[Talente-Award presentation 2015 : 14 March 2015 16:30, Halle B1 Main stage of IHM (Internationalen Handwerksmesse Munich)]
….. and the winner is Jing Yang (CN/DE) from Akademie der Bildenden Künste (ADBK)
With her vases pendants, the jewelry designer Jing Yang explores and experiments with the gender-specific stereotypes in her home country China. By dissecting vase-shaped elements and arranging the individual parts in a distinctive manner, she plays with formal analyses reminiscent of Concrete Art. (ArtAurea)
Jing Yang - Necklace Ich bin keine Vase. Necklace, brass, cotton cord, 15 × 10 × 76 cm
« I’m not a Vase »
( Exhibition of Jing Yang in the Academy Gallery, Munich, during SCHMUCK 2015 - 11 – 22 march 2015)
« « I’m not a vase. »
The sentence has two meanings. « I’m not a vase, I’m jewelery » which is a
The other interpretation comes from my home. In many cultures, bringing the silhouette and features a vase in connection with a woman. In China it is called pretty but stupid women « vase » – nice but hollow.
My work group « I am not a Vase » has several layers of meaning.
As jewelry is also the vase an object that moves between useful and artistic object.
I’m interested in the artistic jewelry. Even my vases have no function anymore – they are cut into rings and the fragments are then strung on a string and creates a neck piece of jewelry.
Stacked the vase can recognize. The result is a fragile entity. My vases can always decompose and their meaning changes again. You mean to say, « I will not be a vase, I have something to say! »
Also think about the opposite worthwhile. « I am a Vase » says: « I am beautiful ». » (adbk – Academy Gallery)
Jing Yang Pendant: Ich bin keine Vase, 2014 – Brass, cotton band 15 x 10 x 76 cm