Berufsverband Angewandte Kunst Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. organizes this sales fair in collaboration with the German Historical Museum. Four prizes, valued from 500 to 1,300 euros, will be awarded on the fair’s first day. Berliner Volksbank is the sponsor. Encounter, exploration and masterful crafting of the materials is a lengthy process leading to the creation of contemporary utilitarian and art objects, as well as to individualistic jewelry.
Our examples: Antje Stutz forms strips of oxidized silver into irregularly shaped geometric bodies, then lacquers the inner surfaces in various colors to give these pieces a generously buoyant cheerfulness. The leitmotifs in Monika Jakubec’s designs are basic geometric shapes such as cones, spheres and cylinders; openwork, variation, reproduction and reconnection result in distinctive pieces of jewelry. Gabriele Hinze crafts her elaborate dragonfly brooches from fine silver “because this precious metal patiently submits to being worked with the ancient technique of chasing.” Only the negative forms of the gems are discernible in Toma Hilgenfeld’s “Solitaire” rings, which play subtly between absence and prominence.
Sibylle Umlauf, on the other hand, relies on a primordial symbol that still works its magic today in her archaic-looking “Augenblicke” (“Instants”) rings. Three moveable elements comprise and lend a sculptural quality to Tanja Zessel’s “Lori” ring. Annette Lechler presents her changeable finger jewelry “cercle ouvert”. The exterior of Patrick Rapp’s wooden vessel is stained and lacquered, but the interior is left in its natural state, thus accentuating the painterly character of this beautifully crafted object.
- Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin
Schlüterhof im Zeughaus
Unter den Linden 2
- 7. December: 3–6pm, 8. December: 10am–6pm
9. December: 10am–9pm, 10. December: 10am–6pm