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Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst

Organization
Published: 14.02.2024
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Intro
The aims of the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V (Association for Goldsmiths' Art), founded in 1932, are the promotion of contemporary design trends in jewelry, hollowware and cutlery, the preservation of traditional goldsmith and silversmith techniques through competitions, the support and promotion of young goldsmiths and silversmiths and the maintenance and further development of an archive of artists' estates. The Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V operates the Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (German Goldsmiths' House Hanau).
Our Objectives: 
  • Promotion of contemporary design trends in jewelry, hollow- and flatware, without restriction as to material or technique, through competitions and exhibitions as well as publishing activities and public events. Most important are the international Friedrich Becker Preis Düsseldorf (Friedrich Becker Prize Düsseldorf) for jewelry design and Silbertriennale International (Silver Triennial International) for hollowware and cutlery.
  • Preservation of traditional gold- and silversmith techniques through competitions with the theme of new design concepts utilizing these techniques (granulation, filigree, enamel, etc.).
  • Support and encouragement of young gold- and silversmiths through specific information on training and further education, promotional prizes, and advice on the organization of exhibitions. Two Celia Holtzer fellowships are awarded annually to students of the Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau.
  • Organization and maintenance of an archive on art jewelry, hollow- and flatware design of the 20th and 21st centuries. Significant holdings are available on Emil Lettrè and Herbert Zeitner, for example.


History:
The Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V was founded in Berlin in 1932 by the goldsmith and jeweler Ferdinand Richard Wilm in collaboration with renowned artists such as Emil Lettré, Albert Reimann and Peter Behrens.
After the Second World War, the association was relocated to Hamburg. The association, which had concentrated mainly on Germany, became an international association. The association has been based in Hanau since 1985 and has been running the Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau for the city of Hanau since 2006. The association has its own collection and is responsible for the municipal collection, which belongs to the Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus. Both collections focus on gold and silversmithing art after 1945.
 

