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Glass Tea House Mondrian

From: 06-06-2014 To: 29-11-2014
Isola San Giorgio Maggiore

  • LOCATION: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore

The “Glass Tea House Mondrian” by Hiroshi Sugimoto: a unique temporary pavilion on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

Until the 29th of November 2014, the “Glass Tea House Mondrian” – a temporary pavilion designed by the Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto - is open to the public on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice as part of the activities of Le Stanze del Vetro. This is an unusual initiative where the pavilion itself become the exhibition that involves the visitor, a new initiative from those organized by Le Stanze del Vetro until now, extending its horizons and involving famous artists of the international scene to design pavilions or installations, following the example of the“Pavilion Series” of the Serpentine Gallery in London. “Glass Tea House Mondrian” by Hiroshi Sugimoto is inspired by the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony as perfected by Sen no Rikyû. The project consists of two main elements: a glass cube and the cedar garden in which it is enclosed. The garden (40 meters long and 12.5 meters wide) follows a path that also includes a long pool covered by glass mosaic, leading the visitor inside a glass cube (2.5 x 2.5 meters), where the traditional Japanese tea ceremony is performed. The pavilion hosts just two visitors at once, while the other spectators (up to a maximum of 30) can take part by watching around the glass cube. Within the setting of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore the “Glass Tea House Mondrian” gains also a symbolic value, encouraging visitors to interact freely with the site. Moreover, it is a space where public can experience the Japanese tradition together with modern technologies. Entrance to the “Glass Tea House Mondrian” is free.  


Glass Tea House Mondrian
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Glass Tea House Mondrian