Current Program

Events, Exhibitions, Workshops


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SMCK On Reel, the first international video festival inspired by jewelry and wearable art, presents video works in the context of rapidly changing social and aesthetic values. More than 60 international artists and designers, galleries, and institutions speak in SMCK On Reel.
I’m happy to be there with three videos: WHITE DREAMS – CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTOR CHRISTINA PERERA, JEWELERY MARTINA DEMPF, MODEL MAIA JOSEPH, CAMERA UWE STECKHAN / A JEWELER AT WORK – PRODUCTION MAURO BILENA / BEJEWELED IN THE DESERT – DIRECTOR MARTINA DEMPF, CAMERA HARALD MÜLLER-DEMPF

SMCK On Reel takes place 7-10 July 2022 in Galerie Weltraum and Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein during Munich’s international jewelry week “Schmuckwoche München”


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The German Manufactory Street is a project of the director’s house in Berlin. The director’s house is committed to a social revaluation of creativity and craftsmanship. The online platform presents the best manufactories (and in a broader sense: the creative handicraft). The most important manufactories can now be visited on various routes – digitally or physically. As one of only a few jewelry designers, I was recently included here: deutsche-manufakturenstrasse


MATTER MOVES MIND
Towards a New Material Culture

4 May – 25 June 2022
Culturesphere
Horemansstr. 30, 80636 München
Exhibition opening: Saturday 14 May, 4pm – 8pm

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Culturesphere presents five artists and designers who, with their approaches, methods and objects, set inspiring impulses for a more sustainable material culture, encourage future-oriented perspectives. The exhibition shows works by Martina Dempf, Emmanuel Heringer, Zena Holloway, Cara Murphy & Jochen Rueth.
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PROUDLY AFRICAN
Jewellery Affairs

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Halsschmuck Samburu Kenia 2018, Gemeinschaftsarbeit der Frauen bei Sabache. Tschechische Glasperlen, Metall, Plastik. Photo: H.Müller-Dempf

Many were interested in the exhibition, which was created in cooperation with the Bengel Foundation in Idar-Oberstein and the German Goldsmith’s House and was shown at both locations. The exhibition curated by me included modern and ethnic jewelry from 10 African countries in the context of contemporary jewelry from Europe. A nice catalog has been published, as well as a detailed article in ART AUREA, https: // artaurea. de / 2021 / life-is-art /

Akwele Suma Glory, Ghana – Halsschmuck „Zwielicht“ 2020, Mahagonizweig, Kamelknochen, tschechische Glasperlen, Stoff aus Mali. Photo: H. Müller-Dempf

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Martina Dempf Collier 2021 „Der ewige Wanderer“, Silber, Mooreiche geschnitzt, Hämatit. Photo: S. Ahlers


TRANS-FORMA DREAMS

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The Brazilian dancer, choreographer and art director Cristina Perera together with me, started a project on modern dance and contemporary art jewellery. Visit our new website: www.trans-forma dreams.com


PUBLICATIONS


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NEW BRACELETS

With 2 works I am presented in a new a publication by Nicolas Estrada. The book is available worldwide in English and Spanish versions.

New Bracelets features more than 500 photographs, gathering about 400 works by 200 jewellery contemporary artists. Prefaces of the book, specially written by Barbara Schmidt and Helen Britton, are included. The cover is illustrated with a piece by Australian jeweler Sim Luttin.


MARTINA DEMPF: WOOD – COCOONS – HYBRIDS
JEWELERY 2006 – 2018
I have published a catalog with examples of my work since 2006. The focus is on forms from nature, reflected in silver and other materials that fascinate me. Barbara M. Henke writes under the heading “Touching Wood – And Other Materials in Martina Dempf’s Jewelry”: ” With the transformation into an object meant for the human body, the artist removes the transience from the natural material, drawing the viewer’s attention to the beauty of the new artistic form … ”

The catalog has 48 pages,
texts in German and English,
with numerous color photos
You can order it for the price of
12 EUR plus shipping costs.
Please use the contact form.

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