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Reject or React at Handwerk & Design

Exhibition  /  TravellingExhibition   MunichJewelleryWeek2019  /  13 Mar 2019  -  17 Mar 2019
Published: 06.03.2019
Reject or React at Handwerk & Design.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Place
Willy Brandt Allee 1, Messegelände
81829 -  Munich
GERMANY
Mail:
esd.sekretariatE-mailhochschule-trier.de
mailE-mailreject-or-react.eu
c.denterE-mailexc.hochschule-trier.de
Phone:
+49(0)6781/9463-0
Management:
Wolfgang Lösche
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Intro
It is a group of five alumnae from Trier University of Applied Sciences at the Campus Idar-Oberstein of the Department of Gemstones and Jewellery.

Artist list

Felicia Mülbaier, Gina Nadine Müller, Sonia Pibernat, Kika Rufino, Xihan Zhai
Freshly graduated from 2018-2019, these young artists come from Brazil, China, Germany and Spain. While they work with different materials and concepts, they come together to show their work to discover how the audience might perceive it.
Reject or React invites you to look, surround, touch, wear, comment, to keep.
Visit us and test your reaction!
We will be exhibiting at the fair: IHM (13-17th March, Stand B1.715, Munich),


Venues:
22-25th  February, Inhorgenta, Stand C2.524 and 629, Munich.
13-17th March, Schmuck IHM, Stand B1.715, Munich.
3-6th October, Intergem, Idar-Oberstein.


Sonia Pibernat, Master graduation 2018.
Born in Barcelona 1984, began to study jewellery in 2007 in Escola Massana in Barcelona and continued her studies in Escola d’Art del Treball also in Barcelona. Ones finished her studies in 2009, she began her career as a goldsmith participating in several national and international fairs. In 2015 she decided to make a step further and redirect her career by exploring jewellery through an artistic way. She then studied her MFA degree at the Hochshule Trier in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, graduating in 2018. The exploration of movement and the human body through photography and drawing enables her to create delicate pieces using textile techniques.
 
Bodies in Motion - Immaterial Lines
Making jewellery sometimes can imply working on a small-scale object and sitting for hours on a working bench. My intention with this project was to jump away from my comfort zone to explore another way of working. My starting point was the exploration of my own body movements leading me to combine them with materials such as paper and fabric. This experience has allowed me to open my mind during the process of making. I began working on a larger scale, creating volume out of paper using my body as a medium. My main question was: how could I materialize body movements into objects? Photography and life-drawings have become tools that help me to catch the spontaneity of movement. The results have become the basis to create objects and finished pieces. Taking a break from goldsmithing to learn new techniques such as weaving and knitting have allowed me to approach metalworking in a new direction. The solutions I have found allow me to combine metal with textile. I continue to dig deeper in order to explore line as a way to express movement.
 


Kika Rufino, Master graduation 2018.
She found in the artistic jewellery work her way to combine gesture, creation and construction. In 2010 she opened her own jewellery studio in São Paulo, and after five years of independent practice, she moved to Germany to devote time to her Master studies and project. Kika Rufino has been exhibiting her work since 2012 in Europe, South America and U.S.A. In her pieces, the body and space are in focus with perspectives that she brings from her academic and practical background: Bachelor degree in architecture and urban planning at the University of São Paulo and Master of fine arts from Hochschule Trier in Idar-Oberstein, she dances since the age of five years old. Living in Idar-Oberstein, between 2015 and 2018, Kika developed a practical and theoretical thesis about the concept of sacred and preciousness in contemporary life. Recently graduated, she is a finalist to BKV Prize 2019 Bavarian Society of Arts and Crafts, in Munich.

Simultaneously visible and invisible, material and ethereal, objective and subjective. Lightness and weight are now added to the paradoxical topic explored. The main substance used in the latest work is the stone and the main action is to cut. Open, the cut itself invites. Sometimes to be admired, contemplated, meditated. Other times it instigates to be explored, penetrated and crossed. The results and the effects, although apparently optics, convoke our whole body. They question the limits of impression, memory, reality, and virtuality. To reveal itself, the pieces invite us to move.


Felicia Mülbaier, Master graduation 2019.
Born in 1988 studied her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, where she focused on jewellery and drawings. During her Master studies she did an exchange semester at the University of Gothenburg, Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk, 2018 in Sweden. 
Her Bachelor studies focused on jewellery and small sculpture at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Applied Art and Design. During her bachelor study she did an exchange semester in 2014 at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia at the Jewellery and Blacksmithing department.

