3ON by Isabelle Enders, Simone ten Hompel and Silvia Weidenbach

Exhibition  /  HIGHLIGHTED-MJW2020   MunichJewelleryWeek2020  /  11 Mar 2020  -  27 Mar 2020
Published: 04.03.2020

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3 on: a snapshot of three artistic positions and the interaction between them. The artists live in Nürnberg, London and Glasgow where they work, research and teach at the intersection of art, craft and design. Over the past year, each artist has been carrying out their own investigations into the history of gold and silver artefacts. This exhibition presents work that demonstrates the parallels and intersections in the outcomes of their interdisciplinary research-based practice.

Artist list

Isabelle Enders, Silvia Weidenbach, Simone ten Hompel
About artists:
Isabelle Enders (* 1979) attended the vocational school for glass and jewelry in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz and studied from 2006 - 2014 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg in the classes of free art / gold and silversmiths and art and public space. She is a master student of Prof. Ulla Mayer and among others, winner of the Bavarian State Prize 2013, the Danner Prize 2014 and the Grassi Prize 2018. Her works are mostly action-related objects, which through their function (or dysfunction) question apparently familiar procedures and offer new ones.

Simone ten Hompel completed an apprenticeship as a locksmith in the dual system of the technical college and studied product design / jewelry and equipment at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences from 1979-1984. Since studying at the Royal College of Art from 1987-1989, she has lived and worked as a workshop and lecturer in London. She has won the "Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2005: Metal", the Bavarian State Prize in 2012 and was a town goldsmith in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 2018. Simone ten Hompel is interested in the life of people and the life of objects. She constructs their construct in narrative 3D "text" using different materials, shapes and functions.

Silvia Weidenbach (* 1980) attended the vocational school for glass and jewelry in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz and studied from 2003 - 2009 at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art in Halle in the department of jewelry and from 2009-2011 at the Royal College of Art in London. She has won the Jerwood maker Prize, 8th Hanau City Goldsmith and the first Gilbert Collection Artist in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her work combines analog and digital processes. She researches new possibilities, values ​​and the relevance of the new digital tools in the jewelry sector.