In Vienna, October 1996, a few artists in need of a place to make and to exhibit their work, decided to join forces and created a studio / gallery / space / home for contemporary jewellery. It was founded in 1996 by Eva Tesarik, Caroline Ertl, Heike Wanner, Brigit Wie and Max Grün: Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL was born. Over the years the artists have changed, have travelled, have come back, but the place is still there, at eponymous Street Stoss I’m Himmel, Vienna; even three of the founding group artists are still active in Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL today, while five new members have been here for one to seven years.
This year STOSSIMHIMMEL is celebrating its 20th birthday, and on this occasion two exhibitions are been organized: “The first exhibition, “20 Jahre SCHMUCKVOMHIMMEL”, opened on the 20th of May 2016, and it was a retrospective that gave praise to the people that have been members of the studio, to our supporters, to our friends and family”, say the jewellery collective.
The second exhibition, “Dauer einer Bewegung” (“Duration of Movement”) opened on the last 20th October 2016, as the studio was born on the 10th month of the year 1996; and the title makes reference to the collected work experiences and artistic developments of the jewellery collective StossImHimmel during the last 20 years in Vienna. “Dauer einer Bewegung” showcases the work of the eight current members of the studio: Caroline Ertl, Lena Grabher, Michelle Kraemer, Izabella Petrut, Astrid Siber, Eva Tesarik, Heike Wanner and Kamilla Wróbel. “We are really grateful for the Bollmann Family’s continuous support and for the speech Dr Karl Bollmann gave last 20 October 2016 at the “Dauer einer Bewegung” opening.
StossImHimmel: a great adventure, a never ending journey, an ongoing story about friendship, camaraderie, and most of all about art jewellery. A place with soul. The creative home for twenty-one artists over the years, and still an important part of the Viennese Art Jewellery scene. “Dauer einer Bewegung” is a fantastic prove of it.
More Info: http://www.stossimhimmel.net