A fragment, complete in its form and structure is materialized memory of a moment. An unnoticeable breeze, an allegory of metamorphosis. Lines on a fingertip, infinity is tender and fragile. Out of stone, she can find pieces that materialize. She preserves traces of time which are given something from a former time and shape. Time where a moment does or does not exist, which demands decisions to destroy, perceive, cover, or expose. Felicia Mülbaier’s work moves on a border between the created and the vanished. The pieces require special attention that make the viewer aware of the volatility that can be held. The work is like a wing flapping of imagination. November 2018, by Julia Wild


Gina Nadine Müller, Bachelor graduation 2019.
Born in 1991 in Wuppertal, Germany. After she finished her professional goldsmith training at Goldschmiede Hans-Josef Michaelis in Düsseldorf in 2015 she started her Bachelor of Fine Arts “Edelstein und Schmuck” at the University of Applied Sciences Trier in Idar-Oberstein, where she graduated in 2019. In her work she shows an open, intuitive approach to material. Her pieces show a strong form with an attention to fine detail. They convey a certain tenderness and create a poetic atmosphere.
 
Jewellery and body belong together and react with one another. There is an interaction between them, not just with the wearer but also with outside perceivers. The piece of jewellery can be sensed as a part of the body and therefore as an expansion of one’s self. 
In my
work I explore and question the borders and transit zones of the body, such as the skin. I want to address the senses of both the wearer and the observer to make a piece of jewellery initiate a connection as it emits a longing to not only be glanced at but to be seen, touched, and truly felt.

 
Xihan Zhai, Master graduation 2019.
MFA candidate who studied at the Hochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein Campus. After completing her study from Beijing University of Technology, she embarked on adventures to study jewelry in Italy at Alchimia, in Oslo, Norway at the Academy of Arts, and in Idar-Oberstein, Germany at the HS Trier. She is a Chinese artist who focuses on the research of fog based on nature and culture. She works with diverse media such as installations, videos, photography and material based jewellery. She uses opaque materials to express her experience with hazy fog.  She has exhibited her artwork in China, Greece, Spain, Poland, Italy and Norway. She thinks of her artwork as a partner that can take her to experience and discover the world. 

Fog is a weather phenomenon. When this formless, colorless, odorless, and seemingly peaceful substance comes into contact with my body, fog makes me feel curious, with a sense of wonder. From my objective world, I construct fog as space which contains Chinese philosophical thought. I use the body movements of Thai Chi and its Taoism water philosophy to express my artwork. The aim is to give the empathy of fog experience from natural and daily life. What do you see when you fall in the fog?
 

Hours

9.30 am - 6 pm.
Felicia Mülbaier. Brooch: Canvas No.04, 2018. Copper, electroformed, Silver, 585 Gold. 12.5 x 11.2 x 3 cm. Photo by: Felicia Mülbaier. Felicia Mülbaier
Brooch: Canvas No.04, 2018
Copper, electroformed, Silver, 585 Gold
12.5 x 11.2 x 3 cm
Photo by: Felicia Mülbaier
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Felicia Mülbaier. Brooch: Canvas No.04, 2018. Copper, electroformed, Silver, 585 Gold. 12.5 x 11.2 x 3 cm. Photo by: Felicia Mülbaier. Jewellery in situ.. Felicia Mülbaier
Brooch: Canvas No.04, 2018
Copper, electroformed, Silver, 585 Gold
12.5 x 11.2 x 3 cm
Photo by: Felicia Mülbaier

Jewellery in situ.

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Gina Nadine Müller. Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018. Clear quartz.. 5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller. Mouth object, to be held between the lips.. Gina Nadine Müller
Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018
Clear quartz.
5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller
Mouth object, to be held between the lips.
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Gina Nadine Müller. Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018. Clear quartz.. 5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller. OnBody.Mouth object, to be held between the lips.. Gina Nadine Müller
Object: Hidden secrets, 2017-2018
Clear quartz.
5.3 x 2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Gina Nadine Müller

OnBody.
Mouth object, to be held between the lips.
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Sonia Pibernat. Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018. Silver.. 8 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. OnBody.. Sonia Pibernat
Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018
Silver.
8 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi

OnBody.

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Sonia Pibernat. Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018. Silver.. 8 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. Sonia Pibernat
Brooch: Drawing Movement, 2018
Silver.
8 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
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Xihan Zhai. Body piece: Untitled, 2018. Rock crystal, pigment, silver.. 9.5 x 10.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Xihan Zhai. Xihan Zhai
Body piece: Untitled, 2018
Rock crystal, pigment, silver.
9.5 x 10.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Xihan Zhai
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Kika Rufino. Necklace: Aura, 2018. Gold. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. From series: Piece to hang. Kika Rufino
Necklace: Aura, 2018
Gold
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
From series: Piece to hang
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Kika Rufino. Necklace: Aura, 2018. Agate, 18k gold.. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. From series: Piece to hang. On body.. Kika Rufino
Necklace: Aura, 2018
Agate, 18k gold.
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
From series: Piece to hang

On body.

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