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

The face reflects the immense art tradition of Europe

Text and work by Loukia Richards. Photo credit for Christ II: Christoph Ziegler. The icon, an indispensable element of the Christian Orthodox visual tradition, inspires my series “Icons”. The presence of the saints faces and the role of the icon in the religious rituals is not just art history for me, but part of my …

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 …

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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