The Danner Rotunde – the Jewelry Space at Pinakothek der Moderne
New curation by Mikiko Minewaki, Hiko Mizuno College, Tokyo, and Hans Stofer, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle and Alexander Blank, Munich
After Karl Fritsch’s colorful concept for the Danner Rotunde 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 Rotunde 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 Rotunde by Hermann Jünger back in 2004.
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 Rotunde. 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.
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich