Last week Paparoxi was hit with luxury as we attended the Ippolita art showcase during fashion week presented by celebrated Italian jewelry designer Ippolita. This was the first art exhibit presented by the famed jewelery designer and it took place at the Highline Stages in the meat packing neighborhood of New York.
The exhibit was a deconstruction of the human body called “Reliquary.” It was a breathe taking experience combining literal structural pieces such as the spine, heart and genitals with videos and images that captivated the audience. The entire exhibit was a play on the human experience and how we deal with things such as religion, love, growth, hurt, desire and strength. One of my favorite pieces of the night had this quote:
Everything takes longer then you think
If anything can go wrong it will
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
The perversity of the universe tends to a maximum
Common sense is not so common
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious
Everyone has a scheme
Nature always sides with the hidden flaw
90% of everything is crap
You can observe a lot by just watching
Everything taste more or less like chicken
I was thoroughly inspired by the exhibit. It made me think. I was impressed by Ippolita's ability to grab so much emotion through such simplistic yet profound pieces. It was an amazing energy in the room and despite the celebrity of the crowd it felt as if we were all on the same playing field amongst these grand human structures. I look forward to more of her work.