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Exempla 2020

Exhibition  /  Curating   Exhibiting   MunichJewelleryWeek2020  /  11 Mar 2020  -  15 Mar 2020
Published: 05.12.2019
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Intro
EXEMPLA, the largest of the special shows at the International Crafts and Trades Fair, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. The purpose of the exhibition, organized by the Chamber of Crafts and Trades for Munich and Upper Bavaria on behalf of the Association of Trades Fairs, is to present outstanding achievements in the field. Devoted to a new theme each year, EXEMPLA serves as a special point of attraction both, for specialists and the wider public. Its topics are intended to set examples of approaches intrinsic to the crafts. The organizers’ aim is that the quality of the exhibits and their artisanal treatment of form by active workshops will encourage a deeper understanding of the crafts.
Exempla has enriched the International Crafts and Trades Fair in Munich for half a century. This is reason enough to take a look back at some of the show's most successful themes, interesting contributions, and outstanding personalities who over the past 50 years have helped shape and define this special show and contributed to its legendary reputation.
 
In general the international special show Exempla defines itself as a forum for the crafts on the highest level. It provides an opportunity for about 20 companies and workshops that employ the latest technology and materials and at the same time master traditional techniques, to mount an unusual and image-enhancing presentation.
 
The selection made for the 2020 exhibition will take account of especially successful craftspeople and designers who prove that artisanal achievements are part and parcel of our everyday culture, and that the crafts deserve to be considered an essential element of society and culture. The chosen workshops and designers are representatives of their fields, distinguished by outstanding artisanal skills in the crafts and trades. The craftsmen, makers and artists are coming from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Great Britain, India, Japan, Norway, USA and Germany.
 
The Norway based architect Sami Rintala will be working with young carpenters and students to create a tiny architecture. Pete Nelson, a tree house builder from Seattle, WA will be cooperating with a Munich tree house company. There will be the Czech toymaker Martin Lhotak with a big windmill, which offers place to have tea or coffee for 6 persons. The renowned glass artist Florian Lechner, who already took part in Exempla 1977, will show his impressing works. Other contributions will deal with ceramics, with car design, restoration of old- and newtimer, Indian block print, the plaster renovation of the White City in Tel Aviv (a Bauhaus colony) and more.
 
In the fields of jewellery the Paduan artist Stefano Marchetti will be present with an exhibition of his work and a living workshop. He will share his space with the young British goldsmith Patrick Davison.
 

Selected paticipants (provisional list):
Bauinnung München, Germany; Zimmererhandwerk, Germany; Baumbaron, Germany; Berufliches Schulzentrum Leonberg, Germany, Israel; Patrick Davison,United Kingdom; GLASPUNKT, Germany; Christoph Henrichsen, Germany; Sufiyan and Junaid Khatri, India; Florian Lechner, Germany; Martin Lhoták, Czech Republic; Thomas Löber-Buchmann; Katarina Löber, Germany; Stefano Marchetti, Italy; Martelleria Studio für Blechformtechnik, Germany; Nelson Treehouse and Supply, USA; Robert Race, United Kingdom; Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Norway; Schröter Modell- und Formenbau GmbH, Germany; Konrad Stoll, Germany; Hisanori Tanaka, Japan.

As the subject of Exempla is chosen each year anew referring to current trends and themes in the area of the crafts. Each year new exhibitors are selected and invited to participate. Therefore it is not possible to apply for a participation in Exempla.


Prizes and Awards:

Bavarian States Prize
  •     Every exhibitor at the International Trade Fair can apply for the Bavarian States Prize.
  •     The Bavarian States Prize is awarded with 5.000 Euros, a gold medal and a certificate.


Organisation and Funding:
Promoter: GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH
Administration: Wolfgang Lösche, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Organisation: Dr. Angela Böck, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Presentation: Lene Jünger
Organised by order of the Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen.
We are grateful for the support provided by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Energy.
 
Stefano Marchetti. Brooch: Unusual Aesthetic Persistence, 2018. Gold.. Stefano Marchetti
Brooch: Unusual Aesthetic Persistence, 2018
Gold.
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