Belmacz is a contemporary art gallery and showroom based in central London.
Founded by Julia Muggenburg in 2000, the gallery is devoted to collaboration, be this by supporting artists to grow their practices or by nurturing conversations. Through renowned solo and group exhibitions, as well as through expansive publishing and commissioning projects, Belmacz strives to contextualise these collaborations in a wholly un-centred manner.
Belmacz’s showroom, is a design space displaying a selection of Muggenburg’s heterogeneous jewellery. Embracing numerous points of reference, these individual jewels translate into physical form the innate power found in exacting juxtaposition.
Alluding to both Muggenburg’s founding vision for the gallery as well as her expansive design practice, ‘Belmacz’ is a composite name. Combining the male adjective ‘bel’ (from the French for beautiful), ‘maximum,’ and ‘cz’ (from the Slavic alphabet), the space’s title is a further allusion to the ground-breaking jeweller Suzanne Belperron.