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Parallel exhibition by students of the Pforzheim Goldsmith and Watchmaking School

Exhibition  /  05 Dec 2021  -  06 Mar 2022
Published: 28.01.2022
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Intro
The three jewellery classes at the Vocational College for Design, Jewellery, and Utensils at Pforzheim’s Goldsmithing School explored the phenomenon of jewellery from several different perspectives. Their jewellery creations are themed around a dialogue of cultures, as well as around the allure of distant places, and the question of what feels foreign and far away to us yet is so near.
 
The Jewellery Museum in Pforzheim is starting with a question: What Is Jewellery? Criss-cross through the Jewellery Museum's collections. The ethnographic Herion bequest newly presented.

The discussion held in recent years, and increasingly of late, about our approach to ethnographic artifacts, requires a new view of non-European jewellery. The Jewellery Museum has therefore embraced a new concept that takes the insights gained from the current discussion and its key aspects into due account. Here it is equally essential to see the objects in their individual cultural-historical contexts, to consider the artistic aspirations involved, and to regard them within the framework of global jewellery history.

The Berufskolleg für Design, Schmuck und Gerät has organized a parallel exhibition, which is on display until March 6th.

The ethnographic "Eva and Peter Herion" collection had originally been given to the Jewellery Museum as a permanent loan and has meanwhile passed into the museum’s ownership. When the remodelled museum opened in 2006, parts of the Herion collection were set up with a special focus on Africa and Asia. Conceived as a semi-permanent exhibition back then, it is now being redesigned on the basis of a fundamentally new approach. The discussion held in recent years about our approach to ethnographic artifacts requires a new view of non-European jewellery. Here it is essential to see the objects from different perspectives. Their cultural and historical context is as important as the artistic aspirations involved, and they also need to be regarded within the framework of global jewellery history. Objects from all of the museum’s collections, whether from the historical, the modern, or the ethnographic collection, will therefore be exhibited in a manner that allows them to enter into dialogue with each other. We’ll no longer be showing the ethnographic artifacts in the context assigned to them for a long time, i.e. as something foreign that stands in contrast to our Western culture. Instead, we’ll be displaying them subsumed under the overarching theme of ‘The phenomenon of jewellery’, highlighting that there is something innately human about jewellery, explains the jewellery expert. This will give visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in a wide variety of jewellery in a presentation that has not been put together according to previously accepted criteria, allowing them to discover diverse new perspectives or even come up with their own.


>> A Parallel exhibition is organized by the Berufskolleg für Design, Schmuck und Gerät.

 
Opening hours:
Tue–Sun and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)
Tickets:
Admission to the permanent exhibition € 4.50, reduced price € 2.50, € 6 incl. a visit to the Technical Museum of Pforzheim’s Jewellery and Watchmaking Industries, free admission for children no older than 14 and for holders of a Museums-Pass-Musées.
Guided tours for groups by appointment | Public guided tours through the permanent exhibition Sun 3 p.m., € 6.50, reduced price € 4.50

Partners:
Pforzheimer Zeitung and SWR2
 
"Parallel exhibition" @Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. Video by Nicole Eberwein.

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Lena Schlamminger. Necklace: Dialogue of Cultures, 2021. Brass, silver, rabbit fur, feathers.. Photo by: Nicole Eberwein. On body. Lena Schlamminger
Necklace: Dialogue of Cultures, 2021
Brass, silver, rabbit fur, feathers.
Photo by: Nicole Eberwein

On body

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Lena Schlamminger. Necklace: Dialogue of Cultures, 2021. Brass, silver, rabbit fur, feathers.. Photo by: Nicole Eberwein. Lena Schlamminger
Necklace: Dialogue of Cultures, 2021
Brass, silver, rabbit fur, feathers.
Photo by: Nicole Eberwein
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Florian Anderer. Ring: Untitled, 2021. Silver, precious stones, enamel, copper.. Florian Anderer
Ring: Untitled, 2021
Silver, precious stones, enamel, copper.
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Tizian Hollfelder. Necklace: Untitled, 2021. Silver, wood.. Tizian Hollfelder
Necklace: Untitled, 2021
Silver, wood.
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