Monozukuri. The manufacturing of things

Exhibition  /  21 Jan 2022  -  19 Feb 2022
Published: 14.01.2022

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A comparison of objects and jewelry from Japan and Germany: "Monozukuri" is more than just a craft; it is a mindset, a mind, a philosophy. It is the Japanese work ethic and the pursuit of perfection.

Artist list

David Bielander, Helen Britton, David Dott, Isabelle Enders, Anne Fischer, Mirjam Hiller, Yu Hiraishi, Koichi Io, Kimiaki Kageyama, Hatsuko Kobayashi, Takashi Kojima, Unk Kraus, Markus Pollinger, Nicole Schuster, Juliane Schölss, Misato Seki, Gisbert Stach, Christoph Straube, Mariko Sumioka, Fumiki Taguchi, Takayoshi Terajima, Kohei Ukai, Valentijn Vanmeirhaeghe, Ryota Watanabe
Historically, the word was used in conjunction with an individual artisan who took pride in their products.
What influence does the culture in which we grow up, in which we learn, in which we live, have on our creative work? The exhibition would like to take the viewer on a journey through the cultures of Japan and Germany, on which they will experience the differences in craftsmanship and design and will certainly discover more similarities than expected.

Makers from Germany mostly learn to master their techniques and to come up with solutions and ways to create what is burning under their nails. The idea, the design is in the foreground compared to the technique and is more of a means to an end. Alternative materials are also welcome.

In Japan, the techniques of craftsmanship have centuries-old traditions that are mastered masterfully and are also taken to the extreme. The design often results from the attraction of solving something particularly difficult, of overcoming a challenge. This may also include alternative materials.

Both starting points are valuable and lead to fascinating results. And both paths give insights into dealing with culture and history, which ultimately not only tells of the origin but also very personal impressions.

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10.00-18.00 h.

Soft Opening with Nicole Schuster: Friday, 21. January 2022, 14.00 to 18.00 h.
Nicole Schuster. Ring: Parasites, 2013. Silver ruthenium plated.. 3.1 x 2.9 x 4.9cm. Photo by: Nicole Schuster. Nicole Schuster
Ring: Parasites, 2013
Silver ruthenium plated.
3.1 x 2.9 x 4.9cm
Photo by: Nicole Schuster
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Helen Britton. Necklace: Horse of Stone, 2019. Tumbled mixed stones, silver. 
. Piece part of the memo Visibility at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.
. Unique piece. Helen Britton
Necklace: Horse of Stone, 2019
Tumbled mixed stones, silver

Piece part of the memo Visibility at the exhibition Le Stanze del Possibile at Hannah Gallery.

Unique piece
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Koichi Io. Vase: Whirl, 2021. Iron, hammer-raised, patinated.. 16.5 x 16.5 x 15.5 cm. Koichi Io
Vase: Whirl, 2021
Iron, hammer-raised, patinated.
16.5 x 16.5 x 15.5 cm
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Takashi Kojima. Brooch: Point Mandara 3, 2015. Silver, Topaz, Quartz. 8 x 9 x 4 cm. Takashi Kojima
Brooch: Point Mandara 3, 2015
Silver, Topaz, Quartz
8 x 9 x 4 cm
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Markus Pollinger. Vessel: Handle Variant 2, 2020. Silver, forged steel.. 21 cm heigh. Markus Pollinger
Vessel: Handle Variant 2, 2020
Silver, forged steel.
21 cm heigh
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