Alan Preston, Areta Wilkinson

Alan Preston & Areta Wilkinson. Studio Jewelry in Aotearoa New Zealand

After incredible lectures about the history of studio jewelry in the Netherlands and the United States the theme will be the history of studio jewelry in Aotearoa New Zealand during the Schmuck-Sunday-Matinee at Pinakothek der Moderne 2016: Prof. Alan Preston (born 1941) and Dr. Areta Wilkinson (born 1969) will be discussing the development of Contemporary resp. Studio Jewelry in Aotearoa New Zealand an island in the Pacific with a unique cultural context and history. Practice in New Zealand has matured with the support of Fingers in Auckland, a jewelry gallery established by Alan Preston in 1974 and managed by makers for 40 years, representing 170 artists during that time. Hindsight reveals national, political and cultural influences distinguishing it from other International practices.

Alan Preston & Areta Wilkinson. Studio Jewelry in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
Māori, Oceanic and international practices underpinning Fingers development for 40 years

Lecture | Munich | Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 11:00
 | Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium | Pinakothek der Moderne | 
Barerstrasse 40 | 80333 Munich | 
Lecture in English |  Free entrance

Thanks to Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart and Creative New Zealand.