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24 November until 3 December 2017
MKG Arts and Crafts Fair 2017

From 24 November to 3 December 2017, the MKG Arts and Crafts Fair once again presented contemporary artisanal work that exemplifies the best in current design. Initiated in 1879 by MKG and the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft, the fair is dedicated to preserving the rich traditional cultural craft heritage while presenting the latest trends and developments in goldsmithing and silversmithing, product and furniture design, textile and book arts, glassmaking, woodworking, metalworking, and ceramics. Out of numerous applicants from Germany, Austria, Denmark, England, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea, the ten-member international jury has selected 67 participants this year from the various disciplines. One member of this international circle of artisans is recognized with the Justus Brinckmann Prize. Each year, the jury also invites promising young talents to present their recent work at the fair to qualify for the Justus Brinckmann Incentive Award. This year, nine candidates have been nominated, all of whom deal primarily with fusions between artistic craftwork and design:

Marcus Biesecke: jewelry | Carmen D’Apollonio, Guya Marini: Ikou Tschüss, fashion | Nicole Kiersz: textile design | Jinhwi Lee: ceramics | Theresa Mendler: fashion | Pattariya Nathalang: jewelry | Sebastian Rauch, Marta Rauch-Debevec, Thomas Rösler (Karak): tiles | Silvia Terhedebrügge: furniture, woodworking | Ulrike Uschmann: ceramics.

The Justus Brinckmann Prize, endowed with 7,500 euros, and the Incentive Award, with a grant of 2,500 euros, have both been presented to this year's award winners Andreas Möller and Karak at the opening of the MKG Fair.
Appearing as guest on the university platform was the project Crafting Design/Designing Craft, a collaboration between the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London and the Werkraum Bregenzerwald in Austria. The project brings together young designers from the urban context and master craftsman from rural areas to foster mutual inspiration in design and craftsmanship.

Participating designers and artisans:
Books/paper Kira Kotliar | Hendrike Roers | Kristina Rothe | Svato Zapletal | Jewelry Alexandra Bahlmann | Michael Berger | Babette von Dohnanyi | Anja Eichler | Karin Funke-Atmer | Wolfgang Gehrdau | Anke Gralfs | Pia Groh | Stephan Hampala | Kathleen Hennemann | Beru Inou | Margit Jäschke | Ulla und Martin Kaufmann | Astrid Keller | Christa Lühtje | Christine Matthias | Gertrud Menzel | Rainer Milewski | Ulrike Ramin | Isabell Schaupp | Anja Schönmeyer | Wolfgang Skoluda | Claudia Westhaus | Devices Minsick Ahn | Maike Dahl | Young I Kim | Sophie Kloess und Jan Hebach | Josephine Lützel | Brett Payne | Gabi Veit | Jan Wege | Hats/caps Karin Irmer und Eike Schnatmann | Julia Schneider-Koch | Ceramics/porcelain Christine Atmer de Reig | Katharina Böttcher | Chanyeon Cho | Kenji Fuchiwaki | Barbara Hast | Kap-Sun Hwang und Si-Sook Kang | Kyung Min Lee | Sonngard Marcks | Christiane Wilhelm | Toys Birgit Borstelmann | Furniture/woodwork Hendrike Elisabeth Farenholtz | Ragna Gutschow | Gunter König | Richard Schillings | Hubert Steffe | Product design Set Byol Oh | Leather/textiles Dörte Behn | Gisela Dröscher | Rike Henties | Nicola und Julia Hübotter | Ulrike Isensee | Kristiina Karinen | Ute Ketelhake | Johanna Michel | Andreas Möller | Hiroyuki Murase | Lina Namuth | Mascha Iris Rotermund | Maike Schambach | Sophia Schneider-Esleben


Ill.: Kap-Sun + Si-Sook Hwang + Kang, The Red Bowls, porcelain, photo: Kap-Sun Hwang