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
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.
Opening of the exhibition: Saturday, April 10, 2021
10 am | 7 pm
In the gallery space
Taking inspiration from the didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the nature of things, 1st century BC) by Titus Lucretius Caro, Lilla Tabasso presents her new works created between 2019 and 2021.
Caterina Tognon is taking part in
online at vortic.art
with artworks by Jessica Loughlin
Venice Galleries View enables the mind to travel by using a new and digital showcase to present works by nine artists – one per gallery – who, through different media, techniques, declinations and nuances, stimulate reflections and convey feelings that only the magical city of Venice can transmit.
Maria Grazia Rosin's Venthouse glasses are now hosted at the new NasonMoretti Museum.
NasonMoretti Museum is a new experiential format, that transformed NasonMoretti's headquarters into a lively place of events and meetings addressed to design enthusiasts, students, researchers and lovers of the Italian style – or simply curious people – who want to live a unique immersive experience: between craftsmanship and modernity, in the heart of the artisti glass district of Murano.
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.
1 February-18 April, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9 am-1 pm and on Thursday afternoons 2.30-6.30 pm
At Museo Civico Pier Alessandro Garda of Ivrea
The exhibition aims to deepen the knowledge of glass, a fascinating material little represented in museum collections, through the juxtaposition of archaeological finds with works of art from various contexts, near or very far in space and time.
Caterina Tognon participates in this new project with glass works by Maria Grazia Rosin, Richard Marquis and Yoichi Ohira.
Vitrum was born from the collaboration with the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the metropolitan city of Turin, and was realised with the contribution of Fondazione Guelpa, Fondazione CRT and Piemonte Region. It is also patronized by Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre – Comitato Nazionale Italiano.
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.