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BKV Prize 2022 Winners

Exhibition  /  08 Apr 2022  -  07 May 2022
Published: 21.04.2022
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Intro
The BKV Prize for Young Applied Arts was offered for the first time in 2006 and has been awarded for the sixteenth time this year. 88 entries were received from 13 countries. The evaluation process was held in two stages: a photo jury followed by an object jury. Works by 36 artists were selected for the second jury stage, from which the jury selected three prize winners, two commendations and 18 finalists.
Winners
  • Sujin Kim, 1st Prize
These are boxes that resemble portable cinemas; they are rectangular and deep. Resonance chambers edged in wood, into which one would be happy to fall, or even immerse one- self, looking through a peephole to discover what is hidden behind. Using embroidery techniques from her native Korea, Sujin Kim makes colors glow: loosely woven and full of life, silk threads grow like organic material from the void and towards the light: fire, ash, coal, variations of yellow and a glacial sky blue. These are miniature sculptures that immediately create the need to retreat and examine them in privacy. She writes that her examination of the feeling of loneliness led her to these forms. What a joy.
 
  • Lena Kaapke, 2nd Prize
The material used to create an object is usually a purely artistic decision. Lena Kaapke reminds us that materials are connected to places and react to environmental factors during their processing. Whether the copper oxide used in ceramic glazing is red or green depends on the composition of the glaze, but primarily on the burning process and the oven atmosphere. Lena Kaapke’s hand-thrown porcelain bowls, produced on the same day and fired in various ovens in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen, the birthplace of porcelains, are all identical and yet different. The materials’ reaction to the location also served as an artistic factor.
 
  • Maria Mayer, 3nd Prize
Looking at the fine material layers with their nuanced colors evokes associations with images that appear both testimonial and lyrical. »Colors of the City« is a processual work by textile designer Maria Mayer which, informed by her insights, illustrates in documentary fashion the resources that can be found in a city, in this case Halle an der Saale. Knowledge of a traditional dying technique forms the basis of this research and is translated into a piece that explicitly and sensually describes a world of flora and makes colors visible and appreciable through the medium of textiles. It is an homage to the colors that, as if by magic, emerge from their hiding in nature, receive new material character and, through their reception, present a new source of value creation for people, which subsequently enables their use as a means of expression or, for example, in clothing.
 
  • Ayaka Terajima, Commendation
The vessels produced by Ayaka Terajima are initially reminiscent of pieces from times gone by. Upon closer inspection, it becomes evident that she has used everyday packaging from supermarkets, such as yogurt pots, chocolate boxes and plastic lids, as her artistic tools. By stringing together these disposable items, she expresses her own, distinct use of forms and shows the traces left behind by today’s society. This style of arrangement is evocative of the jewelry artistry of indigenous peoples. AyakaTerajima’s earthenware vessels are not glazed; they appear raw and almost force us to consider our own consumption.
 
  • Dominik Unterrainer, Commendation
Furniture with a particular aesthetic that provides technical solutions. In »Akabati«, the metalwork master Dominik Unterrainer has created a formally sober, functional and true-to-material shelving system that, thanks to its modular structure, can be expanded as desired. This structure of connectors and polished taper locks, which combine with the oak boards to ensure a high degree of stability, is resourceful and, above all, aesthetically impressive. No tools are required to assemble the shelves.


Finalists
  • Valena Ammon
  • Martha Sophie Burkhardt
  • Yi Cao
  • Jose Martin Carreño Mendoza
  • Tatjana Giorgadse
  • Xinia Guan
  • Susie Heuberger
  • Arisa Inoue
  • Nikita Kavryzhkin
  • Laurin Kilbert
  • Zuzana Kubelková
  • Yurika Kuwabara
  • Jaejun Lee
  • Paula Repp Alvarez
  • Tereza Sluková
  • Oles Tsura
  • Zhipeng Wang
  • Jingwen Yuan


Due to the variety and excellent quality of the works submitted, it was a difficult task for the selection committee to come to a final decision. We thank the jury for their conscientious work and commitment:
  • Elena Alvarez Lutz, Director and BR-Kultur journalist
  • Dr.Sven Hauschke, Director of Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
  • Johannes Hofbauer, Sculptor
  • Prof. Melanie Isverding, HAWK - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim, Professor of Metal Design | Jewelry + body related objects
  • Hannah Rembeck, Goldsmith and gallery owner, Regensburg
  • Prof. Barbara Schmidt, Ceramist and professor for design with a focus on design and experimentation in Weißensee, Kunsthochschule Berlin

The award ceremony will be held on April 8th, 2022 at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein.
All works of the finalists and the prizewinners will be presented: Gallery of Applied Arts, Munich, April 8th – May 7th, 2022.

