Preziosa 2006

No Body Decoration

Lucca, Villa Bottini. September-October, 2006
Curator, Maria Cristina Bergesio
Coordinator, Giò Carbone

The exhibition highlights the evolution of the body-jewellery relationship in the field of artistic research and innovation, in contrast to the usual perception of jewellery as decoration or fashion accessory. In research jewellery, the human body acquires a fundamental role as a source of inspiration and a necessary completion of the creative process.

Artists:
Friedrich Becker, Bruno Martinazzi, Gerd Rothmann, Gijs Bakker, Christoph Zellweger, Frédéric Braham, Ruudt Peters, Naomi Filmer, David Watkins, Marjorie Schick, Noam Ben–Jacov.


PREZIOSA 2006
Lucca Preziosa, No Body Decoration.
Concept by Maria Cristina Bergesio

Compared with the other arts, jewellery has one peculiarity: its fi nal destination is the human body. The exhibition highlights the evolution of the body-jewellery relationship in the fi eld of artistic research and innovation, in contrast to the usual perception of jewellery as decoration or fashion accessory.
The human body acquires a fundamental role as a source of inspiration and a necessary completion of the creative process. It is not simply decorated, but is made to participate in an aesthetic transformation, itself becoming an exhibition space for works born out of experimentation.
Wearing a piece of artistic jewellery requires the awareness that one is using one’s own body as a tool for non-verbal communication. The ornament becomes a dual sign, both of the creative universe of the person who made it and, simultaneously, of the personality of the person who has decided to wear it.
Research jewellery is the expression of a Weltanschauung, an outlook on life, just as paintings, sculpture and architecture can be. “The painter uses the canvas as a means of expressing his ideas; jewellery is exactly the same for me” (Gijs Bakker, Zeichen am Körper, 1987).

ARTISTS

Friedrich Becker

Friedrich Becker

1922 - 1997

Friedrich Becker grew up in Grevenstein Sauerland. He graduated from school in Düsseldorf as a trained mechanic.
In 1940 he attended the aviation engineering college in Thorn/Weichsel and completed his studies from 1947 to 1951 at the industrial art college of Düsseldorf.
In 1952 he passed his degree and opened his own workshop in Düsseldorf. He also worked as an assistant of Professor Karl Schollmayer.
In 1964 Friedrich Becker took over the management of the metal design workgroup (gold and silver) at the Düsseldorf Industrial Art
School and in 1970 became director of studies and teacher trainer. Three years later he was appointed professor at the Düsseldorf technical college, where he taught until his retirement in 1982.
Friedrich Becker is one of the outstanding celebrity artists of our times. As an internationally renowned goldsmith, a creator of kinetic jewellery and kinetic objects, a designer and last but not least a professor at the Düsseldorf Technical
College he made a major contribution to goldsmith art in the second half of the twentieth century.
As early as the 1950s Friedrich Becker developed hidden mountings with interchangeable stones considered a technical marvel
at the time (...). This new concept led in the 1960s to kinetics, where Friedrich Becker fi rst introduced the fourth dimension in jewellery design known as Die Bewegung or “The Movement”.

In 1997 the London Royal College of Art awarded him the title of honorary doctor.

Selected Awards

1987 Recipient, Golden Ring of Honour, Association for Goldsmiths’ Art (created by Karl Gustav Hansen `82), Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
1976 Herbert Hoffmann Prize, Internationale Schmuckschau, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich
1972 Prize, 4. Internationaler Wettbewerb - Ansteckschmuck, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1965 Bavarian State Prize, Munich
1961 Acquisition Award, International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

Selected Exhibitions

2001
L’Arte Gioiello, D’Artista Dal 900 ad Oggi, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy;
Brune Maritnazzi, La Violenza della Guerra e le Vie della Pace, Castello di Baron Canadese;
1994br> A Moveable Feast 1964-1994: HWD Collection,Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam;
Schmuck Unserer Zeit 1964-1994: HWD Collection, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland;
Schmuck und Gerät, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany (traveled)
1993
13 Goldschmiede: Von Amsterdam bis Tokyo, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich
Contemporary Jewelry 1964-1993: Selected Works, HWD Collection, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock Schmuck: Die Sammlung der Danner-Stiftung, Galerie für angewandte Kunst, Munich
1992-93
Korun Kieli (The Language of Jewelry)
1964-1992
HWD Collection, Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseet, Gothenburg, Sweden; Taideteollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Sieraden, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Groningen, The Netherlands 1990 Ehrenringträger, Gesellschaft für Goldschmiede Kunst, Hamburg, Germany
1989
Infi nite Riches, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL Ornamenta 1, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim,Germany
1987
Solo Exhibition, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1986
Arte Moderna a Torino, Fondazione de Fornaris, Turin, Italy
1985
Martinazzi: Contro le Guerre, Basilica di Santa Maria all’Impruneta, Florence (traveled)
1984
Contemporary Jewellery: The Americas, Australia, Europe and Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Tokyo Jewellery International, American Craft Museum II, New York
Martinazzi: Sculture e Disegni, Museo Diocesano, Venice
1983,79,76,73,70
International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Tokyo Triennials
1982,77,73,70
Schmuck - Tendenzen, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1982,75
Solo Exhibitions, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome
1981
Martinazzi, Museo di Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy
Triennale Internazionale: Marmo, Lavoro, Scultura, Carrara, Italy
1980
Schmuck International 1900-1980, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Tin Symposium, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Vienna
1978
Martinazzi, Galerie am Graben, Vienna
1976
Internationale Schmuckschau, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich
1975
Jewellery in Europe, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (traveled)
1974
18 Orfévres d’Aujourd’hui, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
1973
21 Premio del Fiorino, Florence
1972 4. Internationaler Wettbewerb - Ansteckschmuck, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1971 Gold+Silber Schmuck+Gerät, Norishalle, Nuremberg, Germany 1968 International Jewelry Exhibition, Muzeum skla a bizuterie, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia
1966 Art in Jewelry, Finch Museum, New York
1964 Solo Exhibition, Galleria Il Punto, Turin, Italy (traveled)
1961 International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery:
1890-1961, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

Selected Public Collections

Centro Direzionale Fiat, Turin, Italy
Danner-Stiftung Collection, Munich
Fondazione de Fornaris, Turin, Italy
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
Museum des 20.Jahrhunderts, Vienna
Muzeum skla a bizuterie, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London

Bruno Martinazzi

Bruno Martinazzi

Selected Awards

1987 Recipient, Golden Ring of Honour, Association for Goldsmiths' Art (created by Karl Gustav Hansen `82), Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany
1976 Herbert Hoffmann Prize, Internationale Schmuckschau, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich
1972 Prize, 4. Internationaler Wettbewerb - Ansteckschmuck, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1965 Bavarian State Prize, Munich
1961 Acquisition Award, International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

