Wearing the Earth

Wearing the Earth

Jul
09

Liliane Lijn speaks to Elisabetta Cipriani about her powerful Earth Body Art Elisabetta Cipriani sat down with Liliane Lijn, an extraordinary artist, whose diverse artistic career spans across more than four decades. Since the early 1960s, Lijn has worked as a revolutionary artist in the field of kinetic art – working across media to explore the interplay between language, movement, mythology, light, matter, science, and technology. We invited Lijn to discuss her wearable art sculptures, which are rooted in the vitality of planet earth.   EC: Your wearable sculptures push the boundaries of jewellery. Each piece has a raw, organic aesthetic and is a direct reference to geological forms, such as lava, fossils, and meteorites. Why does the dynamic earth interest you? LL: I have always felt very close to nature, more than that, I am nature and I want to be aware of this reality. We now know that life on this planet is delicately balanced, that the planet is alive with an infinitely complex ecosystem. As a small part of it, I try to examine it, much as a child would, by playing.   Liliane Lijn, Magma Cuff (2018), 18kt gold cuff, edition of 5 + 1AP, unique. Photography: Deniz Guzel EC: You once […]

Bijoux d’artistes de Calder à Jeff Koons: La collection idéale de Diane Venet, Paris 2018

Jul
05

Year: 2018 Authors: Diane Venet, Olivier Gabet, and Karine Lacquemant Publisher: Flammarion Bijoux d’artistes de Calder à Jeff Koons brings together more than 200 jewellery pieces by influential artists of the twentieth century, including Keith Haring, Anish Kapoor, Orlan, Sol LeWitt, Jeff Koons, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Man Ray. These jewels, most of which are unique and the fruits of exceptional creators, are far from minor, decorative art. They take on the status of a work of art. Together, they form an ideal collection of works, delicate and original. “The artist’s jewel is an impulse of the heart or an empirical exploration, between first vision and the sublime.” – Olivier Gabet, Director of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris    

Migration in Gold: Ai Weiwei’s Exploration of Migration and Human Dignity

Jun
28

Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery sat down with Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, to discuss the launch of his highly anticipated second wearable art project collaboration, Ring W and Ring M. A cultural figure, political activist, and artist, Ai Weiwei moves between modes of production to explore contemporary issues, including migration, shared history, systems of cultural value, political surveillance, and cross-cultural exchange. Comprising of two unique 24kt gold rings, his new and exclusive wearable art project reveals the artist’s continued interest in exploring themes of human migration and dignity. The statement pieces investigate what it means to be trapped, bound, and deprived of the freedom to travel and determine one’s own existence. By combining the artist’s signature iconography with iconic symbols of contemporary society, the powerful gold rings depict stories of migrants, which unfold underneath a mysterious half-moon: by foot or by sea, some are portrayed travelling together and others alone. The artist’s use of 24kt gold as well as his reference to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics further reinforce the power of the wearable artworks as representative of the artist’s acute social awareness and exquisite artistic craftsmanship. At its core, the wearable art project is a manifestation of Ai Weiwei’s sensitivity to the duality of […]

Vogue India

Jun
18

March 2018 From Calder to Koons, The Growing Demand for Wearable Art By Annachira Biondi Read

Scultura Aure at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche | 31 May–8 September 2019

Jun
18

Dear Friends, We are very pleased to announce our participation in the artist jewellery exhibition Scultura Aurea – Gioielli D’Artista per un Nuovo Rinascimento at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino, 31 May – 8 September 2019.   Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery has contributed four wearable arts projects to the exhibition, namely,  (2012), 18kt white gold cuff and necklace by Enrico Castellani, Psiche (Senza Amore) (2016), 18kt yellow gold necklace by Giulio Paolini, and Sospeso (2014),  silver and 18kt gold pendant by Giorgio Vigna. For more information please visit the exhibition’s website here.  To learn more about the gallery’s beautiful projects and activities or to book an appointment to see our pieces in person, please contact Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery on +44 (0) 207 287 5675 or email us at info@elisabettacipriani.com. With best wishes, Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery   Enrico Castellani, Superficie (2012), 18 kt white gold necklace 6.2 x 6.2 cm, edition of 12, numbered and signed

Vogue Russia Online

Jun
05

April 2019 Vogue Russia By Nadia Mendelevich Read

Point de Vue

Jun
04

April 2019 L’élue De Pont de Vue By Jérōme Carron Read  

Le Quotidien de l’Art

Jun
04

April 2019 Spotlight on Jewellery By Armelle Malvoisin Read  

The Natural Allure of Giorgio Vigna’s Work

Mar
27

The evocative art of Giorgio Vigna is rooted in nature’s metamorphic phenomena. He fluidly interchanges the artistic mediums of sculpture, works on paper and jewellery, inviting us to understand our relationship with the cosmos through engaging our senses. His works trigger our imagination through their textures, sounds and movements, evocating the mystery of our attraction to the natural world. In celebration of Elisabetta Cipriani’s 10 years of collaborations with the world’s leading visual artists, we invite one of the gallery’s first partners, Giorgio Vigna, to discuss his relationship with wearable art. GV: It makes me very happy to know that I am one of the first artists your gallery represented. It has now been ten years! EC: Yes, it all started with our first collaboration. You were there from the beginning. How has this journey together been like for you? Giorgio Vigna, Segmenti, 2018, oxidised silver and 18 kt yellow gold necklace, unique and signed.Photography credit: Francesca Moscheni.     GV: I know that you appreciated my art even before you opened your gallery. Working together has been important for me because it has always made me feel that I was in good company. It also gave me the opportunity to show some of […]

Paolo Canevari’s Powerful Symbols

Feb
25

“A jewel, a work of art is a presence that reminds us of the importance of emotion, of life, of our values ​​and ideals” Paolo Canevari’s art works are nothing short of academic philosophical essays. The artist fearlessly takes on the burden of human history, dissecting and re-appropriating cross-cultural symbols in an invitation to a collective and honest self-awareness. In response to today’s unstable and divided political climate, Paolo’s first wearable art project asks us to re-evaluate the meaning of power, both historically and in our contemporary globalised society. In our interview, we delve into the mind of this brave thinker. EC: Your Roman She Wolf necklace holds a special place in my gallery’s collection. We both grew up in Rome, where the symbols of bygone empires and their ever-changing heroes are embroidered into the city’s daily life. Your art is created by and against this visual language of power. A recurring theme in your work, and one which you have chosen for your wearable art projects, is animal symbolism. The eagle, the octopus, the beautiful she-wolf – what do these animals mean to you? PC: What fascinates me about the world of symbols and icons is its capacity for change […]