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Talente Competition 2020 Winners

Award giving  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020   Curating  /  14 Mar 2020
Published: 13.04.2020
Talente Competition 2020 Winners.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Management:
Wolfgang Lösche, Braesel Michaela
Micaela Mornaghi. Object: Integrating the sacred and the profane in everyday objects, 2020. Quartz, sodalite, blue lace agate, moss agate. Chrysoprase, stone cutting.. 8 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm each piece. Photo by: Vicky Polak. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. 
. Micaela Mornaghi’s series of cutlery-like shapes aims to combine the spiritual and the profane in the form of everyday objects. Her works look like usable spoons, forks or knives, but the beauty of the material, the subtlety of the colours and the slight transformations of the shape, which tend to be rather symbolic, indicate that the work is more of an amulet character.. Amulets.
. Category: Stone.. Micaela Mornaghi
Object: Integrating the sacred and the profane in everyday objects, 2020
Quartz, sodalite, blue lace agate, moss agate. Chrysoprase, stone cutting.
8 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm each piece
Photo by: Vicky Polak
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020

Micaela Mornaghi’s series of cutlery-like shapes aims to combine the spiritual and the profane in the form of everyday objects. Her works look like usable spoons, forks or knives, but the beauty of the material, the subtlety of the colours and the slight transformations of the shape, which tend to be rather symbolic, indicate that the work is more of an amulet character.

Amulets.
Category: Stone.

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Intro
The creative ideas of young craftspeople, creatives, and designers are showcased in the special exhibition TALENTE as part of the Internationale Handwerksmesse. Despite the cancellation of the leading trade fair for handicrafts in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the jury of experts has determined the 2020 TALENTE award winners. The ideas of ten creative minds from nine different countries are hereby honoured virtually.
Glass, stone, wood, ceramics, leather, metal, paper, textiles, furniture, and jewellery – every year, the special exhibition TALENTE, part of the Internationale Handwerksmesse, showcases works from different areas of design. In this year’s edition, works by around 100 designers from 14 trades and 30 countries would have been on display if the Internationale Handwerksmesse 2020 in Munich had not been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the most outstanding designers have been awarded the renowned TALENTE prize.

Winners of the Talente Competition 2020:

Materials and Technique:

Rose Ekwe, France.

Jewellery:
Jordan Furze, Great Britain.
Kristina Neumann, Australia.

Stone:
Micaela Mornaghi, Argentinia / Great Britain.

Ceramics:
Isabelle Mackay-Sim, Australia.
Irina Razumovskaya, Russia / Great Britain.

Textile:
Søren Krag, Denmark / Norway.
Sunniva Rademacher Flesland, Norway.

Glass:
Vlastimil Šenkýř, Czech Republic.

Plastics:
Dirk Vaessen, The Netherlands.


Members of the jury:
Prof. Tulga Beyerle, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg, DE.
Prof. Yves Ebnöther, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm – Produktdesign, DE.
Susanne Jøker Johnsen, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, DK.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Langenberg, Hochschule München Fakultät Architektur - Arch TU I SIA, Munich DE.
Prof. Christelle Le Déan, HEAR – Haute École des arts du Rhin, Mulhouse, FR.
Prof. Chequita Nahar, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, NL.
Markus Sieber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Sektion Kristallographie, Munich, DE.
Lars Sture, Norwegian Crafts, Oslo, NO.
Dr. Nele van Wieringen, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, DE.
Magr. Michal Vaníček, UMPRUM – Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, Prague, CZ.
 
Jordan Furze. Ring: Nation Divded, 2019. Brass, cast, aerosol paint, spray paint.. Each 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Jordan Furze. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. 
. The jury was impressed by the contemporary political references in Jordan Furze’s jewellery, by the immediate reaction to events almost in the form of a comment. The rings from the group "Nation Divided" are designed in every detail in relation to the subject of "Brexit", be it the surface, the shape, the text or the colour. This consistency with regard to design and content convinced the jury.. Category: Jewellery.. Jordan Furze
Ring: Nation Divded, 2019
Brass, cast, aerosol paint, spray paint.
Each 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Jordan Furze
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020

The jury was impressed by the contemporary political references in Jordan Furze’s jewellery, by the immediate reaction to events almost in the form of a comment. The rings from the group "Nation Divided" are designed in every detail in relation to the subject of "Brexit", be it the surface, the shape, the text or the colour. This consistency with regard to design and content convinced the jury.

