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Love

Exhibition  /  28 Mar 2014  -  03 Apr 2014
Published: 28.03.2014
Ubi Gallery
Management:
Machtelt Schelling
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Intro
Ubi Gallery In cooperation with the jewellery department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing presents the pop-up exhibition Love. Eleven young jewellery students reflect on the eternal theme of love.

Artist list

Xinyu Cui, Zixuan Feng, Xiaodai Huang, Muyang Li, Hansel Tai, Ke Wang, Xinging Yu, Xiaonan Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Ruoxue Zhou, Wei Zhou
In cooperation with the jewellery department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Ubi Gallery presents the pop-up exhibition LOVE. Eleven young jewellery students reflect on the eternal theme of love. The young artists felt challenged to avoid superficial and simplistic references. Inspiration came from the diversity and meaningful layers within the theme. For the first time in their career they share their findings with the audience. And we invite you to join them and follow their exploration.

Remarks

Open hours: 11:30 - 18:30

Opening: March 28, 15:00-17:00

Project management:
CAFA Liu Xiao & Zhang Fan
Ubi Gallery Machtelt Schelling & Zhang Fan
Zhang Yuanyuan. Piece: Vow. Silver, gold, wood, pigment. 110x110x80 mm. Zhang, YuanyuanPiece: VowSilver, gold, wood, pigment110x110x80 mm"This work is called VOW. Once the promise is made and the ring put on, it is not easy to take it off. You can’t go back.". Zhang Yuanyuan
Piece: Vow
Silver, gold, wood, pigment
110x110x80 mm


Zhang, Yuanyuan
Piece: Vow
Silver, gold, wood, pigment
110x110x80 mm
"This work is called VOW. Once the promise is made and the ring put on, it is not easy to take it off. You can’t go back."
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Hansel Tai. Piece: I took my mother’s organs without permission. Silver, cotton thread, wool thread, pigment. 600x300x80 mm. Hansel, TaiPiece: I took my mother’s organs without permissionSilver, cotton thread, wool thread, pigment600x300x80 mm"My mother wrote me a letter, she said, “You are the reason that I live.” I didn’t believe her for a second. Someday I will take my mother’s organs without permission. She’ll never know.". Hansel Tai
Piece: I took my mother’s organs without permission
Silver, cotton thread, wool thread, pigment
600x300x80 mm


Hansel, Tai
Piece: I took my mother’s organs without permission
Silver, cotton thread, wool thread, pigment
600x300x80 mm
"My mother wrote me a letter, she said, “You are the reason that I live.” I didn’t believe her for a second. Someday I will take my mother’s organs without permission. She’ll never know."
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Li Muyang. Brooch: Untitled. Silver, paperpulp, mixed materials. 80x80x80 mm; 30x60x70 mm. Li, MuyangBrooch: UntitledSilver, paperpulp, mixed materials80x80x80 mm; 30x60x70 mm"If I’m getting fat, would you still want me to play with me? !". Li Muyang
Brooch: Untitled
Silver, paperpulp, mixed materials
80x80x80 mm; 30x60x70 mm


Li, Muyang
Brooch: Untitled
Silver, paperpulp, mixed materials
80x80x80 mm; 30x60x70 mm
"If I’m getting fat, would you still want me to play with me? !"
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Zhang Xiaonan. Bracelet: Untitled. Silver, braided rope. 130x90x20 mm. Zhang, XiaonanBraceletSilver, braided rope130x90x20 mm"Simply put, the Bracelet is a mere connection of pieces, held by a single thread. It refers to original shapes in jewellery. The piece presents a faint shadow of its existence, and the weight narrates its own story.". Zhang Xiaonan
Bracelet: Untitled
Silver, braided rope
130x90x20 mm


Zhang, Xiaonan
Bracelet
Silver, braided rope
130x90x20 mm
"Simply put, the Bracelet is a mere connection of pieces, held by a single thread. It refers to original shapes in jewellery. The piece presents a faint shadow of its existence, and the weight narrates its own story."
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Wang Ke. Piece: Sexual Moan. Silver, rubber. 55x65x110 mm. Wang, KePiece: Sexual MoanSilver, rubber55x65x110 mm"When you mix love and sex, will they complement eachother or just break things down? Condoms are the objects right in the middle of the fragile relationship between love and sex. Awkward things, promising protection for the moments when you are mixing the two. People sleeping around, make the world into a forest of condoms.". Wang Ke
Piece: Sexual Moan
Silver, rubber
55x65x110 mm


Wang, Ke
Piece: Sexual Moan
Silver, rubber
55x65x110 mm
"When you mix love and sex, will they complement eachother or just break things down? Condoms are the objects right in the middle of the fragile relationship between love and sex. Awkward things, promising protection for the moments when you are mixing the two. People sleeping around, make the world into a forest of condoms."
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Cui Xinyu. Piece: Bloody Time. Silver. 25x15x15 mm; 8x4x15 mm. Cui, XinyuPiece: Bloody TimeSilver25x15x15 mm; 8x4x15 mm"Time will devour everything. The only thing left is the precious memory between us.". Cui Xinyu
Piece: Bloody Time
Silver
25x15x15 mm; 8x4x15 mm


Cui, Xinyu
Piece: Bloody Time
Silver
25x15x15 mm; 8x4x15 mm
"Time will devour everything. The only thing left is the precious memory between us."
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Zhou Wei. Piece: Don’t Touch…. PVC, porelain, silver, pvc. 160x600x25 mm; 140x550x25 mm. Zhou, WeiPiece: Don’t Touch…PVC, porelain, silver, pvc160x600x25 mm; 140x550x25 mm"My life is presented in showcases in the museum. Organs sealed in plastic bags, to keep them fresh. The smell is like rubber and plastic, reminders of the smell on the public transport. I tried to touch your skin, but you told me “Do not touch.” ". Zhou Wei
Piece: Don’t Touch…
PVC, porelain, silver, pvc
160x600x25 mm; 140x550x25 mm


