Gone Astray / Auf Abwegen: The Art of Gold- and Silversmithing on the Edge of Reason: Hollowware-Jewelry-Utensils
Ellen Maurer Zilioli, Cornelie Holzach

Hardback | Mar 2024 | Arnoldsche | 9783897907003 | 176pp | 265x200mm | RFB | AUD$79.99, NZD$89.99

Contemporary gold and silversmithing encompasses a vast range. Increasingly, a daring, (self-)critical, and inventive scene is edging its way to the fore, focusing on challenging the innovative expansion of classical forms and motifs of jewellery, vessels, and hollowware.

Purpose, function, and our normative understanding of beauty are placed on a new footing through experiments with materials and performative stagings. Socially relevant considerations and artistic references inform the objects' designs and are an invitation to an entertaining yet recondite 'tour de plasir' featuring some 150 works by 28 artists – proof once more of gold- and silversmithing's controversial creative potential today.

Text in English and German.