorary prize from director of the IHM Dieter Dohr during the Internationale Handwerksmesse 2024 in Munich.
"I am so honoured by being awarded this honorary prize and deeply moved by the kind words of the president of the International Handwerksmesse (IHM) Dieter Dohr.
Every year, the IHM becomes the epicenter of the Munich Jewellery Week. So many people contribute to making this event a success, and I extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone involved.

Marie-José van den Hout
1 March 2024

Dorothea Prühl wins the Bavarian State Prize 2024

During SCHMUCK in Munich at the Internationale Handelsmesse, Dorothea Prühl has won the Bavarian State Prize for 'das künstlerische Lebenswerk' (her artistic life's work).

Still active at the age of 87, Dorothea Prühl is considered one of the most important and influential artists in the field of contemporary art jewellery. Museums and private collectors worldwide, regard Dorothea Prühl's work as the highlight of their collection.

Dorothea Prühl - new necklace 'Hares' presented at FRAME

Dorothea Prühl (Breslau, 1937) does not go overnight when she creates a new piece of jewellery. Her new necklace “Hasen” (Hares) was developed in 2023 and finalised in 2024. Before Dorothea is satisfied and a new piece of jewellery can be presented, she has already made and discarded countless prototypes. This way she only creates 1 or 2 different pieces of jewellery each year. Her latest work will be presented for the first time at FRAME/Schmuck 2024 and has an edition of 5.

SCHMUCK is a special exhibition at the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich (Germany) since 1959. Organised by the Handwerkskammer for Munich and Upper Bavaria, the exhibition SCHMUCK has become the world’s most prestigious exhibition for modern art jewellery which under auspiciën of the Handwerkskammer has grown to become the largest event in the world for modern art jewellery with exhibitions and events everywhere in the city of Münich collectively named ‘Munich Jewellery Week’. 

The brochure by the Handwerkskammer is the most comprehensive list of interesting exhibitions during Munich Jewellery Week from 28 February until 3 March 2024; it is still a selection but the only one that is objective and does not base its selection and promotion conditional on the payment of a fee. 

You can download it here or pick up a hard-copy at the Internationale Handwerksmesse.

FRAME at Schmuck 2024 in Munich

28 February until 3 March 2024

Soon Schmuck 2024 in Munich is coming up. At FRAME, Galerie Marzee will again have two booths side by side at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich (IHM) with special attention to the classics such as Otto Künzli and Dorothea Prühl as well as new up-and-coming artists we are presenting at Intro Marzee.

Visit Galerie Marzee at FRAME in Halle B1 – Entrance West – opposite the SCHMUCK exhibition from Wednesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3, 2024 (open from 9:30 am to 6 pm).

FRAME at Schmuck is a selection of renowned galleries together with the SCHMUCKEXEMPLA and TALENTE exhibitions.

Since 1959, the Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern has presented the special exhibition SCHMUCK at the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM).

The Internationale Handwerksmesse is the center of a multitude of activities and exhibitions throughout Munich during Schmuck and is the meeting place for artists, collectors and curators in the field of contemporary jewellery.

how to get there

Marie-José van den Hout and Petra Hoelscher at FRAME 2019 during the building up of the stand of Galerie Marzee - on the table a necklace by Lucy Sarneel and a necklace by Dorothea Prühl

FRAME at Schmuck in Munich
28 February until 3 March 2024

FRAME at Schmuck, a selection of renowned contemporary art jewellery galleries, is positioned around the most prominent exhibitions at Schmuck in Munich: SCHMUCK, EXEMPLA and TALENTE.
Since 1959 the Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern has presented the special exhibition SCHMUCK at the International Trade Fair in Munich (IHM). The International Trade Fair is the centre of a multitude of activities and exhibitions across Munich during Schmuck and is the hub and meeting place for artists, collectors and curators in the field of contemporary art jewellery.
Meet us at FRAME in Halle B1 - Entrance West - opposite the special exhibition SCHMUCK from Wednesday 28 February until Sunday 3 March 2024 (open from 9.30 until 18.00).

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Previous exhibitions
7 January until 13 March 2024
> Nicole Beck - Building Blocks - jewellery
> Tarja Tuupanen - Ornament / Counterpart - jewellery
> Atelier Ravary - 18 recent Marzee Graduate Prize Winners
Yotam Bahat - Sulo Bee - Faye Butler - Dominik Cunningham - Virginia Escobar - Katie Gibbon - Adam Henderson - Elise Hoebeke - Levan Jishkariani - Steven KP - Nikita Kavryzhkin - Meeree Lee - Alma Lion - Peleg Matityahu - Merlin Meremaa - Barbora Opatova - Mart Talvar - Barbara Wei