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Metamorphoses

Exhibition  /  25 Feb 2022  -  02 Apr 2022
Published: 04.03.2022
Metamorphoses.
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein
Curator:
Loukia Richards, Christoph Ziegler
Management:
Monika Fahn
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Exhibition poster.

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Intro
Metamorphoses, transfigurations, and mutations as mind-opening revelations can be found in many religions, art, and literary traditions. The changes in form and substance, documented by innumerable myths and doctrines, have a common denominator: the ascent of the human being into a higher spiritual sphere.
 

Artist list

Miki Asai, Volker Atrops, Karl Fritsch, Kira Fritsch, Franceca Guarnieri, Marilena Karagkiozi, Masumi Kataoka, Unk Kraus, Yolanda Ky, Criselda Lopez, Margarita Malliri, Christina Panagiotopoulou, Constance Marie Pretorius, Daniel Ramos, Loukia Richards, Alison Shelton Brown, Jason Stein, Maja Stojkovska, Peter Vermandere, Anna Watson, Christoph Ziegler, Daniel von Weinberger
From Homer and Ovid to Moses’ burning bush or Christ’s Transfiguration, the djinnis of 1001 Nights and Brother Grimm's folk tales, Goethe's Faust, Rabbi Loew's Golem, or the Japanesemedieval legends, the message is clear: A sublime power shows its omnipresence through transformation and mutation, and enchants humanity with promise and hope.

Franz Kafka's famous novel Metamorphosis departs from the spiritual tradition of pre-modernity and ominously foreshadows a society obsessed with order, segregation, and racial hygiene on its way to the war tragedy.

The alchemists expressed humankind’s desire for endless knowledge, wealth, and immortality by seeking to convert waste into gold. Nowadays, up cycling is a common practice. Fashion and luxury brands proudly advertise the pre-used origin of their raw materials. It is ethical and kind, indeed, to recycle; but is it not void of existential meaning? Does it also help us to make contact with something bigger than us, such as nature, humanity, the common good, or even God?

Does contemporary jewellery need to be spiritual? Is the quest for something that stays alive forever just a psychological side effect of mutating Covid-19 or are we being led to our archaic roots by the search for a talisman against fear, disease, and loss?

Soft Opening: Friday, 25 February 2022 from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m.
Duration: 25 February - 2 April 2022 
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday  10.00 AM - 6.00 PM (CET)


LIVE Online Show of the exhibition:
The Metamorphoses Zoom live online show will present the artists, works and videos of the exhibition which runs from 25 February to 2 April at Bayerischer Kunstgewerberein Munich. The show will be enriched with interviews with the artists, live reporting from Munich Schmuck 2022.

>> Zoom meeting link

Meeting-ID: 998 026 4362
Password: Meta-M
Hours:  Sunday, 6 March 2022, 3.00 to 4.30 p.m (CET).


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Maja Stojkovska. Earrings: Achtung Baustelle no.3, 2022. Aluminium, plastic, synthetic resin, steel. 6.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm. Maja Stojkovska
Earrings: Achtung Baustelle no.3, 2022
Aluminium, plastic, synthetic resin, steel
6.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm
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Jason Stein. Necklace: Temporal Resonance #17, 2022. Brass, found objects, patina. 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm. Jason Stein
Necklace: Temporal Resonance #17, 2022
Brass, found objects, patina
6.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
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Unk Kraus. Brooch: Push-le, 2022. Eco-plastic, 3D print. 13 x 15 x 15 cm. Unk Kraus
Brooch: Push-le, 2022
Eco-plastic, 3D print
13 x 15 x 15 cm
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Miki Asai. Pendant: Wave, 2022. Wood, eggshell, gold leaf, lacquer, cord. 14 x 9 x 1.5 cm. Miki Asai
Pendant: Wave, 2022
Wood, eggshell, gold leaf, lacquer, cord
14 x 9 x 1.5 cm
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Constance Marie Pretorius. Brooch: Rose Garden, 2022. Textile, embroidery, glass beads, textile print, steel. 10 x 5.5 x 0.5 cm. Constance Marie Pretorius
Brooch: Rose Garden, 2022
Textile, embroidery, glass beads, textile print, steel
10 x 5.5 x 0.5 cm
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Christoph Ziegler. Necklace: Nostalgia I, 2022. Wood, wooden objects, plastic, rubber, lacquer. 49 x 21 x 4.5 cm. Christoph Ziegler
Necklace: Nostalgia I, 2022
Wood, wooden objects, plastic, rubber, lacquer
49 x 21 x 4.5 cm
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Loukia Richards. Necklace: Carved Marble, 2022. Embroidery on textile, yarn, synthetic material, antique white and pink coral. Loukia Richards
Necklace: Carved Marble, 2022
Embroidery on textile, yarn, synthetic material, antique white and pink coral
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Karl Fritsch. Cup: Keine Angst, 2021. Ceramic, silver, carnelian, cubic zirconia.. 18 x 15 x 10 cm. Karl Fritsch
Cup: Keine Angst, 2021
Ceramic, silver, carnelian, cubic zirconia.
18 x 15 x 10 cm
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Masumi Kataoka. Brooch: Out Of Longing, 2021. Copper, enamel, silver, steel. 9 x 7 x 7 cm. Masumi Kataoka
Brooch: Out Of Longing, 2021
Copper, enamel, silver, steel
9 x 7 x 7 cm
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Kira Fritsch. Brooch: Hyazinthe, 2022. Wood, oxidised silver. 20 x 6 x 4 cmw. Kira Fritsch
Brooch: Hyazinthe, 2022
Wood, oxidised silver
20 x 6 x 4 cmw
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Francesca Guarnieri. Body piece: Uroboro, 2022. Carved marble.. Francesca Guarnieri
Body piece: Uroboro, 2022
Carved marble.
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Daniel Ramos, "Untitled". Video still, 2022..
Daniel Ramos, "Untitled". Video still, 2022.

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Jason Stein, "A Metamorphopsis". Video still, 2022..
Jason Stein, "A Metamorphopsis". Video still, 2022.

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Anna Watson, Metamorphoses. Video still, 2022..
Anna Watson, Metamorphoses. Video still, 2022.

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