03 May - 16 June 2013
An Exhibition from the Objectspace
Masters of Craft Series
Opening: 6pm Friday 10 May 2013
Floor Talk with Kobi Bosshard: 2pm Saturday 11 May 2013
The Millennium Art Gallery is privileged to be one of only three public art galleries to be showing the touring exhibition, Kobi Bosshard: An Exhibition from the Objectspace Masters of Craft Series, curated by Dr Damian Skinner, New Zealand's foremost contemporary jewellery commentator. This is a major exhibition and publication project initiated by Objectspace, Auckland. “Objectspace’s Masters of Craft exhibition series celebrates the achievements of outstanding New Zealand practitioners working at the highest level in the fields of craft, design and the applied arts whose practice is distinctive, enduring, influential and redefining of tradition.” says Objectspace Director Philip Clarke.
This retrospective exhibition of the jewellery of Kobi Bosshard surveys the practice of this defining figure within New Zealand jewellery – widely regarded as ‘the grandfather’ of New Zealand contemporary jewellery - locating his work within a wider history of contemporary jewellery in KobiBosshard_250px.jpgAotearoa. The exhibition includes works loaned from leading public and private collections around New Zealand and overseas, including Auckland Museum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and The Dowse Art Museum. It is toured by WHMilbank Limited.
Damian Skinner locates Kobi Bosshard as the pivotal link between the modernist jewellers of the 1960s and the following generations of contemporary New Zealand jewellers, and describes a maker who, steeped in the tradition of modern European goldsmithing, came to New Zealand and built upon his inheritance to make works that are of this place and time.
Kobi Bosshard: Goldsmith, is a substantial publication authored by Damian Skinner. Published and distributed by Bateman Publishers, it features specially commissioned photographs by Mark Adams of Studio La Gonda. It is available for purchase from the Gallery $60 retail and $55 - special price to Friends of the Gallery