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Beautiful!? - Contemporary Jewellery and Object Exhibition

Exhibition  /  10 Apr 2021  -  10 May 2021
Published: 06.04.2021
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The exhibition "Beautiful!?" organized by B.R. Gallery displays contemporary jewellery and craftwork from 17 Chinese artists and group. It questions the word "beautiful" frequently used in our daily life and sparks the discussion of aesthetics related to philosophy and wider disciplines.

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Artist list

Zhilu Cheng, Xiahan Dai, Xinru Dai, Jia Fang, Anqi Li, Mingyang Li, Bin Liu, Xiaoqi Liu, Shiyu Ma, Kai Ren, Mian Wu, YDMD, Yujia Yao, Siqiu Zhang, Yitong Zhang, Yu Zhang, Lite Zhu
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It seems like that the more frequently we use the word “beautiful”, the more ambiguous its connotation is. For example, if we question the word critically, what is beautiful, why is it beautiful, and how to create something beautiful, it may take us to the discussion of aesthetics which is relevant to the philosophy and wider disciplines.
 
Gorgias raises three sequential arguments that can be used to analyze the historical development of aesthetics: first that nothing exists; second that if existence exists, it is inapprehensible to humans; and third, that even if existence is apprehensible, it certainly cannot be communicated or interpreted to one’s neighbors. This can help to explain the three periods of aesthetics: the ontological period, the epistemological period and the linguistic period, which generally focus on what is beauty that can refer to, for example, Plato and Aristotle’s theories; how to recognize beauty that can be seen in Baumgarten, Hume, Kant and Fechner’s arguments; and how to communicate beauty that attracts scholars such as Bell, Jacobson and Barthes’s discussions.
 
It is not hard to see that just this kind of ordinary word we unconsciously use in daily life can sequentially bring us an extraordinary thinking process through a series of questioning, which contains philosophical, social, historical and cultural information. However, different from the scholars of other areas, the languages of a maker used to explore the connotation of beauty is through the endless negotiations with materials.
 
Obviously, no matter jewellery and domestic ornament, most of people think them have strong relationships with beauty, in another way to say, beauty is usually a kind of expect from these objects, but as Veiteberg’s point, it (beauty) can mean everything or nothing. This makes beauty as a chain that connects a daily-used word to rich, free and intellectual thoughts, waiting for us to slightly pull it. And these makers in this exhibition are ones who would like to pull the chain, seizing diversified and cross-disciplinary information and understandings, which leads to a reflection of “beautiful chaos”. Therefore, the exhibition expects to invite the public to look, read and get inspired from the chaos so that to recalibrate the very common concept “beautiful”.
 
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Exhibition team:

Curator: Rui LI
Curation Consultant: YDMD Studio, Xinru DAI
Executive Planner: Lin MA
Visual Design: Yizhou YAO
Sponsor: B.R. Gallery

Opening:
10 Apr 2021, 3 - 4 pm: Opening ceremony; 4 - 5:30 pm: Free Visiting.

Opening hours:
11 am - 6 pm (closed on Monday and Wednesday).

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Xinru Dai. Brooch: Less than '1', 2021. Silver, acrylic.. 5 x 5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Xinru Dai. Xinru Dai
Brooch: Less than '1', 2021
Silver, acrylic.
5 x 5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Xinru Dai
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Jia Fang. Ring: The Sound of a Ring, 2020. Silver, ring box.. 30 x 30 x 10 cm. Photo by: Jia Fang. Jia Fang
Ring: The Sound of a Ring, 2020
Silver, ring box.
30 x 30 x 10 cm
Photo by: Jia Fang
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Bin Liu. Brooch: Landscapes in Chinese painting, 2019. Sliver, Turquoise.. 5 x 4 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Bin Liu. Bin Liu
Brooch: Landscapes in Chinese painting, 2019
Sliver, Turquoise.
5 x 4 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Bin Liu
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Kai Ren. Pendant: Trace, 2019. Silver.. Photo by: Kai Ren. Kai Ren
Pendant: Trace, 2019
Silver.
Photo by: Kai Ren
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Mian Wu. Necklace: Fish that can not swim, 2021. Glass, gold, ruby.. 7 x 3 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Mian Wu. Mian Wu
Necklace: Fish that can not swim, 2021
Glass, gold, ruby.
7 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Mian Wu
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Yitong Zhang. Object: Monitoring, 2021. Brass, convex glass.. 10 x 4 x 25 cm. Photo by: Yitong Zhang. Yitong Zhang
Object: Monitoring, 2021
Brass, convex glass.
10 x 4 x 25 cm
Photo by: Yitong Zhang
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Yu Zhang. Object: Banquet - Teakwood, 2019. Teakwood, polycarbonate.. 27 x 27 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Yu Zhang. Yu Zhang
Object: Banquet - Teakwood, 2019
Teakwood, polycarbonate.
27 x 27 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Yu Zhang
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YDMD. Vessel: Bell cup, 2019. Brass, glass.. 25 x 7 x 7 cm; 13 x 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: YDMD. YDMD
Vessel: Bell cup, 2019
Brass, glass.
25 x 7 x 7 cm; 13 x 6 x 6 cm
Photo by: YDMD
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Yujia Yao. Vessel: Shall we Dance?, 2018. Silver.. 10 x 10 x 25 cm. Photo by: Yujia Yao. Yujia Yao
Vessel: Shall we Dance?, 2018
Silver.
10 x 10 x 25 cm
Photo by: Yujia Yao
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Zhilu Cheng. Bracelet: Virtual Domain of the Body, 2021. 3D printing, resin, brass.. 15 x 30 cm. Photo by: Zhilu Cheng. Zhilu Cheng
Bracelet: Virtual Domain of the Body, 2021
3D printing, resin, brass.
15 x 30 cm
Photo by: Zhilu Cheng
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