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Jewellery by Speckner and Spoerri

Exhibition  /  08 Feb 2014  -  27 Apr 2014
Published: 21.01.2014
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The exhibition juxtaposes radically different pieces of jewellery. He has his garish, humorous and sometimes sarcastic creations produced in manufactories, whereas she places emphasis on handcrafting her inconspicuous and enigmatic yet dynamic pieces herself.

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Bettina Speckner,  Daniel Spoerri
The >Jewellery by Speckner and Spoerri< exhibition juxtaposes radically different pieces of jewellery. He has his garish, humorous and sometimes sarcastic creations produced in manufactories, whereas she places emphasis on handcrafting her inconspicuous and enigmatic yet dynamic pieces herself. Acquaintances from earlier days in Munich, these two artists also share an almost animist love for materials and objects, from which they create small yet self-contained, autonomous worlds. In addition, both are passionate flea market visitors, trying to find the meaning behind the material as such.

Bettina Speckner’s jewellery invites us to pause for a while and figure out the stories behind the images. Her pieces encourage us to approach them, while at the same time admonishing us to handle them with care. They are delicate little helpers for interrupting our daily routine by turning our attention to them and lingering for more than just a fleeting moment.

When Daniel Spoerri creates jewellery, he transforms something trivial or repellent into something bizarre or even disquieting by implementing it in a precious material, such as bronze, silver or gold. But usually, the shock is alleviated by a dash of irony. One brooch, although featuring defensive stag beetle pincers on two sides, is a perfectly symmetrical piece with a classically austere shape. In addition to »wearable« pieces of jewellery, the exhibition presents small sculptures created by Spoerri.

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Opening on Friday, February 7, p.m.


Opening 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
Partners: Kulturland Baden-Württemberg, Pforzheimer Zeitung and SWR2
Bettina Speckner. Piece: Untitled, 2010. Photo fired in enamel, silver, Oriental pearls. Pendant/Eearrings
. Photo by Bettina Speckner. Bettina Speckner
Piece: Untitled, 2010
Photo fired in enamel, silver, Oriental pearls
Pendant/Eearrings
Photo by Bettina Speckner

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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Ferrotype, silver. Photo by Bettina Speckner. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Ferrotype, silver
Photo by Bettina Speckner
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Bettina Speckner. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Photo etched into zinc, silver, tourmalines. Photo by Bettina Speckner. Bettina Speckner
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Photo etched into zinc, silver, tourmalines
Photo by Bettina Speckner
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Daniel Spoerri. Piece: Wide-Mouthed Clown, 2005. Silver. from the »Little Prillwitz Sculptures« series 
. Photo Christian Fail/Der große Bär. Daniel Spoerri
Piece: Wide-Mouthed Clown, 2005
Silver
from the »Little Prillwitz Sculptures« series
Photo Christian Fail/Der große Bär

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Daniel Spoerri. Pendant: Tooth Gondola, 2008. Silver. Photo Christian Fail/Der große Bär. Daniel Spoerri
Pendant: Tooth Gondola, 2008
Silver
Photo Christian Fail/Der große Bär
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Daniel Spoerri. Object: A Children’s Bootee. Bronze, partly patinated in red. Daniel, SpoerriObject: A Children’s BooteeBronze, partly patinated in redfrom the »Bread Dough Objects« series
. Photo Christian Fail/Der große Bär. Daniel Spoerri
Object: A Children’s Bootee
Bronze, partly patinated in red


Daniel, Spoerri
Object: A Children’s Bootee
Bronze, partly patinated in red
from the »Bread Dough Objects« series
Photo Christian Fail/Der große Bär

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