Parallel event to the 54rd Biennale International Art Exhibition Venice
4 june 2011 - 27 november 2011
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti,
and Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass - Wake Forest University, Casa Artom
Bonnie Clearwater, Lidewij Edelkoort, Peter Noever and Demetrio Paparoni
Adriano Berengo and produced by Venice Projects
The exhibition represented the second edition of Glasstress, the contemporary art exhibition in which irnportant stars on the international scene match their talents with the use of glass. The exhibition has included sculptures, installations and design objects.
The theme was the complex relationship that ties art, design and architecture together in an age thought to have moved beyond modernism.
Comparing the opinions of various curators, Glasstress addresses this issue through glass sculptures specially made by major artists on thc contemporary scene and through objects and sculptures made by designers, whose research was influenced by the formal aspect of the use of the object.