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Bruna Hauert

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Published: 02.05.2019
Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Tidbits 2.0, 2019. Silver oxidized, 76 gemstones.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Tidbits 2.0, 2019
Silver oxidized, 76 gemstones.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Ménage à Trois, 2018. Silver oxidized, agates, hemp string.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Ménage à Trois, 2018
Silver oxidized, agates, hemp string.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Litchimops Guido, 2019. Silver oxidized, peridot, light blue diamonds, sapphires.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Litchimops Guido, 2019
Silver oxidized, peridot, light blue diamonds, sapphires.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Dulcinea da Zurigo, 2019. Silver oxidized, peridot, diamonds, black diamonds, rubies.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Dulcinea da Zurigo, 2019
Silver oxidized, peridot, diamonds, black diamonds, rubies.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Thin Lizzy, 2019. Silver oxidized, light blue diamonds, sapphires, tsavorith.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Thin Lizzy, 2019
Silver oxidized, light blue diamonds, sapphires, tsavorith.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Hodenkobold Susi, 2018. Silver oxidized, emerald, rubies.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Hodenkobold Susi, 2018
Silver oxidized, emerald, rubies.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Pendant: Zerberus II, 2019. Silver oxidized, diamonds, fire opal, tsavorithe, sapphires, aquamarine.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Pendant: Zerberus II, 2019
Silver oxidized, diamonds, fire opal, tsavorithe, sapphires, aquamarine.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Ring: Sir Winston II, 2019. Silver oxidized, diamonds, peridots.. From series: Darwins Darlings. Bruna Hauert
Ring: Sir Winston II, 2019
Silver oxidized, diamonds, peridots.
From series: Darwins Darlings
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Oscar, on the road as superrabbit, 2016. Sterling silver, enamel.. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Oscar, on the road as superrabbit, 2016
Sterling silver, enamel.
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Entourage, 2014. Copper, goldplated, lack.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Awarded at: Awarded the special prize of the jury of the Rule the Worl Exhibition. Necklace for Despots. Made for the thematic exhibition Rule the World.. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Entourage, 2014
Copper, goldplated, lack.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
Awarded at: Awarded the special prize of the jury of the Rule the Worl Exhibition
Necklace for Despots. Made for the thematic exhibition Rule the World.
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: For he’s a jolly good fellow, 2014. 900gr black powder, blasting fuse.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Necklace for Despots. Made for the thematic exhibition Rule the world.. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: For he’s a jolly good fellow, 2014
900gr black powder, blasting fuse.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
Necklace for Despots. Made for the thematic exhibition Rule the world.
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: In your face, 2013. Sterling silver, enamel.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: In your face, 2013
Sterling silver, enamel.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
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Bruna Hauert. Collier: The ermines of the South Seas, 2011. South Sea pearls on untamed fellows’ plush, yarn. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. 
. On April 5th 1769, the Endeavour anchored in Matavai Bay in Tahiti under the command of Captain James Cook. In the excitement of it all, a small group of white ship rats sneaked on land unnoticed and quickly felt at home on this fertile island. Their countless offspring soon after crowned many a chieftain’s noble head and later went down in history as the ermines of the South Seas. 
. Made for the thematic exhibition in the South Seas.
.  . Bruna Hauert
Collier: The ermines of the South Seas, 2011
South Sea pearls on untamed fellows’ plush, yarn
Photo by: Bruna Hauert

On April 5th 1769, the Endeavour anchored in Matavai Bay in Tahiti under the command of Captain James Cook. In the excitement of it all, a small group of white ship rats sneaked on land unnoticed and quickly felt at home on this fertile island. Their countless offspring soon after crowned many a chieftain’s noble head and later went down in history as the ermines of the South Seas. 
Made for the thematic exhibition in the South Seas.
 
