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. […]
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.”