Thursday, October 07, 2021

Palazzo Loredan - Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti - Installations - Emmanuel Babled - Daniela Busarello - Ida Wieth - Peter Borkovics - Leslie Ann Genninger - Sini Majuri - Feleksan Onar - Dalia Truskaite - Francesco da Mosto


Palazzo  Loredan - Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
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Osmosi is a limited edition of glass-and-marble furniture sculptures. By combining new technology with traditional craftsmanship, a virtual fusion is made. The materials are put together with high-level digital precision — they are separate pieces, but each has no meaning without the other. Like Cinderella and the glass shoe, there is only one unique piece of glass that can fit into one unique piece of marble, fitting together by gravity alone. 
Emmanuel Babled - Osmosi Complement 7

The soul of the place through its physical-cultural landscape. Feminine, sensual and delicate volumes that are raw, strong and disturbing at the same time. With the Murano technique of free-blown glass, we learn to recognize and appreciate the beauty of accidents and imperfections that can arise at the moment of the object's birth, from the cut of the "umbilical cord" [the stem = the glass master's hand] to become an object in itself. LIFE.
Daniela Busarello - A liquid world. The meaning of life

Reach stresses the significance of parts played during a process, and the aftermath and narrative that evolves from this. What spawns and generates shape and expression, and the possibilities that arise through interaction between materials.  These objects express a sense of movement with an elastic and subtle feeling to them. Traces from the process are accentuated, and encourage a curious dialogue between object, narrative and viewer  

Ida Wieth - Reach

The artist developed his own technique, which unifies the two glass melting techniques: glassblowing and melting in an electric furnace. By “hot glass,” he refers to the liquid-like nature of glowing glass. To emphasize this character, he finishes the creative process with cold glass grinding and polishing, because this is the only way he can show the internal behaviour of the material.

Peter Borkovics - Glass rotation

Re-Cultivating, a project created by Leslie Ann Genninger for The Venice Glass Week, captivates her continuing dialogue between past and present Murano.  Juxtaposed vintage and contemporary Murano Glass elements, leaves and flowers, created decades ago by Murano's chandelier glass maestri, blossom in this re-imagined composition... a submerged island in a fragile lagoon to re-cultivate, renovate, revitalize... VivaVetro!
Leslie Ann Genninger - Re-cultivating

"I look at the sea.  This familiar infiniteness, I have stayed on its shore
countless times. Still -disconnected from time.
I contemplate how some moments are the most meaningful, how they 
can define your whole person.  For me time is an invisible companion. 
We dive through it, we navigate through it with the help of our memory.
I have wanted to give form to the invisible.  Even if it was a mere whisper."
Sini Majuri - The time

With the installation #GetmePPE, Feleksan Onar questions our sense of common responsibility towards the environment. Onar turns to a material both fragile and durable such as glass, to sculpt the face masks as detritus from a remote past, almost in the manner of an archaeological artifact; a gesture reflecting on the never-ending present of modernity and raising consciousness of our precarious futures.

Feleksan Onar -  #GetmePPE

Lots of facts, thoughts and stories are written and fixed in books and stored for years or even centuries in impressive libraries such as that of Palazzo Loredan. Truskaite’s art work is concerned with exclusive libraries. It's about things that can be felt but are difficult to put into words, about things that are unwritten, unsaid and stored in the libraries of our hearts or thoughts.
Dalia Truskaite - Unsaid

Murano's Secrets with Francesco da Mosto is a 20-minute docu-film made in July 2021 for The Venice Glass Week. The voice and charisma of Venetian architect and author Francesco da Mosto, especially well-known for his highly successful BBC documentaries, accompany us on a journey around the island of Murano to uncover some of its secrets and learn about the world-famous art of glassmaking.  How do you make a glass object? Can a young person become a master glassmaker today? Starting with some historical background, da Mosto takes us to admire the magnificent glass objects and art works preserved within Murano's Glass Museum, before immersing us in the world of glass production, accompanied by some key figures in the sector.  Michela Cattai, artistic director of Venini - a brand that celebrates its centenary this year - opens the doors of its historic furnace, while the island's youngest master glassmaker, Roberto Beltrami, tells us how he fell in love with the art of glass.  All this demonstrates that world of Murano glass is very much "alive" today, and The Venice Glass Week provides the ideal opportunity to find out more. 

 Francesco da Mosto - Murano's Secrets 


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