Who Wears my Art?

Contemporary Jewelry and Contemporary People – An Art-Photo Happening during Münchner Schmucktage 2015

Miriam Künzli will photograph art jewelry and its wearers for Art Aurea magazine in Munich’s Akademie der Bildenden Künste during the Münchner Schmucktage jewelry exhibition. People from Munich and guests from around the world will have the opportunity to get their portraits captured.

The goals of this photographic happening are: To present the quality and diversity of contemporary art jewelry in dialogue with artistic portrait photography; and to enable people who are interested in culture to become more familiar with contemporary art jewelry. In addition to their publication in Art Aurea, these photographs will also be used for extensive press work to attract the attention of other general-interest media – ideally while the Schmucktage exhibition is still running.

The Choice of Jewelry and Its Wearers

The pieces of jewelry will be selected by gallerists for art jewelry. Moreover, artists can also directly apply at Art Aurea. Each participant is invited, to win interesting wearers to have their portrait picture taken. Each piece of jewelry must be current (2014/15) and only present for the duration of the photographic work in the Akademie der Bildenden Künste – each session will approx. take 30 minutes.

Among others, the participants include the priest Rainer Maria Schiessler, the politician Wolfgang Zellenhofer-Rath, the cabaret artist Michael Sailer and the pianist Masako Otha.

Original prints of the photographs will be reproduced in small series of maximally five prints, which will be available for purchase by the participants, as well as by galleries, museums, collectors and aficionados. The prices depend on the size of the particular photograph. A 20-by-30-cm print costs 100 euros. All revenues from sales of the prints will be donated to Christian Springer’s Orienthelfer.


Christian Springer has established the association Orienthelfer e.V. Photo BR.

Application and Fees

The portion of costs per portrait will be 90 euros. No more than 40 portraits will be photographed during the two days of the show. We request gallerists and artists who definitely want to participate in this event to contact us at their earliest convenience!

Date and Place for the Photographic Work

Timeframe: March 11 and 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 13 after 12 p.m.
(Circa 20 to 30 minutes are planned for each portrait. The participants can choose their slots in the time plan as soon as all registrations have entered.)

The photographs will be taken in the former class room of Otto Künzli, old building, intermediate storey 1-16, Akademiestraße 2, 80799 Munich.

Deadline for Registration: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Publications and Press Work

All portraits will be uploaded onto the artaurea.com website. Twelve selected portraits will appear in Art Aurea’s print edition no. 2/2015. High-quality general-interest media will also be offered the opportunity to publish the photos. The first photos and an accompanying press release will be sent out on Thursday, March 12, 2015, i.e. while the Handwerksmesse (crafts fair) and Schmucktage (the jewelry exhibition) are still running.

Please find some further information in the press release.


Paulina Tsvetanova
Melchiorstrasse 26
D-10179 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30-89623405

Reinhold Ludwig
Eichengrund 128
D-89075 Ulm
Tel. +49 (0)731-9508490

  • Akademie der Bildenden Künste
    Akademiestraße 2–4
    80799 Munich
  • 10 am–19 pm