Lecture by Karl Fritsch in Christchurch

Lectures  /  11 Jul 2019
Published: 08.07.2019
Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Gold, citrine, malachite.. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Gold, citrine, malachite.
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Wild and admired jeweller Karl Fritsch will be talking about his remarkable work in the lead-up to his latest exhibition opening across town at The National straight after the talk and running 11 July to 10 August 2019.

Artist list

Karl Fritsch
German-born, Academy of Fine Arts in Munich- trained and based in Wellington, Fritsch’s work has a devoted international following and has for some time been focused almost entirely on rings. But this offers no real simplicity: his treatment of the form is ever-changing, crossing many lines and boundaries. He bravely tears between materials, orthodoxies, histories, articulations, value, finding and making processes, ideas, spaces and people, and the results are extraordinary.

Of course, the ring wants to be beautiful. The technique also wants to be beautiful, and most often it’s the idea that wants to be the most beautiful. But sometimes a ring likes nothing better than to sit in the mud and not give a damn about how it looks. If it’s exactly what it wants to be in a given moment, it is precise, perfect and the most beautiful.
/ Karl Fritsch


Dates and price

Thursday, 11 July 2019, at 6 pm.
Philip Carter Family Auditorium.