The Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled Family Matters, a major artwork by silversmith David Clarke, commissioned for the museum.
The commissioned work was developed together with Sarah Schleuning, the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design and interim chief curator, in recognition of the DMA's renowned collection of silver. During several trips to Dallas, Clarke asked patrons to donate an item of silver with sentimental value yet wouldn't be passed down to further generations. It is with these objects that David created Family Matters, a piece that Clarke considers to be his best to date.
Two works by the Swiss born artist David Bielander are now part of the prestigious Museum of Arts & Design's permanent collection!
The Crown necklace from Bielander's Cardboard series- a trompe l'oeil play on value and hierarchies, wherein gold has been formed and manipulated into works perfectly mimicking corrugated cardboard, was chosen for acquisition and is currently exhibited in the exhibition MAD Collects.
The Cardboard Crown, which debuted in Bielander's 2015 exhibition DIY at Ornamentum, is number 3 of a very limited edition of up to only 5 (+1 AP) hand-made works. Examples have recently been exhibited in Museum exhibitions in Switzerland, Italy and Denmark.
We are thrilled to announce that Platter / Rather, a large wall artwork by Jaydan Moore, exhibited at the December Design/ Miami fair, was recently selected for acquisition by the board of the Carnegie Museum for the museum's permanent collection. According to the curators, in addition to being a visually striking arwork, this piece creates an exciting bridge from their extensive historical silver collection to the realm of the contemporary.
Other works by Moore can be found in the collections of the MFA Houston and the Honolulu Museum of Art, as well as the University of Little Rock Arkansas Galleries.
ON VIEW NOVEMBER 17, 2017 THROUGH MAY 28, 2018
COOPER HEWITT SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM - NEW YORK CITY
An exhibition of avant-garde jewelry design from the late 20th century up through the present day. Featuring nearly 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets, and rings created by designers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, Jewelry of Ideas will illuminate the radical conceptual and material developments in jewelry design that have transformed the field.
Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection is made possible in part by the Rotasa Fund, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Gallery Loupe, Sienna Patti, William P. Short III, in memory of Nancy Jean Fulop Short, Helen W. Drutt English, Kim and Al Eiber, and Ornamentum Gallery.
CODA Museum, Appeldorn, NL
through January 28, 2018
CODA Museum presents a retrospective of the works of visual artist and jewellery designer Ruudt Peters in the exhibition BRON (Source). BRON gives an overview of Peters’ rebellious jewellery from the early seventies to the more profound works based on the exploration of other cultures, customs and habits from a more recent period. His work is exhibited in a special multimedia installation that offers a unique view on his oeuvre.
Hall 3, Messe Basel (Basel Convention Center)
The Swiss Design Awards 2017 exhibition is open from 13 – 18 June 2017, daily from 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 6 pm
Admission is free
Germany, 2016 - 18th International Silver Triennial, worldwide competition.
Jury statement: The expectation placed on silver and its handling has been cleverly
overthrown and at the same time creates an appeal in the objects Crucifix
and Paper Bag (Wine), which, in turn, poses many a question. The materiality of
paper has been overridden through the utilization of silver. It is a subtle play on
traditional conceptions and values, in the material aspect as well as with regard
to the impact of the two objects. The design, form, structure, and technical execution
are all successful and convincing down to the smallest details.
The Paper Bag is available exclusively at Ornamentum and will be exhibited at Design Miami, 2016
February 12 - August 21, 2016
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is the fifth installment of the museum’s signature contemporary design exhibition series. With a focus on aesthetic innovation, Beauty celebrates design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body, and senses.
June 19 - October 18, 2015
What is value? What is originality? What is the difference between an original and a reproduction? Isn’t art always a reproduction of an idea or a perception? These are questions that preoccupy artist Ted Noten. For the exhibition ‘Non Zone’ this summer he is taking a risk: he is moving his entire studio to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and remaining behind in the empty space, his ‘Non Zone’. During this period he will reflect upon the origins of his work and keep visitors informed by sending a visual message each day from the ‘Non Zone’.
Iris Eichenberg: Bend
November 23, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Bend is a solo exhibition by contemporary jewelry artist Iris Eichenberg, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. As a point of departure, Eichenberg revisited her artistic practice; the result is an unconventional retrospective of her 25-year career told through a body of new work. Decades in the making, this exhibition is an introspective look at the alchemic process of creation and the artist’s life-long research into the behavior of materials.
Jewelry from David Bielander, Sam Tho Duong, Afke Golsteijn + Floris Bakker aka Idiots, Constanze Schreiber, Terhi Tolvanen to be exhibited at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, November 15 - March 8.
Work from the permanent collection of the Stedlijk Museum including Ornamentum artists Iris Eichenberg, Ruudt Peters, Gerd Rothmann and Tarja Tuupanen on exhibition.
Pictured: exhibition view including Passio Senouda by Ruudt Peters. Two of these works were created, one is in the Stedelijk Collection, one is at Ornamentum.
Late Harvest juxtaposes contemporary art made with taxidermy with historically significant wildlife paintings, resulting in intriguing parallels and startling aesthetic contrasts. The exhibition seeks to simultaneously confirm—through historically-significant wildlife paintings—and subvert—through contemporary art and photography—viewers’ preconceptions of the place of animals in culture. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Ornamentum is thrilled to facilitate the acquisition of Steinhaufenring (Pile of Stones Ring) by Karl Fritsch and Collier Rouge by Philip Sajet by the Corning Museum of Glass. Both works are superb examples from each of these artists, and fitting additions to a contemporary glass collection.
Pictured: Philip Sajet, Collier Rouge / Rouge 9 (La Vie en Rouge) a.k.a. Broken Blood, 2010, glass, gold