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2020:
Exhibition  23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
2017:
Exhibition  22 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018  Familienschätze.
The German Goldsmiths’ House in Hanau will be taking its 75th anniversary as an occasion to invite the citizens of Hanau to present their very personal family treasures.
2015:
Exhibition  17 Oct 2015 - 24 Jan 2016  Jewellery and Ceramics 1974 - 2014 by Daniel Kruger.
2014:
Exhibition  24 May 2014 - 20 Jul 2014  Ezra Satok-Wolman selected for the Friedrich Becker 2014 Prize.
Exhibition  11 May 2014 - 18 May 2014  Letters to Madonna delle Dolomiti by Robert Smit.
Award giving  11 May 2014 - 11 May 2014  Golden Ring of Honour 2014 for Robert Smit of Amsterdam.
Exhibition  10 May 2014 - 15 Jun 2014  Same but Different by Franz Bette.
Award  07 Mar 2014 - 04 Apr 2014  Friedrich Becker Prize 2014.
Award  07 Mar 2014 - 04 Apr 2014  Friedrich Becker Prize 2014.
Exhibition  27 Feb 2014 - 04 May 2014  Iris Bodemer and Ute Eitzenhöfer.
Exhibition  30 Jan 2014 - 04 May 2014  Goldsmith Laureate by Vera Siemund.
2013:
Exhibition  18 Aug 2013 - 18 Jan 2014  India and its Folk Jewelry from the Ganguly and Bir Collections.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2013 - 09 Jun 2013  Silver Triennial, 17th International Competition Exhibition.
Award  14 Apr 2013 - 09 Jun 2013  Silver Triennial, 17th International Competition Award.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2013 - 28 Apr 2013  BORAX 08001.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2013 - 14 Apr 2013  Play of Form and Color - New Directions in Enameled Jewelry.
2012:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2012 - 12 Oct 2012  Sex, Drugs & Rock ’n’ Roll…Vices or Lifestyle?.
Exhibition  16 Sep 2012 - 11 Nov 2012  Karl Fritsch: Disco.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2012 - 12 Aug 2012  TRANSIT – Contemporary Jewelry from Israel.
Exhibition  26 Feb 2012 - 19 Jun 2012  Peter Bauhuis: Simultanea.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2012 - 15 Apr 2012  Preziosa Young 2011 contemporary jewelry.
2011:
Exhibition  11 Dec 2011 - 16 Feb 2012  Jewelry from the North Northeast.
Exhibition  18 Sep 2011 - 09 Nov 2011  Gerd Rothmann: I say jewelry, but I mean the creative process.
Exhibition  30 Jun 2011 - 11 Sep 2011  Georg Dobler: The composition of dreams.
Award  11 May 2011 - 05 Jun 2011  Friedrich Becker Prize 2011.
Exhibition  17 Feb 2011 - 06 Apr 2011  Mari Ishikawa - Parallel Worlds in Hanau.
2010:
Exhibition  15 Nov 2010 - 29 May 2011  The Face of the Pocket Watch 1500-1950.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2010 - 03 Feb 2011  Silver Triennial, 16th International Competition Exhibition.
Exhibition  02 Sep 2010 - 05 Nov 2010  Norman Weber: Now Jewels.
Exhibition  15 Aug 2010 - 28 Oct 2010  Ulla and Martin Kaufmann: Different from.
Exhibition  15 Apr 2010 - 06 Jun 2010  Hilde De Decker: On the Move.
Exhibition  28 Jan 2010 - 04 Apr 2010  18 Positionen zur zeitgenössischen Schmuck- und Gerätgestaltung.
Exhibition  28 Jan 2010 - 04 Apr 2010  Esther Bott: Transformation of the everyday.
2009:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2009 - 17 Jan 2010  Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen: Jewelry Sculptures.
Exhibition  19 Jul 2009 - 19 Sep 2009  Traditional and Modern Oriental Jewellery in Transition.
Exhibition  19 Jul 2009 - 30 Aug 2009  Guild of Philippine Jewellers.
Exhibition  02 Apr 2009 - 26 Jun 2009  Marianne Schliwinski: Reisen.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2009 - 05 Jul 2009  Giorgio Silzer: Metallkunst 1900 – 1950.
2008:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2008 - 27 Mar 2009  David Watkins: Artist in Jewellery.
Award  03 Jun 2008 - 29 Jun 2008  Friedrich Becker Prize 2008.
Exhibition  03 Apr 2008 - 15 Jun 2008  Nsaio 3 – New Jewelry from Idar-Oberstein.
Exhibition  03 Apr 2008 - 04 Jun 2008  X-Bones.
Exhibition  24 Jan 2008 - 03 Apr 2008  Momentopia.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2008 - 06 Apr 2008  Magic and Beauty. Jewellery from far Countries.
2007:
Exhibition  24 Mar 2007 - 20 May 2007  The Everyday and the Far Away.
2006:
Award  29 Sep 2006 - 29 Oct 2006  Youth Promotion Prize 2006.
Award  20 Sep 2006 - 20 Sep 2006  Hanauer Stadtgoldschmied Prize 2006.
Award  22 Mar 2006 - 22 Mar 2006  Friedrich Becker Prize 2006.
2004:
Award  06 Jun 2004 - 29 Sep 2004  Silver Triennial, 14th International Competition Award.

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Book:  Silver Triennial International. 20th Worldwide Competition. Weber-Stober, ChristianneArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2022
Book:  Ausgezeichnet! most excellent!. Bruhn, InesArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Germany,  2016
Book:  Daniel Kruger: Between Nature and Artifice. Jewellery 1974-2014. Veiteberg, Jorunn; Brugger, Monika; Epple, Sabine; Holzach, Cornelie; Weber-Stöber, Christianne; Pingen, René; Kruger, DanielArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2014
Book:  Ute Eitzenhöfer: Schmuck Jewellery. Holzach, Cornelie; Lindemann, Wilhelm; Unger, MarjanArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2013
Book:  Iris Bodemer: Rebus. Jewelry 1997 - 2013. Unger, MarjanArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2013
Book:  Ulo Florack: The Woodruff Key. Chadour-Sampson, BeatrizArnoldsche Art Publisher:  Stuttgart,  2013
Book:  Total Stahl. Stahlschmuckpreis IV. Arnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2012
Book:  Peter Bauhuis: Abecedarium. Jewel. Vessel. Implement. Bauhuis, Peter; Mazumdar, PravuArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2012
Book:  Mari Ishikawa: Parallel Worlds. Ishikawa, MariGesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.:  Hanau,  2011
Book:  Ulla + Martin Kaufmann: Different from. Zilioli, EllenArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2010
Book:  Gerd Rothmann: Werkverzeichnis,. Catalog Raisonné 1967 - 2008. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2010
Book:  Jiro Kamata: Momentopia. Kamata, JiroGesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.:  Hanau,  2008
Book:  Georg Dobler. Galerie Spektrum:  Munich,  2006
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Friedrich Becker Prize Award Winner 2020. Junwon Jung
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