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06.06.2011 – 06.11.2011 Nuremberg

Bruno Martinazzi. Memory Maps. Jewelry – Sculpture

Jewelry based on the human body
View of the exhibition, Bruno Martinazzi. Memory Maps. Jewelry – Sculpture, Neues Museum Nuremberg, 2011.

About the Exhibition

One of the great pioneers of author’s jewelry: Bruno Martinazzi (1923 – 2018) combines ancient ideas with modern worldview and experience.

On this basis, Martinazzi invents his unique pieces of jewelry, for which he uses the body as a model, as pars pro toto. Body curves, feet, eyes, mouths, for example, are immortalized in brooches, rings, neck and arm jewelry.

Martinazzi chooses gold as the material that symbolizes absoluteness and transcendence.

The selection of around 40 works in gold and several groups of sculptures offers a compressed and concentrated retrospective and invites you to follow the career and aesthetic spectrum of Bruno Martinazzi through exemplary works.

An exhibition of Die Neue Sammlung and the Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg.

View of the exhibition. You can see a light-flooded exhibition room with a large ceiling window. Spread around the room are eight tall glass display cases with white plinths. Individual pieces of jewelry can be seen in them.
View of the exhibition, Bruno Martinazzi. Memory Maps. Jewelry – Sculpture, Neues Museum Nuremberg, 2011.
Photo: Rainer Viertlböck

The Catalogue

Memory Maps

A Catalogue by Ellen Maurer Zilioli

Auf cremefarbenem Papier, rechts oben Beschriftung in zwei Zeilen, durch einen roten Strich getrennt: oben, Bruno Martinazzi, unten, Memory Maps.
Cover Ausstellungskatalog, Bruno Martinazzi – Memory Maps, 2011.
Foto: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)

More about Bruno Martinazzi

Schwarz- Weißes Porträt-Foto. Ein Mann um die 70 sitzt auf einem Stuhl im Publikum, Hinter ihm sitzen weitere Menschen. Der Mann hat einen schwarzen Anzug an, eine Krawatte umgebunden und die Hände im Schoß gefaltet. Sein Gesicht ist lange, sein dichtes Haar ist weiß, seine Augenbrauen markant. Er trägt keinen Bart.
Verleihung des Goldenen Ehrenrings der Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst an Bruno Martinazzi, Hanau 1987.
Foto: Müller-Dodi

A Lecture in Extracts

In 2005, Bruno Martinazzi was invited by Die Neue Sammlung to give a lecture on his artistic career at the Pinakothek der Moderne as part of the “All About me” series.

Curated by:

Dr. Ellen Maurer Zilioli, Brescia

Supported by

the italienische Kulturinstitut, Munich