Thursday, March 03, 2016

Venice: Palazzo Loredan - Maria Grazia Rosin – Virux Landscape exhibition opening

Venice: Palazzo Loredan - Maria Grazia Rosin – Virux Landscape exhibition opening.
 In the enchanting atmosphere of Palazzo Loredan, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, one of the most beautiful venues of Venice, Caterina Tognon presents Maria Grazia Rosin – Virux Landscape, until May 1, a retrospective.
Above. Maria Grazia Rosin’s latest artworks - I Boreali - 2016, created site-specifically for the Sala delle Collezioni in the palazzo.

Maria Grazia Rosin
The award winning artist was identified by IVSLA as the Best International Artist of The Year and awarded her its prestigious Glass in Venice Prize. Rosin’s work has been shown in prestigious institutes in Italy and around the world since 1982. Studying under Emilio Vedova at the Accademia di Belle, In 1991, Rosin began collaborating with Murano’s Master Glassblowers and produced her first glass art. This experience led her to broaden the visionary bi-dimensional concepts she had explored in her earlier large-scale paintings and to embrace the three-dimensional potential that glass offered. Today, glass is the focus of her uniquely probing experimentation. In “Fractal Lace” (2013), her strikingly imaginative Water Artwork, Rosin launched a call to action to address the ecological crisis facing the Venetian lagoon and stimulate debate.

The boreal color, a beautiful shade of blue, which I elaborated with mirrors, with more or less transparency, with opacity, with form and with spots of white; I wanted it to become a bit cumbersome somewhat mechanical; the exposed frames becomes protagonist, those joints mechanical elements."
  Maria Grazia Rosin - I Boreali – 2016 
Master glassblower Andrea Zilio

I Boreali are a pair of dark blue suspended luminous sculptures, inspired by phytomorphic organisms whose outstretched arms float lithely in the air, striving for contact with each other. The surface of the glass was subjected to interference processes to create a reflecting satin finish, which combines with the work’s opaque, transparent or translucent variances to achieve a mysteriously disquieting effect. 

David Landau and Caterina Tognon

  Rosa Barovier and Sandro Franchini

Franca Coin
Maria Grazia Rosin - Moretto Rosso – 2007-2010
Master glassblower - Sergio Tiozzo
Ziva Kraus
Jean-Claude and Alla Bondi
Daniela Ferretti and Sandrina Rubelli
Maria Grazia RosinOssessione Tentacolare 
series 2004-2016
Master glassblowers - Davide Fuin, Gianni Seguso and Andrea Zilio
 A collection of tableware items, in glass and pottery, that plays on the features of invertebrate species with their tentacles and suckers – a theme that has recurred in Venetian art through the 

Sue, Simon, Paul, Sarah and Rachel Nichols and Leon Joseph

“One of my favorite and reoccurring themes is the squid. The Folpo chandelier comes from my observation of a traditional chandelier inspired by a squid.”
 Maria Grazia Rosin - Ossessione Tentacolare  
series 2004-2016
Master glassblowers - Davide Fuin, Gianni Seguso  and Andrea Zilio
The shadow of Folpo - suspended luminous sculpture 2000-2008 –Clearly referencing the morphology of squid – “folpo” in the dialect of Venice – this work is a humorous, pop-art inspired re-visitation of the traditional Murano chandelier.
Maria Grazia Rosin - Ossessione Tentacolare  
Portacandele TentacolariCalici Tentacolari - Coppa Tentacolare
Master glassblowers Davide Fuin, 
Gianni Seguso and Andrea Zilio
Piatto Tenticolare – 2004-2016 – pottery - hand painted by the artist – Antiche Ceramiche d’Este
Federica Marangoni and Simona Morini

Katia Margoles and Robin Saikia

Pamela Berry – Alessandra Zoppi – Peggy Reimer

Alexandrine de Mun and Maruzza Bianchi Michiel

Maria Grazia Rosin and Anna Lisa Gianturco


Maria Grazia RosinSiderali n°4
Series of four luminous sculptures
Master glassblower Sergio Tiozzo

Maria Grazia Rosin - Kela Granda 
 Kela Piccola

Master glassblower Sergio Tiozzo

 Rosa Borgia Collice


“After the discovery of active prehistoric bacteria, I imagined these creatures and gave them life.”

Maria Grazia Rosin - Ice Virux n°9
Master glassblower Sergio Tiozzo
The Ice-Virux are the product of the artist’s reflections on prehistoric viruses unearthed by boring into the furthest depths of the Arctic Ice Pack and reanimated in a laboratory. The artwork consists of a swarm of suspended elements that suggest a snowfall of ethereal off-white and silver ice crystal creatures.

Michel Broutin, Liselotte Hohs, Eraldo Salmieri and Gosy Broutin

Lola Savini, France Thierard and Nadja Noack

Maria Novella Papafava dei Carraresi and Pierandrea Moro

We Drank

Gris dei Colli Euganei  

Maria Teresa Granata

Maria Grazia Rosin - Detergens  


Master glassblower  - Andrea Zilio
The Detergens Series are sculpted containers crafted in color glass paste that playfully reference flacons of domestic cleaning products. Deprived of their mundane function, the sculptures are a Duchamp-ian taunt that takes the everyday into the exceptional.

Fascinated by the bacteriological world, I imagine these molds resurfacing from the Venetian terrazzo.”
Maria Grazia Rosin - Virux landscape
Virux Landscape narrates the findings of an astro-nautical voyage in reverse: not into outer space but into the human body, to microscopically explore the essence of our cellular landscape.
Sigrid de Montrond

Alessandro Tusset

Valentina Palumbo Tagliapietra

Tommaso Bagnati

Maria Grazia Rosin - Venussiano Blu and Venussiano de Arzento   
Master glassblowers Pino Signoretto and Silvano Signoretto
The Venussiani series – 1999, are glass orbs that voluptuously emanate from sensual floral forms, insatiable valves and macroscopic pistils that underscore their phytomorphic origins.

Maria Grazia Rosin - Venussiano Blu
Suzanne Press and Jane da Mosto
Maria Grazia Rosin - Venussiano Rosa
Master glassblowers Pino Signoretto and Silvano Signoretto

France Thierard, Lilli Doriguzzi and Alessandra Pianon

Palazzo Loredan - Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

The Dinner 

Maria Grazia Rosin, Alessandro Tusset and Rosa Borgia Collice
Dinner for Maria Grazia Rosin was graciously hosted at the Venetian apartment of Maria Grazia’s collector Rosa Borgia, who wears one of her necklaces depicting a squid, in keeping with the theme of the exhibition amateur cook and Elzeviro publisher Alessandro Tusset also cooked a squid salad, amongst other delicious dishes.



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