The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 27, 2017


Sunyoung Kim and Ute Van Der plaats win the second annual LOOT Acquisition Prize
Ute van der Plaats. Courtesy of the Artist.


NEW YORK, NY.- Shannon R. Stratton, Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design, and Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator, announced on Monday night that art jewelers Sunyoung Kim and Ute van der Plaats have been awarded the second annual LOOT Acquisition Prize, on the occasion of the seventeenth edition of LOOT: MAD About Jewelry. LOOT presents a cross section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs, while offering the public a rare opportunity to purchase pieces from and to meet some of the most skilled creators in the field. This year’s prize will result in the acquisition of two jewelry works, Kim’s Theme and Variation necklace and van der Plaats’ In Between Days ring, for the Museum’s collection.

“The Museum of Arts and Design is unique in its support of studio art jewelry, between our permanent Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Gallery and our annual LOOT exhibition and sale,” Stratton noted. “We remain dedicated to supporting and celebrating the field, and the LOOT Acquisition Prize is one way to make that commitment even more public.”

“Every year we welcome the chance to acquire something unparalleled for our collection—jewelry that is exemplary in terms of concept, materials, and technique,” said Gifford. “LOOT never fails to present work that fits these criteria. This year, it was not enough to choose just one piece, because so much of the work is of such a high caliber.”

Awarded by a jury, the LOOT Acquisition Prize seeks to recognize a LOOT jewelry artist whose work reflects a maturity in artistry and concept; exhibits both a superior and experimental understanding of materials and form; and demonstrates expertise in technique and execution. Chaired by William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Shannon R. Stratton and Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford, the jury this year included LOOT Curator Bryna Pomp; LOOT Honorees Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Francine LeFrak, and Kara Ross; and LOOT Honorary Chair Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Born in Korea, Sunyoung Kim received a BFA in Jewelry Design from Kongju National University and an MFA in Metalwork and Jewelry from Kookmin University. She finds inspiration in the world of plants, which though frail have a strong hold on life, an active growth and prolificacy. Kim focuses on representing this strength with thin metal plates, which she processes through hammering and injection using various chasing tools. She delights in the unexpected properties that emerge during processing, as well as in the difficulty of returning metal to its original state after processing; the careful study required to produce a desired object provides the impetus for her work in metalcraft.

Born in Germany and based in Brussels, Belgium, Ute van der Plaats has worked as a jewelry designer since 2009. In addition to contemporary jewelry, she has a passion for graphic design and ceramics, and her latest collection combines these three disciplines. A few years ago, she discovered porcelain—the white gold—and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of her jewelry collections. She is attracted by its translucent white color, the fragile appearance that belies a surprisingly solid character, and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials, such as 3D-printed ornaments and digitally designed images, into handcrafted porcelain creations, she translates traditional jewelry concepts into contemporary pieces.

LOOT: MAD About Jewelry reflects the Museum of Arts and Design’s commitment to the exploration of materials and process, as well as its long-standing presentation of jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum with a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry, comprising more than 900 pieces. The LOOT Acquisition Prize formalizes the Museum’s goal of enhancing its collection by acquiring jewelry from artists who have made significant contributions to the field and whose work provides historical context for MAD’s mid- to late-twentieth-century pieces, as well as from emerging artists who are an important force in the contemporary art jewelry scene.

The inaugural LOOT Acquisition Prize was awarded to designer Alena Willroth in 2016. Past LOOT artists who have had works acquired by the Museum include the well-established art jeweler Iris Nieuwenburg and the emerging jewelry artist Casey Sobel.






Today's News

April 9, 2017

Comeback king or washed-up? British artist Damien Hirst's new show divides

Rare original Tintin drawing goes for $798,000 at auction

Christie's to offer The Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection

Victoria Miro announces new gallery in Venice

Display celebrates England's best-known 18th century actor

New sculpture, installation and paintings by Mat Collishaw on view in London

Exhibition offers a new look at photographs by women

First extensive retrospective exhibition of the Belgian multimedia artist Hans Op de Beeck opens in Wolfsburg

San Jose Museum of Art appoints S. Sayre Batton as Oshman Executive Director

Ottocento Art Gallery unveils important series of Alberto Maso Gilli's views of Chieri

The experimental vision and spirit of the Fotoform group is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Eric P. Newman currency rarities on offer at Heritage Auctions

Artist Zak Ové brings 80 identical graphite figures to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Artegunea gallery in San Sebastián hosts exhibition of works by Begoña Zubero

Tori Wrånes holds her first major solo exhibition in Norway at The National Museum

Bogdanovich: My promise to finish Orson's last movie

Works by Jean-Luc Moulène on view at the Secession

Kunsthall Trondheim opens exhibition of works by Marjetica Potrč

New film on the art of America's Gilded Age released on DVD

Sunyoung Kim and Ute Van Der plaats win the second annual LOOT Acquisition Prize

Petrified wood, Australian gold nugget, gemstones and meteorites highlight Heritage Auctions sale

Queens Museum presents "Marinella Senatore: Piazza Universale / Social Stages"

First museum survey of paintings by American artist Maureen Gallace opens at MoMA PS1

Morgan Lehman opens "The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial Curated by Geoffrey Young"

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- New Van Dyck painting on display at the Ashmolean

2.- Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Paul Cézanne painting

3.- Sarah Lucas' first major museum exhibition in the United States opens in San Francisco

4.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens first-ever museum exhibition of Amanda Williams

5.- "Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road" harkens back to a more colorful time on South Beach

6.- Paris show of Impressionist masterpieces never seen in West

7.- Scientists find that Aborigines have been in Australia longer than previously thought

8.- Exhibition at Haus der Kunst focuses on two pivotal exhibitions held in 1937

9.- Spanish judge schedules Dali exhumation for July 20

10.- 'The Noise' breathes the romance back into Formula One



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful