Sino-Swiss Contemporary Jewellery and Accessory Design

Exhibition  /  06 Apr 2018  -  27 Apr 2018
Published: 30.03.2018

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Sino-Swiss Contemporary Jewellery and Accessory Design Exhibition devoted to these new awakenings in higher education with a focus on jewellery design in dialogue through five leading universities representation in one display, naturally, but with a very open and contemporary-oriented approach.
Curated and hosted in D&I at Tongji University in Shanghai, as a good mediator between East and West, the exhibition valuing the best in Chinese and Swiss design culture, it not only bring the quality view of contemporary jewellery design, but also seem as a click for putting “Swiss Design” into a wider Chinese attention for potential future collaboration (CH-CN).

The exhibition represented an enormous challenge to everyone involved in purely quantitative terms: with over hundred of works by more than 50 designers. Starting with a selection of objects from many different spheres, the exhibition presents an enlightening. This dialogue across five colleges successfully portrays the image of defining jewellery by its own unique role within all design disciplines, which is in constant growth and is generating a wealth of new ideas that are enriching our mundane reality in the most imaginative manner. This theme has chosen a connecting innovative approach in its attempt to comprehend the central of jewellery.

This exhibition represents an excellent opportunity to foster and develop cooperation between Swiss and Chinese art schools. This noteworthy event should prompt Swiss and Chinese designers to cooperate more closely: through their exchanges, their cross-influence, they will enrich their respective culture as well as their own creative spirit. 
/  Jean-Jacques de Dardel, The Ambassador of Switzerland.

It focuses on the in-depth exchange of views on a specific topic following a more general narrative style. Jewellery may be a small object, but big subject with it is rich in implications. The fact that jewellery is made the theme of the Exhibition shows a tendency that Sino-Swiss design and cultural exchange is moving towards more specific areas.
/ Prof. Yongqi Lou, Dean, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University.

Jewellery, like every field of discipline, has a tendency to construct its own canons, which should be documented and then subjected to debate and challenge. Jewellery can also be spectacular, radical, critical, conceptual, and offer a very specific view of fashion, design, art and innovation. Never underestimate the power of gossip and attention. Sociologists are driven into ecstasies of supposition by its whispers.
/ Prof. Jie Sun, National Distinguished Expert, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University.

Contemporary jewellery and accessory design have become vital to the super-modern human being, always on the move, always connected, surrounded with an overabundance of space and information as defined by the anthropologist Marc Augé.
/ Jean-Pierre Greff, Director, Geneva School of Art and Design.

With the mission of promoting Swiss science, education and culture in innovative ways, swissnex China has always taken an active interest in bringing excellent Swiss design and the applied arts education to its hosting countries. Along with the exhibitions, the cooperation and exchange between Swiss and Chinese universities have been further explored.
/ Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of swissnex China / Consul of Switzerland.

The goal to implement Sino-Swiss Contemporary Jewellery and Accessory Design Exhibition in a perspective-rich collaborative way has been achieved. We are confident that it will open up new perspectives on jewellery, and we would like to invite all the visitors to discover the greatly relevant designs from a field so full of surprises, with such a future ahead of it, allowing us to open new experiential and epistemic dimensions in the world of design education.

College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University:
Wangpeng Gong, Lina He, Jane Chen, Tobiaz Zhang, Hao Jiang, Xixi Jiang, Yin Jiang, Xianxiao Jin, Milian Liu, Weiming Lu, Bina Mo, Linglin Pan, Jim Sun, Yuanfang Tang, Liyin Wang, Xinan Yu, Meng Zhang, Jianxiong Zhao, Shijian Zhao.

Geneva School of Art and Design:
Lenka Abonylova, Julie Blave, Giulia Chehab, Marthe Cresson, Astrid Curchod, camille Dols, Fiona Felisberto, Lucile Francony, Sandra Garsaud, Eva Gaume, Emilie Heger, Hysek, Roland Kawckzynski, Laurene Kohler, Célia Maichianti, Alexandre Marin Landry, Nellie Nguyen, Aline Sausonnens.
Central Academy of Fine Arts:
Yaxi Chen, Yuchen Dai, Xiaodai Huang, Yi Li, Xiao Liang, Yiwen Peng, Jingwen Tai, Jing Tang, Andi Tong, Zixin Wei, Chenghuiyuan Xu.

Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University:
Zhiya Chen, Mengmei Cheng, Yue Cui, Xiaoshan Fang, Bo Fei, Jia Feng, Shaoxiong Fu, Gaopin Liu, Yuxin Long, Qiushuang Sun, Jing Wang, Xiaoxin Wang, Yufeng Wang, Haolin Wei, Huiyi Wu, Dao Xiang, Zhao Yang, Churn Yuan, Fan Zhang, Haiyue Zhao.

China Academy of Art:
Yanli Duan, Xi Huang, Linlin Lei, Xian'ou Ni, Zhenghong Wang, Lan Zhang, Xiao Zhou.

Organizer: College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University; New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture.  
Co-organizers: Geneva School of Art and Design ( HEAD- Genève ); swissnex China.
Coordinators: Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University; China Academy of Art; Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Supporters: Embassy of Switzerland in China; Consulate General of Switzerland Shanghai.


Time: April 6, 2018, 13:00 - 15:30 h.
Title: From Roundtable Discussion - Present to the Future.
Moderator: Jie Sun, Professor at Tongji D&I.
Jean-Pierre Greff, Director of HEAD - Genève.
Elizabeth Fischer, Head of Jewellery and Fashion at HEAD - Genève.
Zhenghong Wang, Vice-Dean of School of Art and Craft, CAA.
Xiao Liu, Head of Jewellery Dep. CAFA.
Andy Yu, Deputy Head of NoCC, D&I Tongji.
Xiaoxin Wang, Associate Professor at Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University.
China Academy of Art. Ring: Untitled, 2017. Silver, mixed materials.. 6 x 4 x 3 cm. Photo by: Gong Leduo. China Academy of Art
Ring: Untitled, 2017
Silver, mixed materials.
6 x 4 x 3 cm
Photo by: Gong Leduo
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Feng Jia. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Silver, mixed materials.. 12 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: Gong Leduo. Feng Jia
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Silver, mixed materials.
12 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: Gong Leduo
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Kawczynski. Object: Forgotten Garden, 2015. Mix materials.. 12 x 12 x 11 cm. Kawczynski
Object: Forgotten Garden, 2015
Mix materials.
12 x 12 x 11 cm
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Peng Yiwen. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Mixed materials.. 20 x 11 x 3 cm. Photo by: Gong Leduo. Peng Yiwen
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Mixed materials.
20 x 11 x 3 cm
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Jie Sun. Brooch: Young and Beautfiul, 2015. Mixed materials.. 7 x 6 x 5 cm. Photo by: Gong Leduo. Jie Sun
Brooch: Young and Beautfiul, 2015
Mixed materials.
7 x 6 x 5 cm
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