SCHMUCKISMUS 16.03. – 16.06.2019




”The Neue Sammlung has invited Karen Pontoppidan, Professor of jewelry at the Academy for Applied Arts Munich, to curate an exhibition that keenly examines the role of artist jewelry as a mode of critical discourse. In the works of a new generation of designers, jewelry has extended far beyond an expression of personal identity to become an instrument of social commentary and critique. Themes such as ecology, consumer society, and feminism have all been directly addressed through jewelry. There are also softer, but no less societally relevant references, like questions of identity-formation or the current state of humanity in the 21st century.” (



Hanna Hedman, Eunmi Chun, Katrin Spranger, Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Vivi Touloumidi, Tarja Tuupanen, Stefan Hauser, Nicola Scholz, Nanna Melland, Jing Yang, Yasar Aydin, Benjamin Lingel, Petra Zimmermann, Göran Kling, Gisbert Stach, Dana Hakim, Dovile Bernadisiute, Hannah Joris, Carla Castiajo, Sophie Hanagarth, Tobias Alm, Shachar Cohen, Iris Eichenberg, Jasmin Matzakow, Nadine Kuffner, Merlin Klein, Sanaa Khalil, Mari Iwamoto, Carolina Gimeno.

Special guest: Paul Derrez – Buttons, Brigitte Lange.


Pinakothek der Moderne
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

Türkenstraße 15, Munich, Germany