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BKV Prize 2019 Winners

Award giving  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019  /  16 Mar 2019
Published: 12.03.2019
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The BKV Prize for Young Crafts, which was awarded for the first time in 2006, is taking place for the thirteenth time this year. From a total of 98 submissions received this year from 20 countries, the jury awarded 3 prizes and 2 commendations. The 1st Prize goes to Samira Goetz, the 2nd Prize to Hyesun Lee,  the 3rd Prize to Kun Zhang and the Commendations to Jeong Won Lee and Franziska Vogt.
The award ceremony will be held on 16th of March, Saturday, 2 pm at the International Craft Fair IHM, Hall B 1, Bühne.
The works of the three award winners, the two commendations and the 20 finalists will be presented at the IHM from 13th to 17th of March 2019 and then from 19th of April to 18th of May 2019 at the Gallery for Applied Arts of the Bavarian Arts and Crafts Association.


The Bavarian Crafts Council is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary crafts. A key aspect of its work is supporting young artisans. This prize is therefore aimed at young artisans under 35 years of age who are about to embark on their professional career. The prize is open for entries from all over the world and from all areas of applied arts. Prizes go to works that show excellent design based on fine craftsmanship.
The competition is international and aimed specifically at young artisans in all areas of applied arts who are at the beginning of their careers. 


1st Prize: Samira Goetz, was born in 1985, Echirolles/Frankreich, currently live in Munich, Jewellery.
A striving for heaviness, in contrast to the lightness of classic modernism, was a guiding principle of brutalism, a form of architecture which emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Concrete was the material used for this massive style of architecture of which Samira Goetz’s jewellery items are reminiscent. one is also put in mind of the arcades and solid wall structures seen in religious buildings of the past. Each of the chains becomes its own small-scale structure, playfully assembled from an ingenious modular system. Something monumental is conveyed, but in a small format: this is what gives the necklace its sense of heaviness. And yet it is truly fascinating to touch and wear such a necklace: here one discovers the lightness of this novel, meticulously processed material. This sense of lightness is emphasised by the fact that the roughly rustling epoxy concrete elements are almost casually connected by means of a knotted cotton cord.

2nd Prize: Hyesun Lee, was born in 1986, Ulsan/Korea, currently live in Goyang/Korea, Object.
Hyesun Lee’s fascinating light objects look as if they have fallen out of space and time. Their styling is distinctive, setting them clearly apart from current LED lights designed for outdoor use. The functional purpose of casting light in the dark is alien to them: instead, they contain the light and are reluctant to give it off to their surroundings. The metal casings are meticulously finished. Their shape is somewhat reminiscent of an archetypical house. The synthetic handles and large spotlights have a reticent, pastel-like colour quality. At the same time, they claim a powerful, plastic presence. Their colour and shape are perfectly harmonised, and yet there is more to the objects than their aesthetic appeal. The gentle signs of wear hark back to a long-gone past and distant origins.

3rd Prize: Kun Zhang, was born in 1990, Peking/China, currently live in Idar-Oberstein, Jewellery.
Kun zhang’s work stands in remarkable contrast to the usual variety of materials and experimental techniques. The ebony objects present a striking tranquillity, an effect of asceticism and a classic form of material treatment. Their reduction conveys formal contrasts in an impressive manner. The material is taken to its limits by means of skilful craftsmanship. When worn, the pins reveal additional facets. They explore the conventions of embellishment in many different ways.

Commendations to Jeong Won Lee, was born in 1985, Seoul/Korea, currently live in Anyang/Korea, Ceramic.
The vessel group Re-Formed 2018_Linear Series by Jeong Won Lee has been created from cast porcelain. In terms of formal styling, its striking feature is clarity. It presents a pattern of penetration: the rigorous cylindrical shape is penetrated outwards from the inside and deformed in such a way that it looks as if a vertical disc were pushing its way through the cylinder and emerging on the other side. The resulting curved contours trace a vertical contour line in which the circular shape is shortened back to the vertical line once more. The combination of arc and straight line give the impression of a balancing act on the cylinder. There is a natural association with the same gesture in the neighbouring vessel. A silk-matt, active blue-and-grey glaze marks the objects as a group, covering the shapes like skin without any trace of the formation. The items reveal a striking degree of precision.

Commendations to Franziska Vogt, was born in 1987, Bad Bergzabern, currently live in Landau, Jewellery and object design.
In her series Pushing Daisies, jewellery artist and object designer Franziska Vogt addresses issues of environmental policy as well as philosophically relevant questions. Combining glass and plastic in a creative process, she not only explores the boundaries of each of the materials but also questions the intrinsic value, durability and finiteness of these sharply contrasting materials. The transitory plastic serves as a solid model for the creation of the much less transitory glass items: while the glass in the model takes on its final form, the plastic burns and deforms during the work process. Ultimately, therefore, the glass preserves the traces of the plastic’s shape on its surface (almost) indefinitely.


