The 18th Silver Triennial @ INHORGENTA MUNICH


Schale für Onkel Anton | Photo: Konrad Jünger

A wealth of ideas in materials, techniques, content-related concepts and experimental combinations.

The Silver Triennial is one of the major international competitions in the fields of silversmithing and metal design. It invites both established artists and junior talents to submit their ideas on functional devices and free objects. This international competition is conducted by the Association for Goldsmiths' Art [Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst], in collaboration with the City of Hanau every three years.

The variety of shapes of the exhibits presented impressively reflects the current trends in the silver scene. Apart from (function-)free objects, articles of daily use are on display. The artists invoke everyday reality, counteracting it by expression and materials. That is how familiar items, such as beverage jugs, vases, plates, bowls, candleholders or silverware appear as art objects.

The jury of the 18th Silver Triennial awarded prizes to seven works and selected 77 objects by 65 artists for the exhibition. The members of the jury panel were Paul Derrez, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Dr. Wolfgang Schepers, Director (RTD), Museum August Kestner, Hanover, and Bruno Sievering-Tornow, Master Silver- and Goldsmith and Specialist Subject Teacher at the Hanau State Drawing Academy [Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau].

You can experience the prize-winning works and many other exciting exhibits firsthand at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2018 in Hall C2 on an area of 120 m². Sigrun Hohl from Florales und Gestaltung is responsible for the presentation of the works of art.

Gallery of selected exhibits of the Silver Triennial