Murano glass meets international contemporary art in St Mark’s Square – the most beautiful drawing room in the world –…
Once again this year, one of the main centres of the festival will be The Venice Glass Week HUB and The Venice Glass Week HUB Under35, both hosted at Palazzo Loredan, home of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Campo Santo Stefano. The Venice Glass Week HUB, situated in the magnificent rooms on the first floor, will feature a series of installations by 20 Italian and international glass artists aged 36 and over. The Venice Glass Week HUB Under35, featuring installations by 24 artists aged 18-35 from Italy and abroad, will be hosted in the ground floor galleries.
For the first time, the festival programme will also feature The Venice Glass Week HUB Tours by Nexa: free daily guided visits of the HUBs, scheduled every day at 10.30am in Italian and at 11.30am in English. The Venice Glass Week Tours are also back this year: a programme of official tours of selected furnaces, ateliers and workshops in Venice and Murano, organised by Nexa – Event and Travel Designers. There are also lots of events for families and children, most notably the new Kids Programme coordinated by MUVE Education.
Among the 111 exhibitions and installations, don’t miss Murano: Upcycling Glass, organised by Consorzio Promovetro Murano at the Museo del Vetro on Murano, Bohemian Glass: The Great Masters at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, and Fiori di Vetro. Works by Benedetta Gaggia and Minako Shimonagase, organised by the Fondazione MUVE in collaboration with Comune di Venezia at Biblioteca Civica VEZ in Mestre.