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Experiment

Exhibition  /  05 Dec 2020  -  18 Dec 2020
Published: 02.12.2020
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Intro
Organized by Ruddy Metal Studio and Toback, the exhibition is about new ideas of food, tableware, utensils, accessories and performance art. It tries to break the boundaries between the exhibition, exhibits and viewers, to get rid of the stereotype of an exhibition that the audience has to keep distance and be quiet. The opening ceremony is presented as a performance.

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Artist list

Yonghui Duan, Peixi Miao, Valen, YDMD, Yujia Yao, Zhongjin Zhang, Xiari Zheng, Lite Zhu
In the context of post epidemic era, the change itself and the maintenance of the status quo seem to have reached a kind of self-consistency. A lot of things happen out of thin air, and there is a connection between them. Such as, Xie Yu said that he did not want to return the JUJU to us, and on December 5, we will hold the opening ceremony of a decoration banquet called "experiment” in ToBack. Outwardly,the two things are not much related. But in fact, JUJU, the beloved kitty of one of our co-curators, is left behind at home of curator’s friend in New York as the epidemic situation, so its loveliness is nowhere to hide, and become the target.
 
OK, so what RMS and Toback are doing is, on December 5, 2020, we will hold an exhibition on food, about tableware, about utensils, about accessories, and about performance art. It will be born in a chaotic and absurd scene in order.
 
When talking about exhibitions, it seems to be quiet and far away. We want to break the boundaries, no matter the form of exhibition or the exhibits themselves, strive to be closer to and integrate into the world of observers.
 
The opening ceremony is presented as a performance. Through the performance, we explore "how can we give up the using stereotype when the utensils (tableware) change their traditional forms."
 
When we are trapped in this space if everything in front of us is just like this. Who is the creator? Who is the communicator? Who is the receiver? There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people's eyes? Or are they all matrix codes in the same format? We will use exhibits to bring you immersive experience through visual senses. When we break the boundary and start to explore the root of everything, no matter the result is to change or maintain, it may no longer be important because you are not only a spectator anymore...
 
We provide desserts and afternoon tea for exhibits. The supporting catering of "experiment" banquet is designed and produced by desserts graduated from the New Zealand branch of French blue belt cuisine school. In this exhibition, all the exhibits and desserts are usable and edible.
 
Whether to participate is a decision, a decision itself, or a change. Under the background of the epidemic era, many things began to happen out of thin air. For example, Xie Yu said that he did not want to return the JUJU to us. For example, on December 5, you might have participated in it.



Opening: 4 Dec 2020, at 7 pm.
 

About artists:
YDMD is a Beijing based studio that co-founded by four graduates from Royal College of Art - Min Zhong, Meng Yang, Ming Zhao and Chong Shi. Materials, functions, technologies and meanings encountering, they make unexpected expectations. Their works are filled with combination, critical thinking, humors and speculation. Traditional materials and crafts are post positioned as secondary tools for concepts here, while the functionality of objects become ‘jokes’, letting their works filled the possibilities of the future of craft with fantastic ideas. Interdisciplinary backgrounds endow YDMD with creative and surprising approaches to making. They solve problems in the meantime of making new ones. They are interested in both highly experimental artistic explorations and the exciting potentials hidden in industries and social rules. YDMD studio is active in the domestic and international stage, and his works have won two British goldsmiths craft and Design Association Awards. He has participated in London Design Week for many times and has been invited to give lectures and workshops in many universities and art institutions at home and abroad.

Yujia Yao graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a master's degree in jewelry design and precious metal production in 2019. Good at making functional metal products, and combined with their own unique style, the use of simple and beautiful lines to create a very flexible creative jewelry. Now I'm an exhibition operator. In my spare time, I insist on doing design work as a gastronome

Yonghui Duan is a jewelry designer in Beijing work for Jewelry brand METOO WORKSHOP. In 2019, she obtained an honorary master's degree in jewelry and related products from the school of jewelry, Birmingham City University; in 2018, he received a first-class honorary bachelor's degree in jewelry and related product design from the school of jewelry and related products of Birmingham City University. In February 2019, he won the silver award of "small flat object design" and the bronze award of "three-dimensional small object design" by the British goldsmiths craft and Design Association. Her works have been exhibited in many foreign and domestic exhibitions, including 2020, Munich jewelry week, 2019 "iteration" Beijing, Beijing International Jewelry and art exhibition, and London New Designer exhibition in 2018. She likes to observe and reflect on the events and materials that are easily overlooked by the public. She is good at creating jewelry series that interact with the body to express her views on these events, materials
 
