Jewellery Symposium Zimmerhof 2015: Future Jewellery Icons

Meeting  /  04 Jun 2015  -  07 Jun 2015
Published: 06.05.2015

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Zimmerhof is a yearly reunion of around two hundred members of the jewellery field - students, makers, designers and historians. This year the programme is curated by Current Obsession and aims to dig deep into the meanings and relationships between three notions: Future Jewellery Icons. Registration deadline: 16th May!
Current Obsession Team would like to warmly invite you to join us on 4-7th of June 2015 at the Jewellery Symposium Zimmerhof in Germany. This year our young cross-disciplinary magazine and platform had the honour to curate the programme of the Jewellery Symposium Zimmerhof and chose the theme of FUTURE JEWELLERY ICONS.

With Future Jewellery Icons, we invite you to dig deep into the meanings and relationships between these three notions.

/ What is the Future of Jewellery?
As Contemporary Jewellery builds up the awareness of its identity, we may see growth of successful cross-disciplinary collaborations. By being placed in a wider context of today’s visual culture, Contemporary Jewellery can learn new strategies. We are curious about what may begin to happen when jewellery, art, design and fashion truly start to converge.

// What are Jewellery’s Icons?
Icon is an ambiguous word simultaneously connoting a religious symbol loaded with historical and spiritual content, a flickering symbol on a computer desktop distilled and reduced in meaning or an actual person – a rock star or a celebrity. Does Contemporary Jewellery have a system of symbols and signs connecting the past and the future? And if so, where do these symbols and signs belong: in a subculture, within the mainstream, or have they lost their cultural relevance?

/// What are the Icons of the Future?
We are interested in new attitudes, new types of projects and new personalities to explore this idea: join us to hear talks by exhibition makers, researchers, trend forecasters, artists and jewellers who have explored the challenges and the confines of their own disciplines.

Featured Speakers:
Zachary Androus, David Bielander, Beatrice Brovia and Nicolas Cheng, Lin Cheung, Rutger Emmelkamp, Elvira Golomosi, Adam Grinovich, Jing He, Matylda Krzykowski, Florian Milker, Miro Sazdic and Pravu Mazumdar, Mallory Weston, Nelly Zagury.
Find our more about the speakers here.

About Zimmerhof
Zimmerhof is a yearly reunion of around two hundred members of the jewellery field - students, makers, designers and historians – taking place in an impressive old farmhouse estate in Bad Rappenau-Zimmerhof. While the four-day event revolves around talks and presentations, it also provides the opportunity to chat at length with those peers we often only ‘bump into’ in other events: it’s an occasion to exchange information, communicate about one’s work, and generally have a good time together. In order to keep both the attendants and the organisers on their toes, the lectures are always organised by a different team of jewellery professionals.
Zimmerhof Symposium is the longest existing symposium of it´s kind. Through the years it has grown to be the time and place to be for contemporary jewellery people to meet and greet, to talk and discuss. Bolstered by tradition and ever changing programs, we feel sure that the symposium will continue to inspire for many years to come: we hope to see you there!

Yvonne von Racknitz
Tel: +49 07264 808853
Weekdays 9:00 – 12:30

Dates and price

Dates: 4-7th of June 2015

Deadline for registration: 16th May 2015

All days:
- 240€ full
- 155€ pupil, student

Separate days:
- 80 euro/day full
- 55 euro/day pupil, student

- 5 euro/night barn
- 5 euro/night camp