A collaborative work by Susan Pietzsch and Valentina Seidel.
Published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Schmuck2 in 2017, this collection includes a series of photographic works documenting a temporary installation at the HOCHsitz in Glashagen/ Germany MV by the two artists Susan Pietzsch and Valentina Seidel, as well as essays by Makiko Akiyama and Anne Schloen as well an interview by Benjamin Lignel with Susan Pietzsch.
2017 marked 20 years since Schmuck2 was founded by the German artist Susan Pietzsch.
Pietzsch’s working practice encompasses a wide scope—comprehensive work on projects reflecting contemporary concepts of jewellery, initiated under the name of Schmuck2 since 1997. In so doing, Pietzsch’s focus lies on international, artistic collaborations in which she explores the significance of jewellery and the boundaries of the concept of jewellery in our contemporary society.
With Schmuck2 the artist explores unusual and novel representations of contemporary concepts of jewellery and brings together in its interdisciplinary projects representatives from different cultural areas. The intention of this process is the multi-faceted presentation of jewellery as a phenomenon based on unconventional and experimental fine and applied art.
In addition, the artist has documented her work extensively and carefully in many publications.