Category: Jewellery.

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Isabelle Mackay-Sim. Object: Thios Dream of Flesh, 2018. Earthenware, constructed, glazed.. 62 x 43 x 39 cm. Photo by: Luis Power. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. From series: The Dream of Flesh. 
. Isabelle Mackay-Sim’s works attracted the jury by their sensual surface design. The artist uses the materiality of clay very consciously. The pleasure of kneading is to be felt in her works. The objects are also very mysterious and excite the desire to discover their shapes with eyes and hands. In addition, the objects are also a clear commentary (without being moral) on today’s desired body perfection.. Category: Ceramics.. Isabelle Mackay-Sim
Object: Thios Dream of Flesh, 2018
Earthenware, constructed, glazed.
62 x 43 x 39 cm
Photo by: Luis Power
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020
From series: The Dream of Flesh

Isabelle Mackay-Sim’s works attracted the jury by their sensual surface design. The artist uses the materiality of clay very consciously. The pleasure of kneading is to be felt in her works. The objects are also very mysterious and excite the desire to discover their shapes with eyes and hands. In addition, the objects are also a clear commentary (without being moral) on today’s desired body perfection.

Category: Ceramics.

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Irina Razumovskaya. Vessel: Barkskin, 2018. Stoneware, hand-built, turned, engobed, glazed.. 70 x 30 x 30 cm. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. 
. The jury was fascinated by the contrasts the objects carry in themselves: On the one hand there is this minimalist form, on the other hand the artist uses an elaborate crumbling, peeling glaze that suggests transience and decay. One have to think of birch forests, which evoke a fairy-tale feeling, but also of dilapidated buildings reminiscent of past glory.. Category: Ceramics.. Irina Razumovskaya
Vessel: Barkskin, 2018
Stoneware, hand-built, turned, engobed, glazed.
70 x 30 x 30 cm
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020

The jury was fascinated by the contrasts the objects carry in themselves: On the one hand there is this minimalist form, on the other hand the artist uses an elaborate crumbling, peeling glaze that suggests transience and decay. One have to think of birch forests, which evoke a fairy-tale feeling, but also of dilapidated buildings reminiscent of past glory.

Category: Ceramics.

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Dirk Vaessen. Head Piece: Untitled, 2019. PVC, sealed.. 70 x 100 x 50 cm. Photo by: Emma Hoogstede. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. From series: Hendrik, Brave. 
. Dirk Vlaessen’s shoulder and head pieces from the series “Brave Hendrik” show a new type of clothing in the choice of material – plastics – and design, which allows a wealth of associations and reinterprets the body. The jury praised this openness and this desire to experiment, the play with ideas and notions of gender, sexuality and traditions.. Category: Plastics.. Dirk Vaessen
Head Piece: Untitled, 2019
PVC, sealed.
70 x 100 x 50 cm
Photo by: Emma Hoogstede
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020
From series: Hendrik, Brave

Dirk Vlaessen’s shoulder and head pieces from the series “Brave Hendrik” show a new type of clothing in the choice of material – plastics – and design, which allows a wealth of associations and reinterprets the body. The jury praised this openness and this desire to experiment, the play with ideas and notions of gender, sexuality and traditions.

Category: Plastics.

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Sunniva Rademacher Flesland. Textile: Fixed Burberry coat and cashmere sweater, 2020. Cotton, cashmere, sewn, darning.. 54 x 43 x 2 cm. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. 
. Mending clothes is an art that almost no one masters anymore. It interesting to see how this apparently poor work is given a modern, sustainable appearance. The small repaired parts become a kind of jewellery. There is also a playful note in the mending that reminds at the improvisation and phantasy as a child in elaborating and making something beautiful out of stains in one’s exercise books.. Category: Textile.. Sunniva Rademacher Flesland
Textile: Fixed Burberry coat and cashmere sweater, 2020
Cotton, cashmere, sewn, darning.
54 x 43 x 2 cm
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020

Mending clothes is an art that almost no one masters anymore. It interesting to see how this apparently poor work is given a modern, sustainable appearance. The small repaired parts become a kind of jewellery. There is also a playful note in the mending that reminds at the improvisation and phantasy as a child in elaborating and making something beautiful out of stains in one’s exercise books.

