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Contemporary Comedy by Shengyi Chen

Exhibition  /  JplusAward   SelectedGraduate2018  /  13 Feb 2019  -  08 Mar 2019
Published: 22.01.2019
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Intro
Hannah Gallery presents an exhibiton with Shengyi Chen, winner of the Klimt02 JPlus Emerging Talent Award 2018, showcasing pieces that reminds us of the capacity of jewellery to be a vehicle for strong ideas and political attitudes.

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Shengyi Chen
For many people, 2017 has been a very disturbing year, Political divisions in the UK and USA have created an atmosphere of anxiety and distrust. In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency, the election’s unexpected outcome was still too raw, the perceived wound too fresh, for lots of people to put their emotions into words. For others, the chance to reflect on Hillary Clinton’s loss and its ramifications was a chance for catharsis. This means that, for many, the healing power of the arts can offer a way forward as we look to fix a deeply divided and possibly broken world.

From the outrage that followed Donald Trump’s toxic and aggressively sexist and racist admission. Lots of anti-trump campaigns have been launched in the past year. From the vision of Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, the
pussycat project was established in advance of Women’s March in Washington in January 2017. The Pussyhat has become the most visually effective and internationally recognized symbol of an anti-trump movement. Inspired by this, I set out to find the possible fine line between Trump and Jewellery Design.

Trump dominates the conversation, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy since everyone believes that the only way to get attention is to talk about Trump, so they talk about Trump. There’s been no shortage of attention given to President Donald Trump’s news. By keeping track of his news items, such as the trade wars between China and the USA, the air attack to Syria, his massive scandals, his indiscreet Twitter posts and issues of data privacy etc, I realized that the best way to connect Trump with
jewellery design was through black humor. By turning political events into black comedic, wearable pieces, my collection examines the socio-political issues occurring under Donald Trump’s presidency, questioning the validity and integrity of his position as leader of the USA.
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: President Twitter, 2018. Copper, brass, wig, blue powder coating. 5.5 x 2 x 5 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: President Twitter, 2018
Copper, brass, wig, blue powder coating
5.5 x 2 x 5 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Necklace: Boxing, 2018. Gold plated brass, copper, 3d printed polyester. 20 x 2 x 47 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Necklace: Boxing, 2018
Gold plated brass, copper, 3d printed polyester
20 x 2 x 47 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: President Playboy, 2018. Black ruthenium plated copper, gold plated brass, silver.. 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.5 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: President Playboy, 2018
Black ruthenium plated copper, gold plated brass, silver.
5.5 x 1.5 x 8.5 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Pendant: Hush!, 2018. White resin, silk.. 7.5 x 4 x 40 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Pendant: Hush!, 2018
White resin, silk.
7.5 x 4 x 40 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Necklace: Yuan Necklace, 2018. Gold plated brass, gold, enamel.. 15 x 0.5 x 15 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Necklace: Yuan Necklace, 2018
Gold plated brass, gold, enamel.
15 x 0.5 x 15 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Necklace: Facebook Fetter, 2018. Generic standard ABS.. 10 x 0.3 x 40 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Necklace: Facebook Fetter, 2018
Generic standard ABS.
10 x 0.3 x 40 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: Currency Snake, 2018. Gold plated copper, silver.. 7 x 1 x 10 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: Currency Snake, 2018
Gold plated copper, silver.
7 x 1 x 10 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: Love Bomb, 2018. Gold plated copper, silver.. 3.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Shengyi Chen. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: Love Bomb, 2018
Gold plated copper, silver.
3.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Shengyi Chen
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Shengyi Chen. Pendant: Made in China - Who gets the benefit?, 2018. Gold plated brass.. 5 x 1 x 7.5 cm. Shengyi Chen
Pendant: Made in China - Who gets the benefit?, 2018
Gold plated brass.
5 x 1 x 7.5 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: Golden Shower, 2018. Gold plated copper, silver.. 8.5 x 2.5 x 5 cm. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: Golden Shower, 2018
Gold plated copper, silver.
8.5 x 2.5 x 5 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: Soldier with Love, 2018. Gold plated copper, silver.. 9 x 1.5 x 7 cm. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: Soldier with Love, 2018
Gold plated copper, silver.
9 x 1.5 x 7 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Necklace: Facebook Cross - Pray for a great America, 2018. Gold plated brass.. 10 x 0.3 x 47 cm. Shengyi Chen
Necklace: Facebook Cross - Pray for a great America, 2018
Gold plated brass.
10 x 0.3 x 47 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Necklace: Bullet, 2018. Gold plated brass.. 10 x 4 x 30 cm. Shengyi Chen
Necklace: Bullet, 2018
Gold plated brass.
10 x 4 x 30 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: 2020/Vote, 2019. Gold plated brass, silver. 3.2 x 0.05 x 6.5 cm. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: 2020/Vote, 2019
Gold plated brass, silver
3.2 x 0.05 x 6.5 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: Nail It, 2019. White resin, silver. 5.5 x 3 x 5 cm. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: Nail It, 2019
White resin, silver
5.5 x 3 x 5 cm
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Shengyi Chen. Brooch: Speaking of Love, 2019. White resin, silver. 5.5 x 3 x 5 cm. Shengyi Chen
Brooch: Speaking of Love, 2019
White resin, silver
5.5 x 3 x 5 cm
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