Founded in 1851, the Bavarian Crafts Council (BKV) is today a professional association for the promotion of contempo- rary crafts with around 450 members. Located in the centre of Munich, it maintains a spacious shop, and a gallery. The Bavarian Crafts Council also participates in trade fairs.

 
Sujin Kim. Brooch: The Moment, 2021. Silk, embroidery thread, walnut wood, silver, nickel silver.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners. Sujin Kim
Brooch: The Moment, 2021
Silk, embroidery thread, walnut wood, silver, nickel silver.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners
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Lena Kaapke. Installation: Glasur-Topographie, Schalen Edition, 2021. Turning clay, glazed on the inside, a red colour recipe fired in 15 different kilns/firings.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners. Lena Kaapke
Installation: Glasur-Topographie, Schalen Edition, 2021
Turning clay, glazed on the inside, a red colour recipe fired in 15 different kilns/firings.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners
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Maria Mayer. Textile: Farben der Stadt, 2020. Silk satin, fuji silk, virgin wool, lilac leaves, maple leaves, dandelion, spurge, mountain smoke, grape hyacinth, celandine, ferrous sulphate, dyeing with plants.  . Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners. Maria Mayer
Textile: Farben der Stadt, 2020
Silk satin, fuji silk, virgin wool, lilac leaves, maple leaves, dandelion, spurge, mountain smoke, grape hyacinth, celandine, ferrous sulphate, dyeing with plants.  
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners
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Ayaka Terajima. Vessel: Doki, 2021. Unglazed ceramics, build-up technique with plastic wrappings.. Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners. Ayaka Terajima
Vessel: Doki, 2021
Unglazed ceramics, build-up technique with plastic wrappings.
Awarded at: BKV Prize 2022 Winners
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Dominik Unterrainer. Furniture: Akabati, 2020. Oiled steel tube, glass lenses and mirror, LED bulb, textile cable. . Shelf system . Dominik Unterrainer
Furniture: Akabati, 2020
Oiled steel tube, glass lenses and mirror, LED bulb, textile cable. 
Shelf system
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Jose Martin Carreño Mendoza. Necklace: Coyuntura, 2021. Basalt, shibuichi.. Jose Martin Carreño Mendoza
Necklace: Coyuntura, 2021
Basalt, shibuichi.
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Arisa Inoue. Necklace: Fremdkörper, 2020. Washi (Japanese paper), old letters, glue, silver.. Arisa Inoue
Necklace: Fremdkörper, 2020
Washi (Japanese paper), old letters, glue, silver.
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Tatjana Giorgadse. Brooch: n.T., 2021. Agate, balsa wood, silver, stainless steel, foam, pigment or wood, stainless steel, silicone, Sugru, Tiger's eye, pigment.. Tatjana Giorgadse
Brooch: n.T., 2021
Agate, balsa wood, silver, stainless steel, foam, pigment or wood, stainless steel, silicone, Sugru, Tiger's eye, pigment.
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Xinia Guan. Brooch: Contemplation; Capture IV, 2020. Argentium silver, stainless steel, hand-sawn, folded respectively sterling silver, sterling silver, yellow gold, stainless steel, patina, hand-sawn, folded.  . Xinia Guan
Brooch: Contemplation; Capture IV, 2020
Argentium silver, stainless steel, hand-sawn, folded respectively sterling silver, sterling silver, yellow gold, stainless steel, patina, hand-sawn, folded.  
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Susie Heuberger. Necklace: El grito; Yolotl, 2021. Kabamba jasper, Aventurine, blackened silver; Aventurine, basalt, blackened silver.. Susie Heuberger
Necklace: El grito; Yolotl, 2021
Kabamba jasper, Aventurine, blackened silver; Aventurine, basalt, blackened silver.
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Laurin Kilbert. Object: Symbiotic Spaces, 2021. Local clay, 3D printing in self-programmed printer.   . Multispecies habitat . Laurin Kilbert
Object: Symbiotic Spaces, 2021
Local clay, 3D printing in self-programmed printer.   
Multispecies habitat
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Zuzana Kubelkova. Vase: Frozen Landscape, 2021. Glass, basalt fibres.. Zuzana Kubelkova
Vase: Frozen Landscape, 2021
Glass, basalt fibres.
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Tereza Sluková. Object: Sweet Things, 2020. Red clay, various glazes.. Tereza Sluková
Object: Sweet Things, 2020
Red clay, various glazes.
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Zhipeng Wang. Ring: Identity Ring, 2021. Chinese tea, German coffee, glue.. Zhipeng Wang
Ring: Identity Ring, 2021
Chinese tea, German coffee, glue.
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