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illy Art Collection ΒΙΕΝΝΑLE 2022 Gift 2 Cappuccino Cups | SASAMOTO & CENCI
Discover the new illy Art Collection Cups, designed by six artists, presented in Biennale Exhibition in Venice.
Each artist has transformed the iconic shape of the illy cup into a window of their own imagination.
Τhe artists: Felipe Baeza-Giulia Cenci-Precious Okoyomon-Alexandra Pirici-Cecilia Vicuña-Aki Sasamoto
"I like to imagine that those who hold these cups in their hands will feel the artist as a companion on an imaginary journey, developing day after day an intimate and very personal relationship with each of these visionary minds." (Cecilia Alemani – Curator of Biennale)
1987, Guanajuato, Mexico. Lives in New York City, USA.
For this cup the artist refers to his work Después de todo, solo estamos aquí una vez (2021), part of a series of works inspired by the legend of Drexciya, which spur to reflect on the many lives that have died due to forced migration, imagining these same individuals still thriving through different forms. They also try to answer questions the artist is confronted with, for example, "Will we ever find a house in this place or will we always be adrift from the only houses we have known?"
1988, Cortona. He lives in Cortona, Italy and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
To evoke the origin of such an everyday good as coffee, for his cup the artist uses poetic images linked to the countryside, capable of suggesting both the idea of cultivation and that of a cycle that ends to start another. Working through some photographs on the surface of the plate, a shot is born capable of suggesting movement and dynamism.
1993, London, UK. Lives in New York City, USA.
The cup celebrates the miraculous essence of daily rituals and the natural world that surrounds us. The flower-shaped angelic creatures that move in the clouds look up with their big cartoon eyes, bursting into flames, before the beholder looks at the cup before taking a sip of coffee.
1982, Bucharest. Lives in Bucharest, Romania.
With this cup, the artist invites us to remember the common origin of all living beings through the sign of a hybrid plant-man in which a series of fingerprints are transformed into leaves and vice versa, also evoking a tactile sensation. When the cup is used, the real touch of the hand holding it is superimposed, in a playful layering, on the underlying leaf-footprints.
1980, Kanagawa, Japan. Lives in New York City, USA.
The artist once dug a 7-foot deep hole in a concrete floor. Jumping on a homemade trampoline, placed in the hole, her body disappeared and reappeared, crossing the horizon that separates the living from the dead. As she jumped, she would repeat, "People with high elasticity get lost in the waist. People with low elasticity get bored in the waist. How elastic are you?" While pouring and sipping an espresso in and out of this cup, the artist wonders: "How adventurous will you be today?"
1948, Santiago, Chile. Lives in New York City, USA.
For this cup the artist uses a detail of A fragment of Janis Joe, (Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker) an oil painting of his made in 1971. In this image, the artist flies completely naked to her poetry table.