The artist Margit Jäschke describes herself as a wanderer between art worlds. Transcending the common boundaries of installation, painting, sculpture and art jewellery, she has created a distinctly individual oeuvre. Deliberately blurring the distinction between wearable jewellery and autonomous works of art, she emphasises details that evoke different associations in different viewers.
The jewellery artist describes her approach as follows: »If you ask me about the ›leitmotif‹ running through my work, my main priority is not on ideas, concepts, materials or processes, but I try to be aware of ›when the moment is right.‹« The relevant Greek god Kairos stands for auspicious moments that we ought to seize lest they pass us by.
Born in 1962, Margit Jäschke studied Jewellery Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in the 1980s. She lives and works as an independent artist in Halle (Saale).
The exhibition showcases Margit Jäschke’s multifaceted, multiple award-winning oeuvre created over the course of the past thirty years.
It was previously on view at the GRASSI Museum in Leipzig and will be shown at the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg from November 2023 to April 2024.
An eponymous catalogue has been published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, and is available for € 38 at the Museum Shop.
Opens on Friday, 9 December, 7 p.m.
Opening hours of Pforzheim’s Jewellery Museum: Tue–Sun and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) | Admission to the permanent exhibition € 4.50, reduced price € 2.50, € 6 incl. a visit to the Technical Museum of Pforzheim’s Jewellery and Watchmaking Industries, free admission for children no older than 14 and for holders of a Museums-Pass-Musées | Guided tours for groups by appointment | Public guided tours through the permanent exhibition Sun 3 p.m., € 6.50, reduced price € 4.50 | Partners: Pforzheimer Zeitung and SWR2 | For more information, please visit www.schmuckmuseum.de