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灵蛇礼赞Snaking Its Way Into People’s Hearts

你的心中是否养着一条创意的蛇?
参观了由意大利高级珠宝品牌宝格丽品策划的SerpentiForm艺术展,突然有了这样的疑问,也仿佛找到了答案。
展出的100多件艺术品、珠宝和服饰显示,许多现当代艺术家如Joan Miro、Marc Chagall、Alexander Calder、Keith Haring、Niki de Saint Phalle等都从蛇得到灵感,创作出引人入胜的作品。就像蛇作为一个文化图腾,自古以来受到东西方社会的瞩目,形象多变,含义丰富
多彩。
 宝格丽品牌与文化遗产策展人Lucia Boscaini说,展出的作品全是真迹,人们在欣赏艺术作品的同时,还可体验现代科技所带来的互动乐趣。
 她表示,蛇为现代和当代艺术家带来了源源不断的创作灵感,创作出的作品不受材质的局限,有些还融入了科技,或利用现代表现形式诠释古老的题材。宝格丽的品牌精神也在于重视革新创意。宝格丽的蛇头珠宝系列自上个世纪中期以来不断地演变,透过造型设计、材质、工艺的创新,继续制造惊喜。
同名展览去年首次在意大利罗马展出,滨海湾金沙的艺术科学博物馆是第二站,下一站是日本东京。每次展出主题相同,但是展品和呈现方式力求别具一格。

The serpent, long a mythological symbol that spans both Eastern and Western cultures, is now the subject of an art and design exhibition by luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari.
Called SerpentiForm, it premiered in Rome last year and is on show at ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands until Oct 15.
The ticketed event showcases more than 100 items that feature the snake in myriad forms. These include vintage dresses and elaborate costumes, artworks by the likes of Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Keith Haring, as well as images by photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Peter Hujar.
More than 40 pieces of Bulgari Serpenti bracelet-watches – some of which date back to the 1960s – will also be on display.
Lucia Boscaini, Bulgari's brand and heritage curator, said the serpent has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists and designers. Their creations are not limited by materials, with some using technology to present the timeless cultural symbol in modern and interactive ways. 
This, she added, reflects Bulgari’s spirit of innovation and creativity. For instance, the maison’s Serpenti jewellery series has been evolving since the mid-20th century, employing novel designs, materials and techniques to keep the collection fresh and exciting.
SerpentiForm, which tweaks its items and presentation at each stop, will head to Tokyo next.

Bulgari SerpentiForm
ArtScience Museum 
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Until Oct 15