Jablonec 68 – The East-West-Jewelry-Summit

5 July 2018 - extended until 17 October 2018

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first International Silver Jewelry Symposium in Jablonec ‘68. In collaboration with Die Neue Sammlung from Munich, the Bröhan-Museum dedicates an exhibition to this unique moment in the history of studio jewelry and for the first time since 1968 will display works that were created at the time.

Due to the Prague Spring of 1968, jewelry artists from Eastern and Western Europe alike were able to follow the invitation of the Czechoslovakian Artists’ Association to come together in the North-Bohemian city of Jablonec nad Nisou for the first summit of European jewelry artists; artists that today are celebrated as the originators of author jewelry. In the course of the four-week symposium, they created exceptional and visionary works out of silver, glass, slate, and semi-precious stones. Half a century after Jablonec ’68, seventy pieces of jewelry will be displayed that the Muzeum skla a bižuterie (Museum for glass and jewelry) in Jablonec nad Nisou has preserved until today.

“Jablonec 68 – The East-West-Jewelry-Summit” is part of the double exhibition “2 x 1968” conceived by the Bröhan-Museum to reflect upon the impact of the ’68 movement on design after 50 years.

The exhibition takes place under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Berlin. Media partners: Wall GmbH, Kulturradio vom rbb, Dinamix.

Curator: Dr. Petra Hölscher, Die Neue Sammlung, München
Advertising motif: Gerwin Schmidt, 2018