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Bruna Hauert. Piece: The ermines of the South Seas, 2011. Plush, pingpong balls . Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Made for the thematic exhibition in the South Seas. Bruna Hauert
Piece: The ermines of the South Seas, 2011
Plush, pingpong balls 
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
Made for the thematic exhibition in the South Seas
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Sea darlings, 2012. Southseapearls, gold. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Sea darlings, 2012
Southseapearls, gold
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: The Ringer, 2009. Silver 925, silicone.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. 
. The Ringer likes to adorn itself with borrowed rings. Furthermore the Ringer is the finger that has been missing but is now constantly present. It presents rings that have no room or do not receive the deserved attention on one’s own fingers as well as rings that simply do not fit. Made for the thematic exhibition multiplay – variations in jewelry.. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: The Ringer, 2009
Silver 925, silicone.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert

The Ringer likes to adorn itself with borrowed rings. Furthermore the Ringer is the finger that has been missing but is now constantly present. It presents rings that have no room or do not receive the deserved attention on one’s own fingers as well as rings that simply do not fit. Made for the thematic exhibition multiplay – variations in jewelry.
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: The Betty Bossi Idea, 2007. Gold, silver, yarn, wood of a cherry tree.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Awarded with the special prize of the jury, at the thematic exhibition Fiction.
. 
. The Betty Bossi idea for the Central Park Zoo, New York
. My name is Maier, Dottie Maier. For the theme FICTION I’am bringing the Swiss fictional character Betty Bossi to New York, where I currently live. By using her label I wanted to create jewelry feed for the animals of the Central Park Zoo. Luckily enough, I was able to enthuse Dan Wharton, Central Park Zoo’s director, with my idea. I know Dan as a member of my Kärcher-Club KCNY, which I founded some years ago. Our last (legal!) mission was the kärchering of the elephant Besamemucho. Elephants love high-pressure cleaners!! (We have also kärchered parked cars on 13th street and the New York Opera). Anyway, a gay penguin couple called Silo & Roy live at Dan’s zoo. After a long battle for their own offspring, the zoo psychiatrist finally gave them their own egg and they are now bringing up their charming child Tango. They are all being pampered with the Betty Bossi idea. And so are the six meter long anaconda Houdini and the fruit bat Lindbergh. More will follow. My best friend Bruna Hauert, who lives in Zürich, says that considering the fact that I, Dottie Maier, do not exist, I am creating quite a fuss. Despite our friendship, I do not think it is any of her business.. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: The Betty Bossi Idea, 2007
Gold, silver, yarn, wood of a cherry tree.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
Awarded with the special prize of the jury, at the thematic exhibition Fiction.

The Betty Bossi idea for the Central Park Zoo, New York
My name is Maier, Dottie Maier. For the theme FICTION I’am bringing the Swiss fictional character Betty Bossi to New York, where I currently live. By using her label I wanted to create jewelry feed for the animals of the Central Park Zoo. Luckily enough, I was able to enthuse Dan Wharton, Central Park Zoo’s director, with my idea. I know Dan as a member of my Kärcher-Club KCNY, which I founded some years ago. Our last (legal!) mission was the kärchering of the elephant Besamemucho. Elephants love high-pressure cleaners!! (We have also kärchered parked cars on 13th street and the New York Opera). Anyway, a gay penguin couple called Silo & Roy live at Dan’s zoo. After a long battle for their own offspring, the zoo psychiatrist finally gave them their own egg and they are now bringing up their charming child Tango. They are all being pampered with the Betty Bossi idea. And so are the six meter long anaconda Houdini and the fruit bat Lindbergh. More will follow. My best friend Bruna Hauert, who lives in Zürich, says that considering the fact that I, Dottie Maier, do not exist, I am creating quite a fuss. Despite our friendship, I do not think it is any of her business.
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Annabelle S. 1987 Uetliberg Zurich, 2006. Gold, yarn.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. From series: Annabelle S..  
. Annabelle S. has a surprising encounter with Mister F. while jogging…
. Made for The thematic exhibiton JUMP (travel through space and time).
. (Part one of the trilogy). Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Annabelle S. 1987 Uetliberg Zurich, 2006
Gold, yarn.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
From series: Annabelle S.
 
