IT INVESTIGATES MATERIALITY AND PLAYFULNESS, AND WALKS NEW PATHS. Andrea Halmschlager’s necklaces full of lightness make us marvel. The immediacy of the work process remains visible and accounts for the fascination of her jewelry. Submitted by Margit Hart.
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IT’S AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN IDENTITY AND SOCIETY. Ursula Guttmann questions the relationship of jewelry, beauty, and the human body. In her understanding as an artist, the body is not only “decorated” by the “jewelry,” but integrated into it. Submitted by Margit Hart.
IT EXPANDS CONVENTIONAL DEFINITIONS OF JEWELRY. Wolfgang Rahs’s work is grounded in the broad context of metalsmithing, cultural history, and performance. In his practice, the artist often refers to specific environments that are transformed or integrated into the actual piece. Submitted by Margit Hart.
ITS INVESTIGATION OF COLOR AND GEOMETRY. The range of colors Konstanze Prechtl works with is derived from her personal life and surroundings. Through the use of subtle or vivid color combinations, every necklace represents a symbiosis between environment, material, and the wearer’s mood. Submitted by Fritz Maierhofer.
THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE ORDINARY, IMAGINATION. Viktoria Münzker transforms her thoughts about life, the world we live in, memories, and desires into mysterious, enigmatic pieces. Her choice of materials corresponds to the interconnectedness of everything in our universe. Submitted by Fritz Maierhofer.
THE PLAY OF REFERENCES, JEWELRY AS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON. Petra Zimmermann’s visually opulent works integrate in their complexity elements of vintage fashion jewelry, photography, and painting. Submitted by Fritz Maierhofer.
FOCUS AND FRAGMENTATION, MOVEMENT AND SPACE. With these brooches, Margit Hart opens up glimpses into imaginary spaces of light and shadow and combines the sensitive and exploratory in jewelry and photography. Submitted by Fritz Maierhofer.
IT PROVIDES A DISCOURSE ON HUMAN SITUATIONS. Jewelry is not only a precious and shiny object that makes us look good or marks our social status. Contemporary jewelry can and should be an object that provides a discourse on human situations, such as thoughts, memories, shortcomings, and feelings. Joy or sadness and many other situations
ITS NATURAL SUBJECT. It includes a small watercolor as art to wear. The common things we see such as a washed up crab claw that when painted and cast into a charm remind us of the precious objects from the sea that represent talisman and reliquaries. Submitted by the artist.
IMAGINATION AND FREEDOM OF FORM, AND THE PAINTERLY QUALITY IN HIS USE OF INDUSTRIAL ENAMEL. In a series of brooches from 2018, which also function as objects, Fritz Maierhofer explored the possibilities and pushed the boundaries of working with enamel on a three-dimensional surface. Submitted by Margit Hart.
IT REVEALS A HIDDEN NARRATIVE. The necklace has a story, it’s not just what you see. The antique bronze sculpture covered by lace is the head of a Dogon ancestor, acquired on site in Mali. The Dogon people of Mali honor their ancestors as they are supposed to provide protection for the living. The veil
BALANCE. The maker never plans what the final design will be, but kept adding pieces until the ear wire hung exactly in the middle. Submitted by the artist.