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1912-1930 Murano glass and the Venice Biennale
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1912-1930 Murano glass and the Venice Biennale

From 14 April to 24 November 2024

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The Glass Rooms

The Glass Rooms

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 8, Venice

Closed today: open tomorrow at 10:00

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The next exhibition organized at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will be 1912-1930Murano glass and the Venice Biennale, curated by Marino Barovier, and will open to the public on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore from April 14 to November 24, 2024. The exhibition will be dedicated to the presence of Murano glass at the prestigious Venetian event, examining the period between 1912 and 1930 (from the X to the XVII edition of the Biennale), through a careful selection of 135 works, many of which are of great rarity from important museum institutions and private collections.

This is a period in which Murano glass gradually found space within the exhibition, first through the artists who chose to use this extraordinary material for their works, and then thanks to the opening of the Biennale to decorative arts, which until 1930 were welcomed in the various rooms of the Palazzo dell'Esposizione together with the so-called major arts. Only from 1932, with the construction of a new pavilion, glass and decorative arts in general found a dedicated space within the Gardens.


In the 1910s, the Biennale mainly presented glass created by artists, such as Hans Stoltenberg Lerche, a Norwegian sculptor and ceramist, who introduced innovative glass from 1912 to 1920 with the hot application of filaments and polychrome powders; the Murano decorator Vittorio Toso Borella (1912-1914) with his enamels; the painters Vittorio Zecchin and Teodoro Wolf Ferrari who presented works with murrine in 1914; and the wrought iron artist Umberto Bellotto (1914-1924) with his interesting combinations of iron and glass, often enriched with murrine inserts. To create their works, these artists also collaborated with glassworks such as Fratelli Toso or Artisti Barovier

The glass presented at the Biennale during this period, therefore, represented an extraordinary attempt to propose a new language, with a focus on research from beyond the Alps.

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Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 8, Venice, Italy

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monday 10:00 - 19:00
tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
wednesday Closed now
thursday 10:00 - 19:00
friday 10:00 - 19:00
saturday 10:00 - 19:00
sunday 10:00 - 19:00

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