Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo to further his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass. Artists of all disciplines from sculptors to musicians have been invited to collaborate with the maestros in creating art in glass. Since 2009, these works have been exhibited in the historic Palazzo Franchetti, home of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. Glasstress has always been accredited as an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale of Art. Glasstress, a showcase of this collaboration of craft and creativity, has forged a new trajectory for glass and a new path for contemporary artists.
Glasstress has also been presented in prominent museums and institutions worldwide including the Makslas Muzejs “Rigas Birža” in Riga, Millesgården Museum in Stockholm, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York, the Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC) in Beirut, the London College of Fashion and The Wallace Collection in London.
Since 2014, Glasstress has been made possible through the support of Fondazione Berengo and during the 2015 Venice Biennale of Art, Glasstress was a joint project of Fondazione Berengo and The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The 2017 project is curated by
Clare Phyllis Davies
VENICE, Palazzo Franchetti San Marco 2847 (Campo Santo Stefano)
11 May - 26 November
Open everyday from 10am to 6:30pm
€ 10 - includes entrance fee for both locations, Venice and Murano
MURANO, Campiello della Pescheria
The Unplayed Notes Factory, a solo exhibition by Loris Gréaud, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, a special project of Glasstress 2017
Saturday, Sunday and Monday*: from 1pm to 4pm *Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
€ 5 - only Murano space visit