Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2023  /  03 Mar 2023  -  15 Apr 2023
Published: 20.02.2023

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After the Second World War, the German geologist Hermann Borchert (1905-1982) travelled crisscross through Turkey every year, always in search of economically interesting mineral resources. In the process, he often came across small ancient finds, which he collected.

Artist list

Katharina Andress, Julia Behrend, Florian Biehler, Florian Buddeberg, Sarah Cossham, Anna-Maria Eichlinger, Eva Eichlinger, Susanne Elstner, Pura Ferreiro, Andrea Frahm, Cornelia Goosens, Adelheid Helm, Anna Helm, Regine Hohmann, Andreas Kloker, Unk Kraus, Kristina Kundt, Annamaria Leiste, Johanne Leiste, Irmengard Matschunas, Birgit Meyer, Anna Moll, Jonas Möller, Julia Obermaier, Katja Schlegel, Astrid Schroeder, Gisbert Stach, Gila Stolzenfuß, Barbara von Taeuffenbach, Mirei Takeuchi, Barbara Trede, Katl Uhmann
After his death, it turned out that the collection had no 'material' value, it was not for sale. After many years, the collection came into the hands of the master goldsmith Adelheid Helm, who thought about what to do with it. She decided to initiate a joint project with artisan friends in which everyone could think about whether they could come up with something to do with individual pieces.

Then the project Archaeoptermix was put on hold because Adelheid Helm fell seriously ill and finally died in October 2021. But even before her death, she won over the esteemed colleague Sarah Cossham, who completed the project in an expanded form. The result is this exhibition. In a variety of ways and without any restrictions, the jewellers and artists created something new from the found objects, a technique that already belongs to the classical canon of modern art (objet trouvé, securing traces, readymade, etc.).
/Thomas Raff. October 2022.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, 2 March 2023 from 18.00 to 20.00
Introduction by Anna Helm, book designer and Sarah Cossham, gold and silversmith.
Meet the Artists: Friday, 10 March 2023, 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and Sunday, 12 March 2023, 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Special Gallery Opening Sunday: 12 March 2023, 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Katharina Andress. Necklace: Flying Astronauts, 2022. Lime wood, chalk ground, pigment, polyester carved, colour set.. Katharina Andress
Necklace: Flying Astronauts, 2022
Lime wood, chalk ground, pigment, polyester carved, colour set.
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Susanne Elstner. Pendant: Crocodile, 2022. Found object and silver nylon.. Susanne Elstner
Pendant: Crocodile, 2022
Found object and silver nylon.
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Pura Ferreiro. Piece: Chess / Mikado from Anatolia Iron, 2022. Oxidised silver.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. ca. 600 and 2022.. Pura Ferreiro
Piece: Chess / Mikado from Anatolia Iron, 2022
Oxidised silver.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
ca. 600 and 2022.
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Anna Moll. Sculpture: Vertigo, 2023. Bronze and patina.. 23 x 20 x 13 cm. Anna Moll
Sculpture: Vertigo, 2023
Bronze and patina.
23 x 20 x 13 cm
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Rose Stach. Wall piece: Presumably Phrygian - Collection, 2022. Paper, cyanotype.. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. Rose Stach
Wall piece: Presumably Phrygian - Collection, 2022
Paper, cyanotype.
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
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