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Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017

Award giving  /  Munich Jewellery Week - Schmuck - Talente - 2017  /  11 Mar 2017
Published: 17.03.2017
Award ceremony Herbert Hofmann Prize / SCHMUCK 2017. The Jury: Otto Künzli, Dr. Gert Bruckner, Monica Gaspar, Marjan Unger, Cornelie Holzach and Wolfgang Lösche on stage together with Dieter Dohr, Chairman of GHM. © Photo: GHM.
Award ceremony Herbert Hofmann Prize / SCHMUCK 2017. The Jury: Otto Künzli, Dr. Gert Bruckner, Monica Gaspar, Marjan Unger, Cornelie Holzach and Wolfgang Lösche on stage together with Dieter Dohr, Chairman of GHM. © Photo: GHM

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Intro
Florian Weichsberger, Volker Atrops and Sanaa Khalil are the winners of the 2017 Herbert Hofmann Awards. The awards honour outstanding contributions to the special exhibition Schmuck, which takes place annually as part of the Internationale Handwerksmesse on the Fairground Messe München.
 
In the field of artist jewellery, the Herbert Hofmann Awards are amongst the most renowned international recognitions. The tension among guests and representing jewellery artists and designers was thus quite high during the award ceremony on Saturday, 11 March, at the Internationale Handwerksmesse. This year’s winners were Florian
Weichsberger
, Volker Atrops and Sanaa Khalil. The jury’s justifications:


Sanaa Khalil - Lebanon / Italy
The wooden brooches by Saana Khalil radiate a strong presence. The domeshaped surfaces have been intensely worked: carved, cut, hamered, with great care and at the same time violently. A violence in the making that has been inspired by the harsh circumstances in war territories. The three domes out of wood refer to religious, political and economic powers. They offer us a metaphorical shelter, even when their surfaces seem covered by wounds. Danger and hope, vulnerability and strength come together in these meaningful objects.

Florian Weichsberger - Germany
The series of pendants base on the understanding of jewellery as tool. Between weapon and orientation instrument their function stays enigmatic. The polished elements can be moved, and allow to clap and hide the pointy edges. The highly aesthetised materialisation has something threatening, between protection, attack and self-injuring possibilities. Florian Weichsberger is interested in the paradox of vulnerability, even when one is fully equipped. His jewellery embodies a reminder of this universal, old wisdom.

Volker Atrops - Germany
The disk-like brooches by Volker Atrops are painted with traditional bird subjects. At the first sight, they remind of European folk arts. At a second glance they confront us with several irritations: Not the expected ceramic or glass is the support for such paintings, but plastic. A further irritation is created through the superimposition of a second layer of drawings that stand off in a different colour: A star, several stains, a scribble subvert the pastoral romance and transform the brooches in buttons of the street culture.
These works are an invitation to question cultural codes and at the same time they offer a reflection on tradition, identity and contemporary making.


The jury for the Herbert Hofmann Award was made up of Prof Otto Künzli, Dr Gert Bruckner, Dr Monica Gaspar, Prof Dr Marjan Unger and Dr Cornelie Holzach. The Herbert Hofmann Awards are presented annually at the special exhibition SCHMUCK at the Internationale Handwerksmesse. For many goldsmiths and jewellery designers, simply participating in the exhibit is a large goal: there were over 700 applications for the special exhibition SCHMUCK 2017, but ultimately, the contributions of 67 artists from 31 countries were selected and exhibited.
 
Award ceremony Herbert Hofmann Prize / SCHMUCK 2017: Wolfgang Lösche from the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, manager of the special exhibition SCHMUCK, Winner Sanaa Khalil and Dieter Dohr, Chairman of GHM. © Photo: GHM.
Award ceremony Herbert Hofmann Prize / SCHMUCK 2017: Wolfgang Lösche from the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, manager of the special exhibition SCHMUCK, Winner Sanaa Khalil and Dieter Dohr, Chairman of GHM. © Photo: GHM

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Sanaa Khalil. Brooch: In Conflict. Moment of Strike, 2016. Wood, iron, silver, steel wire.
.  . 8 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Diana Pantea. Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017. Wood engraving and carving to the limit.. Sanaa Khalil
Brooch: In Conflict. Moment of Strike, 2016
Wood, iron, silver, steel wire.
 
8 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Diana Pantea
Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017
Wood engraving and carving to the limit.
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Volker Atrops. Brooch: Above Swallow, 2016. Plastic, stainless steel. 6.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Barbara von Braun. Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017. Volker Atrops
Brooch: Above Swallow, 2016
Plastic, stainless steel
6.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Barbara von Braun
Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017
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Award ceremony Herbert Hofmann Prize / SCHMUCK 2017: Wolfgang Lösche from the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, manager of the special exhibition SCHMUCK, Winner Florian Weichsberger, and Dieter Dohr, Chairman of GHM. © Photo: GHM.
Award ceremony Herbert Hofmann Prize / SCHMUCK 2017: Wolfgang Lösche from the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, manager of the special exhibition SCHMUCK, Winner Florian Weichsberger, and Dieter Dohr, Chairman of GHM. © Photo: GHM

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Florian Weichsberger. Pendant: Warrior, 2016. Steel, cotton.. 16 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017. Florian Weichsberger
Pendant: Warrior, 2016
Steel, cotton.
16 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
Awarded at: Herbert Hofmann Prize 2017
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