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Dutch artist Erik Buijs visited Berengo Studio and realized a new series of works. His beautiful monekys are now looking for a new home![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]FRIENDS AND GUESTS[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”1897″ img_size=”large” img_link_large=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Mr. David Heyman Visits Zaha Hadid Exhibition
Fondazione Berengo had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. David Heyman, the producer of Harry Potter, to the Zaha Hadid exhibition at the Palazzo Franchetti.

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Bernard Heesen Returns to Murano
Bernard Heesen and Hélène Besançon from the Nationaal Glasmuseum (Leerdam) visited Berengo Studio on Murano 30 years after presenting a groundbreaking symposium on glass and art in glass in Ou de Horn. The conference featured prominent names in the glassmaking world such as Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, who collaborated with artists like Tony Cragg in creating glass sculptures. We are working together again and are excited to be making plans for the future.

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Agnes Husslein Meets Fondazione Berengo
Agnes Husslein, the director of Vienna’s Belvedere Museum for over 10 years where she had  a long list of successes and achievements, visited Fondazione Berengo, toured the Zaha Hadid exhibition, and the Berengo Studio furnace on Murano.

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Ai Weiwei and Adriano Berengo
On a recent trip to Berlin, Adriano Berengo met with the celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the two enjoyed posing their picture together in Instagram. We have a gut feeling that big things are coming!

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Mr. Abdellah Karroum Visits Berengo Studio Furnace
Berengo Studio had the pleasure of  welcoming Mr. Abdellah Karroum who is the Director of Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, in Doha, Qatar. The glassmasters gave a demonstration of special Murano techniques to our special guest.

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Japanese Artist Taisei Sato Returns to Berengo Studio
In early July, we were happy to welcome an old friend, Taisei Sato, the Japanese artist who worked with us for the exhibition “Art in Glass by Nine Japanese Painters” in 1994. Again he was so inspired and excited while watching the glassmasters work their magic with fire that he started drawing while in the furnace.

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Brigitte Kowanz Works with Murano Glass for the First Time in Berengo Studio
We had the honour of hosting Brigitte Kowanz at Berengo Studio where she tried her hand with Murano glass for the first time. Ms. Kowanz, together with Erwin Wurm, was selected by the Austrian Culture Minister Josef Ostermayer and Austrian Pavilion commissioner Christa Steinle to represent Austria in the 57th Venice Biennale of Art.

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Fondazione Berengo Supported the New Collaboration between Erwin Wurm and Firenze Suona Contemporanea
On September 14th, the ensemble Klangforum Wien performed in the world premiere video-concert of Fallen Falls, a poem and video installation created by the international artist Erwin Wurm set to music written by the composer Andrea Cavallari. The concert took place in the beautiful Tepidarium del Roster in Florence. The video was commissioned by the festival “Firenze Suona Contemporanea 2016”.

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Fondazione Berengo and ANICA Host a Special Night in the Furnace
Our old furnace, a jewel of industrial archaeology on Murano, was the site for a special dinner during the Venice Film Festival. The dinner was organized by ANICA and the MiBACT, in collaboration with Fondazione Berengo, in the context of Focus on China. Great company, great art and great food!

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Adriano Berengo Was a Lecturer at the GAS Conference in New York
On June 11th, Adriano Berengo presented “Why Glasstress?” at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning,  New York, for  the annual conference of the Glass Art Society (GAS). GAS is an not-for-profit art organization whose 1500-strong members are dedicated to glass, its appreciation and development as a medium of art.

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“Tony Cragg, Sculptures and Drawings” at the State Hermitage Museum
Fondazione Berengo was the proud supporter of “Tony Cragg, Sculptures and Drawings”, a special solo exhibition of this acclaimed artist at The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition included several works in glass that were realized at Berengo Studio. The show was well received by an enthusiastic audience.

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Glasstress Becomes Music
Max Casacci, guitarist and leader of the Italian group Subsonica, and Daniele Mana, also known as Vaghe Stelle, created Glasstress (Glass Music), an electronic music album created only with glass. All the rhythmics were realized by recording the sounds of the glass while it was being made and also broken in the furnace at Berengo Studio. On October 4th, with the contribution of Fondazione CRT, two exclusive live sets of Glasstress will be played in the “Camera di Vetro” in Palazzo Madama in Turin. It is an appropriate venue as the “Camera di Vetro” hosts a permanent collection of glass objects dated from ancient Roman times to the 19th century.

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Tony Cragg’s Glass Artworks at Lisson Gallery
Tony Cragg’s new exhibition opens on October 1 at both of Lisson Gallery’s locations in London. The  works on exhibit include a new body of glass works realized at Berengo Studio. The exhibition will be open until November 5th.
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Joyce J. Scott Selected as One of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows
Our friend, the artist Joyce J. Scott has been selected as a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, the award by the MacArthur Foundation popularly known as a “genius grant” for exceptionally talented individuals in a wide range of fields. We have enjoyed a long relationship with Joyce whose art in glass was  exhibited in Glasstress 2013, Glasstress Beirut and Glasstress New York.

