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Shining on the Stage. Dutch Spirit

Exhibition  /  01 Sep 2019  -  24 Sep 2019
Published: 19.08.2019
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Intro
It is the first time that a group of leading contemporary jewellery designers and artists from the Netherlands, attends such an exhibition in China since the two established diplomatic relations. The project " Shinning on the Stage - Dutch Spirit " ( exhibition, lecture, performance), devoted to these new awakenings in Dutch creative industries with a focus on jewellery, naturally, but with a very open and contemporary-oriented approach.

Artist list

Gijs Bakker, Ela Bauer, Julie Blyfield, Paul Derrez, Frieda Doerfer, Sam Tho Duong, Gésine Hackenberg, Herman Hermsen, Mirjam Hiller, Peter Hoogeboom, Linda Hughes, Lore Langendries, Bogki Min, Floor Mommersteeg, Chequita Nahar, Thanh-Truc Nguyen, Ted Noten, Noon Passama, Ruudt Peters, Julian Steimer, Tanel Veenre, Henk de Leeuw den Bouter, Karin van Paassen
Among the exhibiting artists, there are not only nationally iconic ones, who have influenced the global history of modern design, but also pioneering designers from different generations as far back as the middle of 19th. This exhibition organized by the New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture ( NoCC ) in Shanghai ( Part of the College of Design and Innovation Tongji University ). The exhibition not only brings the quality view of contemporary jewellery, but also seem as a click for putting Dutch Design into wider Chinese attention for potential future collaboration.

About the participating artists, gallery and collector:
Mr. Gijs Bakker (born in 1942), an internationally acclaimed designer and a true leader in the Dutch post-modern design community. In Shining on the Stage – Dutch Spirit, we are proud to bring Mr. Bakker’s most iconic works to the Chinese audience. They clearly convey the designer’s concepts, challenging opinions against the traditional perception of design.

Mr. Ted Noten (born in 1956), one of the world’s most innovative and unique designers ahead of his time. With every design, he tries to put people’s worldviews and values into question, expand the boundaries of design, explore the unique value and meaning of essence, and reflect people’s desires for and thoughts on these today. At this exhibition, I don't like to wear jewellery - I carry them is displayed together with Mr. Noten’s other signature works. Compared with traditional jewellery pieces, Mr. Noten’s works are hard to define: Is it jewellery? Or fine art?

Mr. Ruudt Peters (born in 1950), another world renewed Dutch artist defines himself as a philosopher and an alchemist, believing that the creation of contemporary jewellery must be based on a subject worth exploring; otherwise, the result will have no soul. This time, we are showing five of Mr. Ruudt’s recent works. Putting aside the traditional definition of jewellery as merely an adornment, he turns to new materials and integrates stories into the works to express intangible ideas through tangible jewellery.

Ms. Chequita Nahar's ( Born in 1970 ) jewellery strongly reflects the culture of Suriname, the only Dutch-speaking country in South America. Her preference of conventional materials, such as porcelain, fabrics, strings and metal, gives her works the texture of traditional jewellery, but the unique forms she creates make them remarkable representatives of contemporary jewellery design. The jewellery artist concurrently having the role as the Director of the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

A multiple-identity artist like Ms. Chequita Nahar, Ms. Karin van Paassen ( Born in 1954 ) is even more trans-boundary. Claiming herself as a cultural entrepreneur, she is also a designer, curator and jewellery collector. Her jewellery works demonstrate strong cultural characteristics. This exhibition displays her latest works made of black porcelain, a special material that attracted her attention and greatly inspired her when she was attending an artist-in-residence program in 2017 in Jingdezhen, the Porcelain Capital of China.

Ms. Floor Mommersteeg (born in 1962) focuses on the creative use of and reflections on simple materials in jewellery, catching the audience’s eyes with the detail and structure. She often chooses special nylon strings as the main material to create, by using diverse techniques and methods, gorgeous jewellery artworks that are complex and imaginative.

