Schmuck 2020

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Published: 04.02.2020
Schmuck 2020.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Wolfgang Lösche, Eva Sarnowski

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This event is canceled.
Due to the Coronavirus issue, the IHM (International Handwerkmesse)/SCHMUCK has been officially canceled this year. The decision to cancel the Fair comes from the crisis team of the Bavarian State Government.

Nevertheless, the Munich Jewellery Week is NOT canceled and all programmed events are expected to take part. We will be informing you regularly about further news, confirmations or cancellations of specific events.

>> Get more information at our Last Minute about Munich Jewellery Week 2020

The upcoming SCHMUCK special show, organized into the Handwerk & Design exhibition, at the Internationale Handwerkmesse from 11th to 15th of March 2020 hosted at the Fairground Munich is sure to be a special event: After all, it was 61 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.
>> Download the updated official Handwerk & Design 2020 Program of events.

802 goldsmiths and jewellery designers from 61 countries have applied to participate in the special show Schmuck 2020 at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich. The interest is once again proof of how prestigious this event is in the context of contemporary jewellery and what importance it attaches to it worldwide. Most applications came from Germany, but applications from Argentina and Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan, the United States of America, followed by Italy, Israel, the United Kingdom and Australia, Israel, Denmark and France were above average this year , Norway, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Turkey and the Russian Federation, Greece, Poland, Norway, France, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Iran, the Slovak Republic, New Zealand, Austria, Hong Kong, South Africa and some also from Bosnia, Chile, Peru, Curacao, Costa Rica, Jordan, Iran, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Zambia, India and Saudi Arabia, India, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The selection for the year 2020 will be particularly interesting due to the juxtaposition of the works of well-known and the work of young designers selected by Chequita Nahar. All in all, the selection of the jewellery artist, who as dean of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht, and freelance expert curates exhibitions on jewellery, shows many positions in jewellery - whether classical metalworking, the connection to fashion, poetic approaches, animal depictions, eroticism, painting, enamel, a mixture of surprisingly humorous, ironic, colorful, serious and conceptual jewelry. For the year 2020, a total of 63 participants from 29 countries will be invited to participate. Goldsmiths from Germany are the strongest in terms of numbers, followed by Korea and the Netherlands, but also Australia and the Czech Republic. The special show Schmuck is regarded as an important platform to make a name for itself in the circle of international goldsmiths, to make contacts and, last but not least, to attend the much-acclaimed awarding of the Herbert Hofmann Awards on the 14th of March at 5 pm at the Fair.

Robert Baines as a Modern Classicist
In addition, every year the special exhibition honours a Modern Classicist with a retrospective. In 2020 this will be the Australian Robert Baines. The former professor in gold and silver smithery at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is one of the leading researchers in the field of archaeometallurgy. The exploration of ancient granulation techniques created the basis for his extensive contemporary oeuvre in humor and the theme of fake play a role. His multifaceted practice has included international exhibitions, publications and lectures for fifty years. In his home country, he was awarded the title Living Treasure. His works are in numerous prestigious public collections. International and national awards include the Bavarian State Prize (2005); Friedrich Becker Prize (2008), Herbert Hofmann Prize (2013) and participants of the Exempla - Master - Forum (2015) and the Cicely and Colin Rigg Handicraft Prize in the National Gallery of Victoria (1997) and the Seppelt Contemporary Art Award (1998), Sydney. His extraordinary works enjoy world renown and are displayed in museums in Paris, New York, Houston, Hamburg and elsewhere. A selection of his most significant works can also be seen at SCHMUCK.
Robert Baines has left his mark on international author jewellery internationally.

Selected artists:
Paul Adie, Great Britain; Ulla Ahola, Finland; Miki Asai, Japan; Sawa Aso, Japan; Raquel Bessudo, Mexico; Alexander Blank, Germany; Becky Bliss, New Zealand; Iris Bodemer, Germany; Donna Brennan, Great Britain; Helen Britton, Australia; Sigurd Bronger, Norway; Klara Brynge, Sweden; Kim Buck, Denmark; Chia-Ching Lu, Taiwan; Sungho Cho, Korea; Erinn M. Cox, United States/Estonia; Laura Deakin, Australia; Nina van Duijnhoven, New Zealand/Netherland; Ute Eitzenhöfer, Germany; Veronika Fabian, Hungary; Katrin Feulner, Germany; Rebekah Frank, United States; Lucie Gledhill, Great Britain; Gabriella Goldsmith, Denmark; Janna Gregonis, United States; Andi Gut, Switzerland; Nils Hint, Estonia; Mária Hriešik Nepšinská, Slovakia; Reiko Ishiyama, Japan; Melanie Isverding, Germany; Cathryn Jasterzbski, United States; Karin Johansson, Sweden; Anastasia Kandaraki, Greece; Takashi Kojima, Japan; Manon van Kouswijk, Netherlands; Dongchun Lee, Korea; Helena Lehtinen, Finland; Keith Lewis, United States; Laura Leyt, Argentina; Anqi Li, China; Jorge Manilla, Belgium; Merlin Meremaa, Estonia; Bruce Metcalf, United States; Carla Nuis, Netherlands; Pavel Opocensky, Czech Republic; Ruudt Peters; Netherlands; Camilla Prasch, Germany; Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Spain; Loukia Richards, Greece; Barbara Schrobenhauser, Germany; Elwy Schutten, Netherlands; Tereza Seabra, Portugal; Karin Seufert, Germany; Silke Spitzer, Germany; Gisbert Stach, Germany; Coco Hyoun Jung Sung, Korea; Jelizaveta Suska, Latvia; Ketli Tiitsar, Estonia; Tota Reciclados, Argentina; Tarja Tuupanen, Finland; Maria Ignacia Walker Guzman, Chile; Julia Walter, Germany; Sofya Zakharova, Israel.

