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The fat booty of madness

Exhibition  /  29 Feb 2008  -  18 May 2008
Published: 07.02.2008
Pinakothek der Moderne
Management:
Dr. Corinna Roesner
Image of the cover
. Design: Frederik Linke, Zurich.
Image of the cover
Design: Frederik Linke, Zurich

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Emotional, provocative, conceptual, imaginative, daring, profound, crazy, rebellious, garish, stark, highly personal, refined, playful … big fat crazy boonty? Multi-facetted, free from conventions and undogmatic is how the art of the goldsmith is understood at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
THE FAT BOOTY OF MADNESS
Jewellery at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich: The Künzli Class
 

”We are ‘proud’ to be applied artists in the sense that we see our strength in the specific link between objects and humans, a feature which is quite unique to jewellery” This is how Otto Künzli formulates one of his central theses.

The “Department of jewellery and hollow-ware” at the Academy of Fine Arts and its international network have contributed decisively to Munich’s reputation as one of the leading international centres of jewellery d’auteur. Since 1991 it has been headed by the Swiss goldsmith Professor Otto Künzli (born in Zürich in 1948).
The students in his department come not only from Germany but from all parts of the world: Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, USA … The internationality and diversity emanating from the heterogeneous nature of these cultures and the balance between individuality and sense of community characterise the spirit of this department, one which commands world-wide acclaim.

Emotional, provocative, conceptual, imaginative, daring, profound, crazy, rebellious, garish, stark, highly personal, refined, playful … big fat crazy boonty? Multi-facetted, free from conventions and undogmatic is how the art of the goldsmith is understood at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

The exhibition of Die Neue Sammlung – the State Museum of Applied Arts | Design in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich – has deliberately chosen to take a contemporary focus to mark the Academy’s 200th anniversary in 2008.
On display are not only the works of current Künzli students but also those of the others who studied under him. All in all, the show presents some 80 artists and 800 exhibits.
The exhibition has been designed by the students themselves and continues the line of their unusual and imaginative shows hold annually at the Academy which have long enjoyed »cult status«. 

Remarks

Publication: 

The Fat Booty of Madness. The jewellery department at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. 
Ed. Florian Hufnagl. Texts Maribel Königer, Otto Künzli and Ellen Maurer Zilioli. 

Die Neue Sammlung – State Museum Museum of Applied Arts | Design in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Stuttgart 2008. 

520 pages, more than 1000 illustrations. 49.80 Euro. 

Appendix with biographies and bibliographies of the students of the “Department of Jewellery and Hollow-Ware” 1935-2008 as well as lists of the students of the classes of Franz Rickert, Hermann Jünger and Otto Künzli. In English and German. Graphic Design: Frederik Linke, Zürich.


Press preview:
Thursday , 28 February 2008, 11:00

Vernissage:
Friday 29 February 2008, 19:00

Organizer:
Die Neue Sammlung – the State Museum of Applied Art and Design Munich, in cooperation with Academy of Fine Arts Munich; supported by Danner Stiftung


Opening hours:
Thuesday – Sunday 10 – 18, Thursday 10 – 20

Further information and pictures:
Dr. Corinna Rösner | Die Neue Sammlung

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Mirei Takeuchi. Necklace: Mirei, 2003. Tights. ca. 87 cm. Photo: Mirei Takeuchi. Mirei Takeuchi
Necklace: Mirei, 2003
Tights
ca. 87 cm
Photo: Mirei Takeuchi
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Mielle Harvey. Brooch: Sphinx moth, 2001. Mammoth ivory , rubies, paint, 750 gold. 5 cm. Photo: Mielle Harvey. Mielle Harvey
Brooch: Sphinx moth, 2001
Mammoth ivory , rubies, paint, 750 gold
5 cm
Photo: Mielle Harvey
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Yuka Oyama. Piece: Schmuck Quickies, Echigo-Tsumari, 2003. Photo: Shiho Kitou. Yuka Oyama
Piece: Schmuck Quickies, Echigo-Tsumari, 2003
Photo: Shiho Kitou
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Yuka Oyama. Piece: Schmuck Quickies, Echigo-Tsumari, 2003. Photo: Yuri Yoshida. Yuka Oyama
Piece: Schmuck Quickies, Echigo-Tsumari, 2003
Photo: Yuri Yoshida
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Judit Pschibl. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Fabric, acrylic paint, pigment, sand. Photo: Judit Pschibl. Judit Pschibl
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Fabric, acrylic paint, pigment, sand
Photo: Judit Pschibl
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Jiro Kamata. Brooch: Tesa, 2003. Sellotape, silver, stainless steel. 8 x 4 x 2 cm. Jiro Kamata
Brooch: Tesa, 2003
Sellotape, silver, stainless steel
8 x 4 x 2 cm
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Yuka Oyama. Piece: Schmuck Quickies, Daikanyama, 2004. photo: Becky Yeee. Yuka Oyama
Piece: Schmuck Quickies, Daikanyama, 2004
photo: Becky Yeee
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David Phillips. Brooch: Burned Jewellery, 2005. Pringles packet, stainless steel, epoxy resin. 15 x ? 6 cm. photo: Mason Douglas. David Phillips
Brooch: Burned Jewellery, 2005
Pringles packet, stainless steel, epoxy resin
15 x ? 6 cm
photo: Mason Douglas
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