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Creation From Nothing

Exhibition  /  OnlineOnly  /  28 Aug 2020  -  27 Sep 2020
Published: 28.08.2020
Creation From Nothing.
Sino-Italian Design Exchange Center
Curator:
Yuhua Shen
Management:
Yuhua Shen
.

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Intro
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Italy, as well as the Sino-Italian cultural and tourist year, to promote the cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries, the contemporary jewellery online exhibition "Creation from nothing" will be held from August 28 to September 27, 2020. It’s organized by the Sino-Italian Design Exchange Center, DoBe Group and AIVA Gallery, supported by Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Design, District Government of the Fourth District of Florence and DBC International Designer Space (Beijing Design Week Design Hop Branch Venue), curated by Yuhua Shen. And the VR technic is supported by He Chao Arts & Culture.

Artist list

Ilaria De Lorenzi, Masahiro Nakata, Yuhua Shen, Ziyi Yang
God said, let there be light. And with the statue of a disordered origin, all the creatures are born. 
 
For long, the traces of nature wander in the space. Finally, they are all sealed, which leaves an actual world in front of us. This world, which has been baptized repeatedly by time, has witnessed the seas changing into mulberry fields and mulberry fields into seas. Meanwhile, it’s always evolving. The idea of the unity of Heaven and Humanity, or the charm of only the strong survives? In this wonderful and fabulous world, which can reach its own extreme and become the rule of the creation of everything? Perhaps, we have far previously reoriented on the path exploring the answer. 
 
Who on earth can find the key to the exit, in this giant maze which covers all the creatures of nature? In the near or far future?  For all these questions, you can find the answers of some, among the artefacts forged by our four artists, coming up with the feeling about the creation. Just like what we often say, the devil is in the detail, and a small sign hides a whole world.

/ Yuhua Shen


About the Exhibition
The jewellery exhibition adopts the international avant-guard method of art exhibition online, combined with VR technology, bringing the audience a more luxurious visual experience. Four young international outstanding artists in the contemporary jewellery, Masahiro Nakata, Ilaria de Lorenzi, Yuhua Shen, and Ziyi Yang, through their artwork, explore the relationship between human beings and nature, art and life, and use their skills to cast their perceptions of everything into the works in the exhibition.
 
These pieces of jewellery are made by diverse materials, including metal, 3D printing materials, cloth, wood, biological materials, etc., with ingenious ideas, sophisticated craftsmanship, unique shapes, and far-reaching implications. While enjoying the exhibition, the audience can also share the experience of the curator Yuhua Shen with artists, learn about the creative inspiration, design methods and other detailed information of each work, and explore the mysteries of art through the intimate contact between the fingertips and the screen.


About Artists' Work
Masahiro Nakata:
In the future, design and shape even life will be replaced by data. This is what I always imagine. Perhaps there will even be a paradise where birds are generated from data. They are artificial organisms created from data, but what do they (need to) eat, how do they live, and what is their purpose for living?

Ilaria de Lorenzi: What remains of us when we are gone? Ilaria’s works are mainly influenced by this question. In her projects Ilaria starts from real plants and insects, working on them with her very own technique, making them eternal while celebrating their life. She feels a deep connection with the elements of earth and likes to use stones and crystals as final details for her creations. Every gem used has meaning. Every artwork is unique and cruelty-free.

Yuhua Shen: Her works express the combination of traditional culture and contemporary art, as well as handicrafts and modern design concepts, through diversified ways. She believes that jewellery is like a seed with a strong vitality and will eventually grow into a unique shape. While those times are engraved in each of the seeds that belong to you and me, telling our own story.

