Laid out on the ground floor of Palazzo Fortuny, these thirty-five site specific works by master glass-blowers from Murano are organised within a fluctuating system of sounds to form a large installation that explores the themes of light and water.
Suspended luminescence, they bring synthetic materials and silicones together with light, LED and fibre optics. They are introduced by Ganxi, a large, illuminated curtain in hand-crafted boro-silicate glass.
Admission to the exhibition is included within the cost of the normal museum ticket. After Artempo, the event further confirms Palazzo Fortuny as a place of eclectic experimentation. Here, it is the study of light effects which is the basis for an exploration of the significance of forms and the interconnection between different media of expression.
Curated by Silvio Fuso, the event has been organised by Musei Civici Veneziani in collaboration with Galleria Caterina Tognon Arte contemporanea, Venezia; Gallerie Italienne, Parigi; Galleria 503 Mulino, Vicenza; Start – Associazione culturale arte contemporanea, Venezia e si realizza con il sostegno di Dainese, Vicenza; Compagnia Vetraria Muranese, Murano; Alma Fibre Ottiche, Mestrino (Padova); De Majo Illuminazione, Mirano (Venezia); Alessandrini Antonio e Genesio Spa Costruzioni Edilizie, Roma; Ca’ Pisani Hotel, Venezia; Onagro e Fuga Specchi Veneziani, Murano; Mariano Fortuny Tessuti Artistici, Venezia; Soffieria Arte Antica, Dosson di Casier (Treviso); 100+1 Cantina Griswine, Padova; Massimo Lunardon & c., S.Giorgio di Perlena (Vicenza).
The works on display were produced by the master glass-blowers Sergio Tiozzo, Pino Signoretto, Silvano Signoretto, Andrea Zilio and Massimo Lunardon.
Sound track: Visnadi & Camomatic; Video: Computer grafica – Andrew Quinn & Maria Grazia Rosin.
Catalogue: Edizioni Il Poligrafo, Padua.