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CANCELED / Talente Competition 2021

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Published: 22.01.2021
CANCELED / Talente Competition 2021.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Management:
Wolfgang Lösche, Braesel Michaela
.

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Intro
The Talente exhibition planned from 10 to 14 March 2021, is canceled due to the continued restrictions in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Talente, a special show organized into the Handwerk & Design exhibition is an annual competition for new talent in the areas of design and technology. Young artists working in the applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition TALENTE every year in Munich.
 

This year we received in spite of the difficult situation more than 500 applications from over 50 countries and it was a very difficult task to come to a decision and a selection.

In 2021, “Talente” will present works by 102 young craftsmen, artists, and designers from 31 countries in 13 different material groups. This year there will also be works by participants from Argentina, China, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Taiwan, and Ukraine. “Talente” will show innovative, imaginative, extraordinary, and very different works, especially in the areas of glass, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles. The many applications in the field of textiles reflect the huge interest in textiles and fashion, which in recent years has also shown itself in exhibitions, discussions, and studies, particularly concerning the aspect of sustainability and alternative materials.


>> Download the list of selected artists in Talente Competition 2021.


Accordingly, “Talente” will also be presenting a large number of works this year that deal with material investigations and research. This involves reusing existing and processed materials such as leather, textiles, industrial and plastic waste. At the same time, it is about the development of new packaging materials that are biodegradable in order to reduce the amount of plastic waste.
 
In the fields of ceramics and glass, there is a striking mixture of works that try to find new approaches based on existing traditions and those that strive to go their own way and achieve a new effect with the material. For example, “Talente 2021” presents traditional Korean moon vases, which are now made from clay that has been given a new consistency and surface effect using local waste and fruit residues.
 
Among the presented glassworks are sculptural works that allow the material to come into its own, be it by superimposing thin surfaces of different colours or by working with atmospheric, transitory impressions that suggest water and ice through the formation of bubbles and the opposition of opaque and transparent, calmly and dynamic areas. In addition, there are vase objects that achieve a high level of mastery-based on traditional techniques and modern form language, or projects in which glass is blown into woven basket shapes, which help determine shape and surface.
 
A correspondingly broad spectrum can be found in ceramics. Here, too, everyday objects based on traditional patterns are presented alongside sculptural, monumental-looking works of classic design. Furthermore, there are three-dimensional works with strong, dynamic relief, in which various materials can also be incorporated and which address the subject of transience and transformation. Other objects deal with architectural associations, political-biographical reflections or present very differently conceived animal sculptures.
 
The attempt to combine tradition and modernity can also be found in the area of ​​furniture
. In addition to elaborate desks with drawer compartments or sculptural furniture, there are modern stools that combine leather and steel, with a commitment to colour, or furniture that is created using lashing straps.
 
In the field of wood, the breadth ranges from tiny wooden insects, whose decay is indicated in test series, to beach and forest huts. In the field of metal, the works range from classic everyday objects of balanced proportions and elegance to organic shapes and objects with interesting and unusual surfaces.
 
The textile sector is defined by works that deal with aspects of sustainability and multiple uses, protection, and security: warm stoles that are inspired by the structures of leaves, thick sweaters, and headgear, children's hats in the shape of animals, soft blankets, cozy hanging seats, imaginative face masks that are supposed to protect against air pollution. In addition, there are fashion designs in which the basic shapes are changed by embroidery or items of clothing that are cut out of printed fabric strips and are sewn together.
 
The pandemic is a topic that is reflected both in considerations about the design of face masks as well as in reflections on the vulnerability and fragility of the body, which are implemented in motifs and textile structure.
 
This year, a major theme of the fashion exhibits are knitted garments with elaborate, complicated, shaping patterns. The technology is consciously exploited for the contrast of dense areas and loose, transparent areas.
 
Once again, a particularly large number of applications were received in the field of jewellery
. An exciting selection has been made that includes many different positions and a range of materials. Recycled plastics, found objects, wood, silicone, glass beads of various shapes, quartz, various stones, and metals are used, which are elaborately processed with the aim for attractive surface effects and forms of often poetic character. The focus is on a precise perception of material qualities and the beauty of the seemingly irrelevant and worthless.
 
All in all, an interesting and diverse selection has emerged that shows how young artists, craftsmen, and designers are dealing with contemporary, topical issues. The aim is to reflect on various contents, to design functional, aesthetically convincing objects, to update traditions, and to strive for more sustainability and the considered use of materials.

The focus of the competition is on work that shines through its formal and technical originality and technical perfection and is ahead of its time. The competition is being organised by the Munich and Upper Bavarian Chamber of Skilled Trades and jointly sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology. „Talente“ takes place every year as a special exhibition during the Munich International Skilled Trades Fair in March.

A catalogue will be published for the special exhibition: Each artist will be presented with a colour photograph.


Prizes and Awards:
Talente-Prize
  • Eight contributions will be awarded the TALENTE-Prize.
  • Works will be acknowledged at the TALENTE-Catalogue of the following year (including photography and text).
  • Distinguished exhibitors receive a certificate.
Bavarian States Prize
  • Every exhibitor at the International Trade Fair can apply for the Bavarian States Prize.
  • The Bavarian States Prize is awarded 5,000 Euros, a gold medal, and a certificate.
The Awards will be given on the 13th of March at 4:30 pm.


Organisation and Funding:
Promoter: GHM – Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH.
Administration: Wolfgang Lösche, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern.
Organisation: Michaela Braesel, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern.


We are grateful for the support provided by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Energy, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Commerce and Media, Energy and Technology. The publication of the catalogue is enabled by funding from the Association of Trades Fairs.
 
