Curated by Najda Romain & Koen Vanmechelen
Fondazione Berengo is proud to present UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS, an exhibition that reflects the wealth of contemporary female artists creating works of art in glass. Featuring visionaries from Europe, the United States, Latin America, Iran, and South Korea in an ambitious line-up, UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS explores the endless creative possibilities of glass and the infinite variety of work produced by female artists who continue to be sidelined in the art world.
UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS features over sixty contemporary female artists from around the world who have worked with Berengo Studio in its furnaces on Murano for over thirty years since the Studio’s foundation in 1989. The exhibition will be held in the heart of Murano in the Fondazione Berengo Art Space, an old glass furnace, an urban archaeological setting which provides the perfect backdrop for this wide range of works from the Berengo archives and a number of new artworks created specifically for the exhibition.
“UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS is a metaphor, a paradox, and a symbol. A provocative proposal by Adriano Berengo to explore the intimate relationship that women have with glass in the heart of Murano.” curator Nadja Romain notes. Curator Koen Vanmechelen declares that “In history, the male side of humanity has not always valued women, often for fear of losing power. It is time to name mythical icons — inspiring artworks signed by women - so that history can no longer be stolen. A memorable glass expo on Murano's island can kick off a fragile movement that reflects the harshness of life that has no fear of being broken. The invisibility and transparency of glass shape a new generation while healing scars from history.”
PUBLIC OPENING 5 September 2020 - 07 January 2021 Open daily (excluding Wednesdays) from 10am - 1pm and 3 - 5pm Free Entry
Fondazione Berengo Art Space: Campiello Della Pescheria, Fondamenta dei Vetrai, 30100, Murano
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