Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
IN THE WORLD TODAY
Campo San Vidal (S.to Stefano), venice
November 2004 - 3rd April 2005
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti will be opening on 13th November the
exhibition Glass. In the world. Today: one hundred and seventy works by 63 contemporary
artists selected among the best representatives of the international movement
known as Studio Glass, the atelier glass.
installations, sculptures with the most original shapes and created by artists
who have elected the glass as preferred mean for their artistic research, have
been chosen as evidence of the several backgrounds and experiences of technical
and expressive nature, that run through this movement nowadays.
its birth, in the Seventies, the atelier glass has been characterized by a continuous
circulation of ideas, artists and glassmakers: now the exhibition intends to highlight
the peculiarities of the schools in the different countries, such as Australia,
Bohemia, France, Germany, Law Countries, Great Britain, Sweden, United States
and, obviously, Italy.
scientific project of the exhibition has been entrusted to Mrs Rosa Barovier Mentasti,
well known expert in this field, while the staging is supervised by Mr Luigi Pizzi,
set designer and director of world-wide renown, as well as curator of some of
the most important exhibitions organized in the last few years in Italy and abroad.
this occasion, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti of venice will
be inaugurating also its new premises, destined for becoming an important reference
point in the Venetian cultural life, open to centres of studies and to national
and international institutions, in the magnificent Palace overlooking the Grand
Canal at the foot of the Accademia Bridge, a few steps from the traditional seat
of the Istituto, Palazzo Loredan.
Palazzo Franchetti, built in the second
half the fifteenth-century, was deeply restored at the end of the nineteenth-century
by Camillo Boito, who turned it into the most important example of the Venetian
Gothic Revival. The new and careful restoration, realized by the Istituto Veneto,
has highlighted the artistic qualities of the Palace and, at the same time, with
the due respect of its historical characteristics, has provided it with such modern
and sophisticated technological equipments, that now it can contain art exhibitions,
meetings of scholars and high-scientific-profile seminars. It has already lodged
the World Health Organization.
Working days from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Saturdays and public holidays from 11:00
a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How to reach Palazzo Franchetti
foot: around 30 min. from Piazzale Roma / Rail Station, direction Campo
Santo Stefano / Accademia.- On foot from St. Marks Square:
around 15 min., direction Campo Santo Stefano / Accademia.-
By public boat from Piazzale Roma / Rail Station: lines. n. 1, stop Accademia.
- By public boat from San Zaccaria / San Marco-Vallaresso:
lines. n. 1, stop Accademia.
7,00.- / Reduced-rate ticket: Euro 5,00.-
- tel. +39 041 2407711
- fax +39 041 5210598
- web-site www.istitutoveneto.it