Design Miami/Basel – 11-16 June 2013
Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Artists is an invite to the most innovative and challenging living international sculptors and painters to create wearable sculptures with the use of precious metals and stones. It is the first time that these artists have approached jewellery establishing parallels with their artistic disciplines and poetics.
The design of each project starts from a sketch created by the artist, whilst specialised goldsmiths based in Europe or the artists themselves take care of the production. The final result is a portable small sculpture, revealing the most intimate level of the artist: this is Art in Jewellery. The jewels created are unique or in a limited edition of 12 and are always addressed to art lovers but also to people who desire to wear something unique.
As part of the Design Onsite programme Elisabetta Cipriani will present ”Superficie” a bracelet and a necklace designed by Enrico Castellani and realised with the same ingenious technique and tools applied ten years ago to create his works on paper. The geometrical patterns created in these jewels alternate positive and negative space and establish a strong interplay between light and shadow. “Superficie” are made in 18kt white as well as rose gold and each piece is an edition of 12, signed and numbered. On the occasion of the fair, a yellow gold satin version will be presented for the first time.
Since 2009 the gallery is collaborating with: Atelier van Lieshout, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio Vigna, Giuseppe Penone, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jannis Kounellis, Kendell Geers, Massimiliano Fuksas & Mimmo Paladino, Rebecca Horn, Tatsuo Miyajima, Tom Sachs and Wim Delvoye. A selection of the gallery projects is included in Museum’s collections like the SM’S – Stedelijk Museum Herogenbosch and Musée des Arts Dècortifs Paris and is being exhibited world wide (MAD – Museum of Arts and Design NY; IVAM– Valencia, BASS-Miami, World Jewellery Museum South Korea).