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On AiR - Works from the Artist in Residence Collection at Villa Bengel

Jivan Astfalck: The Sphinx of Idar Photo © Cornelia Wruck

7 July - 8 October 2023

On AiR shows works from the Artist in Residence collection in Idar-Oberstein from 2006 to the present.

The Department of Gemstones and Jewellery at Trier University of Applied Sciences, together with the Jakob Bengel Foundation and supported by the city of Idar-Oberstein, launched their Artist in Residence Programme in May 2006. Jewellery artists can use the workshops of the Department of Gemstones and Jewellery and the Jakob Bengel Industrial Monument for between 1-3 months. During this time, they can live cost-free in one of Jakob Bengel's former workers' residences and receive a small stipend. In return, they give lectures to students, hold workshops and leave a piece of work created in Idar-Oberstein to the Jakob Bengel Foundation, as part of the Artist in Residence Collection. The works created during their stay reflect the atmosphere of the heritage-protected jewellery manufactory and the omnipresent glittering world of gemstones in Idar-Oberstein.

A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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