DANNER ROTUNDA. JEWELRY. REVISITED
15.03.2014 – 31.12.2014
Pinakothek der Moderne – Munich, Germany
Die neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum, Munich
In 2014 ten years of jewelry in the Pinakothek der Moderne are celebrated with a new, ‘revisited’ exhibition in the Danner Rotunda – opened to the public in March during the Schmuck fair, through December 31, 2014. Since 2004, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich – has incorporated contemporary jewelry in the Pinakothek der Moderne in its permanent display in the Danner Rotunda as well as in temporary exhibitions. As such, one of the most multifaceted artistic forms of expression today is permanently being presented in a museum of this type for the first time alongside art, architecture, graphic works and design.
The Danner Rotunda forms a central core in which exhibits by more than one hundred jewelry artists from around the world are shown – thanks to the commitment of the Danner Foundation with its extensive collection and private donors, as well as gifts from individual jewelry makers.
The first presentation was curated by Prof. Hermann Jünger, the director of the jewelry class at the Munich Art Academy between 1972 and 1990, together with Otto Künzli who took over the professorship in 1991. Through the revamping of the Danner Rotunda in 2010, Karl Fritsch – as the representative of a younger generation – set a completely new accent.
Subsequently Otto Künzli was once again overhauling the collection for the reopening of the Danner Rotunda in 2014 which includes exhibits solely from the Danner Foundation’s and the museum’s own holdings without any loans. Whilst forming a link to the concept of the initial installation, the protagonists in the international world of jewelry are shown in a new light, reciprocal effects can be highlighted, associations provoked and dynamic correlations created between the works.
Cooperation: Danner Foundation Munich and Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich
Get more information on the jewelry collection: Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum, Munich
The collection includes many German and international names such as: Manfred Bischoff, Ruudt Peters, Andi Gut, Otto Künzli, Harry Bertoia, Bettina Speckner, Helen Britton, Margaret De Patta, Giampaolo Babetto, Bruno Martinazzi, Annamaria Zanella, Giovanni Corvaja, Ettore Sottsass, Alexander Calder, and even Ai Wei Wei, just to name a few.
Here are some images I took during my visit to the collection last month.
Die Neue Sammlung is one of the four autonomous museums at the Pinakothek der Moderne, presenting permanent and alternating exhibitions on contemporary and historic design items.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 | Thursday 10:00 – 20:00 | Closed on Mondays
The museum is open on the following holidays: Easter Sunday | Easter Monday | Ascension Day | White Sunday | White Monday | Corpus Christi | Assumption Day | Boxing Day (26 December) | New Year’s Day (1 January)
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Shrove Tuesday | Good Friday | 1st May | Christmas Eve (24 December) | Christmas Day (25 December) | New Year’s Eve (31 December) | Epiphany (6 January)
Admission: Entry to the Shop and Café is free
Single Ticket (Pinakothek der Moderne) : adults €10 | concessions €7 | sunday €1 | Free for under 18s
Allianz Day: free admission on every Wednesday
Getting there: Barerstrasse 40 | Munich