Contemporaneity is not merely a concept of time, rather it is an integration of dimensions of time, space and mass. Its structure can be presented in the form of an idea, a question, or a virtual concept, an imagination, a notion, or a task; but from the perspective of history and time, it is happening at this precise moment, which makes it possible to be interpreted and perceived in the context of globalization. Only in this sense is the concept “contemporary” established, and only when this concept is conferred to jewellery can contemporary jewellery truly be considered “contemporary” and reflect the spirit of art and time.
Jewellery is not just a form, and it also explores the complex and dynamic relationships between people, people and objects, people and society, and people and the world as a whole. The evolvement of jewellery reflects changes in social trends and culture, which displays more diverse elements in the contemporary context. This biennale is themed “Three Times”, indicating that it will inspire intriguing exploration and dialogue between time and space. Timewise, it showcases the past – tradition and singularity, the present – existence of diverse values and dimensions, and the future – a reality that not yet exists and has every possibility. Spacewise, it connects Shanghai, one of the world’s top metropolitans; China, a rising nation; and the whole world, an ever-changing arena.
This “dialogue” stresses the core content covered by forms of time and space – the contemplation on value. Whether it’s the material value, economic value, emotional value, humanitarian or historic value, the existence of each type of value helps to construct the world and enables the continuous development of human society. Throughout its thousands of years of history, jewellery has been intrinsically entangled with myriads of things, which gradually turns it into a unique symbol that can epitomize how a society and culture perceives “value” in a specific time and space.
This is the value contemporary jewellery carries. It is positive and creates its own content. As in all disciplines, it is subject to critique and interpretation, and is ready to stand up to discussion and challenges. It is magnificent, radical, and conceptual, inspiring imagination for the future and ideas for fashion, design, art and innovation. It is an art form and an indispensible platform for fashion. The power hidden in its tiny size should never be underestimated, because art aficionados and fashion followers are all fanatical about it. It can also be very personal and acts as a medium to tell stories, memories and life snippets of its owner, or even prophesy the future. More than that, jewellery is often resorted to confirm the relationship between self and others and society.
The study about jewellery is flourishing. As many other disciplines have done, it is defining its own boundaries as well as interdisciplinary relations. Whether from the present to the past, or from the future to the present, time and space shall not become the boundaries of our cognition and discussion about value; every type of value or concept has its own profound significance.
The 4th TRIPLE PARADE Biennale themed “Three Times” will open at Shanghai HOW Art Museum-Design Center on 19th October, 2018, under the joint efforts with College of Design and Innovation (D&I), Tongji University. The event consists of exhibition, symposium, lectures and workshops. The exhibition, which comprises four sections– Intimate Encounter, Like Attracts Like, Arty Game, and Viva La Different, will display 500 pieces of artworks created by nearly 300 artists from 34 countries and regions. The artworks in the “Intimate Encounter” section were selected through a public invitation that was open internationally for 18 months, the pieces in “Like Attracts Like” were selected and sent by international galleries, “Arty Game” consists of artworks from outstanding contemporary visual artists, while “Viva La Different” features a collection selected by curators from ten countries and regions.
This year's biennale will present the vast diversity of global contemporary jewellery creations to the Chinese public, while generating fascinatingly creative and inspiring dialogues in contemporary art, fashion, design and crafts. We sincerely invite you to enjoy this “feast” of contemporary jewellery, which is full of captivating surprises and enlightenments for the future.
