After the great success of the first edition, the Venice Glass Week will open the doors again from Sunday, September 9th to Sunday 16th.
I’m very glad to be part of it this year again, and it will be in four different events. Hope to see you there!
During The Venice Glass Week, the masterpieces of contemporary glass artists Mauro Bonaventura and Simone Crestani – both masters of the blown lampworking technique – will be on display at the historic former “Pauly & C” Orovetro Murano shop under the arcades of Museo Correr in Saint Mark’s Square, in the heart of the lagoon city. The artworks of Mauro Bonaventura – almost-living figures, often enclosed in intricate networks of cages or spheres – will set up a dialogue with the poetic creations of Simone Crestani – constantly inspired by the enchantment of nature and its vital forces – in a special exhibition which will make the windows of this historic Venice shop even more evocative and further enhance Orovetro Murano’s artisan production.
The exhibition at Pauly & C store will culminate in a special event on Friday September 14, that will take place at Orovetro furnace in Murano, involving a spectacular show performed by the two artists.
Opening cocktail (free entrance)
from 7-9 pm
Artists exhibition & Dinner party (r.s.v.p. to firstname.lastname@example.org)
from 9 pm
Homo Faber is an inspiring exhibition of European craftsmanship, an international cultural event to showcase fine contemporary, traditional and rare craftsmanship and its link to the world of creativity and design. Encounter master artisans and discover their multifaceted know-how through live demonstrations as well as the latest virtual reality technology. Listen to new ideas and expert voices throughout the program of Creativity and Craftsmanship Conferences. From breathtaking jewellery to bespoke bicycles, from fascinating skills on the brink of disappearing to some of the most sought after icons associated with European style, Homo Faber covers a wide range of materials and disciplines and celebrates the human spirit and talent of the creators.
Fondazione Giornio Cini
Free admission / Booking necessary
Ask your free ticket at
The Theatre in the Mirror
THE THEATRE IN THE MIRROR is a collaborative project exploring the void that separates our image from our being, articulated through a selection of works by designers that have created contemporary mirrors using the time-honoured traditional methods of glass production from Murano. The reflection that we see in the mirror, both of ourselves and of others, is inherently unique and particular, which is precisely what renders the reflected image without a doubt the most complex to read and interpret.
In both the mirror and the theatre recognition and illusion merge, inciting an internal state of disorder linked to our constant desire to read our identity in the image we are presented with in the reflection in the mirror or by the actor on stage.
Paid admission, for information: http://carlogoldoni.visitmuve.it/it/pianifica-la-tua-visita/biglietti/
Last entrance at 4.30 pm.
Casa di Carlo Goldoni
Glass. The current relevance of an art
The exhibition aims to display a selection of the present glass artistic production in hand-blown glass and also in lampworking glass. Two rooms on the first floor of Villa Erizzo will be dedicated to the artworks of important artists from Murano that, every day, express their vision and creativity facing an art performed for centuries, and that even today is synonymous of quality and beauty. Exhibiting artists include: Mauro Bonaventura, Lucio Bubacco, Michele Burato, Simone Crestani, Massimo Micheluzzi, Massimo Nordio and Salviati e Seguso Vetri d’Arte companies. Their presence provides evidence that the Muranese artistic scene is still alive – an economic area that could still offer opportunities to the entire City of Venice. This exhibition in fact is an opportunity to increase some new interesting outlook of present times of glass, but also for the future of our local artistic glass.
The inauguration of this exhibition will take place on Friday 7th September, at the same venue.