- Jie Sun, Dongdong Zhuang, Yuyang Liu, Lucas Liu
The TRIPLE PARADE, established in 2013, a prestigious annual international cultural project (nonprofit), has become one of the leading contemporary applied art and design exhibition, where cultural exchanges are expanded between China and the rest of the world on a multitude of levels. Internationalization can be a great power that liberates individuals from limitations of their local culture, but there is no doubt a homogenizing tendency that involves a leveling of cultural diversity also operates. It all depends on how we look at it, as there is nothing which should stop the culture exchange force transforming the world into a new wonderland beyond our imagination.
Central to the concept of Triple Parade is to set up a diverse dialogue between three parties. This idea is inspired by the philosophy of Confucius (551 BC–479 BC), China’s most famous educator, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have influenced the civilization of East Asia: Even when walking in a party of just three, I can always be certain of learning from those I am with. There will be good qualities that I can select for imitation and bad ones that will teach me what requires correction in myself.
Beyond THREE, is the first number to which the meaning “all” was given. It is the Triad; the power of three is universal and is the tripartite nature of the world as heaven, earth, and water. It is human as body, soul, and spirit. Three is birth, life, and death. It is the beginning, middle, and end. Three is a complete cycle in itself. It is past, present, and future. Here, three is a way of making a dialogue and sharing diversity and perspective on the topic of jewelry through cultural exchange.
The TRIPLE PARADE Biennial ( TP Biennial ) is an international exhibition event holds the success spirit and high qualified soul as a good mediator between East and West, which is expanded between China and the rest of the world on a multitude of level. From the very start is devoted to the hardcore awakening in contemporary art, applied arts and design from a jewellery perspective, with a focus on dialogue, naturally, but with a very open and contemporary-oriented approach. And, it also stands at the forefront of representation and promotion of collaborative partners, artists &designers, new contemporary ideas, thoughts and knowledge in all its specific sectors. TP Biennial embraced the aspirations in a great ambitious, setting up an intensive program consisting of exhibition, publication, workshop, conference, lectures.
It has an attendance today of four editions, the previous themes are:
The 4th TRIPLE PARADE (2018): Dialogue across the part, the present and the future.
The 3rd TRIPLE PAPRADE (2016): Dialogue across You & Me & Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer
The 2nd TRIPLE PAPRADE (2015): Dialogue across Three Countries: China, Finland, Belgium
The 1st TRIPLE PAPRADE (2014): Dialogue across Three Generations: Pioneer, Outstand, Emerge.
2. The Organization.
The organization of the TRIPLE PARADE Biennial is entrusted by the TRIPLE PARADE Committee (TPC, established in 2013 with an official registration based on the East-Asia Association for Creative Industries QHD in China) to the TRIPLE PARADE Biennial Organizing Committee (TPBOC) of each time of the event as well as to the host institution itself. TRIPLE PARADE Committee (TPC) plays a key role in keeping the TPBOC board, committees, staff, and program-of-work in good shape by attracting people and collaboration to the organization.
The TPC Board Members:
Jie Sun, Chairman.
Dongdong Zhuang, Exclusive director.
Yuyang Liu, Manager.
Lucas Liu, Coordinator.
2.1. The TPC Structures:
2.1.1. TRIPLE PARADE Biennial Organizing Committee (TPBOC)
The TPBOC forms, for that purpose, when an TP Biennial happens, from the time it is constituted, communicates directly with the TPC, from which it receives instructions.
TRIPLE PARADE Biennial Organizing Committee (TPBOC) Board:
2016 TPBOC Board: Dayi Zhu, Shunyao Yu, Huiping Dong, Zhen Wang.
2015 TPBOC Board: Hilder De Decker, Eija Tanninen-Komulainen, Guoyuan Deng, Liesbet Bussche.
2014 TPBOC Board: Machtelt Schelling, Gang Liu, Fan Zhang, Han Zhang, Pu Dai.
2.1.2. TRIPLE PARADE Foundation:
The foundation is a non-profit department with its fully funding to:
- To invite international experts to attend the TP Biennial Opening and Symposium; Been invited experts are: Gijs Bakker, Lucy Sarneel, Troels Degn Johansson, Corinne Noordenbos, Eija Tanninen, Paul Derrez, Willem Hoogstede, Miecke Oosterman, Hilder De Decker , Liesbet Bussche, James Tergau, Xuxiang Tang, Fei Teng, Terry Hunt, Ezra Satok-Wolman, Kim Buck, Hongxia Wang, Diana Holstein, Jean Vacher, Hiroshi Sako, Yuehong Jiang.
