Exhibition  /  01 Sep 2016  -  01 Oct 2016
Published: 30.09.2016
Galerie Handwerk

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The gallery Craft has set this year the subject material as a main focus. For the first time, therefore, an exhibition will deal exclusively with leather as a material of the craft. As so often we would therefore direct our attention to a phenomenon craftsmanship and emphasize its importance for our everyday life.
A special material
With leather we are daily in contact, like with clothes. Leather is skin and is again in some cases to a second skin for humans. Due to the fact that this material comes from animals and has been refined over and over again in the course of human history and holds countless applications in the art and include the leather, but also the parchment to the specific materials of the craft.

Stability and high structural strength in industrial products such as belts, but also flexibility, suppleness and velvety surfaces, as in the wild or chamois, and a distinctive smell are typical characteristics. In its long tradition as a natural material, the leather processing has now obtained in high quality craftsmanship in custom-made shoes, furniture, bags, belts, and even sports equipment and fashion.

Leather crafts
Leather also plays in the exclusive furnishing of interiors and cars a significant role. The exhibition at Galerie crafts will deal with the traditional use of leather in the heel region, with shoemakers in Saddlery and in Feintäschnerhandwerk through to bookbinding crafts, gloves and contemporary jewelery.

Bags into a contemporary fashion accessory will play a special role. Rohleder from tanneries and the classical tools of leather processing are part of this exhibition, as well as the tactile pleasure that provides the touch of individual types of leather. The Tracht Information Centre of Upper Bavaria in Benediktbeuern we thank very much for their loans.

The gallery Crafts is sponsored by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.

Artist List
Altenburger Pergament & Trommelfell GmbH, Schuh Bertl, Alexander von Bronewski, Eunmi Chun, Sattlerei Fichtbauer, Petra Graf-Menneken, Ulrike Hamm, Beate von Harten, Maßschuhmacherei Hennemann & Braun, Jonathan Hens, Hiko-Mizuno College of Jewellery, Vivien Holm, Ledermanufaktur Michael Kilger, Heejoo Kim, Altsämischgerberei Jürgen Kolesch, Maßschuhe Koppitz, Matt Lambert, Anna Lang, Mechthild Lobisch, LOEWE, Benno Marstaller KG, Mohr Polster, Klaus Neumann, Edition NOTO - Bernhard Hansl, Helmut Pantele, Noon Passama, Bettina von Reiswitz, Roeckl Handschuhe und Accessoires GmbH & Co. KG, Sams & Son, Florian Saul, scarpe su misura - Saskia Wittmer, Bernhard Schießl, Ludwig Schröder GmbH & Co. KG, Sonnen-Leder GmbH, Lederhosen Stangassinger, Maßschuhe Stephan Steinberger, Trachtenhaus Hans Stöger, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Tracheninformationszentrum des Bezirks Oberbayern, Wilfried Weiss, Karen Wuytens, Zirkeltraining


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 to 18
Thursday 10 am to 20h
Saturday 10h to 13h
on Sundays and public holidays, the gallery is closed


Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 18.30h
Heejoo Kim. Ring: Pink treasure, 2016. Silver, leather. 4.5 x 5 x 7.5 cm. From series: Small treasures. Heejoo Kim
Ring: Pink treasure, 2016
Silver, leather
4.5 x 5 x 7.5 cm
From series: Small treasures
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Heejoo Kim. Ring: Summer treasure, 2016. Silver, leather. 7 x 6 x 7.5 cm. From series: Small treasures. Heejoo Kim
Ring: Summer treasure, 2016
Silver, leather
7 x 6 x 7.5 cm
From series: Small treasures
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Heejoo Kim. Ring: Untitled, 2013. Silver, leather. 3.5 x 2.8 x 3.5 cm. From series: Small treasures. Heejoo Kim
Ring: Untitled, 2013
Silver, leather
3.5 x 2.8 x 3.5 cm
From series: Small treasures
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