Schmuck+ extra at the old slaughterhouse in Pforzheim.

The exhibition starts with 44 participants. It is to become an integral part of Pforzheim's urban culture.

The “Schmuck+ extra” sales exhibition will take place for the first time this year on the premises of the “Gewerbekultur Alter Schlachthof Pforzheim.” The organizers in Pforzheim explain that the word “extra” added to the show’s name stands for the special modifications necessitated by the current coronavirus situation. Conceived as a forum for creatively sophisticated contemporary jewelry and objects of everyday culture, this summer’s event will be organized in cooperation with Gewerbekultur Alter Schlachthof Pforzheim.

One goal of the newly founded Jewelry Section in the Pforzheim Cultural Council with regard to Ornamenta 2024 is also the networking of jewelry artists and creative artists. The Schmuck+ is to become an annual, fixed cultural event in Pforzheim.

Schmuck+ extra

The rooms of the Gewerbekultur Alter Schlachthof Pforzheim offer plenty of space for the first sales exhibition Schmuck+ extra.

44 national and international designers present and sell high quality works in the field of jewelry and objects of everyday culture during two days. A wide spectrum of unique pieces, jewelry art and small series will be shown. Jewelry and objects of everyday culture are free in material, form, size and positioning and are also an antithesis to anonymous mass-produced goods. All exhibitors are personally present, ready for a lively exchange.

The show’s initiators Stefanie Prießnitz, Regina Rieber and Kerstin Mayer explain: “While the pandemic continues, Pforzheim’s former slaughterhouse is the optimal location to present art and culture in a spacious setting. With its rough and raw industrial charm, the generously proportioned building offers ample room, floor space and light to provide us jewelry makers with an excellent venue to exhibit and present our work.” Diverse and interesting spatial situations are available that can be quite individually designed and played with.

Schlachthof Pforzheim

The former old slaughterhouse at Pforzheim, an ideal place, in the times of the pandemic.

  • Schlachthof Pforzheim
    Kleiststraße 2
    75177 Pforzheim
  • Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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