ROCKSTARS on tour

Campus Idar-Oberstein: guest appearance at Schütt in Pforzheim

The ROCKSTARS from Campus Idar-Oberstein burst onto the stage of contemporary jewellery!

On 05.11.2020 the curtain will rise for the ROCKSTARS from the department of Gemstones and Jewellery at Campus Idar-Oberstein in the showroom of the family business Robert Schütt Witwe in Pforzheim. The setlist includes 50 hits and new releases by the alumni and students from the last five years. 
The ROCKstars present works that spin around the eternal material in jewelry: They are declarations of love, experimental snapshots or rebellious works revolving around gemstones.
Until July 18th 2021, the ROCKstars will have their guest appearance at Schütt, parallel to the traveling exhibition "Fe, Steel Prize 2020 Wismar, Hasselt, Lappeenranta - three countries, three cities, three schools" at the Pforzheim Jewelry Museum. 
It is not surprising that Schütt invited the university from Idar-Oberstein on the occasion of its 130th anniversary; as Schütt is the most important stone trading company in Pforzheim, it has close ties with Idar-Oberstein. The company had an Idar-Oberstein branch for decades, which ensured a steady flow of the best gemstones to Pforzheim. 
At Campus Idar-Oberstein, newcomers to the jewellery scene have dedicated themselves with body and soul to the intensive investigation of gemstones. Idar-Oberstein, at the same time world trade center for gemstones of all kinds and place of study in a certain seclusion, is for the students the rehearsal room, in which they break existing structures and develop progressive designs.
As ROCKstars, students and alumni stage contemporary pieces of jewellery that not only show the material gemstone in unexpected and unconventional applications, but at the same time redefine elements of a centuries-old gemstone aesthetics and are thus socially positioned.

Pei Wu (MFA 2020), necklace "Hangman’s bond", rock crystal, silver, cotton, 2020, photo: Pei Wu
Carolin Denter (BFA 2017), brooch "Fuck", mookait, polymer clay, gold plated brass, silver, citrine, 2017, photo: Carolin Denter, model: Katharina Reimann
Vanessa Zöller (MFA 2020), object "a mother is a soap 2", milky opal, human hair, 2020, photo: Vanessa Zöller
Sayara Montemurro (BFA 2020), brooch "The Twist", rock crystal, white gold, silver, 2020, photo: Sayara Montemurro, model: Tobias Leyser
DOT MELANIN (MFA 2016), ring, "Plato's cave," black obsidian, silver, resin, amber, 2019, photo: DOT MELANIN
Nikita Kavryzhkin (MFA Stud), earrings "void", basalt, rubber, steel, 2020, photo: Nikita Kavryzhkin, model: Alejandra Campos Taylor.
Miriam Copícová (MFA 2017), ring "Gun", mirrorl, 2017, photo: Tilmann Zizka
Jiun-You Ou (MFA 2018), object "The circle of broken trees", 2018, rock crystal, photo: Jiun-You Ou
Pia Groh (BFA 2017), Necklace "N'18", 2019, Agate, oxidised silver, Photo: Serena Salvadori
Kika Rufino (MFA 2018), Brooch "Swing C", 2018, Agate, Steel, Photo: Nima Ashrafi

The ROCKSTARS are:

Vesal Bahmaninik (MFA), Ana Bellagamba (MFA stud.), Margherita Berselli (MFA), Catalina Brenes (MFA), Alejandra Campos Taylor (MFA), Ignasi Cavaller (MFA), Miriam Copícová (MFA), Tamia Dellinger (MFA stud.), Carolin Denter (BFA), Patricia Domingues (MFA), Petr Dvorak (MFA), Nicolas Estrada (MFA), Vendula Fabiánová (MFA), Natascha Frechen (MFA stud.), Elvira Golombosi (MFA), Pia Groh (BFA), Susie Heuberger (BFA stud.), Levan Jishkariani (MFA), Erika Jordan (MFA), Nikita Kavryzhkin (MFA stud.), Nga Ching Ko (MFA), Typhaine LeMonnier (MFA), Sihui Li (BFA stud.), Tianyi Liang (MFA), Franziska Lusser (MFA), Ali Azhar Malik (MFA), DOT MELANIN (MFA), Sayara Montemurro (BFA), Felicia Mülbaier (MFA), Gina Nadine Müller (MFA stud.), Julia Obermaier (BFA), Jiun-You Ou (MFA), Annora Poppe (BFA), Kika Rufino (MFA), Constanza Salinas (MFA stud.), Dana Seachuga (MFA), Franziska Seilern-Aspang (BFA), Setareh Shojaeedanaloo (BFA), Jekaterina Smirnova (MFA), Alejandra Solar (MFA), Anna Storck (MFA), Edu Tarín (MFA), Valérie Wagner (MFA), Qi Wang (MFA), Luisa Werner (BFA stud.), Pei Wu (MFA), Vanessa Zöller (MFA).

Trailer for the Show

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Contact
Vanessa Zöller, M.F.A.

Location
SCHÜTT
Goldschmiedeschulstr. 6
75173 Pforzheim

On Stage
05.11.2020 - 18.07.2021

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