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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
Goldschmitte.

Carte blanche to David Bielander

Exhibition  /  08 Feb 2017  -  30 Apr 2017
Published: 02.02.2017
David Bielander. Necklace: Banana, 2010. Silver, leather.. David Bielander
Necklace: Banana, 2010
Silver, leather.
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Intro
David Bielander, a Swiss designer living in Munich, translates everyday elements into jewellery. Objects such as prawns, pineapples, beetles or raspberries are immediately recognisable, yet disconcerting.

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David Bielander
The aim of his trompe-l’oeils is not to mystify the viewer but to set up a humorous interplay between the wearer and the jewellery itself.
David Bielander seeks out the most suitable materials and techniques with which to simulate reality, yet it is not until his pieces are worn that they truly come to life. His Slugs pins launch a slithering attack on the neckline, the Snake necklace writhes around the throat.

Having trained as a goldsmith in Basel, Bielander gained a Masters from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich in 2002, where he studied under Otto Künzli, master of conceptual jewellery, whose influence can be seen in both a deep understanding of the materials and the technical skill gained from this demanding training. He has recently been awarded numerous prestigious prizes including the Munich Förderpreis in 2009; the Herbert Hofmann Prize in 2010; and the Françoise van den Bosch Prize and the Swiss Federal Design Award, both in 2012. The exhibition will feature a selection of his pieces in a setting designed especially for his work, a world away from traditional museum glass cases.

With the support of ProHelvetia.

Hours

Tuesday-Sunday
11.00-18.00 h

July and August
Monday-Sunday
11.00-18.00 h

Opening

7 February 2017 at 18:00 h
David Bielander. Bracelet: Cardboard, 2015. Patinated silver, white gold. 8 x 7 x 5 cm. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. Awarded at: Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016. Part of: National Gallery of Victoria. Winner, Established Section. David Bielander
Bracelet: Cardboard, 2015
Patinated silver, white gold
8 x 7 x 5 cm
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
Awarded at: Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016
Part of: National Gallery of Victoria
Winner, Established Section
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David Bielander. Object: Papiertüte, 2016. Silver. 30 x 10 x 8cm. Awarded at: Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Award. Main Competition 2nd prize. David Bielander
Object: Papiertüte, 2016
Silver
30 x 10 x 8cm
Awarded at: Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Award
Main Competition 2nd prize
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David Bielander. Object: Kruzifix, 2015. Silver, whitegold. 26 x 15 x 5 cm. Awarded at: Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Award. Main Competition 2nd prize. David Bielander
Object: Kruzifix, 2015
Silver, whitegold
26 x 15 x 5 cm
Awarded at: Silver Triennial, 18th International Competition Award
Main Competition 2nd prize
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David Bielander. Necklace: Thonet (Sausages), 2007. Bentwood, paint. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. David Bielander
Necklace: Thonet (Sausages), 2007
Bentwood, paint
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
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