21 Grams, 2018 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial

Exhibition  /  TravellingExhibition  /  07 Nov 2018  -  10 Dec 2018
Published: 23.10.2018
21 Grams, 2018 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial.
China Academy of Art
Ruudt Peters
Zhenghong Wang
Ted Noten. Object: No Title Yet, 2018. Paper with the text soul, silverwire.. 20 × 18 × 5cm. Ted Noten
Object: No Title Yet, 2018
Paper with the text soul, silverwire.
20 × 18 × 5cm
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Under the title 21 grams Ruudt Peters has organized a jewelry exhibition where a large number of artists where asked to make a jewel with the weight and content of the soul 21 grams, to develop specifically for this exhibition. There will be an equal number of western and eastern artists invited to take part at the exhibition.The installation of the art works is an important part of the concept. The works of the 21 grams jewelry will be present on scales to verify whether an artist has succeeded to the weight of the soul 21 grams to meet. 

Artist list

Paul Adie, Manami Aoki, Peter Bauhuis, David Bielander, Rudolf Bott, Helen Britton, Beatrice Brovia, Bifei Cao, Carla Castiajo, Guozhen Chen, Shuming Chen, Nicolas Cheng, Xiang Cheng, Florian Chumeng, Shachar Cohen, Erinn Cox, Aaron Patrick Decker, Peter Deckers, Patrícia Domingues, Yanli Duan, Iris Eichenberg, Nedda El Asmar, Benedikt Fischer, Shaoxiong Fu, Sara Gackowska, Jie Gao, Maya Gao, Shan Gao, Wei Gao, Yun Ge, Zhiwei Gong, Niki Grandics, Adam Grinovich, Xin Guo, Rupai Han, Sophie Hangarth, Ann-Kathrin Hartel, Jing He, Nils Hint, Simone Hompel ten, Meiing Hsu, Jun Hu, Shifa Hu, David Huycke, Meiri Ishida, Koen Jacobs, Xuezhi Ji, Chengyu Jiang, Xueling Jin, Junwon Jung, Lauren Kalman, Jiro Kamata, Yeonmi Kang, Heejoo Kim, Young-I Kim, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn, Seulgi Kwon, Heng Lee, Seulki Lee, Helena Lehtinen, Linlin Lei, Danqing Li, Shanshan Li, Tianqing Li, Yinliang Li, Yunxuan Li, Zifeng Li, Xiao Liang, Enying Lin, Xiao Liu, Urmas Lüüs, Suska Mackert, Lilian Mattuschka, Jasmin Matzakow, Mei Meng, Carla Movia, Eija Mustonen, Kadri Mälk, Chequita Nahar, Xianou Ni, Evert Nijland, Zijun Ning, Ted Noten, Lumy Nouguez, Pavel Opocensky, Seth Papac, Liling Peng, Yiwen Peng, Ruudt Peters, Annika Pettersson, Karen Pontoppidan, Suzanne Pugh, Haiming Ren, Estela Saez, Nina Sajet, Juliane Schölß, Sondra Sherman, Jun Shi, Robert Smit, Nadja Soloviev, Deganit Stern Schocken, Zhongge Sui, Jie Sun, Jieyi Sun, Xiangxiang Sun, Yiping Sun, Tore Svensson, Anneleen Swillen, Fumiki Taguchi, Edu Tarin, Terhi Tolvanen, Vivi Touloumidi, Fabrizio Tridenti, Yiumsiri Vantanapindu, Frank Verkade, Kezhen Wang, Qi Wang, Qiong Wang, Taidi Wang, Xiaojia Wang, Xiaoxin Wang, Zhenghong Wang, Chumeng Weng, Mian Wu, Renjie Wu, Jun Xie, Binglei Xu, Chenqian Xu, Jiaying Xu, Jing Xu, Congcong Yan, Zhao Yang, Xiaoyou Ying, Tala Yuan, Shuang Yue, Christoph Zellweger, Xihan Zhai, Chenzhi Zhang, Fan Zhang, Kun Zhang, Yi Zhang, Yunting Zhang, Zaozao Zhang, Zhaodan Zhang, Zhi Zhang, Yanmin Zhao, Yi Zhao, Hanqi Zheng, Hengfeng Zhou, Mingming Zhou, Ruoxue Zhou, Zhuohan Zhou, Aiyu Zhu, Yijie Zhu, Weiyang Zhuo
This year's Hangzhou International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial invited 155 exhibitors who are famous educators, artists and scholars from 25 countries and regions to participate in the One Belt, One Road guidelines and policy, focusing on the China Academy of Art. About 50 well-known institutions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas form a high-level jewelry and metalworking academic feast worldwide. This exhibition has attracted the enthusiastic participation of many domestic and foreign contemporary jewelry and metal artists. It also pays special attention to the incubation of young artists and has become a mature communication platform for the contemporary jewelry art circle. This exhibition also conducts academic discussions with experts from around the world to expand the academic, artistic, technical and aesthetic aspects to promote the development of jewelry and metal art.
Through the 21g exhibition, we will present the most avant-garde metal art creations at home and abroad from a professional perspective, and promote the development of the overall discipline of jewelry and metal art. Through exhibitions, to understand the different areas of jewelry and metal art in the international and domestic, to explore the development of jewelry and metal art in the era of new technology, to reflect on how artists should face and eliminate the boundaries between art and crafts. At the same time, through the academic research of international art creation, combined with art history, modern and post-modern art theory, sociology and anthropology, the interdisciplinary discussion on the rhythm of art jewelry and other related issues.

