Elisabetta Cipriani at Design Miami 2016/ Basel

Elisabetta Cipriani at Design Miami 2016/ Basel

Jun
07

Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Artists Design Miami/ Basel | 13- 19 June 2016 Booth G21 Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Contemporary Artists is delighted to present at Design Miami/ Basel a unique solo exhibition with renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Cipriani works with internationally acclaimed contemporary artists to create one of a kind wearable sculptures made from precious materials. Rebar in Gold takes root in Ai Weiwei’s investigation into the devastating 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province, China, which killed approximately 70,000 people. Ai’s concern focused on the distressing number of children who perished due to the poor construction techniques used to build government schools. Upon visiting Wenchuan after the earthquake, Ai found a mass of contorted steel rebar, left behind from the fallen school buildings. Ai purchased 200 tonnes of the material from the scrapyards, where they were sent after the sites were cleared, for use in a bold body of work dedicated to the catastrophe. “It is about commemoration and memory” Ai Weiwei says. “Whether your memory or the one I have, that’s up to you, so you mould the piece to suit you. I used gold because it’s precious and that’s what life is. If you […]

FROM LONDON TO ROME |Precious (IDENTITY) | 13 – 19 April

Mar
22

“The starting point is the encounter with the artist, whether planned or unexpected, it begins the challenge to create a wearable sculpture, not only precious but also capable of expressing a new identity. This is the result of the artist’s creativity, of the dialogue with the gallerist and of the personality of whom chooses to wear it.” Originally from Rome and now gallerist in London, Elisabetta Cipriani will be back in her hometown after nearly eleven years, choosing the ‘room of Babel’ at the Nuova Pesa Gallery of Simona Marchini. A room with a strong identity to bring together twelve artists with different aesthetical languages: not only a jewellery exhibition, but a chance to share artistic paths, at times dialectical, which find accord in the space provided by Elisabetta Cipriani. The abstract avant-garde of Carla Accardi, the relief structures of Enrico Castellani, the reflections on space and memory by Pedro Cabrita Reis, the strong message of Jannis Kounellis’s Arte Povera, the metaphor on spiritual energy of Rebecca Horn, the humour of Erwin Wurm – defined ‘as cool as a cucumber’– and the primordial, natural shapes of Giorgio Vigna are only some of the artistic provocations of (Precious) Identity.  All of […]

New Project: Enrico Castellani Nastro 1963–2016

Feb
23

Elisabetta Cipriani is pleased to announce a new collaborative project with renowned Italian artist Enrico Castellani. Nastro (1963-2016) is an exclusive jewel made from 18kt yellow satin gold that can be worn either as a brooch or as a necklace. The artist has created an edition of ten pieces, on show and available  at Elisabetta Cipriani gallery, London from 29 February 2016. Enrico Castellani is regarded as one of Italy’s most important living artists. The new work Nastro can be located within the artist’s wider practice in the way in which it expresses Castellani’s consistent poetical engagement with the manipulation of surfaces and light, evident here in the elegant bending of a single strip plate into an intriguing anthropomorphic shape. Nastro has a connection with Castellani’s personal history, first coming to life in 1963 when the artist decided to design and create a gift for his then partner, a token of love that the recipient has kept with her ever since. The piece embodies a more unconventional aesthetic than Superficie, a jewellery collaboration between Cipriani and Castellani realised in 2012, which exhibits the artist’s characteristic relief surfaces as seen in the Castellani celebrated series of work Superficie Nera (1959). About Enrico Castellani […]

AI WEIWEI REBAR IN GOLD

Oct
24

Elisabetta Cipriani is delighted to announce a unique exhibition with renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Cipriani works with internationally acclaimed contemporary artists to create one of a kind wearable sculptures made from precious materials. The exclusive collection by Ai Weiwei entitled Rebar in Gold will be on view at Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery in Mayfair from 12 November 2015 – 16 January 2016. Rebar in Gold takes root in Ai Weiwei’s investigation into the devastating 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province, China, which killed approximately 70,000 people. Ai’s concern focused on the distressing number of children who perished due to the poor construction techniques used to build government schools. Upon visiting Wenchuan after the earthquake, Ai found a mass of contorted steel rebar, left behind from the fallen school buildings. Ai purchased 200 tonnes of the material from the scrapyards where they were sent after the sites were cleared, for use in a bold body of work dedicated to the catastrophe. For the exhibition at Elisabetta Cipriani, Ai Weiwei has chosen gold, a material traditionally reflecting eternity and wealth, a direct contradiction to the sudden, tragic destruction caused by the earthquake and as a consequence of substandard government building regulations. Rebar […]

