[HOW | Design Forum] WANG Xiaoxin, Cheng Xiang: When 3D Printing Meets Jewelry
Date: Dec. 16, 2017 (Saturday
15:00 - 16:30 Forum Lecture
16:30 - 17:00 Introduction to “Head up on Trend ‘Gesture How’-- New Force in Original Jewelry”
Venue: Library, F3, How Art Museum (No. 1, Lane 2277, Zuchongzhi Road)
Charge: Free, see the end for reservation details
HUANG Xiaowang, Vice Director of Metal Art Smart Fabrication Experimental Investigation Institute, China Academy of Art
WANG Xiaoxin, Associate Professor of Department of Arts and Crafts, Academy of Arts & Design , Tsinghua University; Metalsmithing Jewelry Artist
CHENG Xiang, Lecturer of Fashion Specialty of Nanjing University of the Arts; Artist of Colored Glaze and Jewelry
An exhibition titled “Head up on Trend ‘Gesture How’” showcasing original jewelry new forces in China is staged on HOW Store of How Art Museum. More than 300 art pieces from 18 Chinese jewlery artists are gathered here showing distinctive attidutes and new trend of the jewlery industry through the convergence and collision of different cutlures, thoughts, and life expriences.
Works of CHENG Xiang have been created through crossover experience from the art of colored glaze to the art of jewelry by the common fabrication skills of the two while art pieces of Wang Xiaoxin are featured by the artist’s exploration to possibility and infinity of metal art by means of art, design, and industrial art. Both artists have chosen to integrate 3D-printing into their art creation in recent years
About the Guests
An artist with experimental spirit in metal art and jewelry, exploring the possibility and infinity of metal art by means of art, design, and industrial art, leading the trend of the era with unique acuity by converging digital technology with traditional craftsmanship, blazing new trails for contemporary arts and crafts development through constantly integrating the academy and the industry. In recent years, WANG Xiaoxin has been committed to studying and practicing on alignment of new creation technology like 3D-printing with traditional crafts such as forging and casting, exploring certain internal relation between 3D-printing technology and traditional craftsmanship in terms of moulding process, design ethics, and aesthetic reconstruction.
After graduating from glass art specialty of Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University in 2005 with a master’s degree, she stayed on to teach at the jewelry studio of the academy. In 2011, she was transferred to serve as lecturer of fashion specialty at Nanjing University of the Arts. By applying the common fabrication skills of the art of colored glaze to the art of jewelry, she has created art pieces of unique artistic style and visual language through crossover experience.
About the moderator
Vice Director of Metal Art Smart Fabrication Experimental Investigation Institute, and Dean of Special Craftwork Department, China Academy of Art, holder of master’s degree of the U.K. Birmingham Institute of Art & Design Jewelry Academy. He is specialized in jewelry, silverware and related products. He serves as Director of Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of Zhejiang Design and Craft Committee, and assumes position in multiple organizations including Deputy Secretary General of Chinese Arts and Crafts Institute Metal Committee, and councilor of Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China as well as Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of Zhejiang. He has participated in and planned many jewelry and design exhibitions