THE ORIGINS OF GLASSFEVER – Part Three (2007)
The path created by Fondazione Berengo and John Sillevis of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag to getting close to “Glassfever – Contemporary Art in Glass” continues. In the first two episodes we talked about two key exhibitions: “The Secret of Murano” (The Hague – Het Paleis) in 1997 and the one at the Venetiaanse Gaanderijen in Oostende, Belgium, in 2001. This time John Sillevis remembers us how Netherlands has always loved Murano Glass as a medium in contemporary art, for example in occasion of the exhibition at the seaside of Kijkduin, in 2007, for the Sculptuur Biënnale.
“In this exhibition is already clear thath the new tendecies in contemporary art are going towards sculpture and big installations. This concept is even more evident in the exhibition on the seaside of Kijkduin (2007). The monumental artworks, such as the big Canneti in Murano Glass by Pino Castagna, so imposing and at the same time so delicate that vibrate with the wind.”