spring/summer 16_green gold


In 2016 the two German artists Susan Pietzsch and Valentina Seidel started their project spring/summer 16_green gold at the HOCHsitz. For a week the two artists wrapped the studio in golden foil.
A temporary installation and performance that challenges gold both in art and in the context of jewellery. At the same time, however, the work also questioned places for artistic productions and interprets the concept of architecture in interplay with jewellery. Nestled in a place of yearning, for a limited time, the resulting photographic work is the artistic product that is preserved.

„For a brief moment, Valentina Seidel and Susan Pietzsch infiltrated something inexplicable into the realm of reality and created a puzzling space full of poetry in the midst of nature. Fleeting gold.“

On the occasion of the 20 years celebration Schmuck2 published a series of photographs from the project spring/summer 16_green gold by the two German artists Susan Pietzsch and Valentina Seidel.

The picture booklet is accompanied by a textbook including texts by Anne Schloen, Makiko Akiyama and an interview by Benjamin Lignel in conversation with Susan Pietzsch.

spring/summer 16_green gold – a publication on the occasion of 20 years of Schmuck2 (1997-2017)

© Photo Inga Knölke

Funded by the Ministry of Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.