Munich Insights | Caught in Conversation: Sigurd Bronger


During Munich Jewellery Week, Sarah Rachel Brown looks forward to those moments when she compliments someone’s jewelry, unknowingly telling the artist that she admires their work. It’s the perfect icebreaker for getting to know someone. Jewellery Week brings our international community together and not only allows us to see each other’s jewelry in person but also to connect the faces with the work. We’re given a chance to ask about each other’s lives and experience the aspects of our personalities that cannot be captured in an exhibition. 

Sigurd Bronger at the press event for Sigurd Bronger, Wearables
(Foreground) Sigurd Bronger at the press event for Sigurd Bronger, Wearables, Die Neue Sammlung, March 1, 2024. You can also glimpse Jorunn Veiteberg, with her glasses pushed up on her head, photo: Aaron Decker

For this recording with the Norwegian artist Sigurd Bronger—at the opening of Sigurd Bronger: Wearables, at Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, his first solo exhibition in a museum outside Norway—Brown approached their conversation with the same curiosity and warmth as anyone else she might compliment on the streets of Munich. As you listen, you’ll feel as though you’re overhearing a conversation in a gallery, a moment between two artists getting to know each other. Scroll below the recording to see photos of Bronger’s work as you enjoy the conversation.


 

Sigurd Bronger, Brooch
Sigurd Bronger, Brooch, 1984, brass, steel, lacquer, 5 ⅞ x ¾ x ¾ inches (150 x 20 x 20 mm), private collection, photo: artist
Sigurd Bronger, Ring
Sigurd Bronger, Ring, 1994, hard foam, silver, acrylic paint, 1 ⅝ x ¾ inches (40 x 20 mm), private collection, photo: artist
Sigurd Bronger, Balloon
Sigurd Bronger, Balloon, 2001, brooch, balloon, chrome-plated brass, steel, size of balloon 5 ⅞ x 2 x 9 ½ inches (150 x 51 x 240 mm), private collection, photo: artist
Sigurd Bronger, Camay
Sigurd Bronger, Camay, 2005, necklace, Camay soap (hotel size), chrome-plated silver, cotton cord, 1 ⅝ x 1 ½ x ½ inches (40 x 37 x 12 mm), collection Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, photo: artist
Sigurd Bronger, Carrying Device for a Nautilus Shell
Sigurd Bronger, Carrying Device for a Nautilus Shell, 2015, brooch, nautilus shell, steel, gold-plated brass, 4 ⅛ x 5 ½ x 3 ⅞ inches (105 x 140 x 98 mm), collection Nationalmuseum Oslo, Bavarian State Award for outstanding ideas and technical achievements in the craft sector, photo: artist
Sigurd Bronger, Carrying Device for a Goose Egg
Sigurd Bronger, Carrying Device for a Goose Egg, 2016, necklace, goose egg, felt, white gold cord,4 ⅜ x 1 ⅝ inches (110 x 40 mm), private collection, photo: artist
Sigurd Bronger, Sustainable Construction No 0923
Sigurd Bronger, Sustainable Construction No 0923, 2023, brooch, cardboard box, silver, steel, brass, 1 ⅝ x 1 ⅝ x ¾ inches (40 x 40 x 20 mm), private collection, photo: artist

 

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