SECTION 1. Intimate Encounter
Karin Roy ANDERSON (SE), Jivan ASTFALCK (DE), Anne BADER (DE), Kelvin j. BIRK (DE), Isabelle CARPENTIER (BE), Sébastien CARRE (FR), Shuming CHEN, Lin CHEUNG (UK), Sara CHYAN (CN/TAIWAN), Jinyu CUI, Annette DAM (DK), Hillarey DEES (USA), Sia DENG, Nirit DEKEL (IL), Bin DIXON-WARD (AU), Bing DU, Zheng FANG, Gretal FERGUSON (AU), Yun GE, Jana GRAF (DE), Joani GROENEWALD (ZA), Gésin HACKENBERG (DE), Anke HENNIG-KAMPF (DE), Hua SHI, Jiyoung JANG (KR), Lauren KALMAN (USA), Yushi KANG, Dovilė KONDRASOVAITE (LT), Eleni KOUMARA (GR), Marie-Louise KRISTENSEN (DK), Mia KWON (KR), Ariel LAVIAN (IL), Marion LEBOUTEILLER (FR), Yojae LEE (KR), Tingyu LI, Yinglong LI & Caiyun WANG, Yuxin LI, Li LIANG (SE), Feiyu LIN, Lucy LIU, Yilan LIU, Ziyou LIU (CN/TAIWAN), Hongmeng LUO (CN), Hirte LYDIA (DE), Yihong LV, Vierling MONIEK & Heumen MARITVAN (NL), Vincent MASTER (USA), Gussie van der MERWE (ZA), Kristi PAAP(EE), Jounghye PARK (KR), Annika PETTERSSON (SE), Enrica PRAZZOLI (IT), Konstanze PRECHTL (AT), Ren KAI, Zoe ROBERTSON (UK), Agustina ROS (IT-AR), Estela SAEZ (SP), Elwy SCHUTTEN (NL), Huina SHI, Despo SOPHOCLEOUS (CA), Luyi SUN, Jelizaveta SUSKA (LV), Yanxia TAN, Yuanfang TANG, Jason THOMSON (USA), Aisegul TELLI (TR), Yiumsiri VANTANAPINDU (TH), Yasmin VINOGRAD (IL), Qian WANG, Yanqi WANG, Yanting WANG, Jean Marc WASZACK (FR), Di WU, Shuyu WU (CN/Taiwan), Jiwon YANG (KR), Man YANG, Meiyi YANG, Violet YANG, Hsiuwei YEH (CN/TAIWAN), Yanxue YIN, Snem YILDIRIM (TR), Xihan ZHAI, Kroll ZHANG, Yi ZHAO, Yijuan ZHAO, Yanfang ZHENG, Hengfeng ZHOU, Patty ZHOU, Danyan ZHU, TING G, Danyi ZHU, Xiao LIU, Xinan YU, Tina ZHAO, Dongdong ZHUANG, Xiaochuan ZHANG
SECTION 2. Like Attracts Like
Gallery RA Selection (AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS)
Mario ALBRECHT, Sylvia BLICKMAN, Paul DERREZ, Patricia DOMINGUES, Reka FEKETE, Sophie HANAGARTH, Karin HERWEGH, Mirjam HILLER, Marian HOSKING, Vered KAMINSKI, Bogki MIN, Floor MOMMERSTEEG, Thanh-Truc NGUYEN, Noon PASSAMA, Elwy SCHUTTEN, Julian STEIMER
FROOTS Gallery Selection (SHANGHAI, CHINA)
Ela BAUER, Attai CHEN, Nirit DEKEL, George DOBLER, Dana HAKIM, Vered KAMINSKI, Amitai KAV, Esther KNOBEL, Felieke van der LEEST, Hadas LEVIN, Yasmin VINOGRAD
HANNAH Gallery Selection (BARCELONA, SPAIN)
Aurelie GUILLAUME, Gigi MARIANI, Wendy McALLISTER, Tore SVENSSON
SECTION 3. Arty Game
Aaajiao, Xiaotong AN, Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ, Anqi JU,Phillip KING, LEE Mei, Yang LU, Pablo REINOSO, Lei SHEN, Mia Fonssagrives SOLOW, Sophia VARI, Jacques VILLEGLE, Jian'an WU, Hong YU, Wang ZHAN, Chilan CHANG
SECTION 4. Viva La Different
DESIGNERS: Yiping LI, Xiaoyou YING, Zhixuan ZENG, Anqi LI, Luran HUANG, Mian WU, Jin YANG, Fei TENG, Mengnan QU, Chang DONG, Jie SUN, Li LIANG, Guanlan LIANG, Jing HE
CURATOR: Heng LEE
Designers: Yung-Huei CHAO, Ying-Hsiu CHEN, I-Ying CHIANG, Mei-Fang CHIANG, Hsu-KaI HSIAO, Meiing HSU, Yingxun XU, Heng LEE, Caixuan WU, Shu-Lin WU, Wen-Miao YEH
CURATOR: Morgane De KLERK
DESIGNERS: Nhat-vu DANG, Benedikt FISCHER, Jing HE, Beppe KESSLER, Morgane de KLERK, Nina SAJET, Lucy SARNEEL, Robert SMIT, Hansel TAI
CURATOR: Maria Rosa FRANZIN
DESIGNERS：Sara BARBANTI, Adrean BLOOMARD, Corrado DE MEO, Gili DOLINER, Maria Rosa FRANZIN, Rita MARCANGELO, Eliana NEGRONI, Liana PATTIHIS, Chiara SCARPITTI, Claudia STEINER, Gabi VEIT, Yiota VOGLI
CURATOR: Eija TANNIEN-KOMULAINEN