Selected Exhibitions

2001
L'Arte Gioiello, D'Artista Dal 900 ad Oggi, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy;
Brune Maritnazzi, La Violenza della Guerra e le Vie della Pace, Castello di Baron Canadese;
1994
A Moveable Feast 1964-1994: HWD Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam;
Schmuck Unserer Zeit 1964-1994: HWD Collection, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland;
Schmuck und Gerät, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany (traveled)
1993
13 Goldschmiede: Von Amsterdam bis Tokyo, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich Contemporary Jewelry 1964-1993: Selected Works, HWD Collection, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock Schmuck: Die Sammlung der Danner-Stiftung, Galerie für angewandte Kunst, Munich
1992-93
Korun Kieli (The Language of Jewelry)
1964-1992
HWD Collection, Röhsska Konstslöjdmuseet, Gothenburg, Sweden; Taideteollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Sieraden, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Groningen, The Netherlands 1990 Ehrenringträger, Gesellschaft für Goldschmiede Kunst, Hamburg, Germany
1989
Infinite Riches, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL Ornamenta 1, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1987
Solo Exhibition, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1986
Arte Moderna a Torino, Fondazione de Fornaris, Turin, Italy
1985
Martinazzi: Contro le Guerre, Basilica di Santa Maria all’Impruneta, Florence (traveled)
1984
Contemporary Jewellery: The Americas, Australia, Europe and Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Tokyo Jewellery International, American Craft Museum II, New York Martinazzi: Sculture e Disegni, Museo Diocesano, Venice
1983,79,76,73,70
International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Tokyo Triennials
1982,77,73,70
Schmuck - Tendenzen, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1982,75
Solo Exhibitions, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome
1981
Martinazzi, Museo di Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy Triennale Internazionale: Marmo, Lavoro, Scultura, Carrara, Italy
1980
Schmuck International 1900-1980, Künstlerhaus, Vienna Tin Symposium, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Vienna
1978
Martinazzi, Galerie am Graben, Vienna
1976
Internationale Schmuckschau, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich
1975
Jewellery in Europe, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (traveled)
1974
18 Orfévres d’Aujourd’hui, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
1973
21 Premio del Fiorino, Florence
1972 4. Internationaler Wettbewerb - Ansteckschmuck, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1971 Gold+Silber Schmuck+Gerät, Norishalle, Nuremberg, Germany 1968 International Jewelry Exhibition, Muzeum skla a bizuterie, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia
1966 Art in Jewelry, Finch Museum, New York
1964 Solo Exhibition, Galleria Il Punto, Turin, Italy (traveled)
1961 International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery:
1890-1961, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

Selected Public Collections

Centro Direzionale Fiat, Turin, Italy
Danner-Stiftung Collection, Munich
Fondazione de Fornaris, Turin, Italy
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
Museum des 20.Jahrhunderts, Vienna
Muzeum skla a bizuterie, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London

Gerd Rothmann

Gerd Rothmann

born Frankfurt, Germany, 1941
Selected solo exhibitions

Body and jewellery, Galerie Zimmer, Düsseldorf,
1974; Jewellery in Europa, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK,
1975; Neue Formen, Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, and Museum Schwäbisch, Gmünd,
1976; Körper: schmuck, zeichen, raum, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover,
1979; The tenth year, Electrum Gallery, London, UK,
1981; Körperkultur, Landesmuseum Oldenburg,
1983; Musterbuch, Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Galerie Spektrum, Munich, and Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, the Netherlands,
1984; Musterbuch, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland,
1985; Körpersensationen, Galerie Spektrum, Munich, and Galerie am Graben, Vienna, Austria,
1987; Fingerprints, Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA,
1988; Signaturen, Museum Schwäbisch, Gmünd,
1990; Virgin, Snug Harbor Culture Center, New York, NY, USA,
1992; Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich,
1994; Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Delcourt van Krimpten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
1995; Gerd Rothmann, Galerie Zaunschirm, Zurich, Switzerland, and Galerie Magari, Barcelona, Spain,
1996; Amulette, Villa de Bondt, Ghent, Belgium,
1997; Ringe, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA,
1998; Silberne Schalen, Galerie Fred Jahn, Studio, Munich,
1999; Gold und Silber: Rothmann in Bern, Skriptothek, Bern, Switzerland,
1999; 30 Jahre zurueck, Galerie Biró, Munich,
2000; Goldfi nger, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA,
2001; Jewellery, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg,
2001; Jewellery, Bayerische Kunstgewerbe Verein, Munich,
2002; Gerd Rothmann, Galerie Fred Jahn, Studio, Munich,
2002; Gerd Rothmann, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main,
2002; Il tocco magico, Oratorio San Rocco, Padoua, Italy,
2003; Magic touch, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia,
2004; Gefrohnrenes Feuer wie Gold, Galerie Heufelder-Koos, Munich,
2004; Jewelry: works and words, Ornamentum, New York, NY, USA,

Public collections

Australia National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT;
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
International Danner-Stiftung, Munich; Die Neue Sammlung, Munich;
Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin; Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Oldenburg;
Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal,QC, Canada; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna,Austria; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg;
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Franfurt am Main;
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA; Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich;
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan;
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI, USA; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim;
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands;
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Gijs Bakker

Gijs Bakker

1942 Born in Amersfoort

1958 – 1962 Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs, Amsterdam
1962 – 1963 Konstfack Skolan in Stockholm, Industrial Design Department
1966 Marries Emmy van Leersum († 1984), with whom he opens the Atelier voor Sieraden (Jewellery Workshop) in Utrecht
1968 Gold and Silver Medal for jewellery, Jablonec, Czech Republic
1971 – 1978 Lectures at Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Design Department, Arnhem
1987 - 2003 Professor at The Design Academy, Department Living, Eindhoven
1988 Awarded Françoise van den Bosch Prijs for jewellery
1996 Ra Award 1996 for jewellery. Co-founds with Marijke Vallanzasca the “Chi ha paura…?” foundation for jewellery designed by international designers
2001 Global advisor American Craft Museum, New York
2002 Project “Sense of Wonder”, jewelry collection Chi ha Paura…? Foundation, together with SM’s s’Hertogenbosch , fi rst presented in Milan during International Furniture Fair.
2005 Project “What’s Luxury”, jewellery collection Chi ha paura…? Foundation, together with SM’s s’Hertogenbosch, fi rst presented in Milan, during International Furniture Fair. Retrospective jewellery exhibition “Gijs Bakker and Jewellery”, museum SM’s, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Monograph,Ida van Zijl

Solo exhibitions Gijs Bakker

1965 ‘Sieraden’, Emmy van Leersum and Gijs Bakker, Galerie Swart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1967 ‘Nederlandse edelsmeden 3’. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Sculpture to wear by Emmy van Leersum and Gijs Bakker’. Ewan Philips Gallery, London, U.K.
1969 ‘Draagbare objecten’. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; ‘Objects to wear’, Gijs Bakker, Emmy van Leersum, Nicolaas van Beek, Françoise van den Bosch, Bernard Lameris. Travelling exhibition. Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA; ‘Werfkelder voor multipliceerbare objecten’. Utrecht, The Netherlands
1970 ‘Kledingsuggesties Emmy van Leersum en Gijs Bakker’. Galerie Art & Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Galerie Plus Kern, Gent, Belgium.
1972 ‘Objects to wear’, Gijs Bakker and Emmy van Leersum. Electyrum Gallery, London, UK and Ingenieursbureau DHV, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
1986 ‘New jewellery’. Helen Drutt Gallery, Philidelphia, USA and Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1989 ‘Solo voor een solist’, retrospective exhibition Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands and Helen Drutt Gallery, New York, USA; KunstRai
1989, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993 ‘Gatenproject’. Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Gatenproject’. Galerie Spektrum, München, Germany
1998 ‘‘Holysport/Shot’. Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia and Sofa Art Fair, New York, USA
2001 ‘I don’t wear jewels, I drive them’. Galerie Ra, Amsterdam and KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Gallery Helen Drutt, Philadelphia, USA
2002 Centre for Contemporary Craft, Houston, USA. Selected Retrospective Exhibition.
2005 Retrospective exhibition ‘Gijs Bakker and Jewelry’ SM,s Museum, s’Hertogenbosch.Publication oeuvre catalogue by Arnoldsche, Stuttgart

Work in collections:

Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag, The Netherlands;
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands;
Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands;
Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands;
Gemeentelijk Van Reekummuseum, Apeldoorn,The Netherlands; SM’s - Stedelijk Museum,s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands;
Nederlands Dans Theater, Den Haag, The Netherlands;
Cleveland County Museum, Middlesborough, England; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseet, Trondheim, Norway; Power House Museum, Sydney, Australia;
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan;
National Gallery Bratislava, Slowakije;
Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, USA;
Denver Museum of Art, Denver, USA;
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany; Kunst und Gewerke Museum, Hamburg, Germany; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands;
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia, USA;
Droog Design collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Chi ha paura....? collection, Amsterdam, The Netherland;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Christoph Zellweger

Christoph Zellweger

19 April 1962, Lübeck, Germany

Awards:

2002 Prize of the Communauté Française de Belgique, Belgium
2002 Swiss Federal Prize for Design, Kulturamt Bern, Switzerland
2001 European Ceramic Work Centre, working grant, H’bosch, Holland
2000 Werkbeitrag des Kulturamt Bern, stipendium, Switzerland
2000 Cultural Research Institute, SHU, one semester sabbatical, Sheffi eld
2000 D&AD, British Design & Art Direction, membership award, England
1998 Swiss Federal Prize for Design, Kulturamt Bern, Switzerland
1995 Swiss Federal Prize for Design, Kulturamt Bern, Switzerland
1995 Herbert Hofmann Prize - International Award, Munich, Germany
1993 Prize by the Kulturamt Graz, Outdoor Installation in the City of Graz, Austria
1992 Robinson Charitable Trust Award, London, England
1988 Deutscher Schmuck & Edelsteinpreis, recommendation, Germany

Public Collections:

2004 Museum für Angewandte Kunst, MAK, Frankfurt, Germany
2004 Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zürich, Switzerland
2002 Contemporary Arts Society, England
2002 Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
2001 Musee d’ Horlogerie, Geneve, Switzerland
2000 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
1998 Middlesborough Contemporary Jewellery Collection, England
1998 ArCo Permanent Collection of Art, Lisbon, Portugal
1997 National Foundation for Contemporary Art -FNAC, Paris, France
1994 British Crafts Council, London, England
1993 Angermuseum Erfurt, Germany
1990- work in various Private Collections

Major Group & Solo exhibitions (selected):

2005 Natural History Museum Lisbon, Ossarium rosé, personal exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal (s)
2005 Design Museum (Centre Cultural de Belem), The Nomad Room, Lisbon, Portugal (p)
2005 Swiss National Museum, Intervention Fremd-Körper, Zürich, Switzerland (s)
2004 Foundation Gulbenkian, Meeting Points,Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal (p)
2004 Musee de Design et d’Art Appliqués Contemporains,Body Extensions, Lausanne, CH
2003 SchmuckProdukt Zollverein, Fremd-Körper,Essen, Germany (s)
2003 Galerie Tactile, Fremd-Körper, Solo Exhibition,Geneva, Switzerland (s)
2002 Espace Solidor, with Hanagarth (F), Mc Clure (CAN), Cagnes sur Mer, France (p)
2002 Raum für Schmuck, with Mattar (D), Gottdorf (D), Köln, Germany
2001 Gallerie V&V, with Eichenberg (NL), de Decker (B), Vienna, Austria
2000 Gallery Hnoss, Solo Exhibition, Gothenburg, Sweden (pp) (s)
2000 Jerwood Prize 2000, Crafts Council Gallery, London (p) (t)
1999 Gallery Louise Smit, Solo Exhibition, Amsterdam, Holland (pp)
1998 Centro de Arte e Comunicaiao Visual, Solo Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal (s)
1998 European Prize for Contemp. A&D-led Crafts, Vienna, Gothenburg, Paris (p) (t)
1997 Forum für Schmuck, Solo Exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland (s)
1996 Gallery Poree, with Onno Boukhoudt (NL), Paris, France (s)
1995 Galerie für Schmuck, Solo Exhibition, Zug, Switzerland (s)
1994 Gallery van Krimpen, with Sigfried de Bück (B), Amsterdam (s)
1990 Galerie Off Limits, Solo Exhibition, Zürich,Switzerland (s)

Exhibitions:
(t) travelling/ touring exhibition, (p) publication/catalogue, (pp) personal catalogue, (s) solo/ major exhibition
(*) prize winner/ shortlisted, exhibitions in preparation

