A DESTINY IN GLASS: 13 ARTISTS AT VETRERIA ANFORA
September 3rd - October 13th, 2023
A Destiny in Glass: 13 Artists at Vetreria Anfora
Curated by Francesca Giubilei and Federico Zanini
Part of The Venice Glass Week 2023
On show works by: Emmanuel Babled, Cristiano Bianchin, Michele Burato, Michela Cattai, Tristano di Robilant, Massimo Micheluzzi, Andrea Morucchio, Massimo Nordio, Yoichi Ohira, Isabelle Poilprez, Maria Grazia Rosin, Silvano Rubino, Andrea Zilio
Open from September 3rd to October 13th, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm
Free admittance. SPARC* -Spazio Arte Contemporanea, San Marco 28282A
SAVE THE DATE: Semptember 5th from 12pm to 1pm at Fondazione Giorgio Cini
In parallel with the exhibition, Federico Zanini, Francesca Giubilei and Rosa Barovier Mentasti present the new book '"YOICHI OHIRA. Artist of the studio glass in Venice. The drawings by Vetreria Anfora".
Reservation required. Read more at the dedicated page (link)
First the glasses, then the artworks. First glass as a material, then glass as a language. This transition is the destiny that the historic Anfora furnace has embodied over three decades.
The intuition of owner and director Renzo Ferro together with the sensitivity and skill of glass blowing masters Livio Serena (till 2001) and Andrea Zilio and glass grinder masters Giacomo Barbini first and
Matto Senigaglia later transformed a furnace dedicated to serial production into a place for artistic creation of unique pieces.
In these years, in the wake of the American Studio Glass trends, whose goal was to deepen knowledge of the material, take possession of technical virtuosity and then question it, numerous Venetian and international artists began their research with glass, who at the Anfora furnace found a new opening for experimentation and the stimulus for the creation of the Venetian glass studio movement.
By presenting the works of thirteen of those who have regularly frequented the Anfora furnace in recent decades (Emmanuel Babled, Cristiano Bianchin, Michele Burato, Michela Cattai, Tristano di Robilant, Massimo Micheluzzi, Andrea Morucchio, Massimo Nordio, Yoichi Ohira, Isabelle Poilprez, Maria Grazia Rosin, Silvano Rubino, Andrea Zilio), the exhibition aims to highlight the differences in their gaze and approach to glass as an artistic medium.