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&: Hilbert & Künzli

Exhibition  /  05 Jun 2016  -  11 Dec 2016
Published: 07.07.2016
Exhibition view. "Salz & Pfeffer". Objects from the collection of Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli..
Exhibition view. "Salz & Pfeffer". Objects from the collection of Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli.

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Intro
Swiss jewellers Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli have been creating jewellery for over forty years, producing works of minimalist clarity and impressively precise craftsmanship, full of wit and sensual force – jewellery that adorns while simultaneously gaining independent aesthetic status.
 
The two artists have lived and worked in Munich since the mid-1970s, sharing their private life and studio and conducting an intensive creative exchange. Despite this ongoing dialogue, they each pursue their own individual artistic paths. They have never developed joint projects and they generally exhibit their work in separate shows, often internationally.

The Gewerbemuseum Winterthur is now exhibiting the work of both jewellery designers jointly in Switzerland for the first time, in a continuation of the &: series which was launched in 2009 in order to shed light on the creative dialogue between partners in the field of design.
 
&: Hilbert & Künzli is a kind of retrospective (or indeed interim assessment) which presents numerous pieces of jewellery, famous and unknown. At the same time, personal collectables, found objects and extensive photographic documentation illustrate the lives of Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli in the context of family, work, friends and exhibitions. The show thus gives a comprehensive insight not only into their work but also into the very particular way they view the world.
 

Activities

Dialogue-based guided tours
Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli in conversation with Georges Wyss, silversmith and former lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts 
Certain Sundays, 11:00h
10 July / 25 September 2016
 
Guided tours for the public
With Georges Wyss, silversmith and former lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts 
Certain Thursdays, 18:30h
16 June / 25 August / 6 October 2016
 
Private tours and workshops for school parties www.gewerbemuseum.ch
 

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00h
Thursday, 10:00 to 20:00h
Closed Monday
Special opening hours on public holidays

Opening

Saturday, 4 June, 16:00h
Welcome from Markus Rigert, Co-Director Gewerbemuseum.
Introduction by Professor Florian Hufnagl, Managing Director of the Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Munich, 1990-2014
Otto Künzli. Ring: Ring für zwei Personen, 1980. Stainles steel. 2.1 x 12.5 x 0.25 cm. Photo by: Otto Künzli. Otto Künzli
Ring: Ring für zwei Personen, 1980
Stainles steel
2.1 x 12.5 x 0.25 cm
Photo by: Otto Künzli
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Therese Hilbert. Brooch: Stern, 1985. Silver, steel. Therese Hilbert
Brooch: Stern, 1985
Silver, steel
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Exhibition view, Portrait of Therese Hilbert und Otto Künzli..
Exhibition view, Portrait of Therese Hilbert und Otto Künzli.

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Exhibition view..
Exhibition view.

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Exhibition view..
Exhibition view.

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