Publications:
2005 Catalogue: Black Dog Publishing, London England Catalogue: The Nomad Room – international … Lisbon, Portugal Artikel: Review of Ossarium Rosé -exhibition in Lisbon, by Liesbeth den Besten NL Vormberichten: Amsterdam, BNO 2005, Issue September
2005, page 10
2004
Catalogue: 1000 Rings – Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, Publisher: Lark Books, USA; Page: 170, 202 ISBN: 1-57990-508-0
Catalogue: Meeting Points - 25 Years of Interventions at ArCo, Lisboa, Portugal Publisher: Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian ISBN: 972 – 635 – 153 - 7 2003 Catalogue: Crafts Now - 21 Artists Each from America, Europe and Asia World Competition of Arts and Crafts, Kanazawa,
Special Invitational Exhibition, Kanazawa World Craft Forum, Japan ISBN ? 920-8550 Catalogue: Inner Luxury - Joieria Contemporania Internacional Publisher:
Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain ISBN: 84 – 7664 – 814 - 6 Catalogue: Corporal Identity – Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form & Content,
USA and Germany, MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst / Klingspor Museum Offenbach / Museum of Art & Design New York Published by the Museums as above:
ISBN: 3 – 88270 – 098 – X Magazine: Article in Handwerk&Schmuck, by Dr Barbara Maas
Four pages:
Catalogue: Experiment Schmuck: Das Erfurter Schmucksymposium 1984 – 2002
Angermuseum Erfurt, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Galerie V&V , Wien
Publisher: Kulturdirektion der Stadt Erfurt, ISBN: 3 – 9808816 – 0 - 1
Catalogue: Masterpieces/Capolavori, l’artista artigiano tra Picasso e Sottsass,
World Crafts Council, Publisher: Fondazione per il Libro la Musica la Cultura, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy, page 149
Catalogue: by EKWC, European Ceramic Work Centre in S’Hertogenbosch, Holland, published by EKWC
2002 Catalogue: Swiss Design 2002 Bundesamt fur Kultur, Verlag Lars Muller Publishers ISBN: 3 – 03778 – 001 - 0
Catalogue: Slip: Artists in the Netherlands and Britain working with Ceramic.
Frans Hals Museeum, Haarlem, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich ISBN: 90 – 8044 – 564 – 9 Catalogue: Nature and Time …
Catalogue: Art Jewellery in Switzerland in the 20th Century, La Bibliotheque des Arts, Geneva, Switzerland ISBN: 2 – 88453 – 094 - 0
Catalogue: Silver in the Field, experimental workshop, Bishopsland ISBN: 1 - 899764 - 259 Catalogue: European Triennial of Contemporary
Jewellery 2002 World Crafts Council, Mignault, Belgium IBSN: noD / 2002 / 6269 / 3 Catalogue: Trois Visions d’ un Corps, Bijou Contemporain,
Cagnes sur Mer, Direction des Affaires Culturelles, par la Ville de Cagnes sur Mer, France 2001 Catalogue: The Breath of Nature, Cheongju
International Craft Biennale 2001, Jikji Publishers, South Korea ISBN: 89 – 89011 – 07 – 8 93600 Catalogue: The Art of The Ring, Mobilia Gallery,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Produced and Published by Mobilia Gallery, 9/2001 2000 Catalogue: The Ego Adorned, 20th Century
Artists’ Jewellery Koningin Fabiolasaal, Antwerp, pages 268 / 269 ISBN: 90 - 6625 - 024 - 0
Catalogue: Kunst hautnah, Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria ISBN: 3 - 900926 - 07 - 7
Catalogue: Alles Schmuck, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Verlag Lars Müller
ISBN: 3 - 907078 - 32 - 2 Catalogue: Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2000, British Crafts Council
ISBN: 1 - 870 - 145 - 860 1999 Personal Catalogue: Christoph Zellweger 1990 - 1999
ISBN: 0 - 9534957 - 0 - 1 - Creative Review / Magazine, March 99 issue, feature of catalogue
- Unfold magazin, Spring/ Summer 1999 issue, review of catalogue
- Graphic magazin, November 1999 issue, review of catalogue - Bound for Glory, graphic design year book 1999,
Printed Matter - British Art & Design Direction, Award 2000, publication
Catalogue, 20th Century Swiss Art Jewellery, A. Riklin-Schelbert, VGS St Gallen
ISBN: 3 - 7291 - 1093 - 4 Catalogue, Nature in Design, Alan Powers, Conran Octopus Publishing
ISBN: 1 8409 1046 1 Catalogue, Memento Mori / reminder on death, Forum für Schmuck und
Design, Cologne, Germany, ISBN: 3 - 00 - 003353 - x Catalogue, 25 Years ArCo- Centro de Arte e Communicacao
visual, Lisbon ISBN: 972 97987 0 2 Catalogue, 100 years at the RCA, Art and Design, by Christopher Frayling
ISBN: 1 85585 7251 1998 Catalogue, Dictionaire International Bijou, Edition du Regard, Paris pages 557 / 560, ISBN: 2 - 903370 - 98 - 2
Catalogue, European Prize for Contemporary Art & Design-Led Crafts World Crafts Council - Europe
Catalogue, The Ring, Design: Past & Present, Sylvie Lambert, France ISBN: 2-88046-317-3
Catalogue, The Royal College of Art, Postgraduate Art & Design, London
Catalogue, Eidgenossischer Preis fur Gestaltung, Casorella, Castello Visconteo, Locarno, Swiss Federal Offi ce of Culture, Bern, Switzerland
1996 Catalogue, 24/8/1997, Alchemy - The Stone of Wisdom, Lappenranta, Finland ISBN: 952 - 5155 - 09 - 9
Catalogue, RCA on display, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Catalogue, Broschen, 3/5/1997, Ausstellung im Kunstforum Kirchberg / Desinfarkt, Switzerland
Catalogue, 27/07/97, published by CINABRE, 36360 Lucay-Le-Male, France
1997 Catalogue, Objects of Our Time, The Crafts Council, London, Martina Margetts ISBN: 1- 870145 - 63 - 1
Catalogue, Jewelry - in Europe & America / New Times New Thinking ISBN: 0 - 500 - 27879 - 2 by Ralph Turner, Thames & Hudson,
Catalogue, Design of the times: One hundred years Royal College of Art ISBN: 0 - 903685 - 42 - 6
Catalogue, Schmuck ‘96, Intern. Handwerksmesse Muenchen, Germany Published by the 1996 Bayerischer Handwerkstag e.V.
Catalogue, The Capture of Europe, Cologne - Haxham, Germany - England ISBN: 3 - 930246 - 07 - 4
1995 Catalogue, Priestory Duse - Seelenraeume, Bratislava, Slovakia ISBN: 80 - 85694 - 79 - 4
Catalogue, SchmuckSzene ‘95, Inter. Handwerksmesse Muenchen, Germany Published by the 1995 Bayerischer Handwerkstag e.V.
Catalogue, Schmuckkunst der Moderne, Mainz, Germany ISBN: 3 - 9803605 - 3 - 9
Catalogue, Obverse - Reverse, RCA / Royal Mint, London, England Christoph Zellweger EDITION 2006 ISBN: 1 - 874175 - 01 - 2
1994 Catalogue, Work / Ethics, Sheffi eld Hallam University, Sheffi eld, England ISBN: 0 - 86339 - 4361
Catalogue, Contemporary Art Medals of the World, FIDEM XXIII British Museum, London, Published by FIDEM XXIII, Page 116
1992 Catalogue, 5 th International Symposium on Jewellery, Erfurt, Germany Published by the Landesversicherungsanstalt Thueringen Catalogue, 3 eme Triennale du Bijou, Musee des Arts Decorative, Paris, France ISBN: 2 - 906 450 - 86 – 3
Catalogue, Ringfrei - Mitgliederausstellung des Forum, Cologne, Germany Published by the Forum fur Schmuck und Design e.V. Köln

Frédéric Braham

Frédéric Braham

November 2, 1967, Antibes, France
Education:

1987-92: Workman in jewellery studio, France. Ateliers de Fontblanche, Nîmes, France.

Selected Exhibitions:

2006, “Koru2”, South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland. “Schmuckszene”, Museum of Art and Design, New York; 58th Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany. “XI Schmucksymposium“, Erfurt, Germany.
2005, “Cosmetic Attitude”, solo exhibition, Galerie Biró, Munich, Germany. “Contemporary narrative European Jewellery”, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Great Britain, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands. “Duparaître à l’être, un fi l rouge dans le bijou contemporain français“, Espace Solidor, Cagnes sur Mer, France. “In-corporer”, 4eme biennale internationale du bijou contemporain, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nîmes, France.
2004, “Un vrai bijou!“, Galerie Artcore, Paris, France. “Gold jewelry from Europe, contemporary works“, Castel Museum, Cagnes sur Mer, France.
2003, “18th biennale UMAM, grant Henri Matisse“, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France.
2002, “Plastic in contemporary jewellery“, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary. “10 Jahre Galerie Biró“, Galerie Biró, Munich, Germany. “Nature and Time“, Goldsmiths House of Germany, Hanau, Germany.
2001, “Nocturnus”, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. “2eme biennale internationale du bijou contemporain“, Chapelle des Jésuites, Nîmes, France. “Therapeutic Attitude”, solo exhibition, Galerie Hipòtesi, Barcelona, Spain.
2000, “Therapeutic Attitude”, solo exhibition, Galerie Biró, Munich, Germany. “S.O.F.A.”, Jeweler’s Werk Galerie WashingtonDC, Chicago, USA.
1999, “De main de maître “Palais des Congrés, Paris, France. “Bijoux de France“, Centre dArt Contemporain Bouvet-Ladubay, Saumur, France. “Henri Gargat, Françoise et Claude Chavent, Frédéric Braham“, Espace Solidor, Cagnes sur Mer,
France. “S.O.F.A.”, Jeweler’s Werk Galerie WashingtonDC, New york, USA.
1998, Talente, 50th internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany. “S.O.F.A.”, Jeweler’s Werk Galerie WashingtonDC, Chicago, USA.
1997, “Schmuckszene”, 49 th Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany.
1996, “Chimériques polymères“, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, MAMAC, Nice, France. “The Capture of Europe“, Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham; Queen’s Hall Art Center, Hexham, Great Britain.
1995, “Or et Médailles”, World Gold Council, Parc des expositions, Paris, France.

