Annamaria Leiste considers these hat-shaped brooches as protectors of the heart. Interwoven with perishable materials such as vegetable fibres and linen, the silver interior is revealed only when the fibres start to decay and wear away.
Known for her often brightly coloured work, Fragmentology is Karola Torkos’ study of surviving fragments – colourful scraps of plastic, metals and enamel combined to create a series of beautiful, lively necklaces.
Repetition and difference, Piet Dieleman’s new work explores these two concepts. Based on a continuous landscape, the repetition of forms in his paintings suggest a continuation from one canvas to another – the edge of the painting is only a physical condition from which the contents would like to escape.
Annelies Planteijdt says of her new series of work, ‘everything is fluid’. Nothing in life is fixed and things are constantly shifting, a pertinent theme in this time of crisis.
<b>Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg </b><br>3 im Weggla, 6 auf Kraut – Monotasking <br><small>12 January – 18 March 2020</small>
Monotasking marks the fourth iteration of 3 im Weggla, 6 auf Kraut, an exhibition series created and curated by Suska Mackert’s students at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremburg (DE). Curated by Paula Flock, Markus Haas and Sophia Tartler, Monotasking explores what it means to touch, taste, smell or hear objects, without seeing them.
Swedish silversmith Anders Ljungberg’s work is an investigation of functional objects and our relationship to them. He peels back layers of everyday use to reveal something hidden under the blanket of habitual, daily actions. He says, ‘I‘m describing a situation where user, room and object are elements in a story that hopefully can say something significant about our time.’
Inspiration comes from any- and everywhere for Rudolf Kocéa – something seen or heard or read in a newspaper. His simple forms are profoundly evocative, and in this new exhibition his jewellery talks of politics, ancient history, myth and material. The eponymous Clowns, rendered in fine silver and enamel, are drawn from the global political stage
Iris Bodemer is an artist led by instinct, with an unmistakable affinity for her materials. Ideas percolate in her mind over time and find voice in her jewellery – things she cannot put into words.
‘I design jewellery just like I draw. The jewels are my drawings.’ Drawing into her materials, Iris explores their possibilities of use and expression and seeks simple solutions to the technical challenges of joining, closing, attaching.
<b>Eva Eisler and Academy of Art, Architecture and Design Prague Alumni</b><br>On the Road<br><small>12 January – 18 March 2020</small>
Jewelry is more than an aesthetic experience—it is intimate architecture. For this reason, some artists who are primarily jewelers often applied this foundation and craftsmanship to other artistic disciplines. That is typical for the work of Eva Eisler, who aside from jewelry, designs sculptures, furniture, lamps, interiors, exhibition installations, and everyday objects.