Lite Zhu was born in Jingzhou City, Hubei Province in 1990. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students graduated from the Department of mural painting and comprehensive material painting of Hubei Academy of fine arts. Since 2017, I have studied MFA in Sheffield Hallam University, UK, with research interests in jewelry design and metal process manufacturing. Now working in Shifang metalworking studio. From 2014 to 2016, he studied traditional metal handicraft in Guangzhi original handicraft workshop in Xinhua Village, Heqing County, Yunnan Province, and learned from Mr. cunguangwei, the inheritor of intangible cultural heritage.

Xiari Zheng, born in Beijing in 1995, graduated from the Sculpture Department of School of art and design, Beijing University of technology in 2017. Breaking through the functionality of tableware at first sight, he let the material grows freely, turning into ornaments, sculptures or jewelry; like vines growing, the transparent media connects food and hands. It presents things that can be touched. And he also is continuing to indulge in the conversation with glass. The attempt to endow touchable space and objects with life and energy is the intention of this participation. as some shapes can only be observed when the outline is exposed, touched and displayed on multiple sides. When the user's hands move these "tools", the new appearance and disappearance will generate new visual memory through transparent materials.

Valen, a student of science and engineering, graduated from the New Zealand branch of French blue belt cooking school. He studied and worked in New Zealand for four and a half years. Good at baking from a scientific point of view. After switching to the sweets business, he became the sweets manager of s.o.e x w Ǎ n coffee shop.
 
Performance artists:
Zhongjin Zhang: He studied in central St. Martin's performance major, started to study fish skin in 2019, and later established the utiku studio team.

Peixi Miao: Studied in the central Saint Martin jewelry design specialty, established personal brand Peixi Miao in 2020.
 

Curating team:
Ruddy Metal Studio was founded in 2016. A contemporary jewelry studio and artist residence institution which provide jewelry production and design platform for professional and interdisciplinary designers. Through physical space courses and sharing activities, contemporary jewelry lovers are gathered,RMS devotes to provide more information, learning opportunities and purchase possibilities for people who like contemporary jewelry.
 
TOBACK, a design collection space is committed to exploring new emerging art and design, and following the experience-based purchase method, At the same time, ToBack will join hands with outstanding designers and artists to hold art workshops, pop-up exhibitions and markets for the public in 798 Art District, so as to create more possibilities for China's future design.
 
Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 5, 2019. Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.. 22 x 4 x 5 cm. Photo by: Phos Media. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 5, 2019
Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.
22 x 4 x 5 cm
Photo by: Phos Media
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 8, 2019. Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.. 20 x 2 x 2 cm. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 8, 2019
Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.
20 x 2 x 2 cm
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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YDMD. Vessel: Bell cup, 2019. Brass, glasses.. YDMD
Vessel: Bell cup, 2019
Brass, glasses.
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YDMD. Vessel: Ring up, 2020. Glasses, silver, zircon.. YDMD
Vessel: Ring up, 2020
Glasses, silver, zircon.
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YDMD. Sculpture: Ruins - Candlestick No.2, 2017. Rock, brass.. 24 x 11 x 30 cm. YDMD
Sculpture: Ruins - Candlestick No.2, 2017
Rock, brass.
24 x 11 x 30 cm
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YDMD. Vessel: Umbrella cup, 2020. Brass, wood, glasses.. 1 x 1 x 10 cm. YDMD
Vessel: Umbrella cup, 2020
Brass, wood, glasses.
1 x 1 x 10 cm
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Yujia Yao. Vessel: Lets Dance, 2018. Brass, silver plated.. Yujia Yao
Vessel: Lets Dance, 2018
Brass, silver plated.
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Yujia Yao. Piece: Lets Dance, 2020. Silver-plated copper.. Rings and spoons.. Yujia Yao
Piece: Lets Dance, 2020
Silver-plated copper.
Rings and spoons.

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Xiari Zheng. Object: Limited, 2020. Glass.. 10 x 10 x 10 cm. Ring and tool.. Xiari Zheng
Object: Limited, 2020
Glass.
10 x 10 x 10 cm
Ring and tool.

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Lite Zhu. Vessel: Grow, 2020. Silver.. 25 x 25 x 42 cm. Lite Zhu
Vessel: Grow, 2020
Silver.
25 x 25 x 42 cm
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