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Between Art and Nature, Jewellery and Ceramics by Daniel Kruger

Exhibition  /  11 Dec 2014  -  08 Mar 2015
Published: 25.11.2014
GRASSI, Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Management:
Dr. Eva Maria Hoyer
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Intro
Grassi Museum Leipzig presents the inaugural retrospective of Daniel Kruger’s nearly forty year’s of making.  This touring exhibition displays over 200 pieces of jewelry and 60 ceramic works providing an overview of the Kruger’s distinguished artistic career. The publication “Daniel Kruger: Between Nature and Artifice, Jewellery 1974 – 2014” accompanies the exhibition that is already set to be shown in other museums such as Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus and Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch. 
 
Hardly any other artist working in jewellery today has come up more freely and uninhibitedly with so many visual worlds of a highly personal kind over the course of a career. Since he grew up in South Africa, he often draws on elements of African folk art but is equally likely to use found objects of all kinds or even to quote historical forms and patterns. He is also committed to the classical canon of forms where he considers it a suitable point of departure for his idiosyncratic transformation into the here and now.
 
Daniel Kruger’s unusual combinations of materials and his reinterpretations of craft skills, often techniques used in textiles, lend his pieces of jewellery new perspectives that never cease to astonish and are invariably a treat from the aesthetic standpoint. The synchronicity of so many different possibilities of expression may well be the salient characteristic informing his works.
 
Sabine Epple, Museum for Applied Art Leipzig

Remarks

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on 10th December at 7pm.

Welcoming speech by Dr. Eva Maria Hoyer (Grassi Museum director)
Introduction by Dr. Jorunn Veiteberg 



 
Daniel Kruger. Pendant: Untitled, 2012. Silver filigree. 9 x 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. Part of: Daniel Kruger Collection. Daniel Kruger
Pendant: Untitled, 2012
Silver filigree
9 x 6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
Part of: Daniel Kruger Collection
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 2008. Silver filigree, pigment, jade beads. 11 x 11 x 5 cm. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. Part of: D.K. Collection. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 2008
Silver filigree, pigment, jade beads
11 x 11 x 5 cm
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
Part of: D.K. Collection
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 1975. Silver, polyester fibre. 11 x 11 x 3,5 cm. Photo by: Marte Rodeburg. Part of: Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 1975
Silver, polyester fibre
11 x 11 x 3,5 cm
Photo by: Marte Rodeburg
Part of: Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 1986. Rose stem segments cast in silver, glass, gold, red rubber. L: 45 cm. Photo by: H. Zwietasch P. Frankenstein. Part of: Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 1986
Rose stem segments cast in silver, glass, gold, red rubber
L: 45 cm
Photo by: H. Zwietasch P. Frankenstein
Part of: Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 2003. Silver, ostrich egg shell, pearls, silk. 9 x 4 x 3 cm. L: 47 cm. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. Part of: Collection Centre national des arts plastiques. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 2003
Silver, ostrich egg shell, pearls, silk
9 x 4 x 3 cm. L: 47 cm
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
Part of: Collection Centre national des arts plastiques
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Meteorites (Achondrites. N 26° 59“  720E 016° 26“ 810. 17th January 2000), 2012. Meteorites, gold. 18 x 6 x 6 cm. L: 54 cm. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. Part of: D.K. Collection. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Meteorites (Achondrites. N 26° 59“ 720E 016° 26“ 810. 17th January 2000), 2012
Meteorites, gold
18 x 6 x 6 cm. L: 54 cm
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
Part of: D.K. Collection
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