Potato as a carrier of human history

Text and work by Elin Flognman. My work is to ‘twist and turn’ everyday objects. Through a mind-hand collaboration I wish to emphasize the magic which is to be found in the mundane. ‘Every day’ and ‘the plain’ are parts of life often put in the shadow of partying and extravaganza. My motto is Every …

Pressed jewellery keeps colors, memories, history nicely stored

Text and work by Ludwig Menzel. Photo credit: Briquets – 3 Brooches, 2019_Konrad Jünger.  All this jewellery! All these drawers and boxes full of old chains, pendants, bracelets, rings, baptism spoons and tie pins – inherited, passed on, received as a present. Jewellery as a hoard of decades of family history. Jewellery having no emotional value; …

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

Beauty and value are measures of emotion

Work and text by Adriana Radulescu (Romania/USA). I like working with found objects; they are the serendipitous gifts of nature, the memory of time or space, and to me, beautiful. Sometimes I make objects that look as they have been found. I want my work to convey that beauty and value are measures of emotion …

Till the tide slowly reverts them to sand

Text and work: Doerthe Fuchs. …. It was not an impressionistic illusion . At this point the seabed was indeed full of brightly colored pieces of glass … rejected from the glass blowers …more easily thrown out of the window and into the sea than retuned to the furnac.Left to the tide and slowly reverting …

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 …

Every action we make has a lasting impact.

Text and work by Sam Laddin. What I make is an expression of how I perceive humanity as a powerful influence over nature. My work aims to mirror this influence by using ancient casting processes in wood with metals I extract from electronic devices. My process continues to explore how materials can be combined to …

From local to global

Photo: Christoph Ziegler with his lamps made of trash. Credit: Christoph Ziegler. Christoph Ziegler is WERT/voll’s co-curator and participant. He spends a lot of time in Leonidio, a small town in Arcadia Greece, while working on a project. Nature inspires him, human negligence makes a lot of trash avalaible for his work, technology enables his …

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. …

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