In Venice, coinciding with the opening of La Biennale di Venezia: The 17th International Architecture Exhibition,
Caterina Tognon presents the latest glass works, both sculptural and two-dimensional, by Jessica Loughlin (Melbourne, 1975) and the gold and glass jewels by Giampaolo Babetto (Padua, 1947). Two artists distant in geography, temporality and productive sphere but close in terms of a common creative thought aimed at simplifying images and complex forms.
Both of them – Babetto in 2019, Loughlin in 2020 – entered the short list of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, an important international competition created by the Creative Director Jonathan Anderson and aimed at enhancing the great excellence in contemporary decorative arts.
Jessica Loughlin | Architetture di Luce – Architectures of Light
Caterina Tognon arte contemporanea is taking part in the first in-person project of the ITALICS consortium, the first in Italy to unite more than sixty of the country’s most influential galleries of contemporary, modern and ancient art. PANORAMA is an island-wide exhibition on Procida (off the coast of Naples) which will be Italian Capital of Culture 2022.
The exhibition brings together about forty-five works of art spanning sculpture, painting, video, performance and installations from a wide range of historical and production contexts. The itinerary stops at twenty sites island-wide, including public and private buildings, churches, historical palazzos and more.
In PANORAMA Caterina Tognon presents Heimo Zobernig's three works, part of artist's project in collaboration with the gallery, blown glass works realised in 2012 at Fornace FORMIA in Murano, Venice.
The exhibition The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection, curated by Giordana Naccari and Cristina Beltrami, retraces – in an original and fascinating way – the history of 20th-century Murano glass from an unusual angle: the glass animal.
The over 750 works of art – representing, among others, elephants, hippos, cats, giraffes, bears, parrots, fish, turtles, foxes and tiny, lamp-worked life-sized insects – belong to the personal collection that Pierre Rosenberg, art historian and former Director/President of the Louvre in Paris, put together over thirty years.
The exhibition set-up is curated by Denise Carnini and Francesca Pedrotti, two stage designers who engaged in setting up a glass zoo. The exhibition also includes an animated video by Giulia Savorani, visual artist and director who, starting from drawings on glass, has created a fairytale cartoon, based on an idea by Giordana Naccari for this occasion.
From 05.05 to 22.08, 2021
OPENING on Wednesday, 5th May
At Quadreria di Triennale Milano
Viale Alemagna, 6 – 20121 Milano
Triennale Milano and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte continue their annual collaboration, aimed at presenting the cycle of exhibitions Mestieri d'Arte & Design. Crafts Culture, four exhibitions that offer an unprecedented point of view on contemporary applied arts. Vitrea. Vetro italiano contemporaneo d’autore, curated by Jean Blanchaert, is an opportunity to learn about the best artistic productions that well represent the Italian mastery in the processing of author glass today: the result of skilful dexterity, passion and creativity, this artisan excellence of our country is evoked through the works of some leading artists of the contemporary world of glass art, but also of great glass masters, manufacturers and art ateliers.
June 15 | September 5, 2021
Richard Marquis: Keepers is a late career survey of a towering figure in the Studio Glass movement. Richard Marquis is known for extraordinary technique, comic sensibility, bold innovations, and iconoclastic spirit.
In his 50-year career, he has consistently been gleefully inventive and unfailingly smart. His work is collected and exhibited world-wide. The 119 objects in the exhibition are chosen from the artist’s own comprehensive archives of his art from the 1960s to the present. Marquis calls these pieces his “keepers”.
This retrospective exhibition was organized by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, in partnership with the Wichita Art Museum and guest curated by Seattle-based curator Vicki Halper. The galleries will be thematically arranged and include areas of his work that have rarely been exhibited, including ceramics and prints.
The works of Cristiano Bianchin and Maria Grazia Rosin are now exhibited within the Franzoia-Nasci Glass Collection at Galleria d’Arte Moderna «Carlo Rizzarda» in Feltre.
In 2018 Architect Ferruccio Franzoia donated to the Municipality of Feltre the precious designer glasses of the Collection he created with his wife: nearly 800 pieces, ranging from the 18th century to the contemporary, are now added to the wrought iron masterpieces of Carlo Rizzarda.
The Collection especially focuses on Murano production and, in particular, on the great "creatives" of glass such as Vittorio Zecchin, Giuseppe Borovier, Napoleone Martinuzzi, Paolo Venini, Carlo Scarpa, Toni Zuccheri, and many others.