Category: Textile.

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Søren Krag. Textile: Enûma Eliš, 2020. Wool, bungee ropes, iron bars, rubber flooring, digital painting, digital jacquard loom.. 300 x 300 x 300 cm. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. 
. “Enûma Eliš” by Søren Krag deals with a traditional theme in a very modern way: He takes up the medium of tapestry to convey a universal content, but designs with a combination of forms and ornaments from different areas and styles, digital images and digital weaving. In this way he presents in an impressive way the continuity of tradition adapted to the changing of times.. Category: Textile.. Søren Krag
Textile: Enûma Eliš, 2020
Wool, bungee ropes, iron bars, rubber flooring, digital painting, digital jacquard loom.
300 x 300 x 300 cm
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020

“Enûma Eliš” by Søren Krag deals with a traditional theme in a very modern way: He takes up the medium of tapestry to convey a universal content, but designs with a combination of forms and ornaments from different areas and styles, digital images and digital weaving. In this way he presents in an impressive way the continuity of tradition adapted to the changing of times.

Category: Textile.

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Kristina Neumann. Pendant: Sill in Cylinder, 2020. Redbrick from Canberra, polymer clay, 925 silver, melted, glue, cord.. 4 x 8.2 x 2.9 cm. Photo by: Simon Cottrell. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. 
. The jury was impressed by the strong concept in the works by Kristina Neumann. Students usually live with their parents for a long time and, because of the good relationship with them, have no need to move out. The majority of this generation seems to be looking for security and stability. These works are to be seen as talismans for the younger generation. In addition, the jury found it exciting that the hanging and moving property of jewellery also makes a conceptual sense here: the necklace hangs close to the heart and when the wearer moves, the object carefully distances itself from the body.. Category: Jewellery.. Kristina Neumann
Pendant: Sill in Cylinder, 2020
Redbrick from Canberra, polymer clay, 925 silver, melted, glue, cord.
4 x 8.2 x 2.9 cm
Photo by: Simon Cottrell
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020

The jury was impressed by the strong concept in the works by Kristina Neumann. Students usually live with their parents for a long time and, because of the good relationship with them, have no need to move out. The majority of this generation seems to be looking for security and stability. These works are to be seen as talismans for the younger generation. In addition, the jury found it exciting that the hanging and moving property of jewellery also makes a conceptual sense here: the necklace hangs close to the heart and when the wearer moves, the object carefully distances itself from the body.

Category: Jewellery.

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Vlastimil Šenkýř. Object: Untitled, 2020. Glass, metal oxides, handmade.. 10.8 x 13 x 8 cm. Photo by: Tomáš Slavik. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020. From series: Lapis Philosophorum. 
. Vlastimil Šenkýř's project “Lapis philosophorum” impressed the jury by its obscuring the boundaries between nature and art. The works appear like alchemical products in which nature, art and science meet and therewith document the proximity in which these areas are currently located and inspire each other. At the same time they fascinate by their at the first glance almost inconspicuous appearance, which then reveals itself to be magnificent and of brilliant colour.. Category: Glass.. Vlastimil Šenkýř
Object: Untitled, 2020
Glass, metal oxides, handmade.
10.8 x 13 x 8 cm
Photo by: Tomáš Slavik
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2020
From series: Lapis Philosophorum

Vlastimil Šenkýř's project “Lapis philosophorum” impressed the jury by its obscuring the boundaries between nature and art. The works appear like alchemical products in which nature, art and science meet and therewith document the proximity in which these areas are currently located and inspire each other. At the same time they fascinate by their at the first glance almost inconspicuous appearance, which then reveals itself to be magnificent and of brilliant colour.

Category: Glass.

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