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Zwischen Natur und Künstlichkeit – Between Art and Artifice: Jewellery by Daniel Kruger

Exhibition  /  27 Mar 2015  -  14 Jun 2015
Published: 20.12.2014
Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 1976. Copper partly gilded, silver, silk, glass tube filled with herbs. 15 x 12 x 3 cm; L: 48 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 1976
Copper partly gilded, silver, silk, glass tube filled with herbs
15 x 12 x 3 cm; L: 48 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
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Intro
Pforzheim Jewellery Museum presents a retrospective of Daniel Kruger’s jewellery, providing an overview of almost forty years of creativity. Kruger often incorporates elements of African folk art in his jewellery, but he also likes to use all sorts of objects that he finds, or that connote historical shapes and decors. The publication “Daniel Kruger: Between Nature and Artifice, Jewellery 1974 – 2014” accompanies the exhibition.

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Daniel Kruger
Daniel Kruger is a prominent protagonist of contemporary jewellery. The exhibition will be providing an overview of almost forty years of creativity, nurtured by an inexhaustible curiosity about unconventional techniques and materials for creating jewellery. There are not many artists who have taken such an autonomous and open-minded approach and repeatedly created innovative and highly individualized visual universes over the course of their careers. Having grown up in South Africa, Kruger often incorporates elements of African folk art in his jewellery, but he also likes to use all sorts of objects that he finds, or that connote historical shapes and decors. Thanks to Kruger’s unusual material combinations and his reinterpretations of traditional crafting techniques, which often involve textiles, the beholder can always admire his jewellery from new and surprising perspectives.

Remarks

Opening: Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.

Open hours: Tue–Sun and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

Admission to the permanent exhibition: €3
Reduced fee: €1.50
Free of charge up to age 14 and for holders of the Upper Rhine Museum Pass

Guided group tours by appointment
Public guided tours through the permanent exhibition Sun 3 p.m., € 5.00, reduced fee € 3.50
Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 1977. Pebbles wrapped in silk, copper partly gilded, silver. 16 x 9 x 2.5 cm; L: 48 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 1977
Pebbles wrapped in silk, copper partly gilded, silver
16 x 9 x 2.5 cm; L: 48 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
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Daniel Kruger. Brooch: Untitled, 1979. Silver, gold. 9 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum. Daniel Kruger
Brooch: Untitled, 1979
Silver, gold
9 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 1981. Silver. Longest element: 9 cm; L: 48 cm. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 1981
Silver
Longest element: 9 cm; L: 48 cm
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Daniel Kruger. Ring: Untitled, 1985. Silver, lost wax cast. 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. D.K. Collection. Daniel Kruger
Ring: Untitled, 1985
Silver, lost wax cast
3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
D.K. Collection
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Daniel Kruger. Necklace: Untitled, 2005. Jade beads, silk, silver. 10 x 10 x 6 cm. Photo by: Udo W. Beier. Daniel Kruger
Necklace: Untitled, 2005
Jade beads, silk, silver
10 x 10 x 6 cm
Photo by: Udo W. Beier
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Daniel Kruger. Ring: Untitled, 1985. Blackened silver. Photo by: Rüdiger Flöter. Daniel Kruger
Ring: Untitled, 1985
Blackened silver
Photo by: Rüdiger Flöter
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