Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences
Stadtmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf
"Schmuck als urbaner Prozess" is a research and exhibition project initiated by the Design Department of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and the Stadtmuseum of the City of Düsseldorf, the capital city of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
In various seminars and courses and under the guidance of Professors Elisabeth Holder and Gabi Schillig, students explore the different manifestations of jewellery in urban space. The creative and artistic experiments have led to new objects, performative systems, actions, temporary or permanent installations and interventions that are based on urban space and transcend the definition of jewellery. The conceptual structure of the exhibition is a broad and diverse range of developed artistic processes that transform the urban space in different ways. The concepts presented in the exhibition range from site-unspecific designs that fall under the categories of Material and Inspiration, to site-specific and site-related forms of interaction with selected places and situations that are sorted in the categories of Exploration, Stage, Occasion, and Invitation.
All the projects are linked by an analytical and process-oriented exploration of the Düsseldorf cityscape, as well as by an experimental approach and diverse media documentation of the resulting works. Through them, our perception of urban space is changed and new urban spaces of interaction and participation are created.
*Schmuck, the German term for jewellery, denotes many forms of adornment and decoration that greatly differ from what we normally understand as jewellery. For this reason we left the title untranslated.
Exhibition Design_ Bahar Altinsoy, Laura Oldörp, Jonas Schneider, Sharyfah Strelow, Janice Vering, Caroline Weller, Ruven Wiegert / Realisation_ Katharina Freitag, Julia Kranick, Marie Longjaloux, Marie-Christin Schlang, Paul Seibel, Sebastian Wagner, Lara Wahl / Graphic Design Poster + Program_ Adrian Meseck / Exhibition Graphics_ David Mergelmeyer, André van Rüth, Franziska Virgili / Stadt | Schmuck | Ereignisse_ Patrick Borck, Yiqing Cai, Franziska Köppen, Lisa Zeuner / Schmuckrausch_ Sarah Regensburger, Alessa Joosten / Photos_ Gabi Schillig, Janna Lichter, Martin Amelung, Jonas Schneider
Curators_ Elisabeth Holder, Gabi Schillig, Susanne Anna