Warwick Freeman (Neuseeland/Auckland)
„Visible Histories“ (E), 10. Juni

"We make work that is of our time. It’s said, that the classic is work that marches in step with its time. My work has had its moments of being in step so recently I worked on a project with an art historian looking at the past 25 years of my jewellery production - looking particularly at the complicity between the work and the social and political, and by definition cultural context in New Zealand/Aotearoa in which it was produced. We made a history."

*1953, Nelson New Zealand
Works and lives in Devonport, Auckland.
Largely self-taught, he took up jewellery-making in 1972, following two years of travel in Europe and Asia.
From 1978 – 2003 he was a partner in the Auckland jewellery co-operative Fingers.
Founding Chair of Objectspace - a centre for contemporary craft and design in Auckland in 2004.
The Arts Foundation of New Zealand named him an Arts Laureate in 2002
The 2002 Laureate of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, Amsterdam.
Regularly exhibits in New Zealand and Australia, as well as in Europe and the USA. His works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Danner Stiftung, Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich; Auckland Museum; the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.
Survey exhibitions with publications include: Owner’s Manual: Jewellery by Warwick Freeman 1995. Given; Jewellery by Warwick Freeman 2004