Annabelle S. has a surprising encounter with Mister F. while jogging…
Made for The thematic exhibiton JUMP (travel through space and time).
(Part one of the trilogy)

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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Annabelle S. 2006 Haiti, 2006. Wood, gold, textile, paint.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. From series: Annabelle S.. Contrary to her grandmother Frieda S.’ advice, Annabelle does not seek help from an esteemed psychiatrist in Zurich, but looks for salvation in Haiti, from the voodoo priestess Mama Marie: No hay mal que por bien no venga (every cloud has a silver lining).
. Made for The thematic exhibition JUMP (travel through space and time).
.  . Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Annabelle S. 2006 Haiti, 2006
Wood, gold, textile, paint.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
From series: Annabelle S.
Contrary to her grandmother Frieda S.’ advice, Annabelle does not seek help from an esteemed psychiatrist in Zurich, but looks for salvation in Haiti, from the voodoo priestess Mama Marie: No hay mal que por bien no venga (every cloud has a silver lining).
Made for The thematic exhibition JUMP (travel through space and time).
 
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Bruna Hauert. Necklace: Frida S.on the topic of psychosis and neurosis – or – my innermost is brilliant!, 2006. Frieda S. doll: Textile with filling of 99 diamonds.
. Chain: 18ct yellow gold, dyed slices of polyurethane shitty women.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. 
. Frieda S. is the realization of my research on the social role of women during the belle époque. From corsets to female hysteria and penis envy I naturally stumble across Sigmund Freud. The quotes on the necklace are from Frieda S. therapy sittings with Sigmund F. Although the patient Frieda S. comes at a price, it is a pittance compared to her inner value and the cost of a serious psychotherapy with a good analyst.
. Overheard quotes from the therapy sittings with Sigmund F.:
. -Sometimes my jewel case is also a cigar box…
. -Well, at least my unconscious mind is much more moral than you think!
. -I always say shitty woman instead of witty showman.
. -Oh Doctor, I think the couch is on fire!
. -Well, what do you mean by “hysterical”? I simply don’t have much else to laugh about.
. -My innermost is brilliant!
. -Did you say something?. Bruna Hauert
Necklace: Frida S.on the topic of psychosis and neurosis – or – my innermost is brilliant!, 2006
Frieda S. doll: Textile with filling of 99 diamonds.
Chain: 18ct yellow gold, dyed slices of polyurethane shitty women.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert

Frieda S. is the realization of my research on the social role of women during the belle époque. From corsets to female hysteria and penis envy I naturally stumble across Sigmund Freud. The quotes on the necklace are from Frieda S. therapy sittings with Sigmund F. Although the patient Frieda S. comes at a price, it is a pittance compared to her inner value and the cost of a serious psychotherapy with a good analyst.
Overheard quotes from the therapy sittings with Sigmund F.:
-Sometimes my jewel case is also a cigar box…
-Well, at least my unconscious mind is much more moral than you think!
-I always say shitty woman instead of witty showman.
-Oh Doctor, I think the couch is on fire!
-Well, what do you mean by “hysterical”? I simply don’t have much else to laugh about.
-My innermost is brilliant!
-Did you say something?
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Bruna Hauert. Piece: I’m also an aeroplane, 2005. Yarn, ears of Kaspar. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. Awarded at: first prize in the judged group exhibition Facewings, jewelry for the ear. Wings of the face - the body is the ornament. Bruna Hauert
Piece: I’m also an aeroplane, 2005
Yarn, ears of Kaspar
Photo by: Bruna Hauert
Awarded at: first prize in the judged group exhibition Facewings, jewelry for the ear
Wings of the face - the body is the ornament
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Bruna Hauert. Piece: Dwarf of luck with a seal of approval, 1995. Silver.. Photo by: Bruna Hauert. 
. Dwarfs bring good luck – this has been an open secret to insiders for a long time. Yet scarcely anybody is aware of the adventurous trials a dwarf must endure, before he can become a dwarf of luck. The last and definitely most challenging of them all is the flounder test: On a full moon the daredevil dwarfs death defiantly (yet in full possession of their mental strength) hurl themselves onto the tracks of the Zurich tramway. Courageously looking danger directly in the eye, they allow themselves to be run over by a blue tram.
. Compressed and concentrated to such an extent, luck is now eternally preserved within them.
. This dwarf’s name is Harry and he passed his exam with flying colors. He is part of the quality class A1 – one of the highest levels of commendation a dwarf of luck can ever reach. . Bruna Hauert
Piece: Dwarf of luck with a seal of approval, 1995
Silver.
Photo by: Bruna Hauert

