„21 Grams“ in Galerie Handwerk in Munich

„21 Grams“ is an international jewellery project sponsored by the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou and shown there in autumn 2018. 

Now this exhibition is coming to Europe, with Galerie Handwerk in Munich as first venue. „21 Grams“ will be on view during the International Crafts and Trades Fair and the special jewellery show „Schmuck 2019“. Then it will travel to Poland, where it will be shown at the Silver Festival Legnica, followed by the BeCraft Gallery in Mons, Belgium.  

The weight of the soul  

The final venue of the travelling exhibition will be the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The project‘s intention is to display pieces of jewellery weighing in at 21 grams. This number refers to the loss of weight of a person when he or she dies, which has been medically confirmed. In other words, „21 Grams“ can be viewed as representing the weight of the soul.  

120 jewellery designers  

The exhibition will present pieces by 120 international jewellery designers, half of whom will 
come from China. Encounters between Eastern and Western notions and design interpretations 
of the human soul will embody contrasts and syntheses in the exhibition. The exhibition has been curated by the Dutch jewellery designer Ruudt Peters, in collaboration with the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. The show will be accompanied by a catalogue. 


14 maart 2019 / 20 april 2019
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