August 27, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Organized by Berengo Studio 1989 | Venice Projects
Millesgården Museum | Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), Stockholm
Curated by Adriano Berengo and Maria Wiberg
Millesgården Museum | Stockholm, Sweden
Following the success of its first two editions, Glasstress traveled from Venice to the Millesgården Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
Although vastly different, the two cities have many elements in common – the omnipresence of water, commerce and beauty. Both were historic merchant capitals but above all, renowned their great artistic and cultural wealth. Perhaps because of the relationship that Stockholm and Venice have to water, both cities have developed a particular sensibility and fascination for light, also one for the distinctive elements of glass. As Murano is Venice’s district for the production of glasswork, Sweden has its own “glass kingdom” in Småland, south of Stockholm. This unique connection made Stockholm the perfect location for an international iteration of Glasstress.
In addition to featuring stunning works of art in glass by artists from all over the world such as Jan Fabre, Soyeon Cho, Mona Hatoum, Michael Joo, Jaume Plensa and Vik Muniz, Glasstress Stockholm also displayed works by iconic Swedish artists including Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Bertil Vallien, and long-time Berengo Studio collaborators, Marie Louise Ekman and Ernst Billgren.