Intimate Relationship. Artist Shortlist Announced

Exhibition  /  19 Sep 2021  -  25 Sep 2021
Published: 16.07.2021
Intimate Relationship. Artist Shortlist Announced.
Liminal Space
Felicia Li
Felicia Li
Jie Gao. Necklace: Perfect Match. Golden Boy Jade Girl, 2021. Plated brass, jade.. Photo by: TAO. From series: The Love. Jie Gao
Necklace: Perfect Match. Golden Boy Jade Girl, 2021
Plated brass, jade.
Photo by: TAO
From series: The Love
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The open call for the 2nd edition Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition 2021 themed “Intimate Relationship” by VONMO studio has received positive responses from artists and poeple of various circles since its launch on August 8, 2020. By June 20, 2021, after 1,046 emails in communication over 10 months, we have received 539 pieces from 137 artists of 22 countries worldwide. We’d like to send our sincere apology to VONMO’s followers for a delay in updating the announcement caused by the sudden heavy workload due to a large number of entry works that are far beyond our estimation.

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Artist list

Marta Armada Rodríguez, Cristina Celis, Xiao Chen, Zhuyun Chen, Yujing Cheng, Mara Colecchia, Xiahan Dai, Corrado De Meo, Emer, Esteban Erosky, Justine Fletcher, Arata Fuchi, Lodovica Fusco, Jie Gao, Imma Garcia Prado, Hao Gu, Francesca Guarnieri, Qi Han, Margit Hart, Shuyao Hong, Yuxin Jia, Maria Kiialainen, Nga Ching Ko, Ariel Lavian, Lena Lindahl, Jiuyang Liu, Xinqian Liu, Yiqing Liu, Ao Luo, Hui Lyu, Yingchen Lyu, Mavis Ma, Chuchu Mao, Quanqing Mao, Mette Olsen and Tinne Delfs, Ming Gu and Licheng Liu, Clizia Moradei, Viktoria Münzker Ferus, Rachel Ouizemann, Mariagiorgia Pacini, Yiji Pan, Xiaoyi Qu, Ping Shao, SimpKK, Philipp Spillmann, Masha Starikova, Maja Stojkovska, Mingrui Sun, Shiyao Sun, Yu Tan, Huazhen Tuo, Aiqing Wang, Jiaheng Wu, Pei Wu, Chenxi Xu, Yao Xue, CongCong Yan, Naiyue Zhang, Nannan Zhang, Shaokun Zhang, Tingyu Zheng, Shuyue Zhou, Zihan Zhou, Karin van Paassen
Committed to professionalism, fairness, impartiality, and openness, six artists of the jury have selected 66 artists and 193 excellent shortlisted works with great effort. If you have any doubt, please contact the curator Felicia Li.

>> Click here to check the complete artist shortlist

Congratulations to the shortlisted artists! Please send your work to us as soon as possible for the exhibition. At that time, we will also hold the opening ceremony of the “Intimate Relationship” Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition 2021 and related activities offline. Please stay tuned!
Follow-up arrangements of the exhibition:
- We will inform each contributing artist by email and announce the results on the platform such as Klimt02.
- Shortlisted artists shall send their works to us and check the information of their works. We will produce an exhibition poster for each artist and hope each artist will cooperate with the promotion.

Exhibition Details:
The “Intimate Relationship” 2021 will hold a preview on September 17th in Shanghai (ONLY for the invited audience.) The opening ceremony will start at 15:00 on September 19th. Welcome all of you to attend the opening ceremony and visit the exhibition.
Date of Shanghai Exhibition: 19 - 25 Sept 2021
Exhibition venue: No.18 of Gongping Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai (North Bund).

The “Intimate Relationship” 2021 is scheduled for a touring exhibition in Beijing after Chinese National Day (1 Oct 2021).

