Jewelry at Pinakothek der Moderne. First time curated by Hermann Jünger together with Otto Künzli, 2004. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck


Jewelry at Pinakothek der Moderne. Curated by Karl Fritsch, 2010. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck


Jewelry at Pinakothek der Moderne, curated by Otto Künzli in 2014. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck


Henry van de Velde. Collier, 1898/99. Die Neue Sammlung – donation from Gertrud Stickworh(-Osthaus). Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Alexander Calder. Hair jewelry „Spanish Comb“, 1940. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Hermann Jünger. Necklace, 1957. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Anton Frühauf. Brooch, 1960s. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Yasuki Hiramatsu. Necklace, 1972/2002. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


David Watkins. Necklace “Hinged Loop“, 1974. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo


Manfred Nisslmüller. Object “Krone“, 1985 (installation by the artist). Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Gerd Rothmann. Ear jewelry “Sternenohr“, 1984. Die Neue Sammlung – donation from Galerie Spektrum. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Francesco Pavan. Brooch, 1985. Die Neue Sammlung – donation from Peter Skubic. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Tone Vigeland. Necklace, 1985/2000. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Thomas Gentille. Brooch “De Marcos Series“, 1990s. Die Neue Sammmlung – donation from Susan Grant Lewin. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Vratislav Karel Novák. Ring “Rock“, 1996. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Otto Künzli. Necklace “Millenium“, 1999–2000. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Helen Britton. Brooches, 2000. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Helena Lehtinen. Necklace “ICE“, 2012. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Ai Weiwei and Otto Künzli. Pendant, 2010/2013. Die Neue Sammlung – donation from Ai Weiwei. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


Kimiaki Kageyama. Ring, 2014. Die Neue Sammlung – Permanent loan from Danner Foundation, Munich. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (Alexander Laurenzo)


The Danner Rotunda – the Jewelry Space at Pinakothek der Moderne

New curation by Mikiko Minewaki, Hiko Mizuno College, Tokyo, and Hans Stofer, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle

After Karl Fritsch’s colorful concept for the Danner Rotunda and the one in subdued white by Otto Künzli – both globally active jewelry artists and professors of goldsmithing – it is time, as we fast approach the 2020s, once again to submit the Danner Rotunda to a creative and critical new curation. It is an occasion to review elective affinities, present newly acquired or gifted objects, and surprise and thrill viewers with undreamt-of, fascinating compositions for the third time after the first curation of the Danner Rotunda by Hermann Jünger back in 2004.

For this reason, the Danner Rotunda will remain closed to the public from January 21, 2019 through to March 2020.

Mikiko Minewaki is a lecturer at Hiko Mizuno College in Tokyo, who was invited by Die Neue Sammlung in 2015 to hold her exhibition “Harebutai” – which featured her students and was realized in collaboration with Professor Kimiaki Kageyama – at Pinakothek der Moderne, Professor Hans Stofer, who was head of the Jewelry class at the Royal College of Art and Design in London, was recently appointed professor at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, and Alexander Blank, a jewelry artist from Munich. The three jewelry artists of international renown are members of a younger generation and we are delighted that they will be taking up our invitation to re-interpret the Danner Rotunda. This will be the first time that a curator team – spanning the worlds of Asia and Europe – will be selecting the objects. It will be exciting to see the images that arise from what is in itself always fascinating task and to which we invite guest curators roughly every five years.

At the same time we are happy to report that we have persuaded Munich-based Flavia Thumshirn, a lighting designer of world-wide repute, to develop a new lighting concept for the jewelry space at Pinakothek der Moderne. The changeover from halogen lamps to LED technology will take center stage in the planning.
Together with designer Yang Liu, who lives and works in Berlin and who was applauded for her light guidance system for Dresden’s Albertinum, an installation featuring neon writing will be created that will quite literally present the entrance area of the Danner Rotunda in a new light.

None of this would have been possible without the close collaboration with Benno und Therese Danner’sche Kunstgewerbestiftung, or Danner-Stiftung for short, founded in 1920 and at home in Munich. We are delighted that the re-opening of the Danner Rotunda, planned for March 2020, will kick off the program of events celebrating the foundation’s 100th anniversary that will take place in the course of the year.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Dr. Petra Hölscher, Die Neue Sammlung
hoelscher@die-neue-sammlung.de
T +49 (0)89 272725-0

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