Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Venice Glass Week - Beatrice Burati Anderson Gallery - My Fragility, My Strength - Marta Sforni - Nataliya Chernakova - Exhibition and Party Photos

Marta Sforni

Nataliya Chernakova
 
"Your fargility is also your strength."
Pina Bausch
 
Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space and Gallery 
My Fragility, My Strength
Marta Sforni - Nataliya Chernakova
 
In the context of The Venice Glass Week, Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space and Gallery presented the exhibition -  My Fragility, My Strength - until October 7 - inaugurating it's new Venetian gallery in Calle della Madonna - San Polo 1976 in addition to the Corte Petriana Art Space.  Two females, Marta Sforni and Nataliya Chernakova in dialogue on the provocatory theme of seduction, considered in its complementary aspects of both force and fragility, of which glass - whether it is blown, cast or painted - is the perfect metaphor.  The title of the exhibition is a tribute to the famous Pina Bausch's quote " Your fragility is also your strength".

http://www.beatriceburatianderson.com/en/

https://www.theveniceglassweek.com/en/

 

 

Beatrice Burati Anderson
 
Gallery - Calle della Madonna - San Polo 1976
across the canal
Art Space - Corte Petriana - San Polo 1448
 


Marta Sforni
 
Marta Sforni is an internationally renowned artist, she deepens a lifelong research rooted in the great period of Flemish still life, dedicated to transparency in painting and constantly sensitive to beauty that survives time.
 


Nataliya Chernakova
 
Nataliya Chernakova develops her own inquiry on art forms as instruments for crowd manipulation, evolution of perception and the limit between kitsch and fine arts. Her exploration is essentially about the stereotypes of attraction.
 

 Andrew Huston and Karole Vail
 

Laura Onofri
 

Hughes le Gallais and Alexander Oppersdorff
 

Francesco Calzolaio
and Caroline Pagani 
 
 
Isabel Trafton and Martina Chiggato
 

Nataliya Chernakova
 
 
 Jane Rushton and Sigrid Gloerfelt


Clemens Kusch 


Rossella Macchioni, Maruzza Bianchi Michiel and Gaby Wagner
 
 
Judi Harvest
 
 
Marta Sforni
 
 
Laurel Francois and Xavier Saint Pierre
 
 
Leslie Genninger and Pamela Berry
 
 
Costanza Longanesi Cattani
 
 
Marta Nardi and Annina Orsini Cammerata
 
 
Across the Canal
 from the Gallery to the Art Space
 


 




 
 

 


 



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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Venice Glass Week - Awards - Honorable Mentions - Cristina Beltrami - Hugh Findletar - La Bocca del Fuoco

  

Cristina Beltrami

photograph - Massimo Pistore - courtesy The Venice Glass Week
 
Palazzo Franchetti - The Venice Glass Week -  #VivaVetro! - Awards
Honorable Mentions
Cristina Beltrami - Hugh Findletar - La Bocca del Fuoco
 
At Palazzo Franchetti, home of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, the  jury of the Fondazione di Venezia Prize composed of Giovanna Palandri, Paola Marini and Jean Blanchaert awarded Honorable Mentions: to the  Jamaican Hugh Findletar for From My little Pond Side to the Grand Canal and to La Bocca di Fuoco for the traditional night run between glass  furnaces. Cristina Beltrami was commended for the quality and dedication of her critical contribution and curatorship in the field of glass.  Cristina has curated three museum shows for the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia for The Venice Glass Week, as well as co-curating, with Giordana Naccari the exhibition The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection at the Stanze del Vetro, on show until, November 1.
 
Paola Marini, Cristina Beltrami and Giovanna Palandri 
 
 

Museo di Storia Naturale Giancarlo Ligabue di Venezia
 More Real than Real - Bruno Amadi
Cristina Beltrami - curator 

More Real than Real is the name of the exhibition, a game and a challenge to the visitor in tracking down, the extraordinary glass miniatures by Bruno Amadi, shown in comparison with the shells, the roaches, the locusts, the mosquitos, the butterflies, the crustaceans… of the permanent collection of the Museo di Storia Naturale Giancarlo Ligabue di Venezia. The exhibition - curated by Cristina Beltrami - presents a selection of about forty unique pieces realized by the great Master of lampworking, from the Seventies till today, contributing to keep alive this technique of eternal wonder.
 

 More Real than Real - Bruno Amadi
 

 
More Real than Real - Bruno Amadi
 

Mauro Bon - Research and Scientific  Education Head
Museo di Storia Naturale Giancarlo Ligabue di Venezia
Contacts Staff Contacts Staff MUSEUM HEAD Luca Mizzan RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION HEAD

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More Real than Real - Bruno Amadi
 


Palazzo Mocenigo
Seabead Flowers - Benedetta Gaggia
Cristina Beltrami - curator 
 
In the Portego of Palazzo Mocenigo the extraordinary creation of flowers made with minuscule glass beads is a “family affair” for Benedetta Gaggia; it’s a passion inherited from her mother Mariagrazia Gaggia, who learnt this handcraft work from the legendary Donna Nella Lopez y Royo Sammartini. Benedetta also uses Murano’s old “conterie” which are now stored in the family Palazzo. She creates buds and multicoloured petals, sometimes inspired by real flowers other times by the artist’s imagination, revitalizing the old “conterie” handcraft work, which in olden days was very popular in Venice. The exhibition was curated by Cristina Beltrami.
 

