Friday, September 18, 2020

Venice: Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week – Special Recognition Prize – Tristiano di Robilant – La finestra mi disse – Party Photos + Judi Harvest – Art and Honeybees in Time of Quarantine




Palazzo Contarini Polignac
Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week
Special Recognition
Tristano di Robilant - La finestra mi disse
Curtator – Elisa Schaar

The jury of the Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week awarded a Special Recogniton to the exhibition La finestra mi disse - The window says to me - by Tristano di Robilant and curated by Elisa Schaar at Palazzo Contarini Polignac which was deemed particularly interesting and emblematic of the spirit of The Venice Glass Week festival.

Tristano di Robilant – Soldato Innamorato – indaco



The exhibition of Tristano di Robilant was curated by Elisa Schaar for The Venice Glass Week 2020 in Palazzo Polignac it consisted of a group of seven glass sculptures created in Murano with the collaboration of the maestro glass blower Andrea Zilio. The title of the exhibition, a line taken from Marcel Proust, refers to a window in Venice that elicits in him strong emotional memories both of the city and of his beloved mother. The transparent glass sculptures - as window prisms - obliquely pay homage to the rich literary and musical history of Palazzo Polignac, and, on a more personal level, evoke memories of a summer spent there as a young boy in 1976.

Tristano di Robilant


Tristano di Robilant – Sunset Grand Couturier

 
Tristano di Robilant – Proust a Venezia


  
 Tristano di Robilant – Bikim de Montebello and Barbara Foscari
 
  
Rosa Barovier and Luca Mola


Allegra Hicks

 
Maria Novella dei Carraresi and Jean Blanchaert 


 
Alma Zevi 


Tristano di Robilant
Soldato Innamorato – ambra
Elijah’s Cloud

 
Mara Vieyra and Mimi Todhunter



Mark Smith, Pamela Berry and Ziva Kraus

  
 Guillaume de Croy
 
 
Maria Grazia Rosin and Sigrid de Montrond


 Tristano di Robilant - Proust a Venezia


 Beatrice Burrati Anderson, Tristano di Robilant and Andrew Huston

 
Cat Bauer


 Valentina and Lorenzo Marangoni
 

 Suzanne Thun, David Landau and Rosy Kahane

 
Tristano di Robilant - Lettera da Bisanzio

 
Isabella Casa Palumbo Fossati


  
 Bikim de Montebello and Paolo Lorenzoni

 
 Valentina Marangoni, Chiara Gradella and Maria Novella dei Carraresi

 
Tristano di Robilant – Sei Capelli



Edmond a’ Venise
Judi Harvest
Art and Honeybees in Time of Quarantine


In the concept store Edmond a’ Venise on show one of a kind glassworks by American artist by Judi Harvest inspired by her Honey Garden and Honeybees on Murano these were presented alongside her 76 watercolors on pink handmade paper from Venice titled Art in the Time of Quarantine. This exhibition, while relating the viewer to these marvelous, spiritual creatures, also brings awareness to the endangered honeybees and Murano glass masters - two colonies of fragile, fundamental beauty. It is as much about our wild and precious lives as it is about the Honeybees. Like a honeycomb, everything is connected.



Giorgio Giuman and Judi Harvest




 Judi Harvest
Art and Honeybees in Time of Quarantine
76 watercolors on pink handmade Venetian paper 


 
Judi Harvest - Hive and Baby Drone
Murano glass - gold leaf - wire

 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Venice: Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week – Special Recognition Prize - Man in the Glass + Alessandro Zoppi Gallery



Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week
Special Recognition
Marcin Gierat - Man in the Glass
Zuecca Projects

The jury of the Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week awarded a Special Recognition to the Venetian organization Zuecca Projects who presented the exhibition Man in the Glass by Marcin Gierat - until October 10 – curated by Marica Denora and Alessandro Possati at the Squero Castello

Marcin Gierat – portrait - Mariano Cervellin – NasonMoretti


 

Marcin Gierat - Man in the Glass

The project involves a selection of historical and prestigious furnaces from Murano - NasonMoretti, Schiavon Art Team, Barovier e Toso. The Polish artist Marcin Gierat created a photographic series that celebrates the great artisanal tradition of Murano glass-makers: a series of portraits of the masters, directly captured on glass plates made by them. Through the Wet-Collodion process, an early photographic technique, and the use of a camera from the XIX Century, Gierat realizes his pictures on glass plates, instead of photographic film. The result is a unique work that can’t be reproduced.
Marcin Gierat
Portrait - Giorgio Valentini – Schiavon Art Team


 
Marcin Gierat - Portrait of Luigi Lucchetta - Barovier e Toso



Marcin Gierat - Portrait of Marco Nason – NasonMoretti


Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week
Special Recognition
Curators - Marica Denora and Alessandro Possati

The jury of the Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week, composed of Jean Blanchaert - curator and member of the Curatorial Committee of The Venice Glass Week - Giovanna Palandri - Chancellor of the IVSLA and President of the Organizing Committee of The Venice Glass Week - Dan Tolson - International Director of the Modern Decorative Art and Design Department of Bonhams, New York - and Benedetta Alpini - Head of Bonhams Milan and Northern Italy.

 
The Venice Glass Week
Alessandro Zoppi Gallery
 In the Eye of the Iris

In the Eye of the Iris is the title of the exhibition at the Alessandro Zoppi Gallery which presents a selection of pieces in iridescent, girasol and opal glass. The captivating title that works as a play on words to describe an exhibition intended as a journey inside this ancient, yet irreproducible, technique that makes glass a surface with metallic nuances, therefore elusive and throbbing when caressed by light. The forty pieces were presented in a very suggestive setting, curated by Umberto Branchini, designed to highlight the different shapes and infinite nuances of this opalescent material.

Alfredo Barbini - V.A.M.S.A - grande gabbiano iridato e ambra – 1930s


 
 Alessandro Zoppi and Umberto Bianchini


 
Alessandro Zoppi Gallery 
Pino Signoretto – busto feminile in vetro opale -1970s
Salviati – caraffa in vetro opale o “girasol” con fili acquamare – XIX


 
Alessandro Zoppi Gallery 
Seguso Vetri D’Arte – Colomba in vetro opale e acquamare – 1950s


 The Zoppi Family
Adriano, Alessandro, Alessandra
and Ascanio 



Alessandro Zoppi Gallery 
Design Seguso Vetri D’Arte – piatto a forma di conciglia in vetro iridato e oro – 1945c.
 
 
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