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Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024

Award giving  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2024  /  02 Mar 2024
Published: 24.03.2024
Talente – Meister der Zukunft
. Award ceremony 2024 at the Handwerk on Stage as part of «Handwerk & Design» 2024.
. All award winners 2024.
. © GHM.
Talente – Meister der Zukunft
Award ceremony 2024 at the Handwerk on Stage as part of «Handwerk & Design» 2024.
All award winners 2024.
© GHM

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Intro
Eight Talente prizes for design and technology were awarded to newcomers worldwide at the «Handwerk & Design» trade fair in Munich: Daniela Cimen, Max Greiner, Charlotte Marabito, Lydia Soojin Park, Soohyun Chou, Benedict Haener, Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh and Damien Ajavon are this year's awarded artists.

TALENTE – Meister der Zukunft is a competition for newcomers in design and technology under the age of 35. It takes place annually as a special show of «Handwerk & Design» at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich.
The special show gives young designers from all over the world the opportunity to present their work to a large audience. The aim is to promote talented young people from all areas of the skilled trades and to demonstrate the future potential of the skilled trades. 
An international jury selects the winners of the TALENTE Award and a catalogue is published at the same time. For many of the participants, the competition is the start of an artistic and creative career. This year, seven works in the field of design and one prize in the field of technology were awarded.
 
> TALENTE Prize Technology:
Daniela Cimen, Germany
Daniela Cimen's "Re-in-Waste" project transforms orange peels into practical items of clothing. In doing so, she is taking a stand against the growing waste produced by our affluent society. Her textile samples are based on organic waste, in particular food waste from private households. The addition of natural binding agents creates a flexible, water-repellent, biodegradable material, which has been processed into a coat.
 
> TALENTE Prizes Design:

Glass
Max Greiner, Germany
In his project "About Slag", Max Greiner focusses on slag, a mineral by-product from smelting processes in the metal industry. Greiner uses the material to produce a glass mass that can be used in both artisanal and industrial contexts. He shows how a seemingly ugly and dirty raw material can be turned into a beautiful, aesthetically designed object.

Ceramics
Charlotte Marabito, Germany
In her project "Performative Extrusion", Charlotte Marabito is concerned with the production of round, ceramic bodies derived from extrusion moulding. The jury was fascinated by the playful, experimental character of this material research, as well as the combination of a mechanical process with manual labour. The disruption, the intervention in the traditional process of extrusion was convincing.

Ceramics
Lydia Soojin Park, South Korea / Norway
Lydia Soojin Park's ceramic objects reflect the relationship between Western and Eastern culture, tradition and modernity, functionality, and impracticality. The works are constructed by hand and decorated using various techniques. The jury was particularly impressed by the work with different layers, the combination of different patterns and colours in one work and the reflection on aspects of traditional ceramics.

Metal
Soohyun Chou, South Korea
Soohyun Chou deals with the subject of boundaries in her vessels. She observes that people establish more and more boundaries with other people during their lives. Her vessels are characterised by rigour, strength, reflection, and careful consideration as well as constructive clarity. In their monumentality, powerful aura, and relief design, they seem to be characterised by an almost architectural quality.

Jewellery
Benedict Haener, Switzerland 
During his training as a goldsmith, Benedict Haener learnt that gold, pearls, and precious stones are the epitome of beauty and value. In his current works from the "Sugar Free" series, he has reconsidered these traditional attributions and takes a playful approach to them. They also fascinate with their illusionistic effect. The jury liked the funny element at first glance, which on closer inspection gives way to an appreciation of the quality of the craftsmanship, the subtlety and the handling of materials.

Jewellery
Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh, Iran / Germany
Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh deals with violence against women in Iran in her work. She also deals with questions of belonging and homeland in her jewellery, pain and everyday life, tradition, and experimentation. Her necklace "Woman, Life, Freedom" touched the jury because of its political content and the quality of her craftsmanship. The heaviness of the content is contrasted with the delicacy of the materials and the delicacy of the technique. The jury praised the handling of traditions, the feminist standpoint, and the continuation of the communication of female messages in the textile medium.