Robert Baines as Modern Classic 2020.

Prizes and Awards:
  • The prize commemorates Dr. Herbert Hofmann, the founder of the special show in 1959.
  • Three contributions will be awarded 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 contributions of applied art within all contribution of the International Trade Fair. The Bavarian States Prize is awarded 5.000 Euros, a gold medal and a certificate.

For SCHMUCK 2020, 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, TALENTE 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 2020 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.

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 grateful 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 the organizer of the Crafts and Trades Fair Munich.
Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Fabric or boxes, 2019. Silver, wood, alabaster.. 5 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Elwy Schutten. From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Fabric or boxes, 2019
Silver, wood, alabaster.
5 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Elwy Schutten
From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?
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Ruudt Peters. Brooch: Ssanie, 2018. Silver gold-plated, amber.. From series: Suctus. Ruudt Peters
Brooch: Ssanie, 2018
Silver gold-plated, amber.
From series: Suctus
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Gabriella Goldsmith. Head Piece: Eyes, 2018. Yarn, beads, latex.. Gabriella Goldsmith
Head Piece: Eyes, 2018
Yarn, beads, latex.
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Adie Paul. Ring: Hoam, 2019. Cast aluminium, silver insert, paint.. Adie Paul
Ring: Hoam, 2019
Cast aluminium, silver insert, paint.
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Veronika Fábián. Necklace: Big Link Chain, 2018. Gold plated brass.. 20 x 30 x 4 cm. Photo by: Veronika Fábián. Veronika Fábián
Necklace: Big Link Chain, 2018
Gold plated brass.
20 x 30 x 4 cm
Photo by: Veronika Fábián
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Donna Brennan. Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018. Lucite, 925 Blackened Silver, Minerals.. Photo by: Richard Valencia. From series: Hortus Conclusus. 
. Selected at Schmuck 2020. Donna Brennan
Brooch: Hortus Conclusus, 2018
Lucite, 925 Blackened Silver, Minerals.
Photo by: Richard Valencia
From series: Hortus Conclusus

Selected at Schmuck 2020

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Helen Britton. Pendant: Keys, 2019. Antique and vintage stone, silver, silk.. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. Helen Britton
Pendant: Keys, 2019
Antique and vintage stone, silver, silk.
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
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Gisbert Stach. Brooch: Smuggler - Mercedes-Benz Unimog Yellow, 2017. Baltic amber, matchbox car, steel wire, adhesive.. 2.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm. From series: Smuggler. Gisbert Stach
Brooch: Smuggler - Mercedes-Benz Unimog Yellow, 2017
Baltic amber, matchbox car, steel wire, adhesive.
2.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm
From series: Smuggler
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Tota Reciclados. Neckpiece: WellsGardner, 2019. Found material, bronze, alpaca wire.. 65 x 21 cm. Photo by: Damian Wasser. From series: Estrash. Tota Reciclados
Neckpiece: WellsGardner, 2019
Found material, bronze, alpaca wire.
65 x 21 cm
Photo by: Damian Wasser
From series: Estrash
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Coco Sung. Brooch: Vasopressin, 2019. Brass, copper, thread, rack, colorful wire, pearl, glass beads.. 27 x 11 x 5 cm. Photo by: Coco Sung. Coco Sung
Brooch: Vasopressin, 2019
Brass, copper, thread, rack, colorful wire, pearl, glass beads.
27 x 11 x 5 cm
Photo by: Coco Sung
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Rebekah Frank. Necklace: Necklace 1, 2019. Steel, 14kt gold.. 30 x 30 x 0.3 cm. Photo by: Lydia Daniller. From series: just add flesh. Model Pamela Zed.. Rebekah Frank
Necklace: Necklace 1, 2019
Steel, 14kt gold.
30 x 30 x 0.3 cm
Photo by: Lydia Daniller
From series: just add flesh
Model Pamela Zed.

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Mária Hriešik Nepšinská. Necklace: In focus, 2019. LP record, newspaper, nail polish, brass, patina.. 50 x 10.5 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Peter Ančic. From series: Like a Broken Record. Mária Hriešik Nepšinská
Necklace: In focus, 2019
LP record, newspaper, nail polish, brass, patina.
50 x 10.5 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Peter Ančic
From series: Like a Broken Record
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