Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Venice: Ca Pesaro - Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga – Homage: The Fontana – Manzoni – Burri Vases

Ca’ Pesaro - Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna
Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga
Homage: The Fontana – Manzoni – Burri Vases
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During The Venice Glass Week at Ca Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga’s vases, Homage: The Fontana, Manzoni and Burri Vases, curated by Cristina Beltrami where presented with a panel discussion between Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Art History Institute at the Giorgio Cini, Cristina Beltrami, Curator, Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga and Director Elisabetta Barisoni.

"I believe that Lucio Fontana was one of the greatest conceptual geniuses of the 20th century, his cut that goes beyond the canvas unhinges the very concept of pictorial surface and is an unprecedented gesture".
Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga
Vaso Fontana
It’s been over twenty years since Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga made his entry into the glass world with an unshakeable determination to reinvent tradition. His passionate quest has been to marry the expertise of the Murano glass masters to Art with a capital A, as created by the great artists of the past, which remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration. In the early months of 2017 Giberto found himself particularly struck by the work of Lucio Fontana, and in particular by the Spatial Concepts series with their slashed canvases ‘going beyond’ canonical ideas of space. The result was the creation, not without difficulty, of the Fontana Vase, a large-scale piece on which one or more deep cuts have been carved, apparently slicing through the glass to reveal the vase’s internal colour.

David Landau

Bianca Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Alessandro Palwer, Daniela Suppiej Marco Loredan

Cristiana Brandolini d’Adda and Antoine Lafont

Giulio Giannelli Viscardi, Alessandra Gaggia, Giovanni Rubin de Cervin Albrizzi, Brandino Brandolini d’Adda and Vera Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga

 Servane and Giovanni Giol

Rosella Mamoli Zorzi

 Paolo Trentinaglia De Daverio and Marino Zorzi


"Looking at the monochromes of Piero Manzoni, I have always been intrigued by how he managed to crumple, almost crystallize, the canvas through color and tried to recreate that same effect with glass".
Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga

Vaso Manzoni

From the inexhaustible curiosity of Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga was born the limited series of Manzoni vases inspired by the great Italian artist. Hand blown in Murano in thick white and finally wrapped in thin strands of glass, spread hot, around the central strip of the object, the result of which is a vase of extraordinary elegance, with an obvious reference to the Manzoni Achrome. The vase is made with a complex technique developed in collaboration with Gianni Seguso, a master with many years of experience following Giberto in his experiments beyond the usual Murano practice.

Feleksan Onar

Mady and Andriana Marcello del Majno

Paolo Lorenzoni

Camilla Purdon, John Armstrong and Mimi Todhunter

Umberto Branchini and Manuela Luca Dazio 

Roberta Alemagna

"What has always fascinated me in the practice of Alberto Burri is his familiarity with fire; the idea of creating a painting from alchemy that heat unleashes when in contact with matter ".
Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga

Vaso Burri

Motivated by his admiration for the Umbrian artist, for his tireless energy and willingness to experiment, Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga created a limited series of vases inspired by Burri's Combusions. Hand blown in Murano by blending some cotissi, that is elements of waste from processing, which amplify the visual planes. In the final step the Burri Vase is wrapped in a transparent glass cover, deliberately irregular, almost rippled, to recreate the effect of the plastics dissolved by the oxyhydrogen flame. This complex, innovative technique was made possible thanks to the collaboration with maestro Gianni Seguso, an incomparable connoisseur of the secrets of Murano workmanship.

Marco Arosio and Flavia Fossa Margutti

Daniela Suppiej and Clementina Rizzi

Fabio Pacifico and Servane Giol

Alessanda Gaggia and Serena Bombasei

Benedetta Giannelli Viscardi and Cinzia Giol

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