Elisabetta Cipriani is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Design Miami from Nov 30 – Dec 4 2016 at Stand G15. The highlight of the exhibition will be the presentation of Segments of Light, a new body of one-of-a-kind works by the renowned Italian artist Giorgio Vigna. These works focus on combining full and empty forms that manifest the primary and primordial aspects of nature. The segment is the starting point of the creation of these works; it moves, multiplies, draws paths and expands in imaginary universes that dialogue with natural forms. Distinct forms in the shape of earrings, brooches, bracelets and rings are made of 18kt yellow gold, oxidised silver, copper and diamonds. We will be also showing works by Adel Abdessemed, Jannis Kounellis, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Giulio Paolini, Frank Stella, Ai Weiwei and Erwin Wurm amongst others, as well as fabulous furniture by the Campana Brothers. We look forward to seeing you all in Miami!
Elisabetta Cipriani is delighted to present Game, a new gallery project by Adel Abdessemed. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s idea of ‘fatal beauty’, Abdessemed created a chain bracelet and a pair of earrings made of an accumulation of white gold laser-cut razor blades. Game encapsulates the notion of fatal beauty by being both lethal and attractive in its appearance. It provides the person who will wear it with a complex interplay between being threatened and at the same time reassured by its beauty. Through its complex identity, Game draws from Abdessemed’s artistic practice, in which he consistently blends elements of beauty and brutality. Developing an artistic vision from text, images and life, Abdessemed engages with the flaws and contradictions of the contemporary world. As the artist states: “My art makes no claim at representing reality, but simply a touching reality.”
Elisabetta Cipriani Jewellery by Artists is pleased to present the summer exhibition “Art in Jewellery”, a group show with the aim of exploring the mental, visual and tactile characteristics of ART in jewellery. The exhibition will be a performative experience where the interaction with the wearable sculptures will be led by human voice and movement. The encounter will be a tête-à-tête, the conversation and relationship between the narrator and the spectator will be crucial in the understanding of the works. For each selected project, the emphasis will be on revealing the hidden stories, the poetics and provocations of the artist in creating a wearable art piece and feeling the intimate connection between the work and the wearer. The artists selected for the summer show are: Enrico Castellani, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Carlos Cruz Diez, Jacqueline De Jong, Ute Decker, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Jannis Kounellis, Giorgio Vigna, Ai Weiwei and Erwin Wurm.