Ore Mountain traditions are the theme of the project “Schmuckes Erzgebirge”, curated by Prof. Ines Bruhn/Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg. It brings together eight artists who deal with the source materials of the “Männelmacher”. The toy designers or manufacturers of Christmas folk art can look back on a long tradition of craftsmanship, but in the meantime many of the objects are also assembled from automatically produced small parts.
Can the traditional forms of handicrafts from the Erzgebirge be brought into new contexts and new applications be opened up through alienating effects? A group of artists is investigating this question and presenting the results at the Grassimesse.
Participants: Beate von Appen, Clemens Hauffe/ Sven Deutloff, Ines Bruhn, Frank Maibier, Hanna Remestvenska, Katrin Uhlig, Silke Trekel, Svenja John
craft workshops: Werner-Spielzeug e.K., Graupner Holzminiaturen, Seiffener Volkskunst eG, Holzwarenfabrikation Joachim Hoyer