Related Professional Experience:

2006, Curator for the city of Biot, France, exhibitions “100%”, 1 Passé, 2 Présent, 3 Futur, (Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, Fernand Léger,Hans Hedberg, Keiko Courdy…), catalogue. Curator for the contemporary jewellery art center, Espace Solidor, City of Cagnes sur Mer, France, exhibition “Transcender et Subvertir, un matériau en question, le papier” (contemporary jewellery), catalogue. 2004, Curator for the contemporary jewellery art center, Espace Solidor, City of Cagnes sur Mer, France, exhibition “I don’t wear jewels, I drive them – Automobile et autres objets corporels” (Gijs Bakker-Droog Design Foundation, BP, Ted Noten, Ferrari, Maserati), catalogue. Lecture and organisation of Gijs Bakker‘s workshop at EMAP School of Fine Arts, Monaco. 2002, exhibition setting, “Kris et Sarong. Masculin et Fémimin dans l’Archipel Indonésien”, Asian Arts Museum, Nice, France. Lecture at Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain . Curator for the contemporary jewellery art center, Espace Solidor, City of Cagnes sur Mer, France, exhibitions ”Three Visions of a Body” (S.Hanagarth, C.Zellweger, P.McClure), catalogue; “Joyaux d’Espagne” (contemporary jewellery), catalogue.
2001-05, Art consultant for the contemporary jewellery art center, Espace Solidor, City of Cagnes sur Mer, France. 1999, Interior design for the contemporary jewellery art center, Espace Solidor, City of Cagnes sur Mer, France. 1996-95, Visiting teacher at technical school for jewellers, supported by the French Ministry of Arts (DRAC, PACA). Lectures and workshops, Castel Museum, Cagnes sur Mer, France

Public and Private Collections:

Karl Bollmann Collection, Austria; City of Cagnes sur Mer, France; Castel Museum, Cagnes sur Mer,- France; Peter Oehme Collection, Germany

Ruudt Peters

Ruudt Peters

1950, Naaldwijk,  the Netherlands
SOLO EXHIBITIONS    a selection

2003    “CHANGE” Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau G
2003    “CHANGE” Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim G
2003    “CHANGE” Designmuseum, Gent B
2003    “CHANGE” Beurs van Berlage Museum, Amsterdam NL
2002    “small change” Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen NL
2002    “CHANGE” Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem NL
2002    galerie Spektrum Munchen G
2002    Art fair Kunstrai gallerie Marzee Nl
2002    Hnoss gallery Götenborg S
2001    galerie Marzee, Nijmegen  NL
2001    galerie Spektrum, Munich  G
2001    galerie Jewelerswerk, Washington dc USA
2000    galerie Chobot, Vienna AU
2000    galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1999    galerie Stühler, Berlin G
1999     galerie Eewal, Leeuwarden
1998    galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam
1998    galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1998    galeria Magari, Barcelona SP
1998    galerie Spektrum, Munich  G
1997    Harvard Club New York City, NY USA
1997    Artfair kunstrai galerie Marzee
1997    galerie Sofie Lachaert, Antwerp B
1997    galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam
1996    gallery Spektrum, Munich G
1996    Artbox, Waregem  B
1996    Narodni Museum, Prague CR
1995    galeria Arte Facto 3, Lisbon P
1995    galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1995    gallery Jewelerswerk, Washington dc,  USA
1994    gallerie Helene Poree, Paris F
1994    gallery Sculpture to Wear, Los Angeles  USA
1994    gallery Spektrum, Munich G
1993    galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam
1993    galerij Sofie Lachaert, Gent B
1993    presentation Charon Kransen, New York  USA
1993    gallery Jewelerswerk, Washington dc, USA
1992    galerie Spektrum, Munich G
1992    de Krabbedans, Eindhoven
1992    galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1992    galerie V&V, Vienna  A
1991    galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1991    galerie V&V, Vienna A
1991    van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn
1991    Design Horizonte, Frankfurt G
1991    galerij Sophie Lachaert, Gent B

GROUP EXHIBITIONS    a selection

2002    Lesley Graze Gallery London GB
2002    “Die Erfurter Schmucksymposien 1984-2000
2002    “Nature and Time” Goldsmiths´House Hanau, G
2002    “No polisch without friction” Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
2002    “el broche” Forvm Ferlandina, Barcelona, SP
2002    “pièce / à / conviction” Tactile, Geneve Ch
2002    “Floating time, 21 tiaras for Maxima” Museum Het Kruithuis s-Hertogenbosch  NL
2002    “Dis-Play” Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL
2002    “Blow Up” avant-garde jewellery Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL
2001    "Ringe von 33 Schmuckkunstlern" Galerie Stühler Berlin G
2001    "20 jahre Galerie Spektrum" Spektrum Munchen G
2001    Jewellery Almere's choice,© Marzee, de Paviljoens Almere NL
2001    Jewellery Apeldoorn's choice,© Marzee, van Reekum Museum Apeldoorn NL
2001    "A Public Space Odyssey" Arti Amsterdam NL
2001    "Mikromegas", American Craftmuseum New York USA
2001    Kunstrai, Marzee Amsterdam NL
2001    "Ambtsketens", Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL
2001    "Mikromegas", Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein, Munchen  D
2001    "the Ring", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge USA
2001    ‘Coincides with A View by two’, Hellen Drutt, Philadelphia USA
2001    "A View by two", The RISD Museum,  rovidence, USA
2000    "The ego adorned" Koningin fabiolazaal, Antwerp B
2000    "Parures d'alleurs", Musée de design, Lausanne CH
2000    "Op de huid" Museum voor moderne kunst Arnhem NL
2000    'La renaissance du Bijou', Galerie Piltzer, Paris  F
2000    Kunstrai Marzee NL
2000    'Schmuck 2000', Handwerksmesse, München, G
2000    'Kunst hautnah', K-haus,  Vienna, AU
2000    'Sculptures portables', Musee des arts decoratifs, Montreal  A
2000    'Alternative material exhibition', SAC,  Boston, USA
2000    'Jewelrymaker: shaman?', Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam NL

PUBLICATIONS    a selection

2001    "Ruudt Peters or the seduction of matter" arte Yjoya,by Monica Gaspar, sept. 2001  SP
2001    "Das Geschlecht der Steine" Süddeutsche Zeitung by Cornelius Hafner 27/07/2001  G
2000    "Architectur im Schmuck" by Barbera Maas, Schmuck 6/2000 G
2000    Ruudt Peters "preguntto que es la dpiedra para ti? by Elena Gastaldon  Yjoya sept SP
2000    100 jewels 2001 international D
2000    '"Medals" a dazzling display of invention', by E. Sozanski USA
2000    "Sponti-ring" Gmunder tagepost by Roman Kocholl D
2000    'Galerie-Rundgang' by Erwin Meichart, Kronenzeitung, March D
2000    'Scmuck 2000 - Rückblick Visionen'
1999    'Diaphaneity', Angela van der Burght, This side up, autumn '99
1999    'Klumpen an der Jacke des anderen', by Ronald Berg, Der Tagesspiegel, July 3
1999    'Bijoux, le visible et le caché', by Françoise Seince, Courrier des Métiers des Arts, April
1999    Panorama, Schmuck Magazin

BOOKS

2002    ‘Change’ text by Liesbeth den Besten / Marie- Jose van den Hout /  Rob Kurvers
2000    'Pneuma', text by Gabi Dewald
1999    'Vinkhoek' text by Tracy Metz
1997    'Lapis', text by Gert Staal
1995    'Ouroboros', text by Jan Hein Sassen
1992     'Passio ', text by Marjan Unger
1991    'Interno', text by Ans van Berkum
1989     'Dedicated To', text by Ans van Berkum
1986    'Verleden beelden', by Cees Strauss

CATALOGUES    a selection

2002    21 tiaras for Maxima” Museum Het Kruithuis s-Hertogenbosch  NL
2002    "Onedel" Trees Moolhuysen, Schiedam NL
2001    "20 jahre Galerie Spektrum"  Galerie Spektum München G
2001    "the Ring", Metalsmith by Patricia Harris and David Lyon  USA
2001    'Jewellery Almere's choice',© Marzee  
2001    'Jewellery Apeldoorn's choice',© Marzee  
2001    'A Public Space Odyssey" New art in Amsterdam, NL
2001    'The Ring' Charles A Wustum Museum of fine Arts, Racine USA
2001    'de nieuwe keten van de burgemeester' by liesbeth den Besten NL
2001    'Mikromegas' Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein, Munchen  D
2001    'A View by two", The RISD Museum,  rovidence, USA
2000    'op de huid'  Museum v.Moderne Kunst Arnhem NL
2000    'Parures d'alleurs', Muséede design, Lausanne CH
2000    'Schmuck 2000'- Handwerksmesse München
2000    'Schmuck der Moderne', Pforzheim  G
1999    'Augenlust', Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk, Erfurt  G
1999    'für dich, für mich', Schwäbisch Gmünd  G
1999    'Isto é uma joia', text by Manuel Castro Caldas
1999    'La renaissance du bijou', text by Marcelin Pleynet
1999    'Dictionnaire international du bijou', Paris F
1999    'The ring', by Sylvia Lambert,  CH
1999    'Sieraden, de keuze van Arnhem', © Marzee
1999    'Secrets des bijoux', Musee des arts décoratifs
1998    'Secrets of aromatic jewelry', by Linda Dyett
1998    'Ten days, ten years', text by Susan Ewing
1998    'Brooching it diplomatically', by helen Drutt

ACQUISITIONS    a selection

2003    Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, G
2003    Amsterdams Historisch Museum. NL
2002    Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem NL
2002    Apeldoorns Museum Apeldoorn NL
2002    Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim  G
2001    Musee des Arts Decorative, Paris F
2001    Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim  G
2001    RISD Museum, Providence USA
2000    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam NL
1996    Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim G
1996    Cooper Hewitt, Design  Museum,  New York  USA
1995    Danner Stiftung, Munchen D
1995    Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn NL
1995    Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal C
1994    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam NL
1994    Danner Stiftung, Munich  G
1994    Anger Museum Erfurt, G
1993    Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn NL
1992    Hiko Mizuno Art School, Tokyo, J
1991    provincie Overijssel NL
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam NL
1989    Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna A
1986    Cleveland County Museum, Middlesborough  GB
1986    Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art  USA

PRIZES

2000    Françoise van den Bosch Award 2000
1995    nomination Design Prijs Rotterdam '95 for Ouroboros
1993    nomination 'Design Prijs Rotterdam' for Passio
1993    'Only One' prize, design of perfume bottle 'Passio'

Naomi Filmer

Naomi Filmer

CATWALK SHOWS - COLLABORATIONS & COMMISSIONS

2003 Swarovski – “Runway Rocks” Catwalk show of couture accessories sponsored by Swarovski Crystals
2001 Alexander McQueen - “El Baile Der Toro Retorsido” Spring/Summer 2002, Paris Fashion Week
1999 Dai Rees – “Ail” Spring/Summer 2000, London Fashion Week Dai Rees – “Aon” Autumn/Winter Show 1999/2000, London Fashion Week
1999 Shelley Fox - Spring/Summer 2000, London Fashion Week Shelley Fox – “Ending” Autumn/Winter Show
1999/2000, London Fashion Week
1998 Tristan Webber - “Sanctum” Autumn/Winter Show 1998/99, London Fashion Week
1997 Julien MacDonald - Spring/Summer Show
1998, London Fashion Week
1996 Hussein Chalayan - “Lands Without” Spring/Summer Show 1997, London Fashion Week Hussein Chalayan - “Still Life” Autumn/Winter Show
1996/97, London Fashion Week
1995 Hussein Chalayan – “Nothing Interscope” Spring/Summer Show 1996, London Fashion Week Hussein Chalayan - “A Long False Equator” Autumn/ Winter Show 1995/6, London Fashion Week
1994 Hussein Chalayan - “Temporary Interference” Spring/Summer Show 1995, London Fashion week Hussein Chalayan - “Cartesia” Hussein Chalayan Debut Show, London

COMMISSIONS & CONSULTANCIES

2004 British Council, India Speaker at conference ‘Hand and the Machine’ organised by the British Council, Bangalore ‘Shining Lights’ DeBeers Design director for jewellery design workshops in South Africa as a prelude to competition ‘Shining Lights’, and a judge on the panel of judges.
2003 British Council & CITEM Design consultancy/ Manila FAME. Philippines Commissioned by the British Council to consult 10 export-manufacturing companies in the fashion accessories sector of the Philippines
2001 – 2 ’Chivas Revolve’ Seagrams Commissioned to design and produce exclusive glassware to launch revolutionary whisky ‘Chivas Revolve’

EXHIBITIONS

2005 The Watkins Era The Contemporary Applied Arts, London Touch Me The V&A, London Spectres The V&A, London
2004 Malign Muses Mode Museum, Antwerp Body Extensions Musee Bellerive, Zulrich
2003 Hometime Rooms British Council organised exhibition, touring China TROP Musee de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, sponsored by Swarovski
2002 Designing Ourselves The Royal Museum, NMS, Edinburgh, Scotland Be-hind Be-fore Be-yond solo show AldoPremoliStudio, Milano, Italy
2000 Transitory Jewellery solo show Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2000: Jewellery Crafts Council, London N1 My Precious Solo show Aurum, London NW3
1999 Be-hind Be-fore Be-yond Solo show Judith Clark Costume Gallery, London W11 Out of Fashion Sponsored by Mandarina Duck, Berry house, London EC1
1998 No Picnic Crafts Crafts Council, London N1 Powerhouse UK Horse Guards Parade, London SW11 DTI commissioned show

PUBLICATIONS

2004 Journal of Design History Volume 17 n0.3 Relationships between Design, Craft and Art Co editors: Grace Lees-Maffei & Linda Sandino
2003 Fashion at the Edge Published by Yale University Press (London & New Haven) Author: Caroline Evans
1999 Jewellery Published by New Holland Author: David Watkins “One of a new series of Design Sourcebooks”
1998 The London Book Of Fashion Published by Thames and Hudson Author: Andrew Tucker
1997 Unclasped A Book of Contemporary British Jewellery Published by Black Dog Publishing Author: Derren Gilhooley

David Watkins

David Watkins

1940, Wolverhampton, England
Selected solo exhibitions

1973 American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia
1973 Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
1973 Electrum Gallery, London
1975 “Recent Acrylic Jewellery and Body Forms”, Waterloo Place Gallery, London
1977 Bodyline: Superstructure”, Arnolfi ni Gallery, Bristol
1978 National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
1980 Galerie am Graben, Vienna
1982 Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia
1985 Jewellery and Sculpture (Retrospective), Crafts Council, London
1986 Jewellery and Sculpture (Retrospective), City Art Gallery, Leeds
1986 “David Watkins: Jewellery “ (Retrospective), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1987 “Ramshaw/Watkins,Schmuck/Jewellery” (Retrospective), Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim and Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau
1988 “Embraced”, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam
1989 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1989 “Xingu”, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo
1990 “Xingu”, City Art Gallery, Birmingham
1993 “Jewellery Strategies”, Mikimoto Hall, Tokyo
2000 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam

