Established in 2009, Elisabetta Cipriani has collaborated with contemporary artists including Rebecca Horn, Jannis Kounellis and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, presenting remarkable wearable artworks rarely seen in museums and galleries.
Rebar in Gold is the first wearable art piece designed by Ai Weiwei. The artist presents unique pieces of handcrafted 24 karat gold rebar in two lengths: 60cm and 20cm. “It is about commemoration and memory,” Ai Weiwei says. “Whether your memory or the one I have, that’s up to you, so you mold the piece to suit you. I used gold because it’s precious and that’s what life is – precious. If you wear this piece in the name of memory of a life lost or your life ahead, that’s what matters. It’s all about respect for life.”