Finalist:
Miki Asai, was born in 1988, Aichi/Japan, currently live in Aichi/Japan, Jewellery.
Rui Bao, was born in 1988, Wuhan/China, currently live in Wuhan/China, Jewellery.
Tingchun Chen, was born in 1990, Hsinchu/Taiwan, currently live in Hsinchu/Taiwan, Jewellery.
Hannah Diefenbach, was born in 1991, Gießen, currently live in Gießen, Applied Art and Design.
Ann-Kathrin Hartel, was born in 1991 Gießen, currently live in Nürnberg, Jewellery.
Elisa Sophia Herrmann, was born in 1986, Halle (Saale), currently live in Halle (Saale), Jewellery.
Ryungjae Jung, was born in 1984, Seoul/Korea, currently live in Seoul/Korea, Jewellery.
Mira Kim, was born in 1985, Seoul/Korea, currently live in Mainz, Jewellery.
Seungeun Kim Lilja, was born in 1990, Seoul/Korea, currently live in Berlin, Jewellery.
Seulki Lee, was born in 1988, Seoul/Korea, currently live in Seoul/Korea, Jewellery.
Angela Lenhof, was born in 1993, Tegernsee, currently live in Fürth, Art book.
Wanshu Li, was born in 1990, Heilongjiang/China, currently live in Birmingham/UK, Jewellery.
Niklas Link, was born in 1989, Rauenberg, currently live in Saarbrücken, Jewellery.
Felicia Mülbaier, was born in 1988 Speyer, currently live in Idar-Oberstein, Jewellery.
Seohee Park, was born in 1990, Seoul/Korea, currently live in Seoul/Korea, Ceramic.
Konstanze Prechtl, was born in 1986, Salzburg/Österreich, currently live in Wien/Österreich, Jewellery.
Erika Rufino de Souza, was born in 1985, São Paulo/Brasilien, currently live in Idar-Oberstein, Jewellery.
Lotte Schlör, was born in 1993, München, currently live in Halle (Saale), Ceramic.
Carlin Volz, was born in 1988, Schwäbisch Hall, currently live in Halle (Saale), Jewellery.
Maria Ignacia Walker Guzman, was born in 1984, Santiago/Chile, currently live in Santiago/Chile, Jewellery.


Jury:
- Dr. Patricia Brattig, Kuratorin am Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK).
- Barbara Butz, Künstlerin und Keramikerin.
- Hilde Leiss, Goldschmiedemeisterin.
- Franz Schiermeier, Architekt und Verleger.
- Henning Weber, Redakteur beim Bayerischen Rundfunk.
- Norman Weber, Schmuckmacher.
- Martin Wöhrl, Bildhauer.
 
Samira Goetz. Necklace: DWeLL nr. 3, Phases & Facades iiX; Phases & Facades iX, 2018. Epoxy concrete, cotton cord.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. Samira Goetz
Necklace: DWeLL nr. 3, Phases & Facades iiX; Phases & Facades iX, 2018
Epoxy concrete, cotton cord.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners
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Samira Goetz. Necklace: DWeLL nr. 3, Phases & Facades iiX; Phases & Facades iX, 2018. Epoxy concrete, cotton cord.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. Detail view.. Samira Goetz
Necklace: DWeLL nr. 3, Phases & Facades iiX; Phases & Facades iX, 2018
Epoxy concrete, cotton cord.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners

Detail view.

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Hyesun Lee. Object: Handlighthouse 1; FLoaT no 1/0, 2016, 2017. Brass, parts of buoys.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. Hyesun Lee
Object: Handlighthouse 1; FLoaT no 1/0, 2016, 2017
Brass, parts of buoys.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners
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Hyesun Lee. Object: Handlighthouse 1; FLoaT no 1/0, 2016, 2017. Brass, parts of buoys.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. Alternative view.. Hyesun Lee
Object: Handlighthouse 1; FLoaT no 1/0, 2016, 2017
Brass, parts of buoys.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners

Alternative view.

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Kun Zhang. Object: Untitled, 2018. Chacate preto, ebony.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. Kun Zhang
Object: Untitled, 2018
Chacate preto, ebony.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners
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Kun Zhang. Object: Untitled, 2018. Chacate preto, ebony.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. On body.. Kun Zhang
Object: Untitled, 2018
Chacate preto, ebony.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners

On body.

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JeongWon Lee. Vessel: Re-formed, 2018. Porcelain. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. From series: Linear. JeongWon Lee
Vessel: Re-formed, 2018
Porcelain
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners
From series: Linear
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Franziska Vogt. Object: Pushing Daisies, 2017, 2018. Glass, plastic.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners. Franziska Vogt
Object: Pushing Daisies, 2017, 2018
Glass, plastic.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2019 Winners
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