I would like to share my emotions from Schmuck 2016, where altogether 13 Estonian artists represented Galeria Thomas Cohn under the name ESTONISHING !
During the week of being in Munich, there are two things that I have found about our team. It means that no matter how strong is the creative energy of an artist, the sense of respect and the feeling of empathy fill the air between individuals. And this is wonderful because the power of connection consists in that.
Kadri Mälk, Tanel Veenre, Nils Hint, Julia Maria Künnap, Piret Hirv, Kristiina Laurits, Eve Margus-Villems, Villu Plink, Maria Valdma, Ketli Tiitsar, Sofja Hallik, Maarja Niinemägi
Tanel Veenre, Luis Braula Reis (patient camera man), Eve Margus-Villems, Julia Maria Künnap, Piret Hirv (hands) / Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
Delivery time / Villu Plink, Nils Hint / Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
26.02.2016 / “Down from a mall, straight to the ball”
I have arrived to airport at 18:15. I had 45 minutes in order to arrive directly to Pinakothek der Moderne where the exhibition opening of Thomas Gentille took place.
23:00 Party at Kunstpavillon / Darja Popolitova, Urmas Lüüs, Sofia Hallik
27.02.2016 / The Social Club / Launch event of catalogue of ESTONISHING !
Current Obsession Paper has organised a series of conversations/meetings in informal atmosphere at “Lost Weekend” cafe. Different jewellery activists, theoretics and jewellers discussed topics of contemporary jewellery. I visited the fourth meeting called “Creating Community”. The questions discussed: What do community activities mean nowadays? How to make clear to other people what you are? How has the idea of community changed from 90s to our days and what are the potentials of it?
Carolina Gimeno (1st from the left), Mah Rana (4th from the left), Monica Gaspar (7th from the left)
Piret Hirv, missionary of literature about Estonian art jewellery:), Tanel Veenre and Eve Margus-Villems (from the right)
Open-hearted gallerist Thomas Cohn (from the right)
Strict and noir aesthetics of Maria Valdma‘s brooches / burned oak, gold, silver, jet
Dinner at Augustiner-Keller
Saint Nils Hilt wears a halo
28.02.2016 / Walking inside the Fair Schmuck
My works at Talente 2016
Talented Tithi Kutchauch and her works at Atta Gallery
Lauren Tickle’s brooches made out of real dollars
Felicia Mülbaier’s bags out of magic material, feels like mermaid skin.
Tanel Veenre‘s jewellery is for dreamers with wild heart / Platina Gallery
Fresh and streamlined Edu Tarin‘s necklace / CNC milled and electro-galvanized jellow jasper, gold / “Astonish”
Edu Tarin‘s necklace at Talente / CNC milled and electro-galvanized granite, silver
Perfect proportions / Julia Obermaier’s agate bracelet
Heejoo Kim’s necklace / images from gloomy imagination
Birgit Severin’s vases made out of rubber
Sofia Björkman’s mysterious shroud
Sheating matter of Patricia Domingues / necuron, steel / Gallery Ra
29.02.2016 / In The Town
Local spirit of Micheko Galerie
Lin Cheung‘s homogeneous and quiet beauty / brooch / reconstructed stone, gold, elastic band / Micheko Gallery
Afterparty’s clues / Kunstpavillon
Kiko Gianocca talks about his works
Kiko Gianocca’s necklace
Decadent night / Showcase of an antique store in Munich
01.03.2016 / Schmuck is over / Demontage
Sofia Hallik, Darja Popolitova
Thomas Cohn and his daughter Vivien
Thomas Cohn, Vivien, Lena Grabher, Sofia Hallik
02.03.2016 / Last breathes
Classical piece/ gold / Gerd Rothmann
Illusionary brooches / Gerd Rothmann
That is exciting how crystals grow in laboratory. Only due to a human presence / Museum of the Crystal Realm
Total tourists at Egyptian Museum
Standing-striding figure of Antinous, a favourite of Emperor Hadrian / made out of marble
Sphinx / detail / 600 BC / made out of amphibolit
Seated figuer of Senet-iatju / 1200 BC
The Standing-striding Figure / 2170 BC / This type of figure was described by the author Thomas Cohn Mann as “walking while standing and standing while walking”.
A pictural piece of a wall / Munich