Opening Days/Times: Wednesday 2–5 pm, Thursday 2–5 pm, & Sunday (& Public Holidays) 10 am–5 pm
1.A. Untitled 11 (Shimmer series), Daniel Schubert | 1.B. Untitled, Katharina Grosse | 2. Loan from National Cultural Institution (to be determined) | 3. Puttenengelsäule, Sandra Fischer | 4. Mush, Alfred Müller | 5. Lauf – Proposal for public artwork, Charlotte Rohde | 6. 2 Crystal Sticks, Studio Brynjar & Veronika, | 7.A. Paperweight with view of Louisenplatz | 7.B. Flößerbild, Carl Löffler | 8. Model of Maulbronn Monastary | 9.A. Cosmetic Kettle, La Biosthétique | 9.B. Dental Braces & Mold, Forestadent | 10. Brosche Simili 3, Norman Weber | 11. Meteora Lamp, Massimiliano Adami | 12. Yearly Planner, Kulturamt Pforzheim | 13. Regional Building Project and Urban Development | 14. B(OTHERING) substrate of coexistence, Anthea Oestreicher | 15. Boîte, Jesús Rafael Soto
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.
In the Solartal, one of Ornamenta’s temporary neighbourhoods in the Northern Black Forest region, art and design practices are in conversation with supernatural forces and the inexplicable. Green valleys and sacred architecture make up for much of Pforzheim’s horizon. Symbolism is emancipating and applied to modern everyday life. Elevated architecture, forms of worship, and holistic frameworks are writing a new spiritual narrative for the next generations.
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!