To prepare ourselves for the darker winter months ahead of us, Ubi Gallery created a new exhibition with work of three bright young artists. Xinzi Song from Beijing, Heng Lee from Taiwan and Choonson Moon from Korea. All three dare work with strong colours, outspoken shapes and fresh materials: big gestures to express ourselves and to celebrate life.
Xinzi Song mainly works with silicone and is able to create innovative forms and textures with this material. By the repetition of simple elements she turns complext patterns and structures into colourful jewellery, bowls, vases and objects.
Heng Lee is inspired by traditional crafts like embroidery from the many ethnic minorities in his country. He enlarges colourful embroidery patterns and attaches these to the laser cut stainless steel. His work shows the pixel structure of the enlargement and the details and texture of the embroidery.
Choonsun Moon works with cardboard paper, wood and plastic. The small elements are put in such an order that circles are completed to form a necklace, bracelet or brooch.This results in highly aesthetic pieces, made with great care. At the same time the pieces are playful and striking by their size and flexibility.
To celebrate Amsterdam as Guest City of BJDW13, the Dutch founder and curator of Ubi Gallery – Machtelt Schelling, presents the exhibition Floating.
Water is one of the most distinctive elements of the Dutch landscape, which influenced its population in so many ways. It transformed Amsterdam into what it looks like today; built around canals. Through navigating the seas, the Netherlands were also able to bring oriental goods from China to The Netherlands. This laid a solid foundation for a long lasting relation of trade and cultural exchange between these two countries.
Ubi Gallery selected 8 artists whose work is related in a way to the theme of water and sea life. This exhibition shows bracelets made of sand, an installation of ceramic fishing floats, gold leafed anchovy fishes, floating silicon parasites and more.
in creativity and production
As part of the program of Beijing Design Week 13, Ubi Gallery invited Agnes Fries to share her experience during a lecture.
Ceramic designer Agnes Fries raises questions about working with production in China. Since 2008 she has been developing products based on the skills and techniques used by the local craftsmen of Jingdezhen - a city famous for it’s porcelain and now becoming a creative hotspot for artists and designers. Sharing her time between Sweden, Denmark and China, Agnes is part of a new generation designers working globally with local craftsmen. In terms of expression and working methods she mixes the cultures of East and West, finding new ways of being an independent manufacturer. By presenting her projects Agnes will highlight the importance of presence and of letting go when dealing with creativity and production.
You can find recent work of Agnes in Ubi Gallery. During the Beijing Design Week her collection of Floating Vases is for the first time presented in one installation.
Exhibition Floating during BJDW13
Sept 25 - Oct 6 | 11:00-19:00
Festive opening of Yangmeizhu 62
In the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands H.E. Mr. Aart Jacobi
Saturday Sept 28 | 15:00 - 17:00
by Agnes Fries
Factory Dashilar | 8 Dawailangying Hutong | Sunday Sept 29 | 16:00-18:00
Permanent collection of Ubi Gallery
Ubi will be part of the Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial
Millenium Monument | 9a Fuxing Lu Fengtai | 24 Sept - Oct 12
From 74 Asian Jewellery graduates, a jury from Beijing, Tokyo and Taipei slected the 13 best submissions. You can find inflatable brooches; jewellery made by foam particles; pieces inspired by architecture, some very personal portraits and the example of the bare essence of a pin. Jewellery designers are famous for their innovative use of material and their ability to make small wearable sculptures. If you want to see what is going on in this new discipline-you can find a nice overview in Ubi Gallery.
Wu Ching-Chih (TW) - Taiwan University of Arts
Sungho Cho (KR) - The Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Pu Gang (CN)- Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
Han-Chieh Chuang (TW) - Edinburgh College of Art
Humphrey Wong(HK) - Birmingham City University
He Jing(CN) - Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam
Qie Li (CN) - Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
Sangji Yun (KR) - ABK Maastricht
Zhu Xi (CN) - Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Liu Xiao (CN) - Birmingham City University
He Yani (CN) - Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
Li Yi (CN) - Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
Yang Ziyi (CN) - AIVA Shanghai
Yangmeizhu 39 | Aug 28 | 17:00 - 19:00
Yangmeizhu 10-14 | Aug 28 | 19:00 - 21:00
(register for lecture: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ubi Gallery shows you the work of several young artists, coming from the famous department of ceramics of the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou.