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In her work as a curator Karin van Paassen works on exhibitions with contemporary jewellery designers. She always had great interest in jewellery and she has always been a collector of ethnic jewellery. She is fascinated by the design and especially the meaning of jewellery in all kinds of cultures. In 2015 she took the step to design jewelley (unica) and objects herself with the name TiNiK.
‘Shining on the Stage – Dutch Spirit’
New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture (NoCC), College of Design and Innovation Tongji University (Shanghai). September 2019.
A jewellery exhibition with a variety of Dutch designers with a very open and contemporary-oriented approach with nationally iconic ones, who have influenced the global history of modern design, but also pioneering designers from different generations. Curator Prof. SUN Jie
‘International Ceramics Exhibition’
Sanbao Museum Jingdezhen (China) in collaboration with Terra Delft Gallery ( the Netherlands) October 2018 – April 2019
17 artists, from all over the world, were selected by Johanpeter (JP) Hol and Simone Haak. The exhibition was a great variety in subject and technique from East and West, and was therefore a unique representation of contemporary ceramics. Since 2011, Terra Delft Gallery and the Sanbao International Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen have had a strong collaboration. They organize artist exchanges between these every year.
The exhibition ‘OriGin’ featuring porcelain neck ornaments designed and made by Karin at Galerie Guthschmidt in The Hague from 25th of March to 12th of May 2018.
In 2017 Karin travelled to Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, and worked alongside local craftsmen to make black porcelain charms. The unique neck ornaments have been crafted using black porcelain elements and old charms originating from various cultures. Karin found inspiration in the rich symbolism jewellery and decorative objects hold in traditional Chinese and other Asian cultures. Besides incorporating old beads into her designs, she has used shapes, even cast models, of objects such as vertebrae and bones as well as well as volcanic stone, horse hair and other distinctive natural materials. The result is a singular collection that reveals the significance both her own coastal environment and old, exotic cultures play in her life and work. Past and present merge in the stories waiting to be told in dozens unique neck ornaments. www.galerieguthschmidt.nl
Photographer: Adriaan Backer
Model: Roos Bahasuan
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Exhibition 10 tegen 1, 2015
Participation in the exhibition ’10 against 1’ in the Zeetoren in Hoek van Holland, together with 9 artists, designers and photographers. Two torso’s, covered with amulets with suspected influences and forces, charms, bones and other natural materials.
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Participation in an exhibition at the Galerie pARTners (Rotterdam) in 2016. The installations with rich, exuberant a
nd simple geometrical patterns are a result of the fascination for skindecoration of African and Asian tribes. Karin analysed and
abstracted patterns and placed them on organically shaped natural objects, in combination with bones, vulcanic stones, charms, shells and horsehair, etc.
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