Karen Pontoppidan (b. 1968), Curator and Professor of Jewellery and Devices at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, invites 30 international artists to the annual jewellery exhibition at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum to present contemporary positions in studio jewellery. The publication SCHMUCKISMUS reveals that artists of this medium of expression no longer start from the mere decoration of individuals. Instead jewellery becomes a platform for discourse on cultural norms and values. Reflecting less on themselves as individuals, this new generation of artists is concentrating more on issues affecting society as a whole, such as ecology, consumer society or feminism.
ARTISTS: T. Alm (SE), Y. Aydin (TR/SE), D. Bernadisiute (LT/SE), B. Brovia (IT/SE), C. Castiajo (PT), N. Cheng (HK/SE), E. Chun (KR/DE), S. Cohen (IL), I. Eichenberg (DE/US), C. Gimeno (AR), D. Hakim (IL), S. Hanagarth (FR), S. Heuser (DE), H. Hedman (SE), M. Iwamoto (JP/DE), H. Joris (BE/US), S. Khalil (LB), M. Klein (DE), G. Kling (SE), N. Kuffner (DE), B. Lignel (FR), J. Matzakow (DE), N. Melland (NO), N. Scholz (DE), K. Spranger (DE/GB), G. Stach (DE), V. Touloumidi (GR/DE), T. Tuupanen (FI), J. Yang (CN/DE), P. Zimmermann (AT)
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