Carla Nuis wins the Herbert Hofmann Prize with the thin gold sheet ring she showed at her exhibition in Galerie Marzee in from November 2018 until January 2019. We still have this ring and other works of Carla Nuis for sale in the permanent collection of Galerie Marzee.
from the jury report:
The Herbert Hofmann Prize Jury determined on Friday, March 13th, 2020 in the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, despite the non-taking place of the „SCHMUCK 2020″ special show, the winners.
The Jury members were:
Prof. Otto Künzli, München
Prof. Jantje Fleischhut, Düsseldorf
Dr. Gert Bruckner, Danner Stiftung München
Dr. Sabine Runde, Frankfurt, per Telefonkonferenz zugeschaltet / activated via conference call.
The jury also found three Herbert Hofmann award winners worthy of award in 2020.
Thin gold sheet ring
At first glance, Carla Nuis gold ring looks massive and heavy. On closer inspection, however, one discovers signs on the edges that it could be built. In fact, it is made of wafer-thin gold sheet that has been welded. The ring is therefore hollow and light as a feather. A first handshake would deform and change the worn ring. This reveals its actual character, fragility. This work shows the never-ending interplay between appearance and being. The ring is not intended for eternity, but for changeability, from the claim to infinity to finitude.