_Think Bauhaus. Building jewellery in architecture
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Ein Projekt was den in 2015 von Schmuck2 begonnenen Diskurs nach der Frage der Beziehung von Architektur und Schmuck anläßlich des 100jährigen Bauhaus Jubiläums weiterführt. In Kooperation mit der Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt.

Das historische Bauhaus das im Jahr 2019 sein 100-jähriges Jubiläum begeht, stellt heute die einflussreichste Bildungsstätte im Bereich von Architektur, Kunst und Design im 20. Jahrhundert dar. Das Bauhaus-Manifest, das Gropius im April 1919 verfasste, repräsentiert die Ziele des Bauhauses, die unter anderem darin bestehen: “ ... die Architektur im Dienste des Menschen als einem gesellschaftlichen Wesen mit Kunst und Gestaltung zu vereinen”. Unter anderem beschreibt er den Bau als: “Endziel aller bildnerischen Tätigkeit” und darauf folgend: “Ihn zu schmücken war einst die vornehmste Aufgabe der bildenden Künste, sie waren unablösliche Bestandteile der großen Baukunst. Heute stehen sie in selbstgenügsamer Eigenheit, aus der sie erst wieder erlöst werden können durch bewusstes Mit- und Ineinanderwirken aller Werkleute untereinander”.
Anlässlich des Bauhaus Festivals 2019 sucht das Projekt „Think Bauhaus. Building jewellery in architecture“ nach einer zeitgemässen Interpretation von Gropius’ gedanklichem Ansatz. Dabei geht es keineswegs um das dekorative schmücken eines Gebäudes losgelöst von seiner Architektur, vielmehr geht es um eine visionäre Interpretation des Schmuckbegriffes am Bau nach der Bauhausidee und seine Relevanz in unserer heutigen Zeit.

Innerhalb dieses Diskurses werden im Herbst 2019 an auserwählten Orten im Bauhausstil in Sachsen-Anhalt künstlerische Installationen von eingeladenen Architekten erarbeitet oder auch theoretische Auseinandersetzungen geführt.


_Think Bauhaus. Building jewellery in architecture

An project which continues the discourse on the relationship between jewellery and architecture that Schmuck2 began in 2015. In cooperation with the Art Foundation of Sachsen-Anhalt.

The historic Bauhaus, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, is recognized today as the most influential educational institution in the field of architecture, art and design of the 20th century. The Bauhaus Manifesto, written by Gropius in April 1919, articulates the objectives of the Bauhaus, which include among others “to unite architecture with art and design in the service of man as a social being” (W. Franks). Within this document, Gropius describes The Building as “the ultimate goal of all visual arts” ensuing that “the ornamentation of the building was once the loftiest task of all visual arts, as they were indispensable parts of great architecture. Today the arts exist in isolation, from which they can be rescued only through the conscious, cooperative effort of all craftspeople.”
In connection with the Bauhaus Festival 2019, the project “Think Bauhaus: Building Jewellery in Architecture” seeks out a contemporary interpretation of Gropius’ way of thinking. In so doing, the project is in no way about decorating a building devoid of consideration of its architecture; rather, it is much more about a visionary interpretation of the concept of jewellery in building construction following the idea of Bauhaus and its relevance in our present time.

For this purpose, the project with carry out theoretical discussions and invite artists to develop architectonic installations at selected Bauhaus-style locations in Saxony-Anhalt in the fall of 2019.


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Photo © Ryuji Nakamura


_„spring/summer 16_green gold“
a publication on the occasion of 20 years of Schmuck2 (1997-2017)


On the occasion of the 20 years Schmuck2 celebration we publish a series of photographs from the project „spring/summer 16_green gold“ by the two German artists Susan Pietzsch and Valentina Seidel at the HOCHsitz/ Glashagen MV (2016).

The picture booklet is accompanied by a textbook including texts by Anne Schloen, Makiko Akiyama and an interview by Benjamin Lignel in conversation with Susan Pietzsch. The new book draws memories and another kind of Schmuck2's 20-year intention to create a picture of contemporary jewellery in our modern society.

With the publication, Schmuck2 would like to thank all participating artists, authors, contributors and supporters that were part of a 20 years long-lasting fruitful process.

-> Order your copy here and complete your Schmuck2 book collection!



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Photo © Inga Knölke


_spring/summer 16_green gold

In 2016 the two German artists Susan Pietzsch and Valentina Seidel started their new project „spring/summer 16_green gold“ at the HOCHsitz/ Glashagen MV. For a week the two artists wrapped the HOCHsitz Atelier in golden foil.

A temporary installation and performance that challenges gold both in art and in the context of jewellery. At the same time, however, the work also questioned places for artistic productions and interprets the concept of architecture in interplay with jewellery. Nestled in a place of yearning, for a limited time, the resulting photographic work is the artistic product that is preserved.


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„For a brief moment, Valentina Seidel and Susan Pietzsch infiltrated something inexplicable into the realm of reality and created a puzzling space full of poetry in the midst of nature. Fleeting gold.“

(Anne Schloen, LOOK! The alien in the everyday, in „spring/summer 16_green gold“ published by Schmuck2, 2018.)