THE VENICE GLASS WEEK
10 – 17 September 2017

VENICE: HARMONIES OF GLASS AND FABRICS

[ITALIAN]                                                                                                                                               [FRANÇAIS]

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

TVGW2017_Press release

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. The first edition will take place from 10 to 17 September, 2017 and will include exhibitions, conferences, seminars, screenings and furnace open-days. The project is promoted by LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Fondazione MUVE, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti and Consorzio Promovetro Murano.

Antichità al Ghetto will also be part of this important festival by organizing an exhibition with title: “Venezia, armonie di vetri e tessuti” (“Venice: harmonies of glass and fabrics“). The exhibition will be open from 10 to 17 September, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Colour, lightness, virtuosity, the perfect synthesis of matter and design, these qualities define two of the most valued and historically known Venetian treasures: glass and fabrics. And glass and fabrics are exactly the focus of our exhibition, held in the heart of the Jewish quarter.
The master craftsmanship of the Murano furnaces and the sumptuous textile production of the most renowned workshops in town, meet here to witness the cultural heritage of the ‘Serenissima’.
Colours and transparencies, iridescences and reflections, silk and glass textures mark a fascinating exhibition itinerary, featuring 19th and 20th century items, meant not only to celebrate the past but also to foster a new aesthetic creativity.

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SOME EXHIBITION DESCRIPTIVE SHEETS

Small chalices in “avventurina” glass
Globular vase in “girasol” glass
Iridescent bowl in brown orange glass
Trumpet vase in “half filigree
Small ewer in scallop-shell shape