Graduation Series for Contemporary Asian Jewellery
Ubi Top Young 2013
Besides organizing exhibitions, Ubi Gallery is also active in organizing non-for profits events, as lectures and workshops for the design community and art academies in China. Ubi Gallery aims to be a platform where people from the field of contemporary jewellery find a space to meet, to get to know customers, a space where they are challenged to develop their work, a place where they are proud to show their results and open to meet a community to start a dialogue.
As the contemporary jewellery is still young in many parts of Asia, offering a platform is the only thing that really can accelerate the development. The exhibition for graduates from Asia is therefore created and will be organized in 2013 for the first time and will be continued every year after.
* The exhibition is aimed specifically at graduates of contemporary jewellery, born and educated in Asia and now (summer 2013), finishing their bachelor or master in contemporary jewellery in either an Academy in Asia, or abroad.
* The entry must consist of one of their current graduation piece
* There is no application fee involved
Due to the space we can only exhibit wearable jewellery. Submissions of installations or photography will not be accepted.
The selection for the Graduation exhibition will be based on the personal choice of the owner and curator of Ubi Gallery. A personal and creative language, skilled use of material, a worked through concept - all are taken into consideration while making the selection.
The selection for the Gold, Silver and Bronze award will be done by a jury of professionals from the field of contemporary jewellery from Asia.
There will be a promotion exhibition for the top three winners at Ubi Gallery within a year after the Top Young 2013 exhibition. For all 3 award winners the gallery will organize media events.
* Deadline for application by email is 15th June 2013
* Decision of selection on images 30th June 2013. Successful applicants will be contacted via email before 30th June and the list will be announced on the website of Ubi Gallery
* Deadline of sending the objects to Beijing - before 1st Aug 2013
* Opening exhibition 23rd Aug 2013
* Award ceremony 24th Aug 2013
* Seminar and Ubi Party 24-25th Aug 2013
* Exhibition 23rd Agu - 15 Sep 2013
We are looking forward to your submission. If you need further information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on Ubi Top Young 2013 and application form can be downloaded here.
The twilight walking tours will take participants back in time through the hutongs of Dashilar to rarely-seen bordellos, opium dens and tea houses - even granting exclusive access inside one of the area's former brothels, which is under renovation to become the new location for Ubi Gallery.
So don a pair of comfortable walking shoes and join on Sunday May 5th, 12th or 26th. The lovely people at Capital M are even throwing in a complimentary 'Red Lights' cocktail to quench your thirst at the end of the walk.
Click here to order your tickets online (200rmb), the groups are almost fully booked.
Organized by the historians of Beijing Postcards and Bespoke Beijing with support of Capital M and Ubi Gallery.
Fresh,fun and a bit more than flat. You are welcome to find the new May collection in Ubi Gallery.
Enjoy the brand new necklaces of 22Design from Taiwan. The pieces are inspired on the traditional Chinese red strings, people wear to safeguard their good health and true love. You can find contemporary versions of the strings in several colours.
We have black and white necklaces from Lise Lefebvre. Pearl Necklace is an iconic classic necklace, translated into a flat, laser-cut textile version. To wear, simply peel off the negative space.
New is the collection of byAmt we are able to present you. The 3D-printed pieces with ball joints which are innovative and striking. We also have her famous silhouette rings and bracelets. The Tiffany-setting diamond engagement ring is a design classic, symbol of marital bliss and an emblem of our status-obsessed culture. byAmt's jewellery line puts a playful spin of this icon.
You Ra Kim is specialized in working with enamel and despite the difficult technique she is able to create beautiful detailed designs. She plays with the costume jewellery from the past and uses those designs for creating contemporary pieces with trompe l'oeil in black and white.
On the 7th of April several students from the Jewellery Department of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology will discuss the ins and outs of contemporary art jewellery with three professional art jewellery makers (Song Xinzi, Zhang Fan and Zhao Xiaomu).
There are limited seats availiable and if Chinese is not a problem for you, feel welcome to join. Just send an email to email@example.com to let us know that you are coming.
Ubi Gallery presents 6 young Asian jewellery artists to the public in a new exposition called HIT HOME. These jewellery artists found their own answers to questions about living, moving and urban community. They reflect on issues about feeling at home in public space; about rigid cultural patterns; about rapid change in networks and more.
Mariko Sumioka uses patinated copper and enamel to explore the material and texture of traditional Japanese architecture.Hyeju Nam makes the underlying structure, tools and material of buildings visible in her brooches of small pipes, concrete items and brass fittings. Alice Bo Wen-Chang is an architect and a jewellery artist. Her pieces are like floor plans and patterns in urban space, now playing with the virtual landscape of the body. XiaoMu Zhao uses wasted household items and material from her own childhood in the 80’s. Raised in the hutongs of Beijing she memorized the comfort and safety of this community. Sun Jie visualizes the power of private thoughts and emotions while confronting yourself with others and experiences the challenges in public space. Carissa Hsu questions the common principle in contemporary culture to understand life through numbers and measurements.
Ubi Gallery presents the exhibition FRINGE, as a side event of the RE: jewellery festival in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. On the edge of one of the oldest districts of Beijing you will find a broad presentation of Chinese, Korean and European artists. Some of the highlights:
The necklaces of Choonsun Moon are the aesthetic results of careful research into daily materials as cardboard and plastic.
Jeemin Jamie Chung’s jewellery expresses the movement and beauty of botanical growths.
Wu Jun Jin presents her collection Energy. The installation is inspired by a visit to the high¬lands of Yunnan. Subconsciousness created by the lack of oxygen played an important role in her work.
Ruudt Peters profoundly explores the western philosophy and the wisdom from the east. His work is full of symbols and meanings, without forgetting the power of the final visual result.