Selected survey exhibitions

1974 “Collab 74”, Philadelphia Museum of Art
1975 “New Materials in Design”, Science Museum, London
1976 “Jewellery in Europe”, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum
1977 “Explosion”, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
1977 “Schmuck 77 - Tendenzen”, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim
1980 “International Jewellery 1900 - 1980”, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
1982 “Schmuck 82 -Tendenzen”, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim
1983 “International Exhibition of Jewellery Art”, Tokyo
1983 “New Departures in British Jewellery”, American Craft Museum,New York
1984 “Jewellery International”, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York
1984 “Contemporary Jewellery”, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto & Tokyo
1986 “Modern Jewellery 1964-86, Helen W Drutt Collection”,Philadelphia Museum of Art
1987 “Schmuck - Zeichen am Körper”, Francisco Carolinum, Linz
1987 “Joieria Europea Contemporánia”, Fundacio Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona
1989 “Ornamenta I”, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim
1990 “Gioielli e Legature: Artisti del XX Secolo”, Castello Sforzesco, Milan
1991 “Europäisches Kunsthandwerk”, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
1993 “Subjects”, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki
1993 “Facet 1 International Jewellery Bienniale”, Kunsthal, Rotterdam
1994 “A New Century in European Design”, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Tokyo and touring Japan
1995 “Schmuckkunst der Moderne, Grossbritannien”, Landesmuseum, Mainz
1997 “British Design”, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne
1998 “Jewellery Moves”, Royal Museum, National Museum of Scotland
2000 ‘The Ego Adorned - 20th Century Artists’ Jewellery, Koningin Fabiolazaal, , Antwerp
2001 ‘Radiant Geometries’, American Craft Museum, New York
2001 The Art of Jewelry and the Artists’Jewels in the 20th Century, Museo degli Argenti, Firenze
2002 Zero Karats, American Craft Museum, New York

Public art commissions

1981 “Nimbus”, Hereford Cathedral
1982 Chandelier, Victoria & Albert Museum
1987 “Cone Arbour”, Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
1989 “Pool Pavilion”, Kowloon Park, Hong Kong
1992 Entrance Sculpture, Braintree Tabor School
1992 “Two Wing Wave”, Henrietta House, London

Selected public & major collections

American Craft Museum, New York
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Crafts Council, London
Helen Williams Drutt, Philadelphia
Inge Asenbaum, Vienna
Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo
Museé des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
Royal Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim
Science Museum, London
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London

Publications

1994 “The Best in Contemporary Jewellery”, Rotovision, ISBN 0-7134-7557-9
1999 “A Design Sourcebook: Jewellery”, New Holland, ISBN 1.85974.078.2
2000 “The Paper Jewelry Collection” (Joint Author: Wendy Ramshaw), Thames & Hudson.

Marjorie Schick

Marjorie Schick

1941 Illinois, USA
1963 BS (Honors) Art Ed., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
1966 MFA (Distinction) Jewelry-Metalsmithing, Indiana. Univ., Bloomington
1983 One Term, Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan Univ.
1967- Professor of Art, Pittsburg State Univ., Pittsburg, KS

AWARDS (selected)

2004 Interviewed, Archives of Am. Art Oral History Program, Smithsonian Institution
2000 Fellow, Am. Craft Council 1990 Distinguished Alumni Award, Sch. of Fine Arts, Indiana Univ.
1985 Mid-Am. Arts Alliance/Nat. Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, (Crafts)

WORKS APPEARING IN PUBLICATIONS (selected)

2005 500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 115, 248
2004 “M. Schick: Objects of Self-Consciousness,” Tacey Rosolowski, Metalsmith (Winter), front cover, 24-33 1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 181
2002 “M. Schick,” Tacey Rosolowski, American Craft, 62:5 (Oct/Nov), front cover, 66-69 Jewels and Jewellery, Clare Phillips, Victoria and Albert Pub., 138
1996 Jewelry in Europe and Am.: New Times,New Thinking, Ralph Turner, Thames and Hudson,38
1995 Jewelry of Our Time: Art, Ornament and Obsession,Helen Drutt English, Peter Dormer, Rizolli, 319
1994 One of a Kind: Am. Art Jewelry Today, Susan Grant Lewin, Harry Abrams, 61
1993 The Best in Cont. Jewellery, David Watkins, B.T. Batsford, 146-7, 218
1992 Design Visions, Robert Bell, ed., Art Gallery of Western AU, 92-93
1991 Int. Crafts, Martina Margetts, Thames and Hudson, 92

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (selected)

Victoria and Albert, London
Royal Mus., National Mus. of Scotland, Edinburgh
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,DC
Mus. of Arts and Design, NY
Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston
Mus. of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Nat. Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
Applied Art Mus., Oslo, NOR
Municipal van Reekummuseum of Modern Art, Apeldoorn,NL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2002 Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS
2001 Decorative Arts Mus., Little Rock, AR
1998 Galerie RA, Amsterdam
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1990 Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
1989 Mus. of Applied Art, Trondheim, NOR
1988 Galerie RA, Amsterdam
1986 Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia
VO Galerie, Washington, DC
1983 Galerie RA, Amsterdam

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2006 EDGES OF GRACE, Fuller Craft Mus.,Brockton, MA
2005 SCHMUCK, Handwerksmesse, Munich
100 BROOCHES, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco
2004 VIEW FROM AMERICA, Gold Treasury
Mus., Melbourne, Victoria, AU
TREASURES FROM THE VAULT, Mus. of Arts and Design, NY
HOUDT van SIERADEN, Galerie Lous Martin, Delft, NL
2003 JEWELS AND GEMS, Renwick Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
CHESS, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, Victoria and Albert, London
2002 ZERO KARATS: DONNA SCHNEIER GIFT
TO THE AM. CRAFT MUS., NY
2001 MASKERADE, Galerie RA, Amsterdam
RING SHOW, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2000 ZIERAT ZIERAT, Southwest Sch. of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS/TROPHIES, Helen Drutt: Philadelphia
1999 BOOK ART, Mobilia Gallery at SOFA, NY
1998 BROOCHING IT DIPLOMATICALLY: A TRIBUTE TO MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, Helen Drutt: Philadelphia, JEWELLERY MOVES, Nat. Mus. of Scotland, Edinburgh
1997 CELEBRATING AM. CRAFT: 1975-95, Danish Mus. of Decorative Art, Copenhagen 1996 NEW TIMES, NEW THINKING, Crafts Council, London
SUBJECTS ‘96, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
HELEN WILLIAMS DRUTT COLL 1964-94, Mus.
Bellerive, Zurich, Stedelijk Mus., Amsterdam
1994 KPMG PEAT MARWICK GIFT TO THE RENWICK, Nat. Mus. of Am. Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1993 HATS OF THE 20TH CEN., Philadelphia Mus. of Art
AKERSVIKA ADDENDA, Norges Bank, Hamar, NOR

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND GUEST-ARTIST

APPEARANCES (selected)

Helsinki, Perth, AU, Bangkok, London, Oslo, Amsterdam,
Tokyo, Seoul, Arrowmont Sch. of Arts and
Crafts, TN, Haystack Mountain Sch. of Crafts, ME,
Penland Sch. of Crafts, NC, Cleveland Institute of
Art, OH, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax,
CAN, and colleges and universities in the US

Noam Ben-Jacov

Noam Ben-Jacov

Israel,1952
Grants

1997 Prins Bernhard Foundation
1999 Project production,’Images' performing arts foundation, den haag
2001 Basic grant, Dutch Foundation for fi ne arts
2001 Prins Bernhard foundation
2001 Project production ,performing arts foundation, den haag
2002 Project production,city of Amsterdam
2004 Prins Bernhard Foundation
2005 Mondrian Foundation

Body-sculptures Performances

1987 The Other Side of Design Paradiso Amsterdam
1989 International Ballet Gala Stichting Dansersfonds 1979 Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
1991 Opening performance ‘Natural’ Vondelkerk, Amsterdam
1991 ‘AURA’, full dance evening collaboration with James Saunders Dansprojekte Koln
1992 Gallery in Motion The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1997 Project ‘Images’ Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
1999 Project ‘Images’, tour in The Netherlands Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam; Provadja, Alkmaar;
042, Nijmegen; De IJsbreker, Amsterdam; Kumulus West, Maastricht; Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht; Kunsthuis
13, Velp; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
2001 Priv? domein –Kunst op Kamers Lutherse Kerk, De Rijp
2002 Presentatie cd-rom Images, performance IJsbreker Amsterdam
2002 Opening-performance of exhibition ‘Transparantie 3’De Boterhal, Hoorn
2005 Lisbon, Portugal EVERYWHERE.NO NOWHERE
X ARS ORNATA EUROPEANA
JEWELLERY SYMPOSIUM

