Venice, autumn-winter 2015. As rich and magic as usual. These are two worthwhile art exhibitions, joining the huge panorama of the events in the city. At Giorgio Cini Foundation and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Until 10th January 2016.
CASED GLASS HANDKERCHIEF VASES AT THE VENINI
From September untill January 10th 2016, the programme of exhibitions dedicated to the history of Venini glass works goes on, organized by Le Stanze Del Vetro, a cultural project and an exhibition space born from the cooperation of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung, settled on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. After the exhibitions on Carlo Scarpa, Napoleone Martinuzzi and Tommaso Buzzi, the new one is dedicated to Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996).
A prolophic graphic and designer, Bianconi began working with Venini starting frm the postwar period, designing models characterized by extravagant forms and a strong chromatic value.
Some of his works recap the enthusiasm of the “fabulous” 1950s, becoming an iconof the art of Murano glass of that period.
Curated by Marino Barovier, the exhibition Fulvio Bianconi at the Venini, is accompanied by the first catalogue raisonné of the glasses designed by Bianconi for the well-known Murano furnace.
GAITONDE, FROM NEW YORK TO VENICE AT THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM
From October 3rd to January 10th 2016, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents V. S. Gaitonde. Painting as Process, Painting as Life. With over 40 paintings and works on paper, coming from the most important public institutions and private collections of Asia, Europe and United States, this is the first retrospective ever realized, dedicated to the Indian artist Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde(1924-2011). With such a great artistic career, with no comparison in the south eastern Asian history of art, Gaitonde represents the opportunity to explore the context of the Indian modern art, as it played out in the metropolitan center of Bombay (now Mumbay) and New Delhi, starting from the late 1940s untill the end of the twentieth century.
Venice is the second step of he exhibition, previously presented at the Solomon Guggenheim in New York (October 24th February 11th 2015).