Venice is Glass

The second edition of Venice Glass Week opened on Sunday, September 9th
exhibitions, installations, workshops, shows and conferences dedicated to glass with particular attention to Murano glass.
We have selected three interesting initiatives not to be missed:

Museo del Vetro, Mario Bellini to Murano, 2012 Vaso CHIMERA - © Mario Bellini for Venini Spa
(Images courtesy of: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia)

The glass work of Mario Bellini - a figure of absolute international importance in the scope of design and architecture - is at the center of an important study that the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia offers at the Murano Glass Museum, in the spaces of the Ex Conterie, until March 3, 2019.

The exhibition "Mario Bellini in Murano: the architecture of glass, the glass of architecture" represents the inaugural event of the second edition of 'The Venice Glass Week', the international festival dedicated to glass art scheduled from 9 to 16 September and organized by the City of Venice, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Fondazione Cini / LE STANZE DEL GLASS, Veneto Institute and Promovetro Murano Consortium. A large retrospective is dedicated to him, perhaps the first exhibition expressly focused on his "research in the glass", which presents almost all his glass projects continuing in that line that sees the Venetian cultural institution committed to face each year a monographic theme where glass inspires and meets a multifaceted artistic creativity. A path that, from 2015, the year of the great modernization and expansion of the Murano museum, has seen to focus and celebrate some great protagonists in this field: from Luciano Vistosi to Silvia Levenson, from Markku Piri to Rosslynd Piggott, from Dino Martens to Gaetano Pesce, naturally passing through the contemporary excellences of Murano glass.

Hot sombrero, Images courtesy of: C + C GROUP

The room of wonders is called the exhibition at Ca 'Zenobio degli Armeni that plays on the irony of iconic objects transferred to the glass and sublimated in a conceptual and material sense. The installation is divided into two phases: the first, a small collection of excellences of Murano artistic glass, realized on our project by two great master glassmakers (Paolo Crepax and Simone Cenedese) with vases, bubbles, precious surreal objects, not for the use but for pure aesthetic enjoyment. The second still takes up the tradition of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe and in Venice of the "chamber of wonders". The objects are made using hollow industrial glass, combined with "cotissi", polychrome glass canes and Murano colored glass details.

Kim KototamaLune - “MEMORIES OF EDEN” - Detail
(Images courtesy of: Kim KototamaLune and Galerie Da End with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia)

Finally, at the Museum of Natural History in Venice, the artist Kim KototamaLune with the exhibition "Memories of Eden". The inauguration of this exhibition will be held on September 15th. Organized by TEN ARTS, Eliane Nagata, with the participation of Galerie Da End, in collaboration with ICI Venezia, Istituto Culturale Internazionale.

Much more information can be found on the event website

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