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.