Textile
Damien Ajavon, France / Norway
In addition to questions of identity, Damien Ajavon is interested in the theme of transience, which he understands as the flow of time. The jury appreciated the variety of levels of information in his work, including art history, gender issues, cultural aspects, debates on colonialism and Norway. The fluidity in terms of identity, activity, art and craft as well as art history was fascinating.

 
The international jury members are:
Design: 
- Prof Tulga Beyerle, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, DE.
- Professor Ayzit Bostan, Munich; Kunsthochschule Kassel, DE.
- Prof. Yves Ebnöther, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering, CH.
- Prof. Bettina Göttke-Krogmann, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE.
- Marthe Yung Mee Hansen, Norwegian Crafts, Oslo, NO.
- Prof Chequita Nahar, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, NL.
- Dr Nele van Wieringen, Ceramics Museum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, DE.

Technology: 
- Markus Sieber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Crystallography Section, DE.
- Prof. Yves Ebnöther, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering, CH.

Contact:
Public & Media Relations Manager,
Giuliana Schmitt, giuliana.schmitt@ghm.de
Tel: +49(0)89 189 149 162
 
Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh. Necklace: Frau, Leben, Freiheit, 2023. Pearls, pearl weaving. 60 x 11 x 0.2 cm. Photo by: Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh
Necklace: Frau, Leben, Freiheit, 2023
Pearls, pearl weaving
60 x 11 x 0.2 cm
Photo by: Masoumeh Rezaeilouyeh
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
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Damien Ajavon. Wall piece: Ode to NDATE YALLA, 2022. Wool and polyester, Digital Jacquard knit. 100 x 180 x 1 cm. Photo by: Dunlop Gallery. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. Damien Ajavon
Wall piece: Ode to NDATE YALLA, 2022
Wool and polyester, Digital Jacquard knit
100 x 180 x 1 cm
Photo by: Dunlop Gallery
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
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Benedict Haener. Necklace: Sugar Free Apple Necklace, 2023. Glass and resin. 57 x 4 x 2 cm. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. From series: Kill Your Darling. Benedict Haener
Necklace: Sugar Free Apple Necklace, 2023
Glass and resin
57 x 4 x 2 cm
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
From series: Kill Your Darling
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Estimated price: 3800 €

SooHyun Chou. Vessel: Building One's Boundary, 2024. Copper alloy, moulded. 11 x 20 x 20 and 14 x 20 x 20 cm. Photo by: KC Studio. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. SooHyun Chou
Vessel: Building One's Boundary, 2024
Copper alloy, moulded
11 x 20 x 20 and 14 x 20 x 20 cm
Photo by: KC Studio
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
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Daniela Cimen. Textile: RE-IN-WASTE, 2024. Biomaterial made from orange waste, sewn. 90 x 55 cm. Photo by: Christine Cimen. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. Coat from experimental material and product development. Daniela Cimen
Textile: RE-IN-WASTE, 2024
Biomaterial made from orange waste, sewn
90 x 55 cm
Photo by: Christine Cimen
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
Coat from experimental material and product development
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Max Greiner. Object: About Slag, 2024. Glass (slag content 30%), sintered in plaster form. 9.5 x 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Max Greiner. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. Max Greiner
Object: About Slag, 2024
Glass (slag content 30%), sintered in plaster form
9.5 x 7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Max Greiner
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
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Charlotte Marabito. Installation: Performative Extrusion - Reshaping New Methods of Ceramic Extrusion, 2024. Tiles/building ceramics, stoneware, pressing/extrusion. 20 x 20 x 20 cm. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. Charlotte Marabito
Installation: Performative Extrusion - Reshaping New Methods of Ceramic Extrusion, 2024
Tiles/building ceramics, stoneware, pressing/extrusion
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
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Lydia SooJin Park. Object: Volcano, 2023. Ceramic, built up, slip, glaze. 20 x 19 x 21 cm. Photo by: Format Oslo. Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024. Lydia SooJin Park
Object: Volcano, 2023
Ceramic, built up, slip, glaze
20 x 19 x 21 cm
Photo by: Format Oslo
Awarded at: Talente. Masters of the Future Prizes 2024
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