Exotic Formosa. Contemporary Jewellery from Taiwan

Exhibition  /  27 Mar 2020  -  28 Jun 2020
Published: 12.09.2019
Exotic Formosa. Contemporary Jewellery from Taiwan.
Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
Weng Mong Ruan
Cornelie Holzach
Weng Mong Ruan. Sculpture: The Magic of Spirit, 2019. Brass, serpentine, agate.. Weng Mong Ruan
Sculpture: The Magic of Spirit, 2019
Brass, serpentine, agate.
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The goldsmith and sculptor Weng Mong Ruan is a mediator between different worlds: born in Taiwan with Chinese-Japanese roots, and trained as a goldsmith in Germany, plus serving as President of the Goldsmiths’ Guild in Nuremberg for many years, he is at home on several continents. His artworks elegantly wed his sensibility for materials and his appreciation of (gem)stones to clear-cut shapes that connote both a European and an Asian formal idiom.

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Weng Mong Ruan
While working as an instructor and lecturer in Taiwan, he was one of the first to introduce international contemporary jewellery to Taiwan, and contributed towards paving the way for the inspirational, top-level international exchange of ideas that is taking place there nowadays. The exhibition will be showcasing about 140 of his works in the genres of jewellery, sculpture and graphic art, created over a period of more than 40 years. This is the first time that contemporary Taiwanese-Japanese root jewellery and artistically created objects will be shown in Germany.


26th of March, Thursday, 7 pm.