Cose fragili

08.05.2015 - 13.09.2015
Tue–Sun 10am–5pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Museum Bellerive

The exhibition focuses on modern glass works from around Murano, where the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa created a revolutionary new style in the 1930s. For his vases and bowls he drew on long-forgotten methods such as the battuto and inciso cutting techniques. He also used materials such as opaque pulegoso glass as well as murrine made of colored glass rods. After the Second World War, Fulvio Bianconi, Ercole Barovier, Flavio Poli, and many others brought about a revival of Murano glass and attracted interest from international artists. To this day, masterful objects in the style of Murano glass art continue to be created by artists such as Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin (Switzerland, USA), Yoichi Ohira (Japan), Mary Ann Toots Zynsky (USA), and Thomas Blank (Switzerland). The Museum Bellerive is showing some 300 rare and unusual glass works that were created in the renowned glass factories of Murano and in artists’ studios.