Exhibition Dates: 11 May – November 26, 2017
Organized by Fondazione Berengo
Curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, Herwig Kempinger, Adriano Berengo
With the consultancy of Clare Phyllis Davies
Palazzo Franchetti | San Marco 2847, Venice
Berengo Exhibition Space | Campiello della Pescheria, Murano: The Unplayed Notes Factory, a solo exhibition by Loris Gréaud, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, a special project of GLASSTRESS 2017
Returning to Venice for the 57th Venice Biennale, GLASSTRESS brought together 40 leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, the Middle East and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass. Conceived by Fondazione Berengo, the project took place in two exceptional historic locations: Palazzo Franchetti in Venice and a converted furnace in Murano.
Since its debut as a collateral event of the Venice Biennale in 2009, GLASSTRESS has revived the traditional craft of Murano glassblowing by forging new alliances with internationally renowned artists and designers and has since become an unparalleled platform showcasing groundbreaking new works in glass.
Art, design and architecture of glass
GLASSTRESS is the contemporary art exhibition in which important stars on the international scene match their talents with the use of Murano glass.