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REVIEW Driving to Munich

From March 8th till March 14th Munich Jewellery Week will showcase avant-garde contemporary jewelry by established and up-and-coming designers from all over the world.

Over the past decade, the gradual and organic expansion of the independent city exhibitions has boomed to a remarkable 90+ initiatives, establishing a self-ruled dynamic community of local and international artists.

We just selected few events from which to start a first path to be followed in order to avoid getting lost!

One of this year’s highlights will be the exhibition of the iconic Central Saint Martins, Off the Shelf, at Vitsœ. Both professors and students will exhibit as equals, presenting a range of materials and objects. They’ll demonstrate their understanding of the social life of jewelry by approaching jewelry as a conversation between object and body, and wearer and viewer.

Off the Shelf

Jewelers'Werk Galerie presents a group exhibition of seven international artist jewelers--mixed media and mixed viewpoints called MIXED GREENS -creating a dynamic and diverse energy.

Artists showcased: Jorge Castanon, Bettina Dittlmann, Michael Jank, Rebecca Hannon, Selen Ozus, Flora Vagi, Sayumi Yokouchi

With Atelier S+M+L_XL Metalwork and Jewelry, Die Neue Sammlung has invited the class from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in the Slovakian capital Bratislava to present their jewelry works at the Pinakothek der Moderne in 2017. That not being enough, the class is also celebrating its 25th anniversary next year. Founded in 1992 by renowned jewelry artist Anton Cepka, one of the fathers of studio jewelry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it has since 1995 been headed by jewelry artist and architect Karol Weisslechner. The exhibition CONSTELLATION in Munich will be showing for the first time examples of student works from the past 15 years.

We would also like to highlights a couple of great collaborations between groups of artists and designers which work on the development of specific topic and contents like:

The Hatara Project, for example, started in 2015 as collaboration between Annea Lounatvuori and Christine Jalio. The name Hatara, from the Finnish hattara - cotton candy - describes something dreamy, sweet and concrete but eventually fragile. Hatara is a meeting point between jewelry artists that have different backgrounds and come from different countries. It’s a connection, an exchange of culture, an experience and knowledge. Now we are 14 women from Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Germany, Japan, France, Australia and The Netherlands.

They bring to Munich an exhibition called Hatara Project. Time Perception Vol.3.

Artist list

Marine Dominiczak, Morven Downie, Elin Flognman, Yasuyo Hida, Anke Huyben, Christine Jalio, Helmi Lindblom, Melina Lindroos, Annea Lounatvuori, Sara Malm, Wiebke Pandikow, Jelizaveta Suska, Susanna Yläranta, Ginta Zabarovska

SHESH - Under the guidance of Ester Knobel, the group has been meeting regularly since 2006, conducting an ongoing discourse in the Jewelry field, on the path to forming and cultivating a personal creative language.

Artist list

Shuli Egozi, Alona Katzir, Hadas Levin, Noa Liran, Sigal Meshorer, Sara Shahak


Munich Jewellery Week is an independent initiative that supports, communicates and promotes citywide jewelry exhibitions taking place during the week of the annual Handwerk & Design expo, and its historic jewelry exhibitions: Meister der Moderne, Schmuck and Talente.


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