THE VENICE GLASS WEEK
September 9th – 16th 2018
AUDACIOUS FANTASIES IN MICROMOSAIC
The Venice Glass Week is the first international festival dedicated to the art of glassmaking in Italy and internationally, with particular focus on Murano and Venetian glass, which aims to revive and promote Venice’s most important artistic and industrial activity. This second edition will take place from 9 to 16 September, 2018 and will include exhibitions, conferences, seminars, screenings and furnace open-days. The project is promoted by Comune di Venezia and organised by LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Fondazione MUVE, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti and Consorzio Promovetro Murano.
Antichità al Ghetto again this year is welcoming with much enthusiasm the initiative of The Venice Glass Week by displaying its collection of items in micromosaic in a thematic exhibition with title: “Audacious fantasies in micromosaic“.
The exhibition will be open from 9 to 16 September, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
First created as Grand Tour souvenirs, micromosaics are still breathtaking to this day with their small and sparkly tiles, skillfully arranged to produce a variety of reduced-size artworks.
Venetian glass revives in enamel glass tesserae and murrine that compose masterful handcrafted small items dating back to 19th and 20th century, like brooches, earrings, pendants, tiny boxes, frames and many more.
These objects, being an ideal continuation of Antichità al Ghetto previous display (Venice: Harmonies of Glass and Fabrics), represent the highest expression of a centuries-old craftsmanship.
Read here our Press Release: TVGW_Press Release