Blog March 3, 2016

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



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12810289_10205597111908619_1880753346_oTanel Veenre, Luis Braula Reis (patient camera man), Eve Margus-Villems, Julia Maria Künnap, Piret Hirv (hands) / Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

12755422_10205513271612664_1446560358_oDelivery 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.

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23:00 FullSizeRender (1)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?

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Carolina Gimeno (1st from the left), Mah Rana (4th from the left), Monica Gaspar (7th from the left)

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Piret Hirv, missionary of literature about Estonian art jewellery:), Tanel Veenre and Eve Margus-Villems (from the right)

FullSizeRender (15)Open-hearted gallerist Thomas Cohn (from the right)

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12789632_10205595349824568_1283636165_o12790142_10205595349904570_1465564751_oStrict and noir aesthetics of Maria Valdma‘s brooches / burned oak, gold, silver, jet

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12788512_10205595270422583_1050986090_o (1)Dinner at Augustiner-Keller

Saint Nils Hilt wears a halo


28.02.2016 / Walking inside the Fair Schmuck

My works at Talente 2016
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Schmuck (selection)
Ruud Peters

Fumiki Taguchi

12788535_10205595401625863_550131111_oBiba Shutz

12787232_10205595400785842_424858217_oBruce Metcalf  

12809853_10205595401265854_1059950574_oFlora Vagi

12790208_10205595401345856_246835526_oMette Saabye

IMG_2707Peter Machata

Talented Tithi Kutchauch and her works at Atta Gallery

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12809985_10205596854462183_696570386_oLauren Tickle’s brooches made out of real dollars

12789846_10205595510228578_1089517279_oFelicia 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

12776781_10205595510308580_367151666_oPerfect proportions / Julia Obermaier’s  agate bracelet 

12776842_10205595510708590_13975227_oHeejoo Kim’s necklace / images from gloomy imagination

12776798_10205595510188577_1858878156_o Birgit Severin’s vases made out of rubber

12787227_10205595510628588_1202198031_oSofia Björkman’s mysterious shroud

12788425_10205595510748591_1598225923_o Sheating matter of Patricia Domingues / necuron, steel / Gallery Ra

29.02.2016 / In The Town

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Local spirit of Micheko Galerie

Lin Cheung‘s homogeneous and quiet beauty / brooch / reconstructed stone, gold, elastic band / Micheko Gallery

Afterparty’s clues / Kunstpavillon

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Kiko Gianocca
talks about his works

Kiko Gianocca’s

12788590_10205596367370006_357364945_oAlexander Blank

FullSizeRender (3)  Decadent night / Showcase of an antique store in Munich


01.03.2016 / Schmuck is over / Demontage 

FullSizeRender (4) Sofia Hallik, Darja Popolitova

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Thomas Cohn and his daughter Vivien

12810284_10205597222191376_1067843919_oThomas Cohn, Vivien, Lena Grabher, Sofia Hallik

02.03.2016 / Last breathes

12823145_10205596853662163_236976061_oClassical piece/ gold / Gerd Rothmann

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Illusionary brooches / Gerd Rothmann

12809856_10205596853902169_2016306212_oGerd Rothmann

IMG_2705That is exciting how crystals grow in laboratory. Only due to a human presence / Museum of the Crystal Realm

FullSizeRender (2)Total tourists at Egyptian Museum

12823040_10205596853582161_1246591631_oStanding-striding figure of Antinous, a favourite of Emperor Hadrian / made out of marble

12787184_10205596853542160_460322639_oSphinx / detail / 600 BC / made out of amphibolit

12810340_10205596853502159_158906720_oSeated figuer of Senet-iatju / 1200 BC


12789646_10205596853222152_2036784066_oThe 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