Saplings. 360° Vision. Photo: Dennis Bangert

săp’lĭng noun
a young tree. [figuratively] a youth
origin: Middle English – from the noun SAP + -LING

An exhibition of images featuring 42 jewellery and metalwork pieces selected from the Collection of the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery programme at the Royal College of Art, London.

The concept of the installation is to make the trees in the park surrounding the Die Neue Sammlung the site of the exhibition. Each tree trunk presents one person’s work and all the trees together form a great chain like a necklace surrounding the ‘body’ of museum buildings. Fixed to the tree trunks are a 360 ° array of images and texts that tell the story of the pieces from the GSM&J Collection. Each collection item is photographed from a number of angles, it is as though we are looking at the real pieces, exploring them from every angle.

The pieces selected for this exhibition are from the period 2006 to the present day, the fruit of the programme under Professor Hans Stofer’s leadership as Head of GSM&J .

The participants: 2007 Stephen Johnson, UK Mette Klarskov-Larsen, Denmark Maud Traon, France Nutre Arayavanish, Thailand Margarida Matos, Portugal Hannah Stockham, UK 2008 Gisèlle Ganne, France Suzanne Wall, UK Rory Hooper, UK/Israel Flóra Vági, Hungary Maria Militsi, Greece Frances Wadsworth-Jones, UK Kathryn Hinton, UK 2009 Jonathan Boyd, UK Maisie Broadhead, UK Alison Forbes, UK Dionea Rocha-Watt, UK Max Warren, UK Michelle Shields, UK Suzi Tibbetts, UK Caren Hartley, UK Linda Brothwell, UK 2010 Rachael Colley, UK Jasleen Kaur, UK Christopher Thompson Royds, UK Victoria Delany, UK Märta Mattsson, Sweden 2011 Sadhbh-Isabelle McCormack, Ireland Brigit Marie Schmidt, Austria Aurélie Dellasanta, Switzerland Ji Sung Ha, South Korea David Roux-Fouillet, Switzerland Laura McGrath, UK Alkesh Parmar, UK Silvia Weidenbach, Germany 2012 Jennifer Gray, UK Nina Khazani, Germany/Iran Sarah Vedel Hurtigkarl, Denmark Joo Hyung Park, South Korea Emelica Lidman, Sweden Évelie Mouila, France Lyla Marsol, Switzerland

An exhibition of the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery programme at the Royal College of Art London in cooperation with Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich (State Museum of Applied Arts)

Exhibition | Munich | 9 March – 17 March 2013
Outdoor area Barerstrasse / Gabelsbergerstrasse / Tuerkenstrasse | open 24 hours