Opening Days/Times: Wednesday 2–5 pm, Thursday 2–5 pm, & Sunday (& Public Holidays) 10 am–5 pm
1. Into the blue, Jonas Brandt | 2. Loan from National Cultural Institution (to be determined) | 3. Kuhkuck, Malcolm Brook | 4. Rauchskulptur, Sonja Keppler | 5. Proposal for public artwork (to be determined) | 6. POST (from) KABUL, George Mazari | 7.A. Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, Unknown | 7.B. Höhencafe sign, Unknown | 7.C. Porcelain Pipe Bowl, Unknown | 8. Framed Photograph of Diners at Parkhotel | 9. 2.1 Shisha Pipe, Porsche Design | 10. Schwarzwald, Stephanie Jendis | 11. MEMO Chair, Ron Arad und Inflate | 12. Menu from Elemenz Shisha Cocktail Bar, Pforzheim | 13. Regional Building Project and Urban Development (To be determined) | 14. Alumni work from Hochschule Pforzheim (to be determined) | 15. P-21, Manfred Mohr
Transferium 2022, an exhibition platform that is the start of a journey towards Ornamenta, a cultural programme taking place in the Northern Black Forest region in the late summer of 2024
Stadtmuseum Pforzheim hosts five installations spread throughout its church and museum spaces. Each consists of a growing assembly of loans from Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, ZKM Karlsruhe and other national cultural institutions and museums, Stadt Pforzheim and Stadtmuseum Pforzheim, works by contemporary artists from the Nordschwarzwald region as well as contributions by the Ornamenta Try Out Event network, souvenirs from the Ornamenta Hubs, products by local industry and economy, loans from Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim and Volker Albus Design Collection, objects from contemporary daily life in the region, current and future architecture, and local city development projects as well as graduation works by alumni of Hochschule Pforzheim.
Within Ornamenta’s Inhalatorium neighbourhood, the worlds of Shisha and Schmuck collide in a cultural framework. By engaging in the collective act of inhaling air we aim for what unites us rather than divides us. The Black Forest air is a high-quality common good. What are new ways for different regional and visiting communities to share this accessible wealth?
The German term “Gemeinde” defines the most basic administrative unit of the state as well as all members of a community. Most commonly used in a geographical sense to identify neighbourhoods or villages, it also is used to describe people that share a common interest, a group that pursues a temporary or permanent purpose together.
Everyone can join the new neighbourhoods. Ornamenta is looking for regional, national, and international pioneers to join its programme in 2023 and 2024. Schmuck makers, designers, artists, heritage experts, sponsors, exhibition venues, filmmakers, clubs & organizations, accommodations, volunteers, and writers please come to the front!