16. ART STAYS FESTIVAL – FRAGILE

umetniki / artists: Ai Weiwei, Monira Al Qadiri, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Leonardo Cimolin, Josepha Gasch-Muche, Shane Guffogg, Brigitte Kowanz, Vik Muniz, Lucy+Jorge Orta, Thomas Schütte, Gavin Turk, Koen Vanmechelen, Fred Wilson, Erwin Wurm.
kustos / curator: Koen Vanmechelen

Glasstress je dolgoročni projekt Adriana Berenga, s katerim želi nadgraditi svojo vizijo združitve sodobne umetnosti in stekla in h kateremu so bili povabljeni umetniki vseh disciplin, od kiparjev do glasbenikov, da sodelujejo z mojstri pri ustvarjanju umetnosti v steklu. Od leta 2009 so dela razstavljena v zgodovinski palači Franchetti ob Velikem kanalu, od leta 2014 pa projekt dodatno podpira in promovira ustanova Fondazione Berengo. Glasstress predstavlja sodelovanje med obrtjo in ustvarjalnostjo, ob tem pa steklu tlakuje novo pot in zarisuje nove smernice za sodobne umetnike.

Glasstress je gostoval v uglednih muzejih in ustanovah po vsem svetu, vključno z muzejem Millesgården v Stockholmu, newyorškim muzejem umetnosti in oblikovanja, s fakulteto London College of Fashion in z Galerijo zbirke Wallace v Londonu, sedaj pa se bo v okviru 16. festivala Art Stays predstavil tudi v Sloveniji. Kurator razstave je Koen Vanmechelen, ugledni belgijski umetnik, ki z Berengo Studiem sodeluje že od devetdesetih let dalje.

Glasstress is a long term project by Adriano Berengo, designed to further his vision of uniting contemporary art and glass. Artists of all disciplines, from sculptors to musicians, have been invited to collaborate with maestros in creating art in glass. Since 2009, these works have been exhibited in the historic Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal, further supported and promoted by Fondazione Berengo since 2014. Glasstress showcases the collaboration of craft and creativity, forges a new trajectory for glass and a new path for contemporary artists.

Glasstress has also been presented in prominent museums and institutions worldwide, including the Millesgården Museum in Stockholm, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the London College of Fashion and The Wallace Collection in London, and is now presented in the context of the 16th Art Stays Festival, Slovenia. Koen Vanmechelen, the renowned Belgian artist who has been collaborating with Berengo Studio since ’90s, will curate this exhibition.

Glasstress Ptuj Slovenija, Thomas Schütte , Courtesy the artist & Berengo Studio
Glasstress Ptuj Slovenija, pogled / exhibition view, F: Srdan Mohorič