Glasstress 2019

Glasstress is a traditional exhibition that runs in parallel to the Venice Biennale. This year, the show opens on the 9th, along with the 58th Biennial and will bring together contemporary artists such as Ai Weiwei, Tony Cragg, Carlos Garaicoa and Saint Clair Cemin, all invited to explore the infinite creative possibilities of glass. Vik Muniz and Koen Banmechelen, the curators of the exhibition, called me to participate. So, my work, Banquet of the Earth, that was featured in the solo exhibition orDeNAção, in the Gallery Lume, in São Paulo, curated by Marcello Dantas, will also be in Glasstress.

 

The installation Banquet of the Earth was created from fragments of glass and other minerals arranged on a table, as if they were plates put out for a meal. Why put these elements on the table? I think it’s an invitation to taste the minerals, chew on our origins, digest this knowledge and radically transform our perception of Nature.

 

If you go to the Venice Biennale, stop by Glasstress. There are 196 great artists busy answering the curators’ question: how does glass redefine their perception of space. And the location? An old abandoned glass oven on Murano Island. Splendid!

 

GLASSTRESS 2019

Local: Berengo Art Space Foundation

Address: Campiello Della Pescheria, Murano

From May 9 to November 24

Oficial site: Glasstress.org

 

Furnace in Murano – Photographer: Dennis Jarvis (CC BY-SA 2.0)