 Benedetta Gaggia
 

Palazzo Mocenigo
Seabead Flowers - Benedetta Gaggia
 
photograph - Cristina Beltrami

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia
Ottaviano Augusto in Dialogue with the Antique 
Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga
Cristina Beltrami - curator

Starting from Ottaviano Augusto’s bronze by Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), itself a copy of a classic marble, Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga – in partnership with Master Giorgio Giuman, an expert in the lost wax technique – created four versions of the bust: in crystal, amber, avventurina and black with gold leaf eyes. The production process is quite complex and underlined by presenting the wax version, the intermediate step between original, also on show, and glass. The exhibition, curated by Cristina Beltrami, highlights the glass’ versatility in a game of contrasts between the bright colors of Ottaviano Augusto and the series of antique marbles in room 9 of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia.
 
photograph - Cristina Beltrami
 
Ottaviano Augusto in Dialogue with the Antique 
Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga
 
 
Le Stanze del Vetro - Fondazione Giorgio Cini
The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection 
Giordana Naccari and Cristina Beltrami - curators
 
The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection, curated by Giordana Naccari and Cristina Beltrami, retraces the history of 20th-century Murano glass from an unusual angle: the glass animal. The 750 works of art, representing elephants, hippos, cats, giraffes, bears, parrots, fish, turtles, foxes and tiny, life-sized insects, belong to the personal collection of Pierre Rosenberg, art historian and former Director/President of the Louvre in Paris. Some of the most famous series by Napoleone Martinuzzi, by Tyra Lundgren or Toni Zuccheri are on show, alongside a vast sample of animals made by lesser-known but equally interesting glassworks from the point of view of the experimentation of 20th-century Murano. On show until November 1.
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Hugh Findletar


photograph Massimo Pistore - courtesy The Venice Glass Week


Palazzo Franchetti - The Venice Glass Week -  #VivaVetro! - Awards
Honorable Mentions
Hugh Findletar
 
An Honorable Mention, considered to be of particular interest, went the glass fish installation From My little Pond Side to the Grand Canal created by the Jamaican artist Hugh Findletar in collaboration with the Master glassmaker Oscar Zanetti at Palazzo Contarini Polignac.
 
Paola Marini, Hugh Findletar and Giovanna Palandri 
 
 
Edmond a Venise - Palazzo Contarini Polignac
From My little Pond Side to the Grand Canal
Hugh Findletar 
 
From photography to the art of flower arrangement and glass blowing, Hugh Findletar has moved from New York, Kenya, Japan and now Milan where he lives and works. The artist’s humble beginnings in glass extrapolated after his time in Murano, Venice - home to the world’s best glass artisans and it is most apt that he presented his works there during The Venice Glass Week to pay homage to the very masters of the craft. His glass fish series amplifies not only the vibrancy of life, but also raises light to underlying semantics of sustainability, biodiversity and the regeneration of the Venice ecosystem and the lagoon.
 

From My little Pond Side to the Grand Canal
Hugh Findletar 


From My little Pond Side to the Grand Canal
Hugh Findletar 
 
photograph - Massimo Pistore - courtesy The Venice Glass Week
 
Palazzo Franchetti - The Venice Glass Week -  #VivaVetro! - Awards
Honorable Mention
La Bocca del Fuoco 
La Bocca del Fuoco - The Mouth of Fire - was  awarded an Horonrable Mention for the traditional night run between the glass furnaces, that took place in Murano.
 
Giovanna Palandri, La Bocca del Fuoco and Paola Marini

photograph - Massimo Pistore - courtesy The Venice Glass Week 
 
La Bocca del Fuoco
ASD Venezia Runners Atletica Murano
organisers 

Discover Murano by night – one of the most charming islands of Venice – crossing six glass furnaces by night in full activity on a route lit up with candles. The tradition of glass making has been jealously kept secret until the end of the Serenissima Republic when the glass masters were forced to live on the island and could leave only with a permit … these incredible secrets were shared with all the runners for one night only. Upon entering the Opificio - the workshop -  they were inebriated by blasts of hot air coming from the incandescent furnaces and by the smell of wet wood burned with the heat of the glass. All around the furnace are the ancient tools of the Glass Master sitting on his Magiosso - the original Venetian word for stool - and the different components which are then mixed together in big vessels, to make original Venetian glass.
 
Please Note 
Text for this post is edited from 
The Venice Glass Week 
website
https://www.theveniceglassweek.com/en/

 


 
 


 
 
 

 

 

 




 

 


 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 


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