Once again Glasstress returns to Venice: the amazing exhibition that every year takes several contemporary artists to express their art through the media of glass.
Until September 22th 2015, Palazzo Franchetti
hosts the exhibition “Glasstress
”, a collateral event of Venice Biennale
. Since 2009, this project have been encouraging a dialogue between contemporary art
– one of the most magical, flexible and innovative medium – thanks to the participation of international well-known artists in Venice
, the city of glass.
is the title that has been chosen for the exhibition of this year. A fascinating theme with many connections and reflections of today society and the world of contemporary art that make this edition even more ambitious.
Glasstress Gotika 2015
is a joint project of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Berengo Studio of Venice, in partnership with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Ermitage Italia.
, located on the Grand Canal in Venice, presents almost 100 hundred historical glass artworks and other gothic objects
from the exclusive Hermitage collection such as monstrance, reliquaries, glass crosses and armors – most of them never seen by the public. These works of art are on display with the other newly commissioned art works created by 50 artists coming from 20 countries
together with the glass masters of the Berengo furnace in Murano, all with a Gothic theme.
Beyond the exhibition “Glasstress
”, Palazzo Franchetti also presents “Life Bank
”, a site-specific project by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, who in collaboration with the Slow Food Movement will transform the old Banca di Venezia at the top floor of the Palazzo Franchetti into a “Gothic garden” dedicated to bio-diversity with a monumental installation created with ancient cereals and plants.
Everyday from 10 am to 6 pm
Full prince: 10€
Reduced price 8€ (groups, over 65)