Book Title: David Bielander : Twenty Years. 2016-1996
Author: Mark Fenn
Format: Hardback | 152 pages
Publication Date: 14 Apr 2017
The Swiss artist David Bielander (b.1968) is one of the most significant proponents of contemporary art jewellery in the world. With him, nothing is what it seems: corrugated cardboard is actually silver or gold, Wiener sausages are a chair in a coffee house, shapely lips are made of rubber...This ambiguity distinguishes his work as much as his exceptional knowledge of materials and artisanal skill. Created with the support of Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, David Bielander offers the first, comprehensive review of this multi-award-winning artist, who with his conceptual reflection and power of imagination creates works full of wit and sensuality. With essays by: Gijs Bakker, Maria Cristina Bergesio, Rutger Emmelkamp, Karl Fritsch, Toni Greenbaum, Florian Hufnagl, Bernhard Schobinger, Marjan Unger, Jorunn Veiteberg et al. David Bielander is represented in numerous museums worldwide.
His art is on permanent loan at the Danner Foundation, Munich (DE), and can also be found at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (DE), Bundesamt fur Kultur Schweiz at mudac, Lausanne (CH), CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL), the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (AU), Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris (FR), FNAC, Paris (FR), Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK), Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo (JP), Dallas Museum of Art, Rose-Asenbaum Collection (US), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (US), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (US).