Friday, December 16, 2022

Venice - Palazzo Loredan - Giochi di Sponda - Double Act - A Contemporary Glass Collection - Exhibition

"Collection: a group of accumulated objects of the same nature, valuable, curious, or otherwise interesting, if only subjectively. That is the Zingarelli Italian dictionary’s definition, and it strikes me as droll that the close – “if only subjectively” – expresses the true and profound meaning of every collection!
I started buying glass objects when I was just a little girl, in Trieste, my hometown."
Serena Coloni

 Palazzo LoredanIstituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Giochi di Sponda - Una Collezione di vetro Contemporaneo 
Double Act - A Contemporary Glass Collection 

The exhibition Double Act curated by gallerist Caterina Tognon and collector Serena Coloni which was on show at Palazzo Loredan in Campo Santo Stefano told the story of her collection established between 1990 and 2020 that is still unique in Italy in documenting the International Studio Glass art movement. The exhibition itinerary testified the work of 53 international artists with a corpus of 106 works in glass made between the 1950s and the present in Venice, as well as in academies and glassworks in Bohemia, in European research centers, and in the studio-furnaces of American, Canadian and Australian artists.

 Laura de Santillana

"From 1991 to the present my work has been a long journey in the company of Serena. Together we have created a splendid collection, hers, and a solid gallery, mine, both alone in dealing with contemporary glass in Italy in those decades."
Caterina Tognon

The collection reflects the friendship between a gallerist and a collector who have cultivated a shared passion for the city of Venice and artistic glass. It bears witness to an artistic practice resting on the encounter between free creativity and the rules of an ancient craft.

Cristiano Bianchin

Cristiano Bianchin

Bruna Esposito

Alessandro Diaz de Santillana

Maria Grazia Rosin

Silvia Levenson

Richard Meitner

Ettore Sottsass

Massimo Nordio

Danny Lane

Barbara Bloom

Daniela Schonbachler

Richard Marquis

Ivan Mares
Borek Sipek

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