The Glass of the Architects Exhibition: April to July 2016

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Josef Hoffmann, War Glasses, 1914-16, WI 1421, 1423, 1419. MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Photo: © Wolfgang Woessner / MAK


LE STANZE DEL VETRO
A joint project of Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung

Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
18th April – 31st July 2016

 

The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937

A cooperation of the MAK in Vienna and LE STANZE DEL VETRO
curated by Rainald Franz, Glass and Ceramics Collection, MAK, Vienna


With over 300 works, mostly from the collection of the MAK in Vienna, the forthcoming Spring exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will celebrate the birth of Austrian modern glassmaking in the period between the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the first Republic in Austria

The exhibition will feature glass works by the main protagonists of the Viennese Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Leopold Bauer, Otto Prutscher, Oskar Strnad, Oswald Haerdtl and Adolf Loos 
 
With over 300 works, mostly from the collection of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna and from private collections, the exhibition The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937, curated by Rainald Franz, will run from April 18th to July 31st, 2016 on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice. The exhibition will focus on the birth of the art of modern glassmaking in Austria between 1900 and 1937, a very lively period spanning the years between the last decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the First Republic. It will be the second exhibition organized by LE STANZE DEL VETRO - after the Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection show - focussing on the international developments of glass in the 20th century. LE STANZE DEL VETRO is a long-term joint initiative of Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung devoted to studying the art of glassmaking in the 20th and 21st centuries.

 
Useful information:
Dates:              18th April – 31st July 2016
Open:               10.00am – 7.00pm, closed on Wednesdays
Venue:             LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Address:           Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Ticket office:     Free admission
 

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