Marlborough Monaco
20 March - 7 May 2014
4 Quai Antoine 1er, MC 98000 Monaco

ThIS exhibition showcases a series of unique art jewels designed by leading contemporary artists and made in collaboration with the designer Chus Burés. Its prime aim is to show that this very special and remarkable form of "ready-to-wear" art is the precious fruit of an encounter between the artist's inspiration and Chus Burés’ savoir-faire.

The show sets up a visual dialogue between design pieces and works of art by Getulio Alviani, Louise Bourgeois, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Carmen Herrera, Julio Le Parc, Macaparana, François Morellet, Marie Orensanz, Santiago Sierra, Nicolas Schöffer, Jesús Rafael Soto, Luis Tomasello and Jacques Villeglé.

Divided into three rooms, the first, entitled “Perception”, will feature sixteen jewels made in collaboration with the kinetic artists Yaacov Agam, Getulio Alviani, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Horacio Garcia-Rossi, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Nicolas Schöffer, Francisco Sobrino, Jesús Rafael Soto and Luis Tomasello. Nine jewels made with the geometric abstract artists Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Carmen Herrera, Macaparana and César Paternosto are presented nearby under the heading "Absolute".

The second room, dubbed "Allegory", is devoted in its entirety to Miquel Barceló and contains sixteen jewels. The third room, named "Subversion", brings together fourteen jewels crafted with input from Louise Bourgeois, Kcho, Marie Orensanz, Carlos Pazos, Cinzia Ruggeri, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Santiago Sierra and Jacques Villeglé.