Aftermath of Art Jewellery
Sigurd Bronger (NO), Norman Weber (DE), Lisa Walker (NZ / DE), Reinhold Ziegler (NO), Runa Vethal Stølen (NO), Stefan Heuser (DE), Eun Mi Chun (KR / DE), Ingeborg Resell Elieson (NO)
Aftermath of Art Jewellery was initiated by Sigurd Bronger. in 2012. Bronger invited both renowned jewellery artist like Lisa Walker and Norman Weber, as well as up and coming jewellery artists like Ingeborg Resell Elieson and Runa Vethal Stølen. The exhibition was first shown at The Vigeland Museum in January 2013 and then at Museum Villa Stuck in Munich in March.
The exhibition includes eight artists in total, four from the jewellery scene i Oslo and four from the scene in Munich, four women and four men. The overall aim of the exhibition project is firstly to show international art jewellery in Norway, something that has rarely been done, and secondly to initiate a discussion about where art
jewellery might go in the future.
The title Aftermath is inspired from the breakthrough album of The Rolling Stones from 1966. The word “aftermath” comes from farming, where it refers to the “second harvest”. Today it is commonly used to refer to the consequences of disastrous events. In this project, however, it means that which comes after that which has been.
The project also includes a book publication with interviews of all the participating artists. The interviews are done by the editor of KUNSTforum and Norwegian Crafts, André Gali. In addition a text by senior curator at Pinakotek der Moderne, Petra Hölscher. The book is published by the renowned German publishers Arnoldsche Art Publishers.