SchmuckDenken XI - Thinking Jewellery

Meeting  /  CriticalThinking   Research  /  14 Oct 2017  -  15 Oct 2017
Published: 28.06.2017
SchmuckDenken XI - Thinking Jewellery.
Hochschule Trier
Vollmersbachstraße 53a
55743 -  Idar Oberstein
Theo Smeets, Ute Eitzenhöfer, Willi Lindemann
DEADLINE: 14/10/2017

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The topic for this year will be: The material of Art - Imagination and virtual worlds. Precious material - gold, silver, precious stones - apart from its utility value, also has a lasting legacy because of its symbolic power. In the area of jewellery, the classic range of materials is supplemented by many natural materials and plastics that can be filled with meaning. Even in jewellery, art - the old mistress of fiction, utopian design and thus virtuality - outlasts time: Ars longa - vita brevis.
Meanwhile, it is not only the physics that has long since moved away from the traditional ideas of a ‘fixed’ material into dynamic cosmological models. The digital age is revolutionizing living conditions, and particularly people’s social relationships - probably to a greater extent than the invention of book printing at the beginning of the modern era. Virtuality does not require proof of genuineness, or a real correspondence of material, shape and colour. In light of these - thoroughly omnipresent - scenarios, there is a growing desire for the authenticity of analogue life, for a permanence and value, which materialises in the material and therefore sensual presence of high-value goods that give a sense of identity, or in art.

What contribution can art make, so that people in an increasingly virtual world can adequately further develop the ground under their feet in analogue everyday life?

‘SchmuckDenken’ [Thinking Jewellery] is the attempt to reflect upon what jewellery is. It is about an interdisciplinary conver- gence either side of the crucial categories of handicraft or art, applied or free: to discover what jewellery is made up of, not what it looks like. The need for adornment and jewellery has accompanied humanity as an anthropological constant since the beginning. As an important cultural heritage, jewellery is continually reinterpreted in all eras. ‘SchmuckDenken 11’ collects relevant analyses and action perspectives for artistic practice. / Willi Lindemann


Saturday 14 October 2017 / Samstag, 14 Oktober 2017
13:00h Reception / Empfang
13:45h Welcome words / Grußworte
13:45h Prologue / Prolog - Wilhelm Lindemann & Theo Smeets
14:30h Searching for unity  modern physics and its explanation of the cosmos (Auf der Suche nach Einheit - die moderne Physik und ihre Erklärung des Kosmos), Dr. Sibylle Anderl, astronomer and philosopher, Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (Astronomin und Philosophin, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble)
15:30h Edelstein. Zur Kulturgeschichte einer Ikone (Precious stone. The cultural history of an icon - Lecture in German!) Wilhelm Lindemann, curator, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein (Kurator Hochschule Trier, Campus Idar­Oberstein)
16:30h My material (Mein Material) Patricia Domingues, Rudy Faulkner, Eduardo Tarin, Master graduates of the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein (MasterabsolventInnen der Hochschule Trier, Campus Idar-­Oberstein)

17:30h Pause / break

18:30h Understanding light through the art. Emeralds contribution to optical knowledge (Licht mit dem Blick der Kunst begreifen. Der Beitrag des Smaragds zur Optik), Ph.D. Marjolijn Bol, postdoctoral researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for History of Science, Berlin (Max-­Planck­-Institut für Wissenschafts­geschichte, Berlin) (Requested participation)
19:30h Goethe on colours. A vindication (Goethe über Farben. Eine Rehabilitation, Prof. Dr. Olaf Müller
21:00h Vernissage Silvia Weidenbach - Villa Bengel

Sunday 15th of October 2017 / Sonntag, 15. Oktober 2017
10:00h Natural cosmos/digital cosmetics. Some remarks on Parametric Design, Dr. Florian Arnold, PHD in philosophy and german literature in Heidelberg and Paris., PHD in design at the HfG Offenbach, currently teaching at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. Besides he works as an editor for the journal "Philosophische Rundschau
11:30h Cold shining - empty glamour. On Jeff Koon’s ‘Celebration Series’ (Kaltes Leuchten - leerer Glanz. Über Jeff Koons „Celebration Series“), Prof. Dr. Regine Prange, professor of art history at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Art History Institute (Professorin für Kunstgeschichte, Kunsthistorisches Institut an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main)

13:00h Pause / break

13:45h The art of stone cutting. The collection of the art chamber of KHM Vienna (Die Kunst des Steinschnitts. Die Sammlung der Kunstkammer des KHM Wien), Mag. Paulus Rainer, curator Kunstkammer and treasury of the KHM - (Kurator der Kunstkammer und Schatzkammer des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien)
15:00h REACT REACT REACT, Silvia Weidenbach, Jewellery artist (Schmuckkünstlerin)

Silvia Weidenbach - Jewellery 
15.10 - 24.11.2017
Villa Bengel, Wilhelmstr. 44, 55743 Idar-Oberstein

Visit the Website to find out more about SchmuckDenken and its previous editions.

Dates and price

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of October 2017
Participation fee: 105 € (students 55 €)
The fee includes the participation in all Lectures, exhibitions, coffee, sandwisches on Saturday and Lunch on Sunday.


Wilhelm Lindemann: +49 (0)173 937 4403

Theo Smeets: +49 (0) 678 194 630
Students Exhibition during Schmuckdenken 10.
Students Exhibition during Schmuckdenken 10

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Lecture during Schmuckdenken 10.
Lecture during Schmuckdenken 10

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Students exhibition during Schmuckdenken 10.
Students exhibition during Schmuckdenken 10

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Lecture during Schmuckdenken 10.
Lecture during Schmuckdenken 10

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