Silke Spitzer at Grassimesse 2010

Exhibition  /  29 Oct 2010  -  31 Oct 2010
Published: 16.10.2010
GRASSI Museum of Applied Art

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The GRASSIMESSE is organized by the GRASSI museum of Applied Art and takes place in the reconstructed Grassimuseum, an important building of the Art Decó period. Three exhibition rooms with a total of 1200 sqm provide space for 85 exhibitors.

Artist list

Silke Spitzer
Forest and Cloud
A homage to the beautiful things that nature offers – the simplest materials and the simplest shapes. The indomitable force of constant recurrence, progressive sequencing and cosy rounding.
In my current „Astketten“ ( branch necklaces), i have used fallen, but still strong , branches and lent them new direction – a beginning and an end – by cutting them..
Other necklaces are sawn from thin wood and when strung the disks reiterate the growth of a tree, transforming from the perfect surface of a cut piece of verneer into the three-dimensionality of space.

The GRASSIMESSE is an international forum and a fair for applied art and product design from all fields. It stands in the tradition of the historical GRASSIMESSE, founded in 1920 and famous as “Meeting Place of Modernity.” Since the reestablishment in 1997, the fair has been held once each year on the last weekend of October.

The GRASSIMESSE forum and sales exhibition in equal measure, reflects the world of ideas and the variety of contemporary creative design, promotes developments and sharpens the awareness for design quality. Unique products, limited editions and sample industrial products of jewellery, ceramics, glass, textile, clothing, furniture, metal, leather, toys etc. display a fascinating variety of creative design which allures to see and buy as well. This selection and international orientation enables to gain a comprehensive overview of recent innovations and trends, as well as timeless modern design.

Subject and concern of the GRASSIMESSE is the selection and promotion of quality. Therefore a jury of experts decides on the selection of the exhibitors and will award the four prizes on the occasion of the GRASSIMESSE. The GRASSIMESSE is organized by the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts and takes place in the reconstructed Grassimuseum, an important building of the Art Decó period. The exhibition rooms with 1,200 sqm provide space for almost 100 exhibitors. 

Jury of the GRASSIMESSE 2010
Rudolf Bott, silversmith
Benigna Klemm, Carl und Anneliese Goerdeler-Stiftung Prof.
Kuno Prey, Designer, Faculty of Design and Art, Free University Bozen, Italy
Dr. Eva Maria Hoyer, director, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig
Sabine Epple, curator for modern applied arts, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig-2016-2016

Sabine Epple (project manager) Phone 0049-(0)341-2229106,
Ulrike Schauer, Phone 0049-(0)341-2229241,
Silke Spitzer. Necklace: Astkette, 2010. Branch, silver. Silke Spitzer
Necklace: Astkette, 2010
Branch, silver
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Silke Spitzer. Necklace: Astgabelkette, 2010. Branches, veneer. Silke Spitzer
Necklace: Astgabelkette, 2010
Branches, veneer
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