The international competition for glass artists and designers under 35, now in its second edition, is named after the Milanese collector Aldo Bellini. The aim is to enhance innovative glass works both in the field of art and contemporary design. The international jury awarded the first prize to the American artist Morgan Gilbreath for the work Tower of Babel. The tower is composed of vials of medical glass, pre-fused, arranged in overlapping diskettes. The structure subjected to the colour of the molten form alters and yields because of its weight, alluding to the instability of an artificial construction which, in a forcing of balances, is destined to yield, like a modern, imaginary biblical tower. The winning work becomes part of the civic collections.
The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]
It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]
Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]
We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]