Thursday, July 09, 2009

Venice Biennale: Palazzo Franchetti - Glasstress

Palazzo Franchetti – Glasstress. The exhibition Glasstress celebrates the use of glass in contemporary art and is being held at Palazzo Franchetti until November 22nd. The exhibition is presented by Venice Projects, an organization dedicated to presenting the work of internationally recognized artists who work with glass. Organized by Murano-based art impresario, Adriano Berengo in collaboration with Laura Mattioli Rossi and Rosa Barovier Mentasti. Glasstress represents Berengo’s dream of examining the expressive possibilities of glass by presenting a global survey and critical look at its use by modern and contemporary artists.
Above: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Glass Tires), 1997.

Palazzo Franchetti – Glasstress.
Glasstress features both specially commissioned new work and selected pieces by forty-five modern and contemporary artists, many of whom are working with glass for the first time.
Above: Jan Fabre, Colombes Qui Chient Et Rats Qui Volent, 2008.

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