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Koen Vanmechelen in Detroit
Wasserman Projects in Detroit presents Koen Vanmechelen: Energy/Mass, the new exhibition by the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen which includes photography, sculpture, mixed-media installations, videos, and living art. This new show also celebrates the opening of Vanmechelen’s permanent space OpUnDi Detroit, the latest location of the Open University of Diversity. Vanmechelen had established OpUnDi Harare in Zimbabwe and the 
university’s  headquarters in Genk, Belgium,  all part of his global project focused on biological and cultural diversity.

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Ayman Baalbaki’s Glass Works on Exhibition at “Blowback”
Ayman Baalbaki’s new exhibition “Blowback” at the Saleh Barakat Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon, includes “Cheveaux de Frise: Homage to Apollinaire”, a work in glass realized at Berengo Studio last year. The exhibition, a solo show, will run from September 16th until November 26th, 2016.

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Lucy + Jorge Orta’s New Exhibition: FOOD
Lucy + Jorge Orta opened a the new exhibition, “FOOD”, at the City Gallery and Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, United Kingdom. The show, which focuses on consumer food waste, global food distribution and biodiversity, includes SEEDS, a beautiful glass installation realized at Berengo Studio.

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Wael Shawky at the Kunsthaus Bregenz
Fondazione Berengo was in Bregenz, Austria, to participate in the vernissage of Kunsthaus Bregenz: Eröffnung Sommerausstellung Wael Shawky. Open until October 23, 2016, the exhibition presents “The Secrets of Karbala,” the third part of Wael Shawky‘s film trilogy “Cabaret Crusades”. The films are the story of the Crusades from an Arab perspective and stars over 300 glass puppets as the actors, one hundred of which are fully articulated, all made at Berengo Studio.

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Kaneuji Teppei at MIMOCA
“ZONES” is the solo exhibition by Kaneuji Teppei, Japanese artist also featured in Glasstress. The exhibition is organized by 丸亀市猪熊弦一郎現代美術館(MIMOCA)in the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan. The exhibition, open until November 6th, includes artworks in glass produced at Berengo Studio.

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Residency Program with Patricia Bagniewski
The Brazilian artist Patricia Bagniewski successfully completed her Residency Program at Berengo Studio sponsored by Fondazione Berengo.

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Na-Young Han in Murano for Arte Laguna Prize
In early July, the Korean artist Na-Young Han completed her period of residency at Berengo Studio. Fondazione Berengo selected the artist during the 10th Premio Arte Laguna and hosted her in residence for one month.

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Zaha Hadid
The exhibition ZAHA HADID is the first retrospective exhibition after the untimely death of the world-acclaimed architect. Located in the historic Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal in Venice, it features her early paintings, drawings, maquettes of major projects, and video installations of her work and life. The exhibition runs concurrently with the Architecture Biennale from May 27 to November 27, 2016.
A special thank you goes to all our sponsors, our main partner Falconeri and supporter Stone Italiana.

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Zaha Hadid Catalogue is Available
The official catalogue of the ZAHA HADID exhibition is presented in three volumes: Zaha Hadid Prehistory​, Zaha Hadid Selected Works and Zaha Hadid Code. It includes curatorial tributes, photographs, recent realizations, projects under construction and a ​comprehensive review of the architectural research conducted by her studio. The catalogue also includes a photo insert of selected works as exhibited in the Neo-Gothic rooms of Palazzo Franchetti.
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Glassfever, a Dutch Success
September 25, 2016 was the last day of “Glassfever – Contemporary Art in Glass”, the towering exhibition that invaded Dordrecht, in the Netherlands, for five months with more than one hundred artworks in four locations. Glassfever was a celebrative tribute to the almost thirty-year history of Berengo Studio.

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Glasstress Boca Raton
Glasstress
has been travelling the world in the past few years, hosted by prominent institutions in many cities such as Riga, Stockholm, Beirut, New York and London. In January 2017, this unique exhibition on contemporary art in glass will be back in the United States with a fantastic show at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida. We look forward to welcoming you there!

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Marya Kazoun in Beirut with “Whispering Woods”
Marya Kazoun is exhibiting her “Gurgles in the Woods” at Nadine Majdalani Begdache, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, in her hometown of Beirut, in the context of the exhibition of contemporary works “Whispering Woods”. In this work, the forest is given a “bath” as kind of metaphor, cleansing humanity for humanity where woods are washed with soap. The bubbles are wonderful glass spheres from Berengo Studio.

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Berengo Studio at ART Innsbruck and SOFA Chicago
Alongside exhibitions and production, Berengo Studio will be, as usual, present in many art fairs around the world. Don’t miss the next opportunity to come in contact with our glass at SOFA Chicago (from 3.11 to 6.11), in Chicago, USA, and ART Innsbruck (from 1.12 to 4.12), in Innsbruck, Austria. Our stands are waiting for you!

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Fondazione Berengo Studio is on Artsy
We invite you to visit Fondazione Berengo’s dedicated page and related articles on ArtsyStay connected with present and upcoming exhibitions promoted by Fondazione Berengo and  enjoy the best images from a selection of past events.

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Berengo Studio is on TripAdvisor
Berengo Studio is now also on TripAdvisor. Come visit our page, add photos and leave your feedback!

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