TALENTE 2015 competition – Internationale Handwerksmesse Munich
11th to 17th March 2015 Special exhibition Talente at the International Skilled Trades Fair. Thursday 18:00 VIP evening at the fair. Presentation of prizes on Saturday, 14th March 16:00 on the stage in hall B1
[Talente-Award presentation 2015 : 14 March 2015 16:30, Halle B1 Main stage of IHM (Internationalen Handwerksmesse Munich)]
Talente 2015 presents the work of 99 artists, designers and craftsmen from 32 countries in 12 different areas of production.
see selected Artists 2015 (for jewellery) :
Sharareh Aghaei – Hazel Baker — Sofia Bankeström – Lynn Batchelder — Amani Bou Dargham — Amy Peace Buzzard — Sébastien Carré – Katie Collins — Pia Farrugia — Elvira Golombosi – Karin Gyllerfelt – Elisa Sophia Herrmann — Nan-Chiang Huang — Koen Jacobs — Minji Jo — Youmi Kim – Anna Norrgrann – Kota Okuda — Francisca Onumah — Esther Suarez Ruiz — Natalia Sarrazin — Anneleen Swillen – Pei Chen Tsai — Iraida Vedriel — Aric Verrastro — Jing Yang — Tala Yuan — Jiye Yun
PS : in BLUE see the posts abouth their jewellery !
« This year the exhibition is characterized by innovative, very different works in glass, ceramics and jewellery as well as by a large selection of textiles. In addition to works that are inspired by nature – whether by plant forms or by the atmosphere and moods of the landscape – works are to be seen that are dealing with the city and try to translate its poetry and problems into a visual mode. The appeal of surfaces and the development of new techniques to enhance the range of possibilities resulted in very different works. Other topics are the definition and the meaning of home and country, problems of environmental protection and the relationship of new technical possibilities and traditional craftsmanship. The combination of various unusual ideas, of different conceptual and aesthetic approaches results in a very special and fascinating exhibition.
As in the last years, many applications arrived for Talente from the field of jewellery. The young artists show a special interest in the techniques and ideas of the collage. Impressive are the contributions of the students from Idar-Oberstein (Germany) working with and interpreting the material stone which results in very different works with diverse concerns but all of quite archaic character (Sharaeh Aghaei, Iran; Elvira Golombosi, Ukraine; Tala Yuan, China). The works deal with issues of homeland, strangeness and identity, the unconscious and magic forces being inherent to the objects as well as with the importance and the condition of civilization-creating elements in the present. All in all, this year again the general interest in the combination of different materials and for the connection of specially made parts and found objects is evident. These elements can be created into architecturally-style arrangements, extended into long tubes, combined with materials such as perspex glass or be gathered into subtle, poetic compositions. Besides the major inspiration from natural forms technical ideas play a significant rôle. Katie Collins (USA/Australia) for example works from steel collapsible necklaces and bracelets that present different stages and are inspired by machines. Unusual are Karin Gyllerfelt’s (Sweden) works in which photos of richly draped textiles are applied on metal surfaces causing a vexing trompe l’œil-effect. By means of technique and motifs she hints at the themes of transformation and transience. Jing Yang (China/Germany) deals in her « vases » not only with gender-based stereotypes of her native China, but also with the playful analysis of forms by dividing a vase shape into compartments reflecting in her pendants on the relationship of these parts. » (Klimt02)
TALENTE is an international competition for young craftsmen and women in design and technology. This special show reflects the ideas of young people in the context of an experimental approach to materials and craft techniques. The best entries are awarded the highly sought-after TALENTE prize.
Young artist working in the applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition TALENTE 2015 in Munich, Germany from 11th to 17th March 2015. The aim of TALENTE is to promote young people with a particular manual talent and to show an interested audience the enormous potential which lies in the new generation in crafts and trades.
Participants are chosen from any section of crafts and technology. They will have made the artefact by their own hands. Age limit is set at 33 in the domains of crafts, and at 35 in the domain of technology.
80333 – Munich
Telephone: 089 5119-293
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Fur further information please contact:
Dr. Michaela Braesel, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern, Abteilung Messen und Ausstellungen, Max-Joseph-Straße 4, 80333 München
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