Ornamenta Transferium 2022 Schmutzige Ecke

  • 13. May 2022, 18:00 – 02. October 2022, 20:00
  • Stadtmuseum Pforzheim

Opening Days/Times: Wednesday 2–5 pm, Thursday 2–5 pm, & Sunday (& Public Holidays) 10 am–5 pm

Schmutzige Ecke Objects

1.A. Museum of the Waste, Thomas Schütte | 1.B. Man Met Gorilla, Stephan Balkenhol  | 2. Loan from National Cultural Institution (to be determined) | 3. Loan from Stadt Pforzheim Depot (To be determined)  4. Schüttung VIII (8), Manuela Tirler | 5. Monumenta – proposal for a public art work, Josse Pyl | 6. Justin the Dustbin, Bruno Baietto | 7.A Paper Garbage Bag, Stadt Pforzheim, | 7.B. Antique Dust Cleaner, Unknown | 7.C. Printing Plates, Unknown | 7.D. Table with Iron Cross, Unknown | 7.E. Doll House, unbekannt | 8. Ornamenta 1989 Guestbook from Pforzheim City Archive | 9. Pressed Second Hand Silver from Production Process, C. HAFNER | 10. Alte Zahnbürste, Bernhard Schobinger | 11. Tape Chair, El Último Grito | 12. Waste Collection Calender, Pforzheim | 13. Regional Building Project and Urban Development (To be determined) | 14. Alumni work from Hochschule Pforzheim (to be determined) | 15. basis.tunnel, Muhammad Müller

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.

The topical neighbourhood Schmutzige Ecke is centred around the question: What if the cleaning of gold and the cleaning of streets were seen as equally relevant and received the same appreciation? The Kehrwoche is a ritual that the Nordschwarzwälder has an ambivalent relationship with, their open-mindedness does not relate to obeying rigid rules, on the contrary, they are strong-willed ready to embrace dark histories and nurture risky thoughts.

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!


Schüttung 8

Museum of the Waste


Justin the Dustbin

Tape Chair

Table of War with Iron Cross

Man Met Gorilla

Alte Zahnbürste

Antique Dust Cleaner

Printing Plates

Pressed Second Hand Silver from Production Process

Ornamenta 1989 Guestbook

Doll House

Waste Collection Calender, Pforzheim


Schmutzige Ecke Audioguide

Stadtmuseum Pforzheim

Thomas Schütte


Bruno Baietto

Stephan Balkenhol

Josse Pyl

Bernhard Schobinger

El Último Grito

Muhammad Müller

Volunteers, please come to the front

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