In addition to the works of these six artists and designers that well represent the Dutch contemporary jewellery realm, the exhibition Shining on the Stage – Dutch Spirit also features the RA Present Selection contributed by Gallery RA and the KAU Collection Selection by Ms. Miecke Oosterman, a well-known Dutch collector of contemporary jewellery. Established by Mr. Paul Derrez in 1976 in Amsterdam, Gallery RA is literally the first contemporary jewellery gallery in Europe. For this exhibition, the gallery brings to China 37 jewellery pieces created by 17 selected professional artists it represents, who are all active in the international arena.


About the curator:
Jie Sun, National Distinguished Expert, Professor at College of Design and Innovation (D&I) Tongji University Shanghai. He is also the Director of TRIPLE PARADE Biennial Organization Committee; Director of Institute of Design and Creative Industries (IDC Guangzhou); Director of SV Museum of Modern Art Qingdao (SV MoMA). On the past few years, he has worked on major collaborative and curatorial projects, actively engaged in both European and Asian design culture. He is currently living and working in Shanghai.


Organizer: New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture ( NoCC ), College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University.
Supported by: The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shanghai.
 

Opening

1st of September, Sunday, 3 pm.
Gijs Bakker. Brooch: Meijer, 1989. Yellow gold 585, spinel.. 14.6 x 6.8 x 1.9 cm. Gijs Bakker
Brooch: Meijer, 1989
Yellow gold 585, spinel.
14.6 x 6.8 x 1.9 cm
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Ted Noten. Object: I Don’t Like to Wear Jewellery - I Carry Them, 2007. Jewellery casted in PMMA, leather ready-made handle.. Ted Noten
Object: I Don’t Like to Wear Jewellery - I Carry Them, 2007
Jewellery casted in PMMA, leather ready-made handle.
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Ruudt Peters. Brooch: Terram-Xep, 2015. Silver, RenShape.. 13 x 7 x 8.5 cm. Ruudt Peters
Brooch: Terram-Xep, 2015
Silver, RenShape.
13 x 7 x 8.5 cm
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Chequita Nahar. Necklace: Blaw Klara, 2019. Porcelain beads, cord, lead.. 45 x 2.8 cm. Chequita Nahar
Necklace: Blaw Klara, 2019
Porcelain beads, cord, lead.
45 x 2.8 cm
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Karin van Paassen. Necklace: Back - Bad - Bone, 2018. Black porcelain, lava stone, glass, synthetic beads, horse hair.. Karin van Paassen
Necklace: Back - Bad - Bone, 2018
Black porcelain, lava stone, glass, synthetic beads, horse hair.
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Floor Mommersteeg. Necklace: Purple/Yellow, 2019. Nylon. 37 x 12 x 2 cm. Floor Mommersteeg
Necklace: Purple/Yellow, 2019
Nylon
37 x 12 x 2 cm
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Paul Derrez. Brooch: Dot, 2014. Acrylic, steel.. Paul Derrez
Brooch: Dot, 2014
Acrylic, steel.
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Bogki Min. Brooch: Moire ou 1, 2017. Anodized aluminium.. 10.2 x 10.2 x 2.1 cm. Bogki Min
Brooch: Moire ou 1, 2017
Anodized aluminium.
10.2 x 10.2 x 2.1 cm
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Julie Blyfield. Brooch: Caper flower, 2016. Oxidised sterling silver, enamel paint wax.. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Julie Blyfield
Brooch: Caper flower, 2016
Oxidised sterling silver, enamel paint wax.
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Peter Hoogeboom. Brooch: North Sea, 2011. Porcelain, silver.. Peter Hoogeboom
Brooch: North Sea, 2011
Porcelain, silver.
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: In The Beginning There Was A Word II, 2018. Resin. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: In The Beginning There Was A Word II, 2018
Resin
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Frieda Doerfer. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Goldplated brass.. Frieda Doerfer
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Goldplated brass.
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Curator Jie Sun..
Curator Jie Sun.

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