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Bubble Land

Exhibition  /  11 Mar 2015  -  15 Mar 2015
Published: 05.03.2015
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Intro
The group Bench 886 consists of ten Taiwanese jewellery artists with exploration hunts of history, present, fantasy and jewellery by ten islanders.

Artist list

Yung-Huei Chao, Ying-Hsiu Chen, Mei-Fang Chiang, Han-Chieh Chuang, Ying-Hsun (Zita) Hsu, Heng Lee, Yu-Ping Lin, Shih-Dea (Deborah) Tseng, Cai-Xuan Wu, Wen-Miao Yeh
Bubble Land is the second group exhibition presented by the contemporary jewellery group of Bench 886. The group consists of ten Taiwanese jewellery artists, whose works are influenced by their cultural background and present surrounding environment.
 
Last year, Bench 886 made their first debut in Munich, Germany during SCHMUCK week, with a group show entitled “Ni Hao”, which is hello or greeting in Mandarin. This year, they opt to return with a more intensified theme, between March 11-15, at Gallery Kobeia, hoping to set out from the details of everyday life, capturing and constructing impressions of the past, present, and possibly the future.
 
Within the process of making jewellery, artists’ unconsciously document their dialogue between themselves and the Taiwanese spirit. Heng Lee and Yu-ping Lin recreate the pattern and vibrant colours of the ecosystem. Mei-fang Chiang and Ying-hsiu Chen work on the minimal of everyday life by magically enlarging the details. Ying-hsun Hsu attempts to pick up the neglected imperfection and fragments. The emphasis on colonial interaction can be seen in Shih-dea Tseng and Cai-xuan Wu’s work pieces; whereas the most familiar housing aspects and sense of belonging are found in Han-chieh Chuang, Wen-miao Yeh and Yung-huei Chao’s jewelleries.

The team’s 2015 program starts off with Munich exhibition, then touring back to their homeland, Kaoshung, from April 25 to May 15. Along with the exhibition, members will be giving a talk to share their experience in Germany and contemporary jewellery abroad. The talk will be held on April 18 in Taipei, and April 25 in Kaoshung.
 
Mei-Fang Chiang. Brooch: Cloud of Grass, 2014. anodized aluminium, stainless steel wire, silver. 8 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Tsai Kuen-Lung. From series: Picking Leaves. Mei-Fang Chiang
Brooch: Cloud of Grass, 2014
anodized aluminium, stainless steel wire, silver
8 x 12 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Tsai Kuen-Lung
From series: Picking Leaves
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Heng Lee. Brooch: Pleione formosana, 2014. Nickel silver plated with  platinum, aluminum, auto paint, tread, silk organza. 12 x 29 x 3 cm. Photo by: Heng Lee. From series: Floral Print of Formosa. Heng Lee
Brooch: Pleione formosana, 2014
Nickel silver plated with platinum, aluminum, auto paint, tread, silk organza
12 x 29 x 3 cm
Photo by: Heng Lee
From series: Floral Print of Formosa
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Ying-Hsiu Chen. Brooch: Soft Coral, 2015. Super-light soil, laundry bag, 18K plated brass. 30 x 20 x 12 mm. Photo by: Ying-Hsiu Chen. Ying-Hsiu Chen
Brooch: Soft Coral, 2015
Super-light soil, laundry bag, 18K plated brass
30 x 20 x 12 mm
Photo by: Ying-Hsiu Chen
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Cai-Xuan wu. Brooch: Two make one heart, 2015. Acrylic, stainless steel. 90 x 90 x 35 mm. Photo by: Cai-Xuan wu. Cai-Xuan wu
Brooch: Two make one heart, 2015
Acrylic, stainless steel
90 x 90 x 35 mm
Photo by: Cai-Xuan wu
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Shih-Dea ( Deborah) Tseng. Object: Self-Portrait, 2015. porcelain, Plaster, wood, fungus, glass. 120 x 120 x 80 mm. Photo by: Shih-Dea ( Deborah) Tseng. Shih-Dea ( Deborah) Tseng
Object: Self-Portrait, 2015
porcelain, Plaster, wood, fungus, glass
120 x 120 x 80 mm
Photo by: Shih-Dea ( Deborah) Tseng
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Wen-Miao Yeh. Brooch: Buzz buzz, 2014. plastic, brass, paint, stainless steel. 80 x 80 x 60 mm. Photo by: Wen-Miao Yeh. Wen-Miao Yeh
Brooch: Buzz buzz, 2014
plastic, brass, paint, stainless steel
80 x 80 x 60 mm
Photo by: Wen-Miao Yeh
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Yu-Ping Lin. Brooch: The Journey of Dazzle, 2015. Digital-printed nylon, paint, mixed media, stainless steel. 65 x 65 x 40 mm. Photo by: Yu- Ping Lin. From series: Kaleido. Yu-Ping Lin
Brooch: The Journey of Dazzle, 2015
Digital-printed nylon, paint, mixed media, stainless steel
65 x 65 x 40 mm
Photo by: Yu- Ping Lin
From series: Kaleido
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Han-Chieh Chuang. Brooch: Red Brick Brooch no.19, 2014. bricks, enamel, copper, silver, paper, cement, gold foil, steel wire. 130 x 70 x 53 mm. Photo by: Han-Chieh Chuang. Han-Chieh Chuang
Brooch: Red Brick Brooch no.19, 2014
bricks, enamel, copper, silver, paper, cement, gold foil, steel wire
130 x 70 x 53 mm
Photo by: Han-Chieh Chuang
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Ying-Hsun(Zita) Hsu. Brooch: Untitled, 2012-15. porcelain, silver, stainless steel. 110 x 90 x 35 mm. Photo by: Ying-Hsun(Zita) Hsu. From series: Deformed Origami. Ying-Hsun(Zita) Hsu
Brooch: Untitled, 2012-15
porcelain, silver, stainless steel
110 x 90 x 35 mm
Photo by: Ying-Hsun(Zita) Hsu
From series: Deformed Origami
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Yung-huei Chao. Brooch: Transient Space, 2015. Recycled building material, brass, nickel silver, stainless steel components. 50 x 50 x 20 mm. Yung-huei Chao
Brooch: Transient Space, 2015
Recycled building material, brass, nickel silver, stainless steel components
50 x 50 x 20 mm
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