Group Exhibitions

1985 Schmuck fur Kopf und Haar (award), Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany
1987 The Other Side of Design, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
1987 Schmuck ’87 Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
1987 Copy Right or Wrong, traveling exhibition, Museon, Den Haag, The Netherlands
1988 Five Israeli Artists, exhibition and performance, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
1989 Rietveld in the RAI, fi nal exam exhibition and performance, RAI, Amsterdam
1989 ORNAMENTA I, exhibition of contemporary jewellery, opening performance/exhibition Scmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany
2000 ‘Alle Leden’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2001 Nieuwe leden-Arti et amicitiae, Amsterdam
2002 ‘Dier’- alle leden –Arti et amicitiae, Amsterdam
2003 Wendingen Ensemble 10 jaar – Amstelkerk, Amsterdam
2003 ‘Versier de mens’- Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen (N-H)2004 Nieuwe Leden – Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen
2004 Achter de Zuilen – Gemeentehuis, Bloemendaal
2004 SBK Amsterdam SBK Groningen – Akerk, Groningen
2004 KCB in Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen (NH)
2005 50x50 -exhibition kcb , bergen n-h.
2005 De Salon, arti et Amicitiae , Amsterdam
2005 art manifestation : strooming, veld werk, oostknoolendam
2005 gallery r.c. de ruimte ,ijmuiden

Solo exhibitions

1995 ‘Man in Space’, BRS Premsela Vonk, Amsterdam
1996 ‘Desert’-series, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam
1997 ‘Desert’, Gemeentehuis Bloemendaal
1999 Exhibition and opening peformance, Cultureel Centrum De Tamboer, Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
1999 ‘Body and another Body, exhibition and opening performance, The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel
2000 Exhibition and opening performance, Galerij Lieven de Key, Haarlem 2002 Exhibition and installation for Wendingen ensemble, Amstelkerk, Amsterdam
2004 ‘De wereld van Noam Ben-Jacov, De Boterhal, Hoorn
2005 Installatie voor muziekcompositie Kees van Unen, Grote kerk, Alkmaar
2005 ‘De wereld van Noam Ben-Jacov SBK Amsterdam/ oosterhout
2005 gallery 59 sbk, Amsterdam

Publications

Exh.cat. Schmuck fur Kopf und Haar, Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, 1986, p. 6.
· Exh.cat. Schmuck ’87, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1987, p. 42.
· Exh.cat. ORNAMENTA I, Internationale Schmuckkunst, ed. Prestel, 1989, p. 58.
· H. Schadt, Goldsmith’s Art. 5000 Years of Jewellery and Hollowware, ed. Arnoldsche, 1996, pp. 216,219.
· K. Nelles, James. Leben, Werk und Visionen des Tanzers James Saunders, 1999, p. 107.
· Exh.cat. Body and another Body. Noam Ben-Jacov
- Sculptures, The Open Museum, Tefen, 1999.
· Exh.cat. Priv-domein, Kunst op Kamers, De Rijp, 2001, pp. 55-59.
·new directions in jewellery (english)
·mais petro /closer (portuguese /english)

Reviews

1986 Pforzheimer (Schmuck fur Kopf und Haar)
1987 Abendzeitung Munchen (Schmuck ’87)
1987 Metalsmith, Society of North-American Goldsmiths,p. 33
1988 Joods Historisch Museum, Nieuwsbrief
1989 Sud-West Zeitung (Ornamenta I)
1989 Pforzheimer Zeitung
1989 De Telegraaf (Ballet Gala)
1989 Nieuws van de Dag (Ballet Gala)
1989 Noordhollands Dagblad (Ballet Gala)
1989 Wassenaars Nieuwsblad
1991 K?lner Zeitung (Aura)
1992 Ha?retz, Isr. (Gallery in Motion)
1993 La Tribune, Swiss (Cinderello)
1993 NRC Handelsblad (Perf. capino Ballet)
1994 Trouw (Perf. Scapino)
1994 NRC Handelsblad (perf. capino)
1995 Cover CD ‘Modern Times’, Channel Classics in cooperation with Joods Hist. Museum, VSB Fonds
1996 Kunstbeeld (exh. BMB, Amsterdam)
1996 Tanzherbst
1997 Bloemendaals Nieuwsblad
1997 Kolner Stadt (exh. hoto’s Museum Ludwich)
1999 Gelderlander (Images)
1999 NRC Handelsblad (Images)
1999 Rotterdams Dagblad (Images)
1999 Volkskrant (Images)
1999 Telegraaf (Images)
1999 Uitkrant (Images)
1999 Volkskrant (Images)
1999 Noordhollands Dagblad (Images)
1999 Het Lied (Images)
1999 VPRO-Gids (Images in ‘Reiziger in Muziek’)
1999 The Jerusalem Post (exh. Tefen, Isr.)
2002 Noordhollands Dagblad (Kunst op Kamers)
2002 NRC Handelsblad (CD-rom Images)

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Exhibition: 22nd September to 22nd October, 2006
Opening cerimony: 22nd September, at 4 p.m.
Visit hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Monday.
Address: Villa Bottini, Lucca
23rd and 24th September: meeting with the partecipant artists, Villa Bottini

Collateral events
23rd September: oficial opening of "Le Arti Orafe" Lucca's branch, Via S. Andrea 33,
with musical intervention of Nicola Beller Carbone, sopran.
25th September to 22nd October, workshops, conferences, meetings on contemporary jewellery at Le Arti Orafe Academy", Lucca.

No Body Decoration is organized by:

Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School e Academy, Firenze e Lucca
Ganjam, Bangalore, India

With the support of
Ganjam (main sponsor)
Comune di Lucca

Coordination
Giò Carbone
Fulvio Carbone
Anna Balatti

Curator
Maria Cristina Bergesio

Patronage
Musei degli Argenti;
Università degli studi di Firenze;
Sovrintendenza Museale di Firenze;
Sovrintendenza BAPPSAE di Lucca e Carrara;
CIBJO (Confederazione internazionale produttori orafi)

Layout Exhibition: Mauro Vegliante, ARKSIGN
Layout: Mostre & Mostre, Lucca

Beyond Body Decoration. Jewellery from Ganjam's Heritage collection

Lucca Preziosa 2006 again intends to expand the scenario, both geographically and culturally, by hosting a selection of 19th-century Indian jewellery from the Heritage collection of the prestigious Indian company Ganjam.

Long necklaces, head ornaments linked to marriage rituals, forearm bracelets, belts…: these objects of great importance are witness to the technical ability and craftsmanship of their creators, and highlight the central role that jewellery had and continues to have in Indian society.

An integral part of daily life, worn by women, men and children, jewellery has a position beyond purely aesthetic gratification: in its forms, in the motifs portrayed and in the act of wearing on the body, it represents the essence of Indian spirituality, sending clear messages via a codified series of legible signs.

Jewellery is recognized as having the power to maintain body and mind in equilibrium and harmony; its forms are designed to be worn on all the joints and pressure points so as to stimulate the flow of vital energy. The human body takes on absolute relevance: in both the contemporary research works and the creations from Indian tradition, we see the semiotic complexity of jewellery, which refuses to be reduced to pure ornamental accessory and highlights aspects linked to the decision to “adorn”, to clothe one’s own body – one’s own ego – and display it to the world