Schmuck 2014 / 12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014
Tobias Alm at Schmuck 2014
This special exhibition is the eldest exhibition of contemporary jewellery work in the world. It takes place since 1959 every year during the International Trade Fair in March.
More than 552 goldsmiths from 43 countries around the globe applied to participate in the special “Schmuck” show at the International Crafts Fair in Munich 2014. This great interest once again confirms the importance of this event in the context of contemporary jewellery-making and the significance attached to it worldwide.
The special “Jewellery” show is characterized by the choice of certain themes which, in the eyes of curator Jorunn Veiteberg, represent salient traits of current jewellery design. As signs of our times and selection criteria, she sees found objects of metal or wood, things that bear definite marks of use, materials that speak an expressive, earthy language, forms and structures reminiscent of architecture, as well as masks, a tendency to mysticism, and forceful color schemes.