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Brooching Atomium

Work and text by Peter Vermandere. Photo credit: Freestyle Atomics Brooch_01 by Sigrid Eggers. In 2007, as part of an artistic project, I was offered an original panel from the Atomium (the iconic Expo ’58 building in Brussels) which was at the time being restaurated. LINK: https://www.petervermandere.com

FULLY BOOKED!

Photo: St. Barbara_Loukia Richards, 2016. Collection of Grassi Museum Leipzig. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler. We accept no more applications for the fee free jewellery workshop in Umweltbundesamt Dessau. One place is still available for the fee free jewellery workshop on 2+3 November at Grassi Museum Leipzig. Both two-day-long workshops are chaired by Christoph Ziegler and …

A message to wear: Jewellery cares!

Text by Loukia Richards. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler Visit the international group show WERT/voll at Umweltbundesamt Dessau: 11 September – 15 October 2019! Concept, curation and show design by ZLR Betriebsimperium (Christoph Ziegler + Loukia Richards). The show is a cooperation project between Umweltbundesamt Dessau and Grassi Museum Leipzig; it is exclusively funded by Umweltbundesamt. …

PREVIOUSLY UNDERGROUND

Text and work: Zeyun Chen, China. What is value? This is a question that Zeyun is fascinated by and which forms the core of her Masters project. At first glance, you might not recognise the material she has used to create her objects. Could it be wood? Bone? Or is it a precious material such …

Confusion should follow admiration

Text and work: Unk Kraus, Germany. My jewelry should confuse only at second glance.Admiration may belong to the first sight. Unk Kraus was born in Munich in 1949. He practiced veterinary medicine till 1985. He works as a goldsmith and independent artist (painting, sculpture, jewellery) since 1986. He lives and works in Oberkienberg, Germany. LINK: …

Breaking old patterns

Text and work by Amelie Spitz, Germany. I have always been a nature lover. Even more a fan of slow fashion and jewellery. As a traveller, I know that we must protect nature that has not been “touched” by man and still exists on earth. The jewellery that I make is an expression of my …

My work aims at making societal paradoxes visible

Text: Nicole Taubinger, Czech Republic. Work and picture: “Kateřina Olivová goes to the opera”_Necklace “Our Container”, ground and unground precious plastic, Nicole Taubinger, 2019. Performance artist: Kateřina Olivová Photography: Barbora Trnková. Make-up design: Sara Wollasch. I use objects of every day use, those which surround us everywhere, yet have become invisible to us. I set …

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE

Text and work: Daniel von Weinberger, Belgium. Photo: Red Lolita, 2019. Daniel von Weinberger. I heard the New York stand-up comedian Stephen Wright’s words, “I was walking down the street, wearing eyeglasses, when the prescription ran out” and as usual when I’m challenged, had a creative volcanic eruption.  I made a small collection, as is …