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MJW Overview 2020: Natural Grace

For this year’s Munich Jewellery Week, we are looking back on the past five fabulous years of MJW with 20/20 vision. In the years that Current Obsession has been a part of this celebration of contemporary jewellery’s diverse perspectives, we have come to know and love so many of you – not only for your forever-fascinating art, but also for the spark that each member of this international community brings to the table. We hold every venue, artist, instigator and jewel close to our hearts. This year, in an effort to dive a little deeper into the stories behind the shows, we are sharing some of the shows that we think exemplify this year’s thrilling MJW line-up, alongside a few mini-tidbits from the curators and artists that are making them happen. Here’s to all of you! And to the next 5, 10, and 100 years of Munich Jewellery Week.

Mariko Kusumoto’s incredibly light and voluminous work has travelled the world since her last exhibition at Micheko Gallery in 2018. We are excited to see what she has been working on and caught up with the artist to ask a few questions about her upcoming show. 

Blue bubble brooch 4.5" x 4.5" x 1.5“ (11,43 x 11,43 x 3,81cm) polyester fabric 2019

What are the intentions of the exhibition in terms of the span of the work you will be showing? 


I want my work to be accessible to the widest possible audience, so I will be bringing pieces that meet a range of budgets. 



Could you tell me more about the title, ‘Natural Grace’ and why you chose it? 


The pieces are very much inspired by and influenced by nature, so it seemed like the most fitting title. 

Pink Bubble necklace 10" x 10" x 3“ (25,4 x 25,4 x 7,62cm) Polyester fabric 2020


Why do you think it’s important to show your work during MJW? 


Munich is one of the world’s most sophisticated cities, and MJW attracts the leading artists and artisans, as well as the most knowledgeable art lovers and collectors, from all over the world. MJW provides a valuable opportunity to not only present my work to a truly international audience, but to also interact with the community of jewellery artists. I think it is one of the most important events for contemporary jewellers. 

This article was published in the online edition of Munich Jewellery Week 2020



Mariko Kusumoto 

Micheko Galerie 

Theresienstraße 18 

10.03 – 04.04 

Opening 10.03 16:00-21:00 

Wed-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat-Mon 11:00-16:00 After 16.03 see regular opening hours online 

Artist talk on Fri 13.03 at 14:00 (English only) 


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