Ubi TopYoung 2014. Graduation Series for Contemporary Asian Jewellery
The exhibition is aimed specifically at graduates of contemporary jewellery, born and educated in Asia and now (summer 2014) finishing their bachelor or master in contemporary jewellery in either an Academy in Asia, or abroad. We invite you to share the information of Ubi Top Young 2014 with the graduation students of your network.
Ubi Gallery is a creative platform in Beijing, where high quality pieces of contemporary jewellery and ceramics are on display. Ubi is the first gallery in China to offer a platform for these disciplines. The collection is focused on the work of young Asian artists. Ubi means ‘where’, it refers to moving and arriving, it is about asking questions. The gallery offers a platform to those great designers and artists who through their work keep us curious. Ubi Gallery is founded in autumn 2012 and is situated in the historical area of Dashilar in Beijing, located south of the Forbidden City.
Ubi Top Young 2014
In 2013 Ubi Gallery organized for the first time the TopYoung Award for Asian jewellery graduates.
Amazed by the submissions of 74 students, a jury from Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo (Machtelt Schelling, Yu-Chun Chen of Mano Gallery, Ohchi Chitose from O-Gallery) selected the 13 best candidates.
You can find inflatable brooches; jewellery made by foam particles; pieces inspired by architecture, some very personal portraits and the example of the bare essence of a pin. Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline – you can find a nice overview in Ubi Gallery. With great thanks to all the applicants, the jury and the universities, we presented the selection of pieces in the exhibition. We will have soon an exhibition with the TOP 3 of our young graduates: Sungho Cho; Pu Gang and He Jing.
As the contemporary jewellery is still young in many parts of Asia, offering a platform is the only thing that really can accelerate the development. The exhibition for graduates from Asia is therefore created and will be organized in 2014 again and will be continued every year after.
• The exhibition is aimed specifically at graduates of contemporary jewellery, born and educated in Asia and now (summer 2014) finishing their bachelor or master in contemporary jewellery in either an Academy in Asia, or abroad.
• The entry must consists of one of their current graduation piece
• There is no application fee involved
Due to the space we can only exhibit wearable jewellery. Submissions of installations or photography will not be accepted.
The selection for the Graduation exhibition will be based on the personal choice of the owner and curator of Ubi Gallery. A personal and creative language, skilled use of material, a worked through concept - all are taken into consideration while making the selection.
The selection for the Gold, Silver and Bronze award will be done by a jury of professionals from the field of contemporary jewellery from Asia.
There will be a promotion exhibition for the top three winners at Ubi Gallery within a year after the Top Young 2014 exhibition. For all 3 award winners the gallery will organize media events.
- Deadline for application by email is 20th June 14
- Decision of selection on images 12th July 14. Successful applicants will be contacted vie email before 12th July and the list will be announced on the website of Ubi Gallery.
- Deadline of sending the objects to Beijing – before 1st Aug
- Opening exhibition 22 Aug
- Exhibition 22 Aug – 17 Sept
We are looking forward to your submission. If you need further information, please contact us:
RemarksThe winners of 2013 were Sungho Cho, Pu Gang and He Jing.
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