In the context of Venetian glassmaking and its peculiar craft connotations, the exhibition displays the creations of some of the most interesting artists of our time, who used glass with diverse and contrasting intentions.
Glass, thanks to its widespread use in architecture and its double nature of transparent medium and at the same time barrier, becomes a new linguistic tool through which to create images.
Fragile? features works by: Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz, Gerhard Richter, Giovanni Anselmo, Jannis Kounellis, Luciano Fabro, Barry le Va, Michael Craig-Martin, Keith Sonnier, Lawrence Weiner, David Hammons, Gilbert & George, Joseph Kosuth, Giuseppe Penone, Mona Hatoum, David Batchelor, Ai Weiwei, Pipilotti Rist, Rachel Whiteread, Carsten Nicolai, Damien Hirst, Monica Bonvicini, Ceal Floyer, Cyril de Commarque, Matias Feldbakken, Walead Beshty, Claire Fontaine.
Free workshops for groups:
- Fragile but.. agile: 5-8 years
- Glass.. I want to see into this! 9-13 years
- Glass@glimpse: 14-19 years
- Even eyes can breathe: adults
- SUNglassDAY: family workshops (Sundays at 12 noon)
Booking required at: firstname.lastname@example.org, free toll 800 662477
Fragile? will take place until the 28th of July in San Giorgio Maggiore.
From 10 am to 7pm – closed on Wednesday