Karina Vodovoz. Textile: Fire, 2019. Mohair. 170 x 60 x 2 cm. Photo by: Ariel Medina. Hand knitted. Karina Vodovoz
Textile: Fire, 2019
Mohair
170 x 60 x 2 cm
Photo by: Ariel Medina
Hand knitted
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Enis Akiev. Object: Plastic Stone Tiles, 2019. PP, LDPE.. 9 x 9 cm. Photo by: KISD Fotostudio. Enis Akiev
Object: Plastic Stone Tiles, 2019
PP, LDPE.
9 x 9 cm
Photo by: KISD Fotostudio
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Sabina Dragusanu. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Upcycled plastics.. 46 x 20 x 2.8 cm. Crocheted. Sabina Dragusanu
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Upcycled plastics.
46 x 20 x 2.8 cm
Crocheted
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Louis Rösner. Furniture: Tendo, 2019. Plywood board. 47.5 x 54 x 47 cm. Photo by: Eva Jünger. Material bending based on cuts and tension.. Louis Rösner
Furniture: Tendo, 2019
Plywood board
47.5 x 54 x 47 cm
Photo by: Eva Jünger
Material bending based on cuts and tension.
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Rose Armstrong. Installation: A Requiem for Insects, 2019. Bamboo plywood, watercolour paint.. 180 x 240 x 10 cm. Photo by: Jack Durr, Sophie Fitch. Laser cut, engraved.. Rose Armstrong
Installation: A Requiem for Insects, 2019
Bamboo plywood, watercolour paint.
180 x 240 x 10 cm
Photo by: Jack Durr, Sophie Fitch
Laser cut, engraved.
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Emma Baker. Object: Carragh VI, 2019. Glass.. 16 x 23 x 5 cm. Photo by: Emma Baker. Blown glass, kiln worked, cold worked.. Emma Baker
Object: Carragh VI, 2019
Glass.
16 x 23 x 5 cm
Photo by: Emma Baker
Blown glass, kiln worked, cold worked.
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Paloma Vega. Necklace: Alien Avocado, 2019. Fabric, seed beads, crystals, tiger eye, aventurine, bugles, onyx, freshwater pearls, thread.. 43 x 19 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Gino Battiston. Pearl embroidery. Paloma Vega
Necklace: Alien Avocado, 2019
Fabric, seed beads, crystals, tiger eye, aventurine, bugles, onyx, freshwater pearls, thread.
43 x 19 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Gino Battiston
Pearl embroidery
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May Bar Levav. Body piece: Air We Wear | Oil Spill Mexico Mask, 2019. Tencel, Aloe Vera, Pla, wool filters.. 28 x 18 x 16 cm. Photo by: Michael Shvadron. Industrial Knitting and 3D Printing.. May Bar Levav
Body piece: Air We Wear | Oil Spill Mexico Mask, 2019
Tencel, Aloe Vera, Pla, wool filters.
28 x 18 x 16 cm
Photo by: Michael Shvadron
Industrial Knitting and 3D Printing.
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Jonas Niedermann. Object: Modular Shapes - Bleu, rose et opaline, 2019. Glass, brass.. 34 x 22 x 10 cm. Photo by: Cæciliie Philipa Vibe Pedersen. Blown, cut, coldworked, hot sculpted, kiln-formed & hot assembled.. Jonas Niedermann
Object: Modular Shapes - Bleu, rose et opaline, 2019
Glass, brass.
34 x 22 x 10 cm
Photo by: Cæciliie Philipa Vibe Pedersen
Blown, cut, coldworked, hot sculpted, kiln-formed & hot assembled.
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Mikuláš Bruckner. Dress: Precarious situation, 2019. Viscose. 70 x 40 x 1 cm. Photo by: Marek Micánek. 3D-knitting. Mikuláš Bruckner
Dress: Precarious situation, 2019
Viscose
70 x 40 x 1 cm
Photo by: Marek Micánek
3D-knitting
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Ruth Gilmour. Textile: Loose Gatherings, 2019. Silk. 62 x 43 x 0.01 cm. Digital photography, digital printing, needlework.. Ruth Gilmour
Textile: Loose Gatherings, 2019
Silk
62 x 43 x 0.01 cm
Digital photography, digital printing, needlework.
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Maximilian Jüttner. Furniture: Untitled, 2019. Walnut wood. Solid frame-filling construction.. 11 x 760 x 120 cm. Photo by: Wolfgang Pulfer. Maximilian Jüttner
Furniture: Untitled, 2019
Walnut wood
Solid frame-filling construction.
11 x 760 x 120 cm
Photo by: Wolfgang Pulfer
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Paula Repp Álvarez. Bowl: Untitled, 2019. Silver 925, slate.. 5 x 25 x 8 cm. Photo by: Luzia Huber. Raised and assembled.. Paula Repp Álvarez
Bowl: Untitled, 2019
Silver 925, slate.
5 x 25 x 8 cm
Photo by: Luzia Huber
Raised and assembled.
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Thalea Schmalenberg. Vase: Resonance of Raw, 2019. Glass. 20 x 20 x 10 cm. Limited serie: 5/6
. Blown glass.. Thalea Schmalenberg
Vase: Resonance of Raw, 2019
Glass
20 x 20 x 10 cm
Limited serie: 5/6
Blown glass.
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Kazuhiro Toyama. Object: Nimbus, 2019. Stainless steel, aluminum, brass.. 48 x 78 x 46 cm. Photo by: Shinichi Ichikawa. From series: Biophilia. Welding, thermal spraying.. Kazuhiro Toyama
Object: Nimbus, 2019
Stainless steel, aluminum, brass.
48 x 78 x 46 cm
Photo by: Shinichi Ichikawa
From series: Biophilia
Welding, thermal spraying.
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