Dwarfs bring good luck – this has been an open secret to insiders for a long time. Yet scarcely anybody is aware of the adventurous trials a dwarf must endure, before he can become a dwarf of luck. The last and definitely most challenging of them all is the flounder test: On a full moon the daredevil dwarfs death defiantly (yet in full possession of their mental strength) hurl themselves onto the tracks of the Zurich tramway. Courageously looking danger directly in the eye, they allow themselves to be run over by a blue tram.
Compressed and concentrated to such an extent, luck is now eternally preserved within them.
This dwarf’s name is Harry and he passed his exam with flying colors. He is part of the quality class A1 – one of the highest levels of commendation a dwarf of luck can ever reach. 
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Intro
My conceptual pieces of jewellery are narrative objects that aim to do more than just adorn the person wearing them. They are very communicative, generally use the human body as a stage and like to become personal companions. I find great pleasure in experimenting and working with unusual materials and like to question, break or play with conventions and traditions.

Statement

My earlier work as a cabaret artist certainly still influences my jewellery work today. The desire to entertain, to provoke, to package a message humorously in order to make it more accessible, is still just as present. But today my pieces of jewellery speak in my place. For me, pieces of jewellery that communicate, irritate, flirt, make people laugh and engage in a debate in the smallest of spaces are much more than just decorative accessories. In the best case, they lead with their ambiguity and depth to a change of perspective and thus also to a redefinition of the jewellery object and the wearer.
I love to make jewellery on certain themes and to play with conventions, to spin, to laugh, to try out unusual materials, to discover new things and to cross borders. In this way, I can and must constantly reinvent myself. This challenges me to break new ground and prevents me and my work from stagnating.
And when my pieces go on tour and manage to wow and inspire their fans, they become entertaining, communicative companions, spontaneously break the ice at boring parties and form connecting bridges to like-minded people.

/ Bruna Hauert


Darwins Darlings - Evolution 2.0
Darwin's great research on carnivorous plants is well known. Less well known are his fabulous works on carnivorous plants (hybrids), which he bred and researched in his later years.
These are today not only important under the keyword "vegan crossover", but can also serve as role models for the coexistence of species.
Thanks to his detailed notes and sketches I can now show the world the fantastic crosses of fruits and animals in their original form. For technical reasons, I had to make some adjustments.

/ Bruna Hauert
 
PS: I wanted to counter the serious possibilities of genetic engineering and the serious intentions of the self-improvement movement with a playful examination of the theme of improved nature. My Darwins Darlings hide in the dark and only reveal they are true identity to very curious and attentive looks. If they feel loved and worn despite their non-conforming appearance, they drop their black shell and switch to the bright side. And fortunately, as adorning creatures, they are completely detached from any ethical discussion.
 

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2019:
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  The Sacred and The Profane.
2018:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018  Christmas exhibition Ho!Ho!Ho!.
Exhibition  09 Jun 2018 - 22 Jul 2018  Salade de Fruits.
2015:
Fair  20 Nov 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  Blickfang Zurich.
Exhibition  07 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Happy! 25 Years of Friends of Carlotta.
2014:
Exhibition  19 Jun 2014 - 05 Sep 2014  Rule the World. Jewellery for the lived deficits.
2012:
Exhibition  01 Jun 2012 - 23 Sep 2012  Unleashed - Jewellery Without Borders.
Museum Bellerive Zurich.
2011:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2011 - 25 Jun 2011  In the Southsea.
2010:
Exhibition  29 May 2010 - 28 Oct 2010  Balztools und Verbindungsteile.
2009:
Exhibition  24 Sep 2009 - 31 Oct 2009  Sari Liimatta: High / Low.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2009 - 31 Aug 2009  Multiplay - Smash Variations.
2008:
Exhibition  29 May 2008 - 16 Jun 2008  Horror Vacui – Jewellery or Nothing.
2000:
Exhibition  23 Sep 2000 - 14 Jan 2001  Alles Schmuck.
Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2000 - 21 May 2000  Hair, Obsession and Art.
Museum Bellerive, Zurich.

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Book:  MonatsRinge. Barbara Schmidt:  Munich,  2013
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