Zhou, Wei
Piece: Don’t Touch…
PVC, porelain, silver, pvc
160x600x25 mm; 140x550x25 mm
"My life is presented in showcases in the museum. Organs sealed in plastic bags, to keep them fresh. The smell is like rubber and plastic, reminders of the smell on the public transport. I tried to touch your skin, but you told me “Do not touch.” "
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Huang Xiaodai. Piece: When the passion of love is gone. Silver, glass, resin, rice, tea etc. 95x85x15 mm; 70x65x15 mm; 40x40x30 mm; 40x40x40 mm. Huang, XiaodaiPieces: When the passion of love is goneSilver, glass, resin, rice, tea etc95x85x15 mm; 70x65x15 mm; 40x40x30 mm; 40x40x40 mm"When the passion is gone, the glitter has been blown away - true love and simple life is still there. When the passion of love and the romance has disappeared, we have to face normal life and think about daily things as gas, rice, oil, vinegar, tea and more. When delicate and beautiful appearance changes, when bodies are getting older, when they survive ups and downs in life - the harvest will be pure love. The basic ingredients of life are catched in glass containers, blooming to life in seven small circles making together a perfect regular hexagon. The containers are a bit tilted and not of the same heights,as life is not without friction. But we need to keep the simple life and warm love alive.". Huang Xiaodai
Piece: When the passion of love is gone
Silver, glass, resin, rice, tea etc
95x85x15 mm; 70x65x15 mm; 40x40x30 mm; 40x40x40 mm


Huang, Xiaodai
Pieces: When the passion of love is gone
Silver, glass, resin, rice, tea etc
95x85x15 mm; 70x65x15 mm; 40x40x30 mm; 40x40x40 mm
"When the passion is gone, the glitter has been blown away - true love and simple life is still there. When the passion of love and the romance has disappeared, we have to face normal life and think about daily things as gas, rice, oil, vinegar, tea and more. When delicate and beautiful appearance changes, when bodies are getting older, when they survive ups and downs in life - the harvest will be pure love. The basic ingredients of life are catched in glass containers, blooming to life in seven small circles making together a perfect regular hexagon. The containers are a bit tilted and not of the same heights,as life is not without friction. But we need to keep the simple life and warm love alive."
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Yu Xingxing. Piece: Don’t push us out of joint. Silver, copper, thread. 420x120x5 mm. Yu, XingxingPiece: Don’t push us out of jointSilver, copper, thread420x120x5 mm"This work is inspired by the power and love found in nature. Mating season of these small insects gives you an insight of the beautiful natural formed heart-shapes, by their copulating bodies. Play with this work, shape it according to your mood, but keep the heart intact and don’t break them apart.". Yu Xingxing
Piece: Don’t push us out of joint
Silver, copper, thread
420x120x5 mm


Yu, Xingxing
Piece: Don’t push us out of joint
Silver, copper, thread
420x120x5 mm
"This work is inspired by the power and love found in nature. Mating season of these small insects gives you an insight of the beautiful natural formed heart-shapes, by their copulating bodies. Play with this work, shape it according to your mood, but keep the heart intact and don’t break them apart."
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Zhou Ruoxue. Piece: Ordinary Love. Silver, copper, wood. 60x60x80 mm. Zhou, RuoxuePiece: Ordinary LoveSilver, copper, wood60x60x80 mm"Ordinary life rotates smoothly as a spinner. On top of this, a set of rings presents the extraordinary, love. When any of the rings are removed, the balance is gone and the spinner will stop. Losing love can not be undone. Smoothly rotating is not the case anymore.". Zhou Ruoxue
Piece: Ordinary Love
Silver, copper, wood
60x60x80 mm


Zhou, Ruoxue
Piece: Ordinary Love
Silver, copper, wood
60x60x80 mm
"Ordinary life rotates smoothly as a spinner. On top of this, a set of rings presents the extraordinary, love. When any of the rings are removed, the balance is gone and the spinner will stop. Losing love can not be undone. Smoothly rotating is not the case anymore."
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Feng Zixuan. Piece: Touch. Silver, silcon. 30x27x3.5 mm. Feng, ZixuanPiece: TouchSilver, silcon30x27x3.5 mm"This work is inspired by the hedgehog. A fascinating and alert animal, armed with needles toward the outside world, and completely curled up and hiding in their own world. But something remarkable happens when they feel safe, when they feel trusted and when they are surrounded by love. It opens up, is soft and warm and allows the other to come near. I made a ring of silver, oxidized to get a scary appearance. But the touch and feel will be different from the metal, just soft, due to the silicon. At the places where the rings touches the skin, it colours to a tender red.". Feng Zixuan
Piece: Touch
Silver, silcon
30x27x3.5 mm


Feng, Zixuan
Piece: Touch
Silver, silcon
30x27x3.5 mm
"This work is inspired by the hedgehog. A fascinating and alert animal, armed with needles toward the outside world, and completely curled up and hiding in their own world. But something remarkable happens when they feel safe, when they feel trusted and when they are surrounded by love. It opens up, is soft and warm and allows the other to come near. I made a ring of silver, oxidized to get a scary appearance. But the touch and feel will be different from the metal, just soft, due to the silicon. At the places where the rings touches the skin, it colours to a tender red."
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