Curated by Adriano Berengo

08.04 – 15.05.2022

Fondazione Berengo Art Space

After their success at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence during the exhibition Seduzione, the thirty fantastical creatures made by Koen Vanmechelen from striking combinations of glass and Carrara marble are presented by Adriano Berengo in the setting of their origin: the island of Murano.

Titled Burning Falls, Vanmechelen’s new exhibition showcases the sculptures, which were handmade last year with the support of the glass masters of Berengo Studio, in the atmospheric setting of the Fondazione Berengo Art Space. The exhibition features as part of the In Città section of Homo Faber 2022, the major exhibition event dedicated to artistic crafts and international artisans. Burning Falls aligns with the spirit of Homo Faber, whose focus this year is The Living Treasures of Europe and Japan. Crafting a more Human Future, and allows us to celebrate this unique material during the United Nation’s International Year of Glass: “If Burning Falls can break down the walls that divide us today, it will create a transparency in which we will recognise ourselves in each other,” says Koen Vanmechelen.

For the occasion, in addition to the Medusas, the red tiger, the serpentine chickens, the horned iguanas and the other mystical animals seen in Florence, several never-before-seen pieces will make their public debut, including the captivating Formula Segreta chandeliers: two complex works that reflect on the origin, decay and regeneration of all living things, and are intended as a tribute by the artist to the history of Murano glass.


08.04 – 15.05.2022
Fondazione Berengo Art Space
Campiello della Pescheria, 4
30141 Murano (VE)

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday from 10.00 till 17.00 (closed Monday).

Free entry

Access granted with Green Pass (EU Digital Covid Certificate).
Masks must be used inside.


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Fondazione Berengo

San Marco 2847
30124 Venezia - Italy

+39 041.739453


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