On the occasion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, this unique exhibition brings together the worlds of contemporary art and cutting-edge design through the medium of glass.
Berengo Studio and WonderGlass have collaborated to showcase a unique exhibition of contemporary glass art and design titled GLASS to GLASS, opening to the public on 17th July 2021.
United by their shared passion for revitalising contemporary glass the two companies will celebrate the vibrant community of contemporary artists and designers working with Murano glass today. A selection of works conceived by internationally acclaimed designers and artists in collaboration with the glass artisans of Murano will be presented at Fondazione Berengo’s Art Space in Murano and at Berengo Collection, near San Marco, inside one of the oldest pharmacies in Venice dating back to the early 18th century. These two spaces will act as the perfect historical backdrop to showcase a dynamic vision for the future of glass.
As Berengo Studio and WonderGlass come together for this exhibition they combine their expertise and creativity as two leading visionaries in the world of glass, giving new life to this ancient material and consolidating the position of Venice as a leader in the field of glass manufacturing.
The exhibition will include a selection of pieces from WonderGlass and Berengo Studio’s collections alongside new and revisited pieces, some specifically commissioned for GLASS to GLASS, from artists such as Nendo, Maarten Baas, John Pawson and Sam Baron. (Above Gallery)
This exclusive collaboration will serve as a platform to highlight the endless possibilities of progressive art and design in glass, and the fluid ways in which they both endlessly inform and inspire one another to constantly renew the medium and assert its indisputable creative value.
List of Artists
Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham for LABINAC
Atelier Van Lieshout
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Kim Colin and Sam Hecht (Industrial Facility)
Gwenael Nicolas (Curiosity)
Maria Grazia Rosin
Joost van Bleiswijk
Kiki van Eijk
Bethan Laura Wood
GLASS to GLASS is open to the public on 17th of July and will be on view until the 21st of November 2021.