Ziyi Yang: Tsukumogami series works are hand-made old cotton fabrics which originated in the Yangtze River region. The inspiration for the creation came from the local monster of Kagoshima, Japan, named Ittan momen. It is a monster transformed from ten-meter-long cotton cloth. This kind of spirit that absorbs the essence of heaven and earth and contacts with humans all the time, and obtains essence, gathers resentment and feels that Buddha's nature is collectively called Tsukumogami in Japanese culture.
Ilaria De Lorenzi. Ring: Washed Away Shadow, 2019. Brass, amber.. 3 x 0.7 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Sara Dresti. From series: Scavanger. Ilaria De Lorenzi
Ring: Washed Away Shadow, 2019
Brass, amber.
3 x 0.7 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Sara Dresti
From series: Scavanger
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Ilaria De Lorenzi. Brooch: Stubborn and Contrary, 2019. Brass, wildebeest tooth.. 5 x 1.5 x 12 cm. Photo by: Sara Dresti. From series: Scavanger. Ilaria De Lorenzi
Brooch: Stubborn and Contrary, 2019
Brass, wildebeest tooth.
5 x 1.5 x 12 cm
Photo by: Sara Dresti
From series: Scavanger
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Ilaria De Lorenzi. Brooch: Soul, 2019. Brass, hand-polished buffalo tooth.. 3 x 3 x 8 cm. Photo by: Sara Dresti. From series: Scavanger. Ilaria De Lorenzi
Brooch: Soul, 2019
Brass, hand-polished buffalo tooth.
3 x 3 x 8 cm
Photo by: Sara Dresti
From series: Scavanger
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Masahiro Nakata. Ring: Structure Bird’s Nest, 2017. K18 greenish yellow gold, diamond.. 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Masahiro Nakata. Masahiro Nakata
Ring: Structure Bird’s Nest, 2017
K18 greenish yellow gold, diamond.
2.7 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Masahiro Nakata
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Masahiro Nakata. Pendant: Structure Swimming Swan
, 2013. K18 greenish yellow gold, Akoya pearl.. 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.9 cm. Photo by: Masahiro Nakata. Masahiro Nakata
Pendant: Structure Swimming Swan
, 2013
K18 greenish yellow gold, Akoya pearl.
2.7 x 1.3 x 3.9 cm
Photo by: Masahiro Nakata
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Yuhua Shen. Piece: Thorns, 2018. Gold plated brass.. 7 x 5 x 30 cm. Photo by: Maurizio Beucci. Bracelet and ring. . Yuhua Shen
Piece: Thorns, 2018
Gold plated brass.
7 x 5 x 30 cm
Photo by: Maurizio Beucci
Bracelet and ring.

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Yuhua Shen. Piece: Thorns, 2018. Gold plated brass.. 7 x 5 x 30 cm. Photo by: Maurizio Beucci. Alternative view..Bracelet and ring. . Yuhua Shen
Piece: Thorns, 2018
Gold plated brass.
7 x 5 x 30 cm
Photo by: Maurizio Beucci

Alternative view..
Bracelet and ring.

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Yuhua Shen. Pendant: Five Elements, 2018. Gold, silver, brass, copper, wood.. 13 x 13 x 5 cm. Photo by: Yuhua Shen. Yuhua Shen
Pendant: Five Elements, 2018
Gold, silver, brass, copper, wood.
13 x 13 x 5 cm
Photo by: Yuhua Shen
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Ziyi Yang. Brooch: Kodama, 2017. Cotton, handmade fabric, silver.. 4 x 5 x 3.5 cm. From series: Tsukumogami. Ziyi Yang
Brooch: Kodama, 2017
Cotton, handmade fabric, silver.
4 x 5 x 3.5 cm
From series: Tsukumogami
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Ziyi Yang. Brooch: Enenra, 2018. Cotton, handmade fabric, silver.. 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm. From series: Tsukumogami. Ziyi Yang
Brooch: Enenra, 2018
Cotton, handmade fabric, silver.
6 x 5 x 2.5 cm
From series: Tsukumogami
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Ziyi Yang. Brooch: Shen, 2018. Cotton, handmade fabric, silver.. 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm. Ziyi Yang
Brooch: Shen, 2018
Cotton, handmade fabric, silver.
6 x 5 x 3.5 cm
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