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Rituals by Yanli Duan

Exhibition  /  26 Apr 2014  -  18 May 2014
Published: 19.06.2014
Ubi Gallery
Management:
Machtelt Schelling
Yanli Duan. Brooch: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, wool, plastic, leather, aluminum, bead , LED. 14×16×5cm. Yanli Duan
Brooch: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, plastic, leather, aluminum, bead , LED
14×16×5cm
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Yanli Duan
To Tibet Collection
By Yanli Duan

In this series of work I want to erase the boundaries between craft, fashion and folklore and give a new perspective on what folklore is today. Based on my trip to Tibet, my collection is more than aiming at a romanticized memory of the Tibetan landscape; I try to reach out for a contemporary answer to the impact of traditional ethic culture.

The base of works in this series are formed by using Tibetan textile I have collected that represents the two ethnic minority characteristics: full-bodied color and the symbols in Tibetan religion. I also used daily materials such as resin, aluminum, LED lights, plastic toys rather than precious metal in order to achieve a stronger vitality and contemporary feature.

For me it is both exciting and agonising to see how any contemporary society is able to integrate rural and urban, nature and man-made. So I made the LEDs from bike lights, to refer to urbanization. I used plastic toy animals as visual focal point in the jewelry to highlight the importance of animals in Buddhism.
Yanli Duan. Brooch: To Tibet  series, 2012. Textile, plastic, leather,  aluminum, bead, mirror. 8×14×5cm. Yanli Duan
Brooch: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, plastic, leather, aluminum, bead, mirror
8×14×5cm
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Yanli Duan. Brooch: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, wool, plastic, resin, aluminum, bead. 10×12×4cm. Yanli Duan
Brooch: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, plastic, resin, aluminum, bead
10×12×4cm
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Yanli Duan. Ring: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, wool, aluminum, LED. Yanli Duan
Ring: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, aluminum, LED
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, bead, LED. 18×45×6cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, bead, LED
18×45×6cm
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Yanli Duan. Piece: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , LED, mirror. 12×34×5cm. Necklace & Brooch. Yanli Duan
Piece: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , LED, mirror
12×34×5cm
Necklace & Brooch
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet  series, 2012. Textile, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , red coral, topaz. 25×35×5cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , red coral, topaz
25×35×5cm
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum, copper, bead, pink crystal, LED. 30×38×5cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum, copper, bead, pink crystal, LED
30×38×5cm
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet  series, 2012. Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , lapis, LED. 28×38×7cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , lapis, LED
28×38×7cm
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , bead. 24×50×6cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , bead
24×50×6cm
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , tourmaline, tridacna, red coral, LED. 25×50×6cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, wool, plastic, leather, resin, aluminum , tourmaline, tridacna, red coral, LED
25×50×6cm
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, plastic, leather, aluminum ,red coral, bead. 25×35×6cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, plastic, leather, aluminum ,red coral, bead
25×35×6cm
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Yanli Duan. Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012. Textile, plastic, leather, resin, bead. 15×25×6cm. Yanli Duan
Necklace: To Tibet series, 2012
Textile, plastic, leather, resin, bead
15×25×6cm
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