- To support TP Award and its Permanent Collection: TP Award 2016 had given to Kim Buck (DK), Ezra Satok-Wolman (CA), Jun Hu (CN), Paul Derrez (NL), Dinie Besems (NL), Dukno Yoon (KR), Muzi Li (CN) (Young Talent).
The aim of the Award is to appreciate the individual artist and designer who has made an outstanding contribution to the innovative development and diversity of the field of contemporary jewellery practice. Essentially, the nominee is the one who has selected as participants in the central exhibition.
2.1.3. TRIPLE PARADE Artist-in-Residence:
It was established in early 2017 at the city of Tianjin in China, in cooperation with the Jewellery Department at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, funded by the East-Asia Association of Creative Industries QHG. The TP Artist-in-Residence having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants committed to developing and expanding their practice. Space has a full facility 300 Square Meters cottage house ( 3 floors ), including jewellery workshop, two bedrooms, meeting room, library and so on. It combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program ( teaching, lecturing, exhibition ). It is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, and critical feedback for artists in the many stages of their careers.
The TRIPLE PARADE Biennial Organizing Committee (TPBOC) Organization Committee’s responsibilities specifically include the following at least:
- Organizing and conducting a board committee, program structure and partnership drive; Acquainting new board and committee members with TP Biennial program’s goals, activities, policies & procedures.
- Allocating funds for organizational activities in accordance with the TP Biennial program’s work plan and budget; Planning and conducting fund-raising activities for the Biennial program and ensuring that adequate funding is in place to set the event to happen.
- Support the Design, Promotion, and Economic Restructuring committees recruit new partners.
- Promoting the development of a strong international institutional network, and Encouraging leadership development within the field
4. Collaboration & Globalization
There is no doubt, the 21st century is collaborative. This can all happen in a singularly analogous manner, where creative people of all kinds gather to join up and work together. Collaboration means to come together, to bridge the difference, to exploit the differences as mechanisms for invention, mechanisms for going beyond one's own dead certainties. To collaborate is to give something up in exchange for receiving something back for developing, I think this is essential. And, these days, globalization needs to mean much more than just systematic consideration of resources in limited sections of the world. Instead, a way of participation, a way of bringing new ideas to the world, to enable to build some new, to enable to discover the others. The world is increasingly interconnected, the successful are those who have mastered many tools in hand, able to stand by its own seat while reacting flexibly.
Exhibition 06 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018 Sino-Swiss Contemporary Jewellery and Accessory Design.
Open call 05 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018 The 4th TRIPLE PARADE Biennial Exhibition call for Entries.
Open call 05 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018 TRIPLE PARADE 2018 Creative Writing Call for Entires.
Meeting 05 Dec 2016 - 05 Dec 2016 Hyper Daily 2016 Symposium.
Exhibition 10 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017 Triple Parade exhibitions in Tianjin & Beijing.
Meeting 10 Nov 2016 - 16 Jan 2017 Triple Parade 2016.
Open call 10 Jun 2016 - 03 Jul 2016 TRIPLE PARADE Creative Writing 2016. Dialogue across You and Me to Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer.
Open call 10 Jun 2016 - 03 Jul 2016 TRIPLE PARADE Exhibitions 2016. Dialogue across You and Me to Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer.
Meeting 19 May 2015 - 24 May 2015 Triple Parade.
Exhibition 05 Mar 2014 - 25 Mar 2014 Triple Parade.
Assamblage. The National Contemporary Jewelry AssociationBucharest, Romania
Korutaideyhdistys ryLappeenranta, Finland
SNAG. Society of North American GoldsmithsEugene, United States
TRIPLE PARADETianjin, China
Association d'un Bijou a l'AutreParis, France
Joya BravaSantiago, Chile
AJFMill Valley, United States
Copenhagen Goldsmiths GuildCopenhagen, Denmark
EMB&B Art EventsAmersfoort, Netherlands
Makers MoveHolbæk, Denmark