Residency Program with Patricia Bagniewski
The Brazilian artist Patricia Bagniewski has successfully accomplished the Residency Program at Berengo Studio 1989 furnace on Murano sponsored by Fondazione Berengo.
During her stay in Murano, Patricia had the opportunity to master her glass-working skills alongside some of the best glass maestros.
Fondazione Berengo is glad to exhibit her achievements by organizing a show on display at Fondazione Berengo Exhibition Center on Murano, Venice, from 01.08.2016 until 31.08.2016.
Berengo Studio 1989
Fondamenta Vetrai 109/a
30141 Murano, Venezia
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The project created by Patricia Bagniewski is called “Housing” and has a strong social meaning. Housing should be a common right but, with growing overpopulation and migration to the big cities, it has become a luxury since people is getting more and more indebted with banks to face the constantly rising prices.
“Housing” is realized with 21 glass blown houses hanging from the roof. They seem to be flying, giving a sense of lightness and liberty. However, these houses are chained, unable to move, over inflated from inside their own metal structure, looking like they are about to explode. This contrast is enhanced by the transparency of glass, which transports the viewer inside the houses, making him feel imprisoned.