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Opening of 21 Grams in Munich. 2018 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Arts Triennial and Itinerant Exhibition

Published: 02.04.2019
Yanli Duan Yanli Duan
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Exhibition opening at Galerie Handwerk..
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Intro
On November 7th, 2018, “21 grams” – Hangzhou International Contemporary Jewelry and Metal Arts Triennial was grandly opened at the Folk Art Museum in China Academy of Art. March 13th, 2019 (Beijing time March 14th), "21 grams" - Hangzhou International Contemporary Jewelry and Metal Arts Triennial and Itinerant Exhibition, the first stop at Galerie Handwerk in Munich, Germany officially kicked off. The exhibition was hosted by the College of Crafts, China Academy of Art and the Galerie Handwerk of Munich.

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Exhibition opening at Galerie Handwerk.


The leaders and guests attending the opening ceremony were: Wu Zhou, Dean of College of Crafts, China Academy of Art, Zhenghong Wang, Vice Dean of the College of Crafts, China Academy of Art, Yonggui Pei, Counselor of the Chinese Consulate General in Munich, Germany, Ruudt Peters, international curator and artist, Wolfgang Losche, Chairman of the Galerie Handwerk of Munich.


Wolfgang Losche, Chairman of Galerie Handwerk of Munich, host the exhibition.


Wolfgang said: The first stop of the 21 grams European Itinerant exhibition in Munich, Germany, which is held in the same period during Schmuck, which is of special significance. Schmuck is the most important and influential professional event in the international contemporary jewelry and metal arts, a one-week professional exhibition with hundreds of jewelry-related exhibitions and art events in Munich. It is a gathering place for jewelry artists, scholars, collectors, galleries, curators and students from the world.

The theme of the exhibition is 21 grams. The exhibition gathers jewelry artists from 25 countries and regions around the world. A total of 120 exhibiting works of art, half of which are from China. The exhibition accurately focuses on the theme and uses the unique display form of the balance scale to break the exhibition style of the exhibition. Through the combination of the works, one from East and one from West, it emphasizes the dialogue between the East and West, and uses the rich art form to guide the audience to think newly. The exhibition fully presents the discussion of the frontier issues of contemporary jewelry and metal arts in China and the West, and has certain academic value and historical value.


Addressing by Wu Zhou, Dean of College of Crafts, China Academy of Art.


Exhibition opening at Galerie Handwerk.


Dean Wu Zhou, on behalf of the College of Crafts, China Academy of Art, congratulated the Galerie Handwerk in Munich, the organizer of the stop in Germany. He put forward personal views on the theme, background and outlook of the exhibition on the three keywords of jewelry, college and bridge. He said: Jewelry. The companion of the human body, a ruler that records the memory of human civilization. It carries the attitude of people watching social things and life, and the container of the soul for the world. This is a kind of gestation of thought, aesthetics and the mother of personality is also a living species that permeates the original juice of life philosophy.


Exhibition opening at Galerie Handwerk.


China Academy of Art is China's first comprehensive national higher art school. The school has a complete set of disciplines, and its art and design level is ranked first in the country. The College of Crafts has the art design direction of ceramics, glass, jewelry, lacquer art. This is the only secondary college in China that integrates the teaching resources of various crafts, focusing on the frontier research of art + craft + life.


Exhibition opening at Galerie Handwerk.


Exhibition opening at Galerie Handwerk.


For more than 20 years, the team of the College of Crafts has successively constructed the major Hangzhou international contemporary art exhibition platform such as Contemporary Ceramic, Contemporary Glass, Contemporary Jewelry and Metal and Contemporary Lacquer and Wood. The 21 grams exhibition is an important project of the 4+1 International Leading Exhibition of the College of Crafts, China Academy of Art, and it is also a new bridge for the construction of our international partner circle. The exhibition aims to build an international art community of artisanal art through face-to-face dialogues between different cultures.


Addressing by Zhenghong Wang, Vice Dean of College of Crafts, China Academy of Art.


Vice Dean Zhenghong Wamg expressed sincere gratitude to the Galerie Handwerk in Munich, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and the international curatorial team for their great support. In particular, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange has played a positive role in promoting the development of contemporary jewelry and metal arts in China. She talked about the first time she came to the Galerie Handwerk in Munich in March 2008. She hopes to build an academic bridge between East and West jewelry and metal arts in the future. Ten years later, her dream comes true.



Addressing by Ruudt Peters, international curator and artist.


Ruudt Peters gave a scientific and vivid narrative on the theme of 21 grams by means of video. He said that the difference in understanding of the theme between Eastern and Western cultures is the highlight of the exhibition and highly affirmed the works.


The conversation between Yonggui Pei, Counselor of the Chinese Consulate General in Munich, Germany and Zhenghong Wang, Vice Dean of the College of Crafts, China Academy of Art.


The cordial conversation between Otto Künzli (second from left), former Dean of Akademie der Bildenden Künste München and Wu Zhou, Dean of the College of Crafts, China Academy of Art.


Posed for photographs of Exhibition Curator Team and Opening Ceremony Guests.


Posed for photographs of some Chinese Participating Artists.


The opening ceremony was highly praised by people from all walks of life in the international community and was a complete success! The European Itinerant Exhibition will be exhibited in Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands in the future. We look forward to the joint efforts of both China and the West to build a new era of international aesthetics and metal arts, and to continue to write the new chapter of international cultural exchanges in the 21st century.



Sponsoring Organization: China Academy of Art
Undertaker Organization: College of Crafts, China Academy of Art, Galerie Handwerk
Exhibition Location: Galerie Handwerk (Max–Joseph - Straße 4)
Opening Time: 19:00, March 13th, 2019 local time
Exhibition Time: March 13th - April 20th, 2019
Joint Curator: Wu Zhou, Zhenghong Wang, Ruudt Peters
Coordinate curator: Suzhen Xie
Curator Assistant: Yanli Duan, Leandre Burkhard, Ann-Kathrin Hartel
Photo by Yaoyao, Yizhou Chen.
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