Munich Jewellery Week
11–17 March 2019
Over one week established and up-and-coming jewellery artists and young designers will be showcasing their work in exhibitions, galleries, cafés, pop-up stores and events throughout Munich. Trends and developments in jewellery design that will inspire visitors, including designers, students, teachers and collectors are emerging all the time.
Over the past ten years, the independent exhibition format has grown to include 90 participating projects to form a flexible community of local and international artists. Through exhibitions, publications, lectures, performances and parties, they enrich Munich Jewellery Week with a diverse range of offerings. Most venues are freely accessible and can be located via the programme on the website or via a local city map. In addition, orange road signs point the way through Munich’s streets.
The event covers everything from jewellery design to contemporary jewellery art, among them the jewellery designer Cheung with carvings from gemstones, rock crystals, pearls, lapis lazuli and semi-precious stones in the Michecko Gallery. Her series “The Delayed Reactions” is a response to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. With “ID”, she again examines the themes of identity and property through rock crystals.
The jewellery artist Karen Pontoppida presents the new collection in the Pinakothek der Moderne by curating the house’s annual jewellery exhibition. “Schmuckismus” shows the works of 30 international jewellery artists, which were specially created for the show in Munich and address social phenomena. All 30 artists were asked to design a piece especially for the exhibition.
“Clear Curves” showcases pieces by various students and alumni of the Düsseldorf Art Academy. The students have come up with novel ideas with unique results using both analogue and digital knowledge and skills.