Welcome to Galerie Slavik
Susanne Hammer & Wolfgang Rahs
Get an impression of the fascinating works of these two known Austrian jewellery artists!
Saturday, 18 Nov, 3 pm finissage and artists´ talk with Susanne Hammer and Wolfgang Rahs
Astrid Becksteiner-Rasche about Wolfgang Rahs:
“The function of jewelry is revealed in the active interchange between subject and object and cancels the divergence between the two.”
Image: Wolfgang Rahs, object/ necklace “missing each other”, silver, tin on burch bark, 2023.
New in our gallery
poetess of jewellery art
With indescribable grief we announce the sudden demise of the outstanding artist and our friend Annamaria Zanella, she had been closely connected to the Slavik Gallery for decades.
Her wonderful creativity, the fascinating choice of material and her preference for Giotto´s lapis lazuli blue are reflecting in her sculptural and three dimensional jewellery art works. She will live forever in her great works and in our hearts.
We will miss her shining, her bubbling energy, her breathtaking inner power and human kindness.
Our thoughts are with her beloved husband Renzo Pasquale and her family.
At the retrospective show of Annamaria Zanella “tra materia e colori” at the Oratorio di San Roco in Padova, Italy in June 2019, the happy artist in the centre.
Ulrike Kleine-Behnke and Silke Trekel are connected and very close because of their education at Burg Giebichenstein at Halle/ Saale, a traditional highschool for applied arts where the artists of our Wiener Werkstätte also got their education – quality stays on!
The two of them follow different ways of design and choice of material. So we are looking forward to an exciting diversity of form, colour and materials – a wonderful MELANGE.
Ed and Tomas Hoke – a frame of glass and steel
33 years ago the interior design of the Slavik Gallery was created by Edmund and Tomas Hoke. This architectonic masterpiece has brought us clients from all over the world. Its timeless design is really made for presenting the extraordinary pieces of art jewellery made by our artists.
With a lot of joy we present you a clip about the gallery from the documentary of the Austrian Television ORF “Denkende Hände. Die Kunst der Familie Hoke _ “Thinking hands. The arts of the Hoke family.”
Our message in these challenging times
Dear friends of the Slavik Gallery,
for 33 years we have passionately promoted Contemporary Jewellery Art worldwide. Each unique and handmade piece is connected to a very special and exceptional artistic personality.
We are all experiencing disruptions to our normal way of life. In this situation, we want to encourage you to enjoy art now more than ever.
Our gallery is located in Himmelpfortgasse in Vienna’s historic city centre, no distance from the winter palace of the art-lover Prince Eugene of Savoy.
Read more about life in our gallery in the interview with Renate Slavik and Jutta Pietsch on Art Jewelry Forum. In 2023 it will continue to be our foremost priority to promote international art-jewellery of the highest quality and to present our own personal selection to!
The textile artist, painter and poetess weaves her words into fabrics in which time and space are fused. Her magical touch generates magnificently colourful tapestries that radiate warmth for the eye – and for the places where they hang.