MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Past exhibition

Bijou d'Otto Künzli

Otto Künzli. The Exhibition

Jewellery 1967-2012

From02.07.2014to05.10.2014

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Considered a master of conceptual jewellery, Swiss artist Otto Künzli has intelligent hands and a mischievous spirit. He makes liberal use of irony to question the assumptions of our society and criticise its shortcomings. He is an iconoclast. He plays with symbols and makes free with cultural references. He uses jewellery as a means of expression, but does not neglect its ornamental function.

Through the vast range of objects in the exhibition, visitors can immerse themselves in his sumptuous, generous, critical and witty universe. The mudac, whose collections include several pieces by Otto Künzli, is the only Swiss destination on the itinerary of the exhibition, the first of such scope to be devoted to the artist. Initiated by Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich, where it was presented in spring 2013, it will be transferring to the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

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