Glasstress 2017


Smart artists, architects and designers creatively express their thoughts and ideas through one medium: Glass.


ISBN: 9788857237305 Category:

Adriano Berengo


Glasstress 2017 is the catalogue of the contemporary art and glass exhibition at the Venice Art Biennale in which important stars on the international scene match their talents with the use of glass.

It’s is a project by Adriano Berengo to further his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass. Since 2009, these glass works have been exhibited in the historic Palazzo Franchetti, home of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. Glasstress has always been accredited as an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale of Art. Glasstress , a showcase of this collaboration of craft and creativity, has forged a new trajectory for glass and a new path for contemporary artists.

Over 30 artists of all disciplines from sculptors to musicians have been invited to collaborate with the maestros in creating art in glass: Ai Weiwei, Halim Al-Karim, Monira Al Qadiri, Charles Avery, Dike Blair, Monica Bonvicini, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tony Cragg, Erin Dickson, Dr Lakra, Jan Fabre, Graham Fagen, Josepha Gasch-Muche, Abdulnasser Gharem, Loris Gréaud, Xenia Hausner, Siggi Hofer, Shirazeh Houshiary, Cameron Jamie, Brigitte Kowanz, Karen Lamonte, Paul Mccarthy, Haroon Mirza And Gaia Fugazza, Vik Muniz, Tony Oursler, Jaume Plensa, Laure Prouvost, Random International, Ugo Rondinone, Markus Schinwald, Thomas Schütte, Sarah Sze, Koen Vanmechelen, Sabine Wiedenhofer, Erwin Wurm, Dustin Yellin.

Additional information

Weight 2050 g
Dimensions 24.3 x 28.4 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 1 December 2018
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.3 x 28.4 cm
Weight 2050 g


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Adriano Berengo founder of Glasstress and president of Fondazione Berengo, opened his glass workshop on the Venetian island of Murano in 1989. Inspired by the great collector and honorary Venetian, Peggy Guggenheim, who said glass was too good a material to leave only in the hands of shopkeepers and craftsmen, he has since invited artists from all over the world to create artworks there. Louise Bourgeois, Tony Cragg and Ai Weiwei are just a few who've been lured to the studio.