About the exhibition theme "Intimate Relationship":
Growing in a big family of immature parents and elders, I must be sensitive to their frailty and emotional outburst all the time. "Einstein and Einstein" (A film directed by Cao Baoping, and you can learn about the growth of our generation through this film) is a vivid showing of the dilapidation, depression and helplessness of traditional Chinese family education. Hearing the "elders" in the movie roared out familiar words that educated the next generation in the dialect of my hometown, I am immediately pulled back into the abyss of childhood helplessness step by step... It turns out that we all grow up in such a helpless condition: It is always the closest relationship that hurts each other badly. Once I even believed that I was born with a mature mind, but was slowly worn down into a lonely and naive person, or I was just the product of a family education tragedy. And my second growth stage, relearning to love and be loved, started from the escape from my family and living with my husband. In the book "Educated: A Memoir", Tara Westover explores herself step by step, tries to see her family and the world from a new perspective, and finally reconciles with herself. In the relationship with your relatives, lover or friends, I think every one of us will experience such a process in this "Intimate Relationship": escape to find new beliefs and sustenance, and ultimately come back to reconcile with ourselves, so as to maintain a healthy intimacy with others.

In the "Intimate Relationship", nobody is wrong, because everyone treats each other in the name of love which is relatively selfish. There is seldom great love in this relationship, so misunderstanding and resentment will arise. In fact, this relationship also means "my body is different from yours". It’s just like two intersecting geometric shapes, in which some parts fit well, some opposite, some can't be touched anyway, and others that seem to fit together, but fragmented when magnified… So it becomes difficult to tell, from a single aspect, whether we’re happy or painful in the "Intimate Relationship". Then, with our body as a carrier, and jewelry as an outlet for emotional expression, let's reinvent ourselves through the theme of "Intimate Relationship".

/ Felicia Li, Curator of the exhibition Intimate Relationship

Sponsor: Vonmo Studio
Jury Committee (alphabetical order):
Catarina Silva, Portugal.
Hongxia Wang, Denmark.
Kim Buck, Denmark.
Maria Rosa Franzin, Italy.
Kezhen Wang, China.
Yi Zhao, China.
Tingyu Zheng. Ring: Couple Rings, 2020. Silver ring, stainless steel kitchen knife.. Ø 1.9 cm; Ø 1.7 cm. Photo by: Qiwei Chen. From series: Wedding Rings. Tingyu Zheng
Ring: Couple Rings, 2020
Silver ring, stainless steel kitchen knife.
Ø 1.9 cm; Ø 1.7 cm
Photo by: Qiwei Chen
From series: Wedding Rings
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Marta Armada Rodríguez. Pendant: Blue China, 2021. Porcelain, decal, gold, thread.. 4 x 2.5 x 6.5 cm; Total length: 42 cm. Photo by: Marta Armada Rodríguez. From series: Blue China. Marta Armada Rodríguez
Pendant: Blue China, 2021
Porcelain, decal, gold, thread.
4 x 2.5 x 6.5 cm; Total length: 42 cm
Photo by: Marta Armada Rodríguez
From series: Blue China
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Rachel Ouizemann. Hand Piece: Arrangement in Grey and Black, 2020-2021. Glass beads, thread.. 12 x 4.5 x 16.5 cm. Photo by: Ben Harel. From series: Arrangement in Grey and Black. Rachel Ouizemann
Hand Piece: Arrangement in Grey and Black, 2020-2021
Glass beads, thread.
12 x 4.5 x 16.5 cm
Photo by: Ben Harel
From series: Arrangement in Grey and Black
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Jiaheng Wu. Object: Sewing, 2021. Silver, socks.. 20 x 6 x 20 cm. Photo by: Zhengqiu Yan. From series: Sewing. Jiaheng Wu
Object: Sewing, 2021
Silver, socks.
20 x 6 x 20 cm
Photo by: Zhengqiu Yan
From series: Sewing
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Pei Wu. Brooch: Am I bad kid?, 2020. Rhodochrosite, silver, steel wire.. 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Pei Wu. From series: Parent, Past Life, Teddy Bear. Pei Wu
Brooch: Am I bad kid?, 2020
Rhodochrosite, silver, steel wire.
6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Pei Wu
From series: Parent, Past Life, Teddy Bear
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Congcong Yan. Ring: Love, 2020. Candle, pearl.. 6 x 5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Yuming Zhang. From series: Love. Congcong Yan
Ring: Love, 2020
Candle, pearl.
6 x 5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Yuming Zhang
From series: Love
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