Curated by Adriano Berengo, Maria Wiberg
27.08.2011 – 15.01.2012
Millesgården Museum, Stockholm
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.