Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner
In early 2017, Hauser & Wirth New York presented ‘Portable Art. A Project by Celia Forner’ at its 69th Street gallery. Celia Forner has collaborated with 15 contemporary artists to create objects which defy a conventional definition of jewellery, sitting somewhere between sculpture and wearable art. These artists’ designs are crafted from a variety of materials, ranging from traditional gold and silver with precious and semi-precious gems to enamel, aluminium, bronze and iron.
Beginning with an exquisitely crafted gold cuff by Louise Bourgeois, the project has evolved to include artists John Baldessari, Phyllida Barlow, Stefan Brüggemann, Subodh Gupta, Mary Heilmann, Andy Hope 1930, Cristina Iglesias, Matthew Day Jackson, Bharti Kher, Nate Lowman, Paul McCarthy, Caro Niederer, Michele Oka Doner and Pipilotti Rist.
The catalogue features extensive illustrations, including photos of actress Rossy de Palma modeling the various creations. Quotes from the artists themselves offer unique perspective into their creations and the inspiration behind them.