B by Pedro Cabrita Reis

Sep
22

Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Contemporary Artists is delighted to announce B by Pedro Cabrita Reis. The exhibition features seven unique bracelets made in iron and 18kt yellow gold. The exclusive collection of wearable sculptures will be on view from 17th to 31st of October 2015 at Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery in Mayfair, London.   A letter to Elisabetta Cipriani Dear E, I was never attracted by jewels. I’ve told you this several times. In the end perhaps that’s why I’ decided to accept your provocation? Challenge? Invitation? Or perhaps you just knew that I wouldn’t resist doing something new, exploring most of all my limits, my inclinations, my prejudices and why not admit it, my fetishisms. During the process of making these pieces there was a somehow omnipresent, vague and yet entangling eroticism as if bending, twisting, welding was a caress. There is no difference in doing a jewel, a sculpture or a drawing. At least not for me. I’m a painter that, after all, does many other things but always with that strange but intense emotion of the first moment.With these bracelets, such a moment was the anticipation of the encounter between the metal and the body, the harsh and the gentle. […]

Elisabetta Cipriani at Design Miami / Basel 2015

May
25

Elisabetta Cipriani - Jewellery by Contemporary Artists invites internationally acclaimed sculptors and painters to design jewelry as unique wearable sculptures. At Design Miami/Basel 2015 ( June 16 - 21, 2015), the gallery is delighted to present an extraordinary monograph of the Italian artist Giorgio Vigna as well as a selection of projects recently created in collaboration with the gallery.

PAD London 2014

Oct
13

PAD LONDON 2014 / October 13-19th / Berkeley square / W1 Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Artists is delighted to announce a group show including fifteen of the most well-know international contemporary living artists represented by the Gallery. Among the projects on display, an extraordinary collaboration with internationally acclaimed Rebecca Horn and noted goldsmith Luisa del Valle, that uses the ancient Etruscan technique of crafting, which brings to unique pieces of jewellery conveying a mélange of antiquity and contemporaneity. The snail rose gold ring evokes the idea of sensuality, movement and energy present throughout the artist’s ouvre.

Elisabetta Cipriani at Design Miami / Basel 2014

Jun
17

Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Artists invites well known sculptors and painters to design jewelry as unique wearable sculptures. The gallery is delighted to present an extraordinary collaborative project by the international acclaimed artist Rebecca Horn at Design Miami/ Basel. Horn gracefully shifts from one creative genre to the next as a sculptor who devises surreal extensions to the human body, as a performance artist who directs feature-length films, and as a poet who constructs elaborate mechanized sculptures. Yet, however interdisciplinary her work is, it is all finely interwoven. Themes of human vulnerability, emotional fragility, sexuality and energy pervade her narratives and binds together her production.

“Selected Jewels from Paris…” 6-15 February 2014

Feb
06

The exhibition "Selected Jewels from Paris / London..." was thought and designed to give people living in London and Paris the opportunity to view the jewellery which has been commissioned by galerie miniMasterpiece and Elisabetta Cipriani and has been designed by international visual artists and designers. The selected pieces of jewellery, which in total are 24 in London and 24 in Paris, have never been shown in a different commercial gallery. Some of these pieces have been presented in such Museum exhibitions as the wonderful itinerant show "From Picasso to Koons, the Artist as Jeweller" curated by Diane Venet and currently on view at the Seoul Arts Centre.

Elisabetta Cipriani at Design Miami 2013

Dec
03

Carlos Cruz-Diez is internationally considered a master living artist of our time for his contributions to the theory and practice of color. Most recently in April 2012, he inaugurated a monumental artwork of architectural integration, consisting of walkways for the Miami Marlins ballpark. For the On/Sight program, Carlos Cruz-Diez will strongly intervene with the presentation of eleven pieces of jewelry, six of which were realized for the occasion of the fair and an op wall sticker specifically thought and designed for the booth. The focus of this representation will be on color, line and the viewer’s perception.