The TRIPLE PARADE, an prestigious international Biennale for Contemporary Jewellery, it has become one of the leading contemporary arts and design biennale exhibition project, where cultural exchanges are expanded between China and the rest of the world on a multitude of levels.
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF CURATOR ( since 2013-now)
Tenured Professor , Ph.D. Supervisor
at College of Design and Innovation
TONGJI UNIVERSITY, SHANGHAI
EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR ( since 2015-now)
Mr. ZHUANG Dongdong
at TIANJIN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
The Chief Judge at 46th World Skills Competition ( Tianjin Regions )
Established in 2013, has an attendance today of four successful editions: 2013 edition hold in Amsterdam, Beijing, Shenzhen; 2015 edition hold in Finland Kuopio, Antwerp, Tianjin; 2016 edition hold in Beijing, Tianjin; 2018 edition hold in Shanghai. The TRIPLE PARADE often consisting in a diverse program by collaboration with leading institutes and invitation of outstanding individuals, to create the platform and advocate for the field of contemporary creative industries with focusing on the subject of jewelry. Internationalization can be a great power that liberates individuals from limitations of their local culture, but there is no doubt a homogenizing tendency that involves a leveling of cultural diversity also operates. It all depends on how we look at it, as there is nothing which should stop the culture exchange force transforming the world into a new wonderland beyond our imagination.
Central to the concept of Triple Parade is to set up a diverse dialogue between three parties. This idea is inspired by the philosophy of Confucius (551 BC–479 BC), China’s most famous educator, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have influenced the civilization of East Asia: “Even when walking in a party of just three, I can always be certain of learning from those I am with. There will be good qualities that I can select for imitation and bad ones that will teach me what requires correction in myself.”
Beyond “THREE”, is the first number to which the meaning “all” was given. It is the Triad; the power of three is universal and is the tripartite nature of the world as heaven, earth, and water. It is human as body, soul, and spirit. Three is birth, life, and death. It is the beginning, middle, and end. Three is a complete cycle in itself. It is past, present, and future. Here, three is a way of making a dialogue and sharing diversity and perspective on the topic of jewelry through cultural exchange.