FREE ENTRY The Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947 exhibition opens on Wednesday 29 August on the island of San Giorgio on the occasion of the 13th International Exhibition of Architecture of Venice. Through more than 300 works, the exhibition, organised by Marino Barovier, offers the opportunity to trace the creative itinerary of the Venetian architect during the period in which he worked as artistic director for the historic glassworks. Attention will focus mainly on Scarpa’s artisan and experimental vocation, as well as the importance of the Murano experience in his formation as a designer. Some of the exhibits come from private collections and museums around the world. These are works that exemplify the widest varieties of glass – murrine, brushstroked, submerged and eroded glass – and as many techniques. Drawings and sketches, historical photographs and original documents, along with prototypes and unique pieces will also be on display. The exhibition will remain open until 29 November 2012. The exhibition also represents the first initiative of the cultural project of the same name promoted by the Giorgio Cini Foundation, in collaboration with Pentagram Stiftung, aimed at promoting 20th century Venetian glass art. From September, the permanent exhibition space will host a series of solo and collective exhibitions of glass artists and designers from the Italian and international scene.