Art as Jewellery by collector and gallery owner Louisa Guinnes provides a visually beautiful introduction to jewellery by the masters of twentieth and twenty-fist century art. From Man Ray and Alexander Calder to Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor, the publication is a chronological timeline of jewellery presentation with Louisa Guinnes’s insightful commentary about each artist, their work and the stories behind their pieces. To accompany the texts are stunning photographs taken by renowned 20th century photographers such as Ugo Mulas along with top photographer Alexander English.
Elisabetta Cipriani – Wearable Art is delighted to announce its participation for the first time at MIART during the 23rd edition of the fair. On this occasion Elisabetta Cipriani is pleased to present the wearable art projects she has been doing since the last eight years with 23 established visual artists together with a new initiative that showcases fresh creations by young and talented artists, the EC Lab. To name just a few of the wearable art pieces Elisabetta Cipriani will be exhibiting at the fair are the ones created by Enrico Castellani, Jannis Kounellis, Giulio Paolini, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Rebecca Horn. Superficie by Enrico Castellani is the first wearable art project echoing his works on canvas called, indeed, Superficie where the geometric pattern creates an intriguing interplay between light and shadow within the gold surfaces. Jannis Kounellis created a ring called Labbra which is a cast of his own lips and a reminiscent of the ancient Greek funerary masks that symbolize the absence of breath. Giulio Paolini’s creations are a manifesto of the artist’s idea of love and are designed to celebrate the union within a couple, Due in Uno ring, and the connection between the outer […]
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.