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Glass Week - Luminous glass in the Library rooms: 10 settembre h. 3 and 5 pm.
Joseph Kosuth, Installation
Luisella Romeo
Joseph Kosuth, Installation
10 September 2018

Inside and outside the Querini Stampalia Palace.

An unusual themed route on the subject of glass through the library, with its furnishings, engravings and prints housed in the archive, but also through the contemporary installations on its façade.

This is what the Fondazione Querini Stampalia is proposing for the second edition of The Venice Glass Week, the international festival dedicated to glass art in which many of Venice’s main institutions are involved, with the aim of revitalising and supporting one of the most important artistic and creative activities in the city.

The event is promoted by Venice City Council, and was created and organised by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, LE STANZE DEL VETRO – Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and the Consorzio Promovetro Murano.

The appointment at the Querini Stampalia is Monday 10 September at 3pm and 5pm.

 

It is a journey of discovery about the twentieth-century ‘luminous glass’ housed in the library: from the furnishings commissioned by the director Arnaldo Segarizzi at the beginning of the last century, to the lights designed by Carlo Scarpa and created by Venini, which still illuminate the library desks, but also the neon installation by Joseph Kosuth on the fifteenth-century palace façade.

The installation The Material of Ornament, which the artist created in 1997 on occasion of the 48th Venice Art Biennale and which was part of the ‘Sarajevo 2000’ project, was inspired by John Ruskin’s book The Stones of Venice.

Here Kosuth, one of the pioneers of conceptual art, visually defines the architectural body of the palace through twelve neon lights which light the façade and refer to the twelve categories Ruskin defined in his book: it is an installation inscribed like a meta-text in the architecture, recounting the separate parts in a systematic unity.

 

The themed visit, in Italian and English, is for adults only. Booking is required.

Price: 14 euro per person.

For information and booking: manifestazioni@querinistampalia.org

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