Exhibition Theme: "21 grams"
With the intention to prove the existence of the human soul scientifically MacDougall introduced in 1907 a medical experiment by six patients roads during their dying process. The beds were positioned on an industrial scale so that the weight of the patient before, during, and could be held in the holes after death. The patients lost directly or minutes to hours after death 21 grams weight. This minimal research shows that the soul has a substantial weight. The concept of 21 grams has a mysterious imagination that is attractive to artists. The weight of 21 grams is both imaginative and literally for jewellery makers a challenge.

Exhibition Framework:
The exhibition is divided into two parts, three exhibition areas: first, the second exhibition area is centered on the theme of 21 grams, and the third exhibition area is a solo exhibition by Professor Ruudt Peters.
The first part (the first and the second exhibition area): The theme exhibition part, in the form of the theme exhibition, invites domestic and foreign artists to create and display the art from the 21 grams for the exhibitors from their respective creative characteristics. All participating artists have different national and cultural backgrounds, have their own understanding of the theme, and have different interpretations of the meaning of themes and themes, and different artistic languages. Therefore, we have to describe not only the creative techniques and materials of jewelry and metal art, but also a powerful display of contemporary jewelry and metal art concepts.
The second part (the third exhibition area): The theme Bron is the curator's forty years of an international art exhibition of personal art creation by Professor Ruudt Peters.

This seminar invited many famous artists and scholars from home and abroad to participate. Academician Zhenyu Yang said that the seminar will closely combine the rich exhibitions and the works themselves, with the symbolic concept of 21 grams as an opportunity to revolve around Professor Jiang Xu’s spiritual peace of mind in the era of consumption. Professor Wu Zhou’s concept of spiritual jewelry ideological fossils and other multi-dimensional discussions, especially in the jewelry and metal art skills, emphasis and lightness, tangible and intangible, limited and infinite, hand and art, There is a full discussion in the context of traditional and modern, local and global issues.

This triennial is scheduled to travel to European countries in 2019.
First stop: 2018.11.07-2018.12.10 (China)
Second stop: 2019.03.11-2019.04.20 (Germany)
Third stop: 2011.05-2019.06 (Poland)
Fourth stop: 209.07-2019.08 (Belgium)
Fifth stop: 2019.10-2019.11 (Netherlands)

Exhibition Academic Committee
Academic Committee Director: Jiang Xu
Academic Host: Zhenyu Yang
Curator: Wu Zhou, Ruudt Peters, Zhenghong Wang
Synergy curator: Suzhen Xie
Total execution: Zhenghong Wang, Lan Zhang
Exhibition Secretary: Leandre Burkhard, Yanli Duan
Member of the Academic Committee: Zheng Liu, Jian Hang, Shiming Gao, Wu Zhou, Zhenyu Yang, Huijun Hu, Jian Yu, Guangrong Wu, Yupu Li, Zhenghong Wang, Lan Zhang, Ruudt Peters
Member of the Organizing Committee: Xiao Zhou, Xianou Ni, Qian Peng, Yijie Zhu, Qingfang Zhang, Jing Zhou, Yuchen Yao, Yang Yu, Xiao Chen, Lixia Ye, Yun Lu

China Academy of Art
International Handwerksmesse in Munich
WCC-BF Gallery
CODA Museum
The Gallery of Art in Legnica
Shanghai Diamond Exchange
Klimt02 Website in Barcelona
And Sponsored by:
Art Institute of Manual, China Academy of Art
The Craft Museum, China Academy of Art


Thursday, 8th of November, 2018. 9:00.


Wednesday, 7th of November, 2018. 15:00.
Patrícia Domingues. Pendant: Round duality, 2018. Reconstructed jade.. 1.5 x 8.5 x 8.5cm. Patrícia Domingues
Pendant: Round duality, 2018
Reconstructed jade.
1.5 x 8.5 x 8.5cm
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Xin Guo. Necklace: 1 gram - rebound, 2018. Silver plated, stainless steel, jade.. 30 x 10 x 1.6cm. Xin Guo
Necklace: 1 gram - rebound, 2018
Silver plated, stainless steel, jade.
30 x 10 x 1.6cm
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Nadja Soloviev. Object: 21g, 2018. Fine gold, string.. 2.0 x 1.1 x 0.8cm. Nadja Soloviev
Object: 21g, 2018
Fine gold, string.
2.0 x 1.1 x 0.8cm
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Chumeng Weng. Object: 86%, 2018. Chocolate. . 4 x 4 x 3 cm. Chumeng Weng
Object: 86%, 2018
4 x 4 x 3 cm
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Iris Eichenberg. Brooch: Soul, 2018. Salt, wool, coal, brass, gold.. 3 x 16 × 2cm. Iris Eichenberg
Brooch: Soul, 2018
Salt, wool, coal, brass, gold.
3 x 16 × 2cm
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Zaozao Zhang. Object: 21 grams (Chinese wing), 2018. Brass, gold. . 10 x 1.5 x 2.7cm. Zaozao Zhang
Object: 21 grams (Chinese wing), 2018
Brass, gold. 
10 x 1.5 x 2.7cm
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Mingjing Gao. Brooch: The World, 2018. Acrylic, resin.. 9 x 3 x 3 cm. Mingjing Gao
Brooch: The World, 2018
Acrylic, resin.
9 x 3 x 3 cm
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Yiping Sun. Necklace: Are You Back, 2018. Brass, glass beads, PVC wire.. 8 x 7 x 4 cm. Yiping Sun
Necklace: Are You Back, 2018
Brass, glass beads, PVC wire.
8 x 7 x 4 cm
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The Crafts Museum, China Academy of Art.

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Exhibition set up..
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21 gram - the soul of jewellery with Ruudt Peters. 

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