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Schmuck 2019

Fair  /  MJW-SchmuckTalente2019   Collecting   Exhibiting   Curating  /  13 Mar 2019  -  17 Mar 2019
Published: 09.09.2018
Schmuck 2019.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Wolfgang Lösche, Eva Sarnowski

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The upcoming SCHMUCK special show, organized into the Handwerk & Design exhibition, at the Internationale Handwerkmesse from 13 to 17 March 2019 hosted at the Fairground Munich is sure to be a special event: After all, it was 60 years ago in March that the first edition of the now world-renowned special exhibition took place, which, for decades, has steadily been the source of new trends in the field of contemporary art jewellery.
Considered to be the annual event for goldsmiths and jewellery designers worldwide, the SCHMUCK special exhibition taking place at the Internationale Handwerksmesse. In the course of its 60-year history, it has acquired a unique status and is the meeting place for jewellery enthusiasts, collectors, gallery owners and museum curators from around the world. SCHMUCK was founded in 1959 by art historian Dr. Herbert Hofmann, who was back then head of the
department for the fostering of craft trades in Bavaria at the Chamber of Craft Trades for Munich and Upper Bavaria.

SCHMUCK, held from 13 to 17 March 2019 in Hall B1 of the Internationale Handwerksmesse, is organised as a competition. Jewellery artists from all over the world hand in their works in order to be present at the exhibition. 762 goldsmiths from 58 countries applied this year. “This huge number testifies once again to the prestige of this event in the field of contemporary jewellery and to its worldwide prominence,” explains Wolfgang Lösche, head of the exhibition at the Munich and Upper Bavaria Chamber of Craft Trades that organises SCHMUCK annually.

Three contributions of Schmuck 2019 will be awarded with the Herbert Hofmann Prize. The prize commemorates Dr. Herbert Hofmann, the founder of the special show in 1959. In addition the jury of the Bavarian States Prize will look at the works in the special show.

A total of 65 participants from 22 countries were invited to take part in SCHMUCK 2019. In terms of numbers, Germany is most strongly represented, followed by Korea and the Netherlands, Australia and the Czech Republic, reports Lösche. They were selected by this year's curator of the exhibition, art historian Dr. Sabine Runde, who has been curating exhibitions on jewellery and crafts for over 30 years as chief curator of the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt.

The contributions should reflect the development of the artist or technician while illustrating the type of work and the topics that s/he is currently involved in. The work may not be more than two year old. The selection panel considers the applications and selects the entrants for the competition. The entrants’ contributions are then exhibited at the „Schmuck“ exhibition, which takes place during the International Skilled Trades Fair. They are appraised here by an international jury. Either individual items or a group of works can be considered. Depending on the size, no more than eight works should be presented.
Her choice reveals the many aspects of jewellery, says Lösche, be it classical metalworking, poetic approaches, masks, eroticism, painting, a combination of unexpectedly witty, ironic, colourful, serious and conceptual jewellery. “It is particularly interesting,” he adds, “that this selection is made by juxtaposing the works of renowned and very prominent jewellers with the works of young designers.” The highlight of SCHMUCK will be the awarding of the Herbert-Hofmann Prizes to up to three artists, something that is eagerly awaited by a multitude of international guests every year. The award will take place on the Saturday of the fair, 16 March 2019, at 5 p.m. on the stage in Hall B1 at the Internationale Handwerksmesse.

In addition to the jewellery display, the ‘Classics of Modernism’ are also annually honoured in retrospect at the exhibition. The 2019 recipient is jewellery designer Daniel Kruger, from Cape Town. In 1971/72 he studied goldsmithing and graphic arts at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, 1973/74 painting at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town and from 1974 to 1980 goldsmithing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich where he was taught by Professor Hermann Jünger. Kruger has been active as a freelance jeweller and ceramic artist since 1980, and has had various exhibitions at home and internationally. From 2003 to 2017 he was designing within a professorship for sculpture/jewellery at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. He is considered as a master of jewellery who plays with forms and impresses the viewer through diversity.

For SCHMUCK 2019, the trade fair organiser GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH is designing a special map of the city with all events in galleries, studios and museums that will take place during the special exhibition in Munich. Alongside information on SCHMUCK and on ‘Handwerk & Design’ within the framework of the Internationale Handwerksmesse, it lists other venues and events – and, of course, more details on other renowned special exhibitions at the IHM: EXEMPLA, TALENTS and MEISTER DER MODERNE. The printed city map will be available at the trade fair, and the online version will also be available from mid-February 2019 on the website

Another reason for the jewellery scene to make the move from New Zealand through North America and all the way to Munich are the prestigious international galleries, which, under the title ‘FRAME’, set the stage for SCHMUCK like a splendid decoration and can be experienced together only at the Internationale Handwerksmesse. Sharing the experience with you will be: ATTA GALLERY (Thailand), FROOTS GALLERY (China), KCDF - KOREA

