From 11-17 March, avant-garde and contemporary jewellery designers will be showcasing their wares around Munich, as part of Munich Jewellery Week. It’s a multifarious event, packed full with lectures, book presentations, parties and exhibitions. The jewellery ranges from the very accessible (and not too pricy) to barely wearable pieces of art, and designers from across the world are present to showcase their work.
Check out the website for a full list of what’s on, but here are my particular favourites:
MJW at Lost Weekend: Basecamp for Munich Jewellery Week is in Schwabing – at the Lost Weekend cafe/bookstore. Lost Weekend will be hosting talks over the course of the week, and you can head there to pick up a map of all MJW locations.
New Mythology: British-born, Brno-residing Hattie Wragg is in town for Munich Jewellery Week, presenting her gorgeous, unique contemporary jewellery from her line Queen’s Wood Studio. She also has an Etsy shop (should you not be in Munich), and I am seriously interested in these silver studs. Her work will be shown at Container Collective.
AJF in Conversation: This talk (on Friday, 15 March) is hosted by Bella Neyman, the founder of New York Jewelry Week. The focus is on the next generation of gallerists, and Neyman also writes for the Art Jewelry Forum, a non-profit designed to advocate contemporary art jewelry. It sounds like a fascinating talk, and will be held at breakfast time close to Königsplatz – along with coffee and breakfast treats.
Gijs Bakker at the Pinakothek der Moderne: The final day of MJW sees a talk with multi-disciplinary Dutch artist Gijs Bakker in the Ernst von Siemens Auditorium at the Pinakothek der Moderne. Get there early, as it is set to be very popular (entrance is free).
Do check out the website and the map for the full list of events – it sounds like a fantastic week and a chance to get to know a great deal of superb independent designers!