Objectspace is thrilled to announce that on Sunday 8 April we will be hosting an informal artist talk with renowned Swiss jeweller, Otto Künzli. Künzli is a highly respected maker and educator in the field of contemporary jewellery internationally, and this will be an exceptional opportunity to hear him speak in an intimate setting. Kunzli will be discussing projects he has undertaken with students while director of the jewellery department at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich – a prestigious school that has produced some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary jewellers, including Lisa Walker and Karl Fritsch of New Zealand

Otto Künzli is one of the most renowned and respected jewellers working today. The Swiss-trained, Munich-based artist has created truly iconic examples of contemporary jewellery including 1995’s 1cm of Love and 1980’s Gold Macht Blind (Gold Makes You Blind). Künzli’s minimalist, yet meticulously crafted work references cultural phenomena, utilising the power of metaphor and iconography with wit and sophistication. In addition to his highly respected artistic practice, Künzli has an accomplished academic career spanning over twenty years. As director of the Jewellery department at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich from 1991 to 2014, he taught a number of prominent contemporary jewellers including Lisa Walker, Karl Fritsch and Helen Britton. In March 2013 his major retrospective titled The Exhibition showcased his extensive oeuvre and was accompanied byThe Book, a comprehensive catalogue documenting a career spanning over 40 years. 

This talk is free but spaces are limited so book your seat online here

Otto Künzli, Therese Hilbert