UP-CLOSE近距离S­naking Its Way Into Peo­ple’s Heart­s灵蛇礼赞

Bul­gari pays trib­ute to the ser­pent, a time­less cul­tural sym­bol that has in­spired scores of artists and de­sign­er­s宝格丽的灵蛇图腾由来已久,品牌最近在本地举行的一项展览,就是向这个经久不衰的灵蛇意象献上的礼赞。

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The ser­pent, long a mytho­log­i­cal sym­bol that spans both Eastern and Western cul­tures, is now the sub­ject of an art and de­sign ex­hi­bi­tion by lux­ury Ital­ian jew­eller Bul­gari.

Called Ser­pen­tiForm, it pre­miered in Rome last year and is on show at ArtS­cience Mu­seum in Ma­rina Bay Sands un­til Oct 15.

The tick­eted event show­cases more than 100 items that fea­ture the snake in myr­iad forms. Th­ese in­clude vin­tage dresses and elab­o­rate cos­tumes, art­works by the likes of Joan Miro, Marc Cha­gall and Keith Haring, as well as im­ages by pho­tog­ra­phers such as Robert Map­plethorpe and Peter Hu­jar.

More than 40 pieces of Bul­gari Ser­penti bracelet-watches – some of which date back to the 1960s – will also be on dis­play.

Lu­cia Boscaini, Bul­gari's brand and her­itage cu­ra­tor, said the ser­pent has long been a rich source of in­spi­ra­tion for artists and de­sign­ers. Their

cre­ations are not lim­ited by ma­te­ri­als, with some us­ing tech­nol­ogy to present the time­less cul­tural sym­bol in mod­ern and in­ter­ac­tive ways.

This, she added, re­flects Bul­gari’s spirit of in­no­va­tion and cre­ativ­ity. For in­stance, the mai­son’s Ser­penti jew­ellery se­ries has been evolv­ing since the mid-20th cen­tury, em­ploy­ing novel de­signs, ma­te­ri­als and tech­niques to keep the col­lec­tion fresh and ex­cit­ing.

Ser­pen­tiForm, which tweaks its items and pre­sen­ta­tion at each stop, will head to Tokyo next.

你的心中是否养着一条创意的蛇?参观了由意大利高级珠宝品牌宝格丽品策划的Ser­pen­tiFor­m艺术展,突然有了这样的疑问,也仿佛找到了答案。

展出的100多件艺术品、珠宝和服饰显示,许多现当代艺术家如Joan Miro、Marc Cha­gall、Alexan­der Calder、Keith Haring、Niki de Saint Phalle等都从蛇得到灵感,创作出引人入胜的作品。就像蛇作为一个文化图腾,自古以来受到东西 多彩。

宝格丽品牌与文化遗产策展人Lu­cia Boscaini说,展出的作品全是真迹,人们在欣赏艺术作品的同时,还可体验现代科技所带来的互动乐趣。

她表示,蛇为现代和当代艺术家带来了源源不断的创作灵感,创作出的作品不受材质的局限,有些还融入了科技,或利用现代表现形式诠释古老的题材。宝格丽的品牌精神也在于重视革新创意。宝格丽的蛇头珠宝系列自上个世纪中期以来不断地演变,透过造型设计、材质、工艺的创新,继续制造惊喜。

同名展览去年首次在意大利罗马展出,滨海湾金沙的艺术科学博物馆是第二站,下一站是日本东京。每次展出主题相同,但是展品和呈现方式力求别具一格。

Bul­gari's brand and her­itage cu­ra­tor Lu­cia Boscaini. (Photo: 龙国雄)

Ser­penti bracelet-watch in gold with green enamel, emer­ald and di­a­monds, 1969.

USA 19-82, by Keith Haring, 1982.

Bul­gari Ser­pen­tiForm ArtS­cience Mu­seum 6 Bayfront Ave, Sin­ga­pore 018974 Un­til Oct 15 法国艺术家Niki de Saint Phalle的作品“Pouf Ser­pent Jaune”, 1994。

Ser­penti bracelet-watch in gold with emer­lads and di­a­monds, 1955. 方社会的瞩目,形象多变,含义丰富

歌剧《图兰朵》原创戏服。

1994年电影“Star­gate”戏服。

日本雕刻家小谷元彦作品“初生”(New Born), 2007。

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