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.”