An exhibition of Murano Glass is set to open at the Pinakothek der Moderne on Monday, August 8, 2016. The exhibition is named Murano Glass Bienanale di Venezia and Triennale di Milano (working title.
The international exhibitions held at the Triennale di Milano and the Biennale di Venezia are barometers of the most significant developments in twentieth century contemporary design and art. It is therefore no coincidence that Murano glass regularly attracts awards at both Milan and Venice. Having resurrected a range of centuries-old techniques, glassmakers such as A.V.E.M, Archimede Seguso, Barovier & Toso, and Venini learned to apply this knowledge in new and ingenious ways. Their work is a synthesis of the master glassmakers’ craftsmanship and the designers’ artistry. The objects they create attest to a successful renaissance of glass design that continues to the present day.
Displaying a selection of objects from the Holz Collection in Berlin, one of the most important private collections of 20th and 21st century Murano glass anywhere in the world, this is the first comprehensive exhibition of glassware that continues to set new standards in Milan and Venice.
We’ll have more details on the exhibition as soon as they are announced. If you are living in Munich and haven’t been to any of the Pinakothek’s of the city, on Sundays you can get into all three for only and see numerous great exhibitions for the admission price of only €1.