Zimmerhof 2013 Jewellery Symposium: Mind Your Language

Meeting  /  30 May 2013  -  02 Jun 2013
Published: 01.05.2013
Schloß Heinsheim
DEADLINE: 06/05/2013

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Deadline for Zimmerhof 2013 is May 6th. Check out the programme and secure your spot at the symposium!
Mind Your Language
This years symposium we will be exploring, questioning, pulling apart and putting back together, some of the many issues facing the linguistics of jewellery today. Especially focusing on our communication with one another and our different audiences. What is the language of contemporary jewellery? No seriously, what is the language of art jewellery? Are you reading this in English? Is English your second language? Are you American? Are you getting the gist so far?

Or are you reading the German translation? Is it accurate? I wouldn’t know, I’m afraid I don’t speak la Deutsch. I mean, has every nuance, colloquialism and bad pun made it over in one piece? Blahdy blahdy blah blah. That last sentence is nonsense. I only put it in to test my translating friend.

But I can hear whar you are saying. Surely the work is the language or the language is the work. So hey! Let’s all sit around “Miss Piggy” by ‘Ted Noten’ and listen to what it’s got to say. Actually I’ve never seen “Miss Piggy” by‘Ted Noten’ in the flesh. I’ve only seen photos of “Miss Piggy” by ‘Ted Noten’. It looks quite big. Oh, and I’ve read what that French journalist had to say about it in the English translation of that article in that Swedish magazine.

What is the language of contemporary jewellery and is anybody listening? Come along to Zimmerhof and we’ll have a good old chat about it! English Tea will be served at 4pm daily (the frogs legs are off!)

Casey Fenn, Timothy Information Limited, Laura Bradshaw-Heap


Open call
Talking Heads - Your opinions of the language of contemporary jewellery.

What is the language of contemporary jewellery?

 Please send us a 1 minute video discussing your ideas about the langugage of contemporary jewellery!!!
Submissions to:

To be presented during the symposium

Dates and price

May 30th - June2nd
Application Deadline May 6th!

Fee all days:

€ 220,-
€ 145,- for students/pupils/apprentice (with student card)
Fee single days:
€ 75,-
€ 50,- for students/pupils/apprentice (with student card)
The fee includes all events, coffe breaks, lunch & dinner.


Yvonne von Racknitz