Friday 7 September 2012

Kobi Bosshard exhibition

I am very excited that I'm going to be in Auckland at the right time for Kobi Bosshard's Objectspace show (8 September - 17 November). I've been a fan of Kobi's work for a long time, and a wearer for about ... wow, about eight years now: my first piece came from Fingers, a simple chain-link necklace.

A selection of Bosshard's work from Te Papa's collection

Not only is Kobi's work beautiful - strong, clean-lined and muscular - but it turns out the man himself was a total dish.

Kobi Bosshard, Malte Brun Hut, Mt Cook, 1962. Bosshard Family Collection.

As well as a publication by exhibition curator Damian Smith, there are three public events as part of the Objectspace exhibition:

Saturday 8 September, 11am: The Value of Tradition. Kobi Bosshard in conversation with New Zealand jeweller Peter McKay.

Saturday 15 September, 11am: Kobi Bosshard in conversation with New Zealand jeweller Warwick Freeman.

•Saturday 27 October, 11am: C Justine Olsen, Te Papa Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design, will talk about why Te Papa acquired a significant collection of Kobi Bosshard work. Justine will be joined by Auckland Bosshard collectors Anna Miles, Elizabeth Steiner and Helen Wild.

The exhibition will alos be touring to the Dowse (Lower Hutt) and the Eastern Southland Gallery (Gore).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just a note, the exhibition was curated by Damian Skinner.