Opening: 23 November – 6:30 – 8:30 pm Elisabetta Cipriani is delighted to announce Pommes de Jong, the first wearable art exhibition in London of the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong. The Pommes de Jong is an ongoing project that came to life in 2007 in Bouan (Bourbonnais, France) where in the mid 1990’s de Jong and her husband Tom Weyland decided to buy a house. She created a vegetable garden and they planted potatoes in memory of the lack of food during the war. De Jong stored the potatoes in a 13th Century cellar and suddenly realized that she was fascinated by the huge number of sprouts that were growing from the shrunk tubers. When de Jong was asked by a jewellery collector to make a jewel for her, she thought that she might do something with these shrunk potatoes and their sprouts that were getting longer and longer. Having flowers and seeds growing above the ground and the roots underground, de Jong is fascinated by the enigmatic nature of these tubers. The artist finds in them an erotic shade thinking about the potato flower and what she calls the ‘potato balls’ that contain the seeds. De Jong specifically […]
Elisabetta Cipriani – Wearable Art includes the 23 projects that came to life in the past 8 years. In this publication readers can find the story of each project within correspondences between Elisabetta and the artists, original sketches and photographs. Explaining the way how these wearable art pieces were conceived and the concepts behind them, the catalogue is an extraordinary lecture also to understand what inspires the artists to create their art.
Elisabetta Cipriani is delighted to announce its participation, for the first time, at TEFAF during this 30th edition of the Fair. For this occasion, Elisabetta Cipriani is pleased to present the new creations by Giulio Paolini, which include three pendants inspired by former installations of the artist ‘Amore e Psyche’ and ‘Sulla Soglia’. The pendants represent classical figures seen from behind, facing directly at the heart of the wearer, trying to trespass the threshold between the outer and the inner dimension. The importance of love dwells also in the ring ‘Due in Uno’ which unites two gold rings in one piece, leading to an infinite line of movement. This piece was first conceived by Paolini in silver 1967 as a present to his wife and only two exemplars were made until now. The exhibition will also include Ai Weiwei’s ‘Rebar in Gold’, a bracelet to commemorate the devastating Wenchuan earthquake in 2008. This piece features one of the contortioned rebar bars that the artist found at the place of the massacre, which casted in gold became a memento to the preciousness of life. Furthermore, the visitor will find an array of exceptional pieces such as Frank Stella’s impressive Ring and […]
Opening: 7 February 6-8pm We are delighted to invite you to discover the first wearable art project by renowned Italian artist Giulio Paolini in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani. Paolini’s jewellery is a manifesto of the artist’s idea of love, expressed using an elemental and timeless artistic language. He achieved to capture, in a subtle and elegant manner, the underlying intimacy and complicity within a couple. Escaping any dramatic effects, the artist materialises the silent dialogue taking place between two lovers . The ‘Due in Uno’ ( ‘Two in One’) ring for example, ‘consists of a line in movement that comes to an end at the same point it departed. Two rings, in this case, chase each other to show form and function as two equal things, or better, one single thing.’ G. Paolini Inspired by former installations of the artist ‘Amore e Psiche’ and ‘Sulla Soglia’, Paolini conceived three pendants representing a woman in Hellenistic style seen from behind, facing directly at the heart of the wearer. These pieces are uncompleted when unworn since their significance is to point out those hidden secrets, creating an interrelation between art and wearer and highlighting the universality of the gaze as a bonding action. […]