Monday, March 26th, 2012

Visiting Munich During Schmuck 2012 – Part 3





We arrived at the “Handwerk & Design” fair  on Saturday morning the 17th where spent almost the entire day. Platina Gallery, Galerie Ra and Galerie Marzee were showing their best selections.


Van arribar a la fira ”Handwerk & Design” el dissabte dia 17 al dematí i vam passar-hi quasi tot el dia. La galeria Platina, la Galerie Ra i la Galerie Marzee mostraven la seva millor selecció.



Brooch by Tore Svensson


Our friend Antonia Cortijos, collector of contemporary jewelry, bought this brooch by Tore Svensson at Galerie Marzee only a few minutes before learning he was one of the winners of Schmuck 2012!


La nostra amiga Antonia Cortijos, col·leccionista de joieria contemporània, va comprar aquest fermall del Tore Svensson a la Galerie Marzee només uns minuts abans de saber que ell era un dels guanyadors de Schmuck 2012!



Fátima Tocornal admiring the retrospective exhibition by Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen


Alicia Giràldez, owner of Taller Perill, observing the necklaces by Karin Seufert. Photograph by Lourdes Carmelo


Jewels by Jacqui Chan. Photograph by Lourdes Carmelo


Jewels by Gisbert Stach. Photograph by Lourdes Carmelo


Necklace by Beppe Kessler. Photograph by Lourdes Carmelo


Brooches by Sungho Cho. Photograph by Lourdes Carmelo



In the showcases at Schmuck we saw jewels from all 65 selected artists as well as the retrospective exhibition of Jens Rüdiger Lorenczen.  We also enjoyed the Talente selection. As the hours passed, it became more crowded with people and I think that most of the jewelers and anyone in the world interested in contemporary jewelry were there at that time.


A les vitrines de Schmuck vam veure les joies dels 65 artistes seleccionats així com l’exposició retrospectiva de Jens Rüdiger Lorenczen i també vam gaudir amb la selecció de Talente. A mida que anaven passant les hores cada vegada s’anava emplenant més de gent, crec que la majoria de joiers i de persones interessades en la joieria contemporània eren allà en aquell moment.





Judy McCaig introduced me to jeweler Jessica Turrell, who, with her mother Elizabeth Turrell, participates in the exhibition “Die Renaissance des Emaillierens.”  I have admired their work after seeing it in person for the first time last year at Studio Fusion Gallery in London. I also met Cata Gibert, a student at Alchimia in Florence and we all visited the exhibition “8 Together!” at Galerie GestalterBund with jewels by Claudia Steiner, Katie Gruber, Katharina Schmid, Eva Tesarik, Caroline Ertl, Michelle Kraemer, Viktoria Münzker, and Birgit Wie.


La Judy McCaig em va presentar a la joiera Jessica Turrell qui, junt amb la seva mare Elizabeth Turrell, participa en l’exposició ”Die Renaissance des Emaillierens“. Admiro el seu treball sobretot des que el vaig veure per primera vegada lany passat a la galeria Studio Fusion a Londres. També vaig trobar a la Cata Gibert, estudiant a Alchimia a Florència, i tota una colla vam visitar l’exposició ”8 Together!” a la Galerie GestalterBund on vam veure les joies de Claudia Steiner, Katie Gruber, Katharina Schmid, Eva Tesarik, Caroline Ertl, Michelle Kraemer, Viktoria Münzker i Birgit Wie.




On the morning of Sunday the 18th, everyone was at the lecture  by Marjan Unger titled “Freedom has its limitations. Jewelry now, seen from a Dutch perspective“ at the Pinakothek der Moderne.  She commented, among many other things, about the necessity to find another term to define “contemporary jewelry”  or “modern jewelry” and proposed “gallery jewelry.”  ”Gallery jewellery might be an appropriate term, if not a beautiful one. Indeed, at the moment, these galleries play the biggest part in mediating art jewellery to the people, backed by a few museums for contemporary art” she said.

While there I met jeweler Andrea Wagner whom I visited at her studio last October in Amsterdam, as well as Elizabeth Shypertt, who is always in a good mood and smiling. I’m glad she introduced me her partner Mike Holmes, both of whom are the owners of Velvet da Vinci Gallery.


El diumenge dia 18 al matí gairebé tothom era a la conferència de la Marjan Unger  titulada “Freedom has its limitations. Jewelry now, seen from a Dutch perspective“ at the Pinakothek der Moderne, qui va comentar, entre d’altres coses, la necessitat de trobar un altre terme per definir la “joieria contemporània” o la “joieria moderna”  tot proposant  el de “joieria de galeria”. “Joieria de galeria podria ser un terme apropiat, si més no un de ben bonic. En efecte, ara per ara, les galeries estan jugant  el paper més  important tot acostant la joieria artística a la gent, recolzades per alguns museus d’art contemporani” va dir.

Allà vaig trobar la joiera Andrea Wagner a qui havia visitat al seu estudi el passat octubre a Amsterdam així com a l’Elizabeth Shypertt, que sempre està de bon humor i somrient, estic contenta que em presentés al seu soci Mike Holmes, tots dos són els propietaris de la galeria Velvet da Vinci.





If you visit this beautiful city please don’t miss the jewelry collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne – it is gorgeous.


Si visiteu aquesta preciosa ciutat no us perdeu la col·lecció de joieria  de la Pinakothek der Moderne , és fantàstica.






We ended our stay in Munich visiting Galerie Spektrum  where jewels by 30 jewelers are shown along with the exhibition “Corpus” by Ruud Peters.


Vàrem acabar la nostra estada a Munich visitant la galeria Spektrum os es mostraven les joies de 30 joies i l’exposició “Corpus” del Ruud Peters.



I hope to return next year!


Espero poder-hi tornar el proper any!


4 Responses to “Visiting Munich During Schmuck 2012 – Part 3”

  1. Thanks for showing all this wonderful jewelry and places Montserrat. Very inspiring! You made me jealous! I am pretty sure I am going to visit Munich next year …

  2. Montserrat Lacomba says:

    Great! We will meet there Marion!

  3. aingeru says:

    Cosas muy bonitas e interesantes….me atrae mucho el trabajo de karin Seufer, con los tapones de plastico, y las cosas que hace con ellos…. Gracias.Aingeru.

  4. Montserrat Lacomba says:

    Aingeru! sigo guardando tapones para tí, también aquí en Formentera! Seguro que lo que tú harás con ellos será fanástico!

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