2019 Jury:  Dr. Sabine Runde, art historian and exhibition curator at the Museum of Applied Art in Frankfurt

Selected artists:
Andrea Auer, Austria, Robert Baines, Australia, Ela Bauer, Netherlands/Israel, Peter Bauhuis, Germany, Julie Blyfield, Australia, Sungho Cho, Korea, Giovanni Corvaja, Italy, Laila Marie Costa, Australia, Andrea Daly, New Zealand, Annette Dam, Denmark, Bárbara D'Ambra Pazos, Argentina, Tereza Dušková, Czeck Republic, Åsa Elmstam, Sweden, William Faulkner, Germany, Jantje Fleischhut, Germany, Tamara Grüner, Germany, Joohee Han, Korea, Mielle Harvey, USA, Karin Heerweg, Netherlands, Linda Hughes, Australia, Melanie Isverding, Germany, Svenja John, Germany, Junwon Jung, Korea, Beppe Kessler, Netherlands, Esther Knobel, Israel, Heeseung Koh, Korea, Marie-Louise Kristensen, Denmark, Triin Kukk, Estonia, Birgit Laken, Netherlands, Martina Lang, Germany, Lore Langendries, Belgium,  Monique Lecouna, Argentina, Najin Lee, Korea, Gernot Leibold, Germany, Orsolya Losonczy, Hungary, Yumiko Matsunaga, Japan, Christine Matthias, Germany, Bruce Metcalf, USA, Yutaka Minegishi, Japan, Matilde Mozzanega, Italy, Veronica Nuñez, Chile, Pavel Opocensky, Czeck Republic, Jiun-You Ou, Taiwan, Michaela Pegum, Australia, Tina Rath, USA, Sol Rios, Argentina, Philip Sajet, Netherlands, Misato Seki, Japan, Healim Shin, Korea, Carina Shoshtary, Germany, Jiří Šibor, Czeck Republic, Etsuko Sonobe, Japan, Annemiek Steenhuis, Netherlands, Sabine Steinhäusler, Germany, Christoph Straube, Germany, Fumiki Taguchi, Japan, Anna Talbot, Norway, Suvi Tupola, Finland, Karen Vanmol, Belgium, Tanel Veenre, Estonia, Sanna Wallgren, Sweden, Norman Weber, Germany, Grace Yu Piper, New Zealand, Annamarie Zanella, Italy, Reinhold Ziegler, Norway.

Daniel Kruger as Modern Classic 2019.

Prizes and Awards:
  • The prize commemorates Dr. Herbert Hofmann, the founder of the special show in 1959.
  • Three contributions will be awarded with the Herbert Hofmann Prize.
  • Works will be acknowledged at the SCHMUCK-Catalogue of the following year (including photography and text).
  • Distinguished exhibitors receive a certificate and a stele (designed by Hermann Jünger).

Bavarian States Prize
  • Every exhibitor at the International Trade Fair can apply for the Bavarian States Prize.
  • The Bavarian States Prize is awarded to 10 contribution of applied art within all contribution of the International Trade Fair. The Bavarian States Prize is awarded with 5.000 Euros, a gold medal and a certificate.

Organisation and Funding:
Promoter: Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH
Exhibition Patron: Benno und Therese Danner´sche Kunstgewerbestiftung München
Conception and direction: Wolfgang Lösche, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Organisation: Eva Sarnowski, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Arrangements: Alexandra Bahlmann

We are grafetul to the Bavarian State Ministry of Commerce, Energy and Technology for the support they have lent this special show, to the Danner Foundation for their sponsorship, and to the Association of Trades Fairs as organizer of the Crafts and Trades Fair Munich.
Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Tumbaga. 5 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Peter Bauhuis. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
5 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Peter Bauhuis
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Sanna Wallgren. Brooch: Exo Exo, 2018. Anodized aluminium, nylon string.. 20 x 12 cm. On body. Sanna Wallgren
Brooch: Exo Exo, 2018
Anodized aluminium, nylon string.
20 x 12 cm

On body

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Robert Baines. Pendant: Perception 5, 2017. Silver, electroplate, lacquer, granulation construction.. 7 x 9.4 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Anton Jadrijevic. Robert Baines
Pendant: Perception 5, 2017
Silver, electroplate, lacquer, granulation construction.
7 x 9.4 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Anton Jadrijevic
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Sungho Cho. Brooch: Tree Frog, 2016. Recycled plastic card (Starbucks Card), sterling Silver.. 11 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. Sungho Cho
Brooch: Tree Frog, 2016
Recycled plastic card (Starbucks Card), sterling Silver.
11 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
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Mielle Harvey. Necklace: Flock of Hanging Birds, 2018. Sterling silver, oil paint, silk cord.. 3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Mielle Harvey. Mielle Harvey
Necklace: Flock of Hanging Birds, 2018
Sterling silver, oil paint, silk cord.
3.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Mielle Harvey
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Linda Hughes. Pendant: Knot, 2017. Laminate, acrylic, silver, silk.. 12 x 6 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Brendan Adair Smith. Linda Hughes
Pendant: Knot, 2017
Laminate, acrylic, silver, silk.
12 x 6 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Brendan Adair Smith
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Marie Louise Kristensen. Brooch: We will turn you into a Skinny-Hottie !, 2016. Silver, gold, wood, crystal, plastic.. 12.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Marie Louise Kristensen
Brooch: We will turn you into a Skinny-Hottie !, 2016
Silver, gold, wood, crystal, plastic.
12.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Matilda Mozzanega. Necklace: Swarovski Project 2018. The Power of Transformation, Transparent Waste, 2018. Swarovski crystals, recycled plastic pouches, brass chain and jump rings.. 30 x 20 x 4 cm. Matilda Mozzanega
Necklace: Swarovski Project 2018. The Power of Transformation, Transparent Waste, 2018
Swarovski crystals, recycled plastic pouches, brass chain and jump rings.
30 x 20 x 4 cm
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