Young jewelry designers display their artworks in Beijing

More than 20 young Chinese jewelry designers will display their artworks at an exhibition in Cheng Gallery inside Beijing's 798 Art Zone from Oct 1 to 7. They are graduates of UK's leading art and design schools, including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and Edinburgh College of Art.

Dan Taylor, a classical guitarist from the United Kingdom, and German cellist Heike Kagler will perform at the opening ceremony on Sept 29.

Titled Fact of Design, the exhibition showcases more than 200 pieces of jewelry designed by these emerging Chinese designers. It is divided into four parts: conceptual jewelry, contemporary jewelry, new material experiment and classic aesthetics.

One of the artists, Guan Beichen, who graduated from Central Saint Martins, was inspired by a book, titled The Birth of Prison. Her works, under the name of Surveillance, explore females of different eras.

Li Jiayin, a graduate from Central Saint Martins, will exhibit her series of works, named Redefine-Remake, inspired by traditional oil paintings.

Yang Yueqing, who graduated from London College of Fashion, is a designer of using recycled material.

According to one of the curators, Jin Songmin, the exhibition aims at showing the talent of China's young designers, who are influenced by the contemporary culture while maintaining the spirit of traditional craftsmen.

Photo: China Daily/Asia News Network

If you go:

Opening ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm, Sept 29.

Exhibition will open from Oct 1 to 7, 11 am-6 pm.

Cheng Gallery, B01, Creativity Square of the Beijing 798 Art Zoneļ¼Œ4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5395-6815.