Otto Kunzli - The Language of Things
Zurich-born, Munich-based Otto Künzli is one of Europe's most renowned jewellers. His work is described as "minimalist, yet meticulously crafted work referencing cultural phenomena", including a recurring favourite theme making fun of the stereotypical symbol of the heart. Künzli also has an accomplished academic career spanning over twenty years. As director of the Jewellery department at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich from 1991 to 2014, he taught a number of prominent contemporary jewellers including Lisa Walker, Karl Fritsch and Helen Britton. Otto is coming to New Zealand to support the Dowse Art Muesuem's international contemporary jewellery show The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery.