Joanna Hoffmann

PHILOSOPHER'S STONE. HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
September 27, 2023 - June 30, 2024
German National Museum, Nuremberg, DE


German National Museum in Nuremberg is the largest cultural history museum in the German-speaking area. It provides a fascinating insight into Europe's cultural heritage.

I am proud to participate with my artwork: Philosophers' Stone in this excellent exhibition.

Immeasurable wealth, eternal youth and immortality: the fulfillment of these wishes was promised by a unique elixir, the so-called “Philosopher’s Stone”. Alchemists have tried to create it for centuries. The studio exhibition provides insights into the fascinating and mysterious history of alchemy with around 60 manuscripts and prints, mostly from the 16th and early 17th centuries, as well as additional pharmaceutical equipment.

"Your work is that it builds bridges. Bridges between old and new, between tradition and modernity, between past and future. And so we see ourselves as a museum, we are also bridge builders. Your Bio-Art work therefore fits in perfectly with what we often are, but always want to be."  Dr Johannes Pommeranz, curator of the exhibition,

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