Credit: Christoph Ziegler. Munich Rathaus show, 2015
-Is it possible to know the name of the space the exhibition will be showing, or at least it’s location/area?
We will announce the name and show photos of the gallery/space by mid-week.
For reasons of confidentiality we did not want to tell more in the open call.
We are considering four different venues and we have to know the exact number of the participants before we opt for a, b, c or d and book it.
„Book it“ in Germany means pay money in advance for a future use. So we have to be sure this is the right space for the team we have.
That’ s why we gave such a short notice: if we postpone the booking/preparations with discussions, there will be no place available.
Interested artists should show up by Jan 12. If we book, let’s say for ten and more people come later, as it is often the case, we cannot accept them.
All places are down town, all of them come with a big mailing list of their own customers and have a good reputation in event/shows/art + design world.
All of them have been suggested to us through our Munich contacts.
I am afraid one will encounter a lot of difficulties to find a good and affordable place for an art project in Munich if one does not already have a broad and reliable network.
The experience to choose is also part of the package we offer.
– Does the artist have to be next to his stand during the entire exhibition (like it is the case in many fairs)?
The artist takes care of his/her work. We do not represent artists or curate their work in this show.
We choose the artists thought to fit the general concept.
Work has to be excellent, original and new: nothing less than that.
No „re-heated“ jewlery that has already been shown in fair A, B, C and reminds of the „style“ that „sells well“ in fair A, B, C.
Munich Jewlery Week is the most important event in the jewellery world.
We cannot attract Schmuck visitors if the artist has shown the same work before. Visitors wish to see new things, ideas and development.
We also do not accept artists who have a „difficult character“ and may create problems to the other exhibitors either.
The selection of the „right blend“ is also part of the package we offer.
– How many pieces every artist will be able to show?
You may show as many pieces as you want given the sm you have at your disposal.
We will know more around Tuesday /Wednesday.
We give advice on the decoration and the placement though. We always keep the right to intervene if an artist shows an „overwhelming“
amount of work that „over-shadows“ the work of the other participants.
We are striving for contemporary aesthetics and harmony.
We are not doing a small fair inside a gallery, we are doing an art show. This is a big difference.
– Will it be possible to show hanged jewelry?
Yes, there is also wall/hanging space.
– I have already worked with you can I have a discount?
No. If you know how expensive Munich is and that a show is not just the space but also its „logistics“, then you probably know that the participation fee of 300 euro is extremely low. We can afford „to produce a low budget art show“ because we are based in Germany and have the network to give us the most feasible and affordable solutions.
Ideally we would like to have between 15-20 artists depending of course on the size of the gallery. Right now we have ten applications that we like, all of them very international.
However if we find no more than ten by January 12, we will work with the ten artists who are willing and available.
This is the service we offer: a good space affordable and accessible, a team which does not cause problems or difficulties with „inflated egos“ or „crazy demands“, good press/pr/website work and valid personal contacts.
The rest has to be done by the artist: bring excellent work, put it right on display, talk, sell, show.