DESIGNERS: Melitina BALABIN, Eero HINTSANEN, Christine JALIO, Mirva KUVAJA, Helena LEHTINEN, Anni LEHTONEN, Vesa NILSSON, Wiebke PANDIKOW, Janna SYVÄNOJA, Tarja TUUPANEN
THE UNITED KINDOM
CURATOR: Rebecca SKEELS
DESIGNERS: Debra ALLMAN, Debra ALLMAN, Naia Conde ALONSO, Issey HENNESSY, Grace HORLER, Christine JOHNSON, Sam LANE, Candida MATTERSON, Lina PETERSON, Poppy PORTER, Dan RUSSELL, Rebecca SKEELS, Maria Leão TORRES
CURATOR: Elizabeth SHAW
DESIGNERS: Vivien BEDWELL, Emma BUGG, Bridget KENNEDY, Teresa LEE, Andy LOWRIE, Nellie PEOPLES, Elizabeth SHAW, Katie STORMONTH, Rebecca WARD, Vanessa WILLIAMS, Helen WYATT
THE UNITED STATES / CANADA
CURATOR: Ezra SATOK-WOLMAM
DESIGNERS: Emily COBB, Dan DiCAPRIO, Don FRIEDLICH, Aurélie GUILLAUME, Dam HAWKA, Kevin HUGHES, Yong Joo KIM, Matt LAMBERT, Wendy McALLISTER, Paul McCLURE, Ezra SATOK-WOLMAM, Lauren TICKLE
CURATOR: Yong-il JEON
DESIGNERS: Wan-hee CHO, Gavy JO, Ryung-jae JUNG, Mina KANG, Soo-yeon KIM, Seulgi KWON, Dongchun LEE, Kwang-sun LEE, Najin LEE, Jong-seok LIM, Choonsun MOON, Hye-jung SIN
1.About TRIPLE PARADE
TRIPLE PARADE, a prestigious annual international cultural project, has become one of the leading contemporary art and design exhibition, where cultural exchanges are expanded between China and the rest of the world on a multitude of levels. Established in 2013, TRIPLE PARADE has an attendance today of 3 successful editions, it consists in a diverse program by collaborating with leading institutes and outstanding individuals, to create the platform and advocate for the field of contemporary cultural creative industries with focusing on the subject of jewellery.
2.HOW Design Center
HOW Design Center is located on the third floor of subordinate to HOW Art Museum (Shanghai). It is divided into four space including exhibition space, HOW Store, HOW Library, and HOW Salon. It is an innovative platform where design exhibition, commercial sectors, brand integration and cross-border cooperation meet together by cooperating with top designers, design brands and artists around the world.
The 1200-square-meter exhibition space provides a perfect stage for different types of design exhibitions of world-wide famous designers, Chinese young talents and curators.
3.College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai
College of Design and Innovation (D&I), Tongji University, is one of the world leading design college. The overall goal of the college is to establish an international, innovative, forward-looking and research-oriented world-class college of design with great sense of mission of the era, international perspective and native characteristics. The New Centre of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture (NoCC) at Tongji ( D&I ) is an international think tank, the only of its kind in China, to unite the powerful resources of the university and the contemporary design and art community. It built on the scholarly and institutional resources of the D&I Tongji University, also explores the practice, culture, industry and management of the jewellery from cultural, educational and research perspectives, develops creative leadership in the cultural entrepreneurs.
4.Global Cooperation and Support Partners
TRIPLE PARADE Biennale Organizing Committee
HOW Art Museum-Design Center
College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai
Shanghai College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University
Venue: HOW Design Center (3rd Floor of HOW Art Museum)