The spring exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, “A Furnace in Marseille. Cirva – Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques” will run until 29 July 2018. The exhibition is at two venues, LE STANZE DEL VETRO and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia (until 24 June 2018), with a total of 17 artists exhibiting. Curated by Isabelle Reiher, Director of the Cirva in Marseille, and Chiara Bertola, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Querini Stampalia, the project concentrates on a selection of works in an attempt to highlight the salient creative moments of artists and designers who have been in residence at the Cirva over the past thirty years.
This is how Larry Bell, Pierre Charpin, Lieven De Boeck, Erik Dietman, Thomas Kovachevich, Giuseppe Penone, Jana Sterbak, Martin Szekely, Robert Wilson and Terry Winters find a space dedicated to their world: in each gallery of the exhibition there is an underlying detail on how the research and the exercise of each artist in the Marseille workshop have been fundamental to their work.
LE STANZE DEL VETRO is both a cultural project and an exhibition space on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and it is dedicated to the study and the exhibition of modern and contemporary forms of the glass art.
Two exhibitions are staged each year: one in the spring, dedicated to the use of glass in 20th and 21st century Art and Design, and the second in the autumn, dedicated to the talented people who designed objects for the Venini glassware company in the 20th century.
Free entrance to LE STANZE DEL VETRO and guided tours, educational workshops and special events for families are scheduled for each exhibition. Offer Z