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International Conference The Cappellin Glassworks.

Ahead of the exhibition entitled The Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa, due to open in the autumn, the Glass Study Center has organised an international conference on the closely related theme of the Cappellin glassworks. Although the Venini glassworks (the subject of the previous exhibition in Le Stanze del Vetro) will not feature prominently in the conference, nonetheless, in terms of the two exhibitions, the company can be seen as the predecessor to the Maestri Vetrai Muranesi Cappellin & C., the furnace that Giacomo Cappellin founded after ending his partnership with Paolo Venini in the company VSM Cappellin Venini & C.

The one-day conference will focus on the entire production of the Cappellin glassworks (active from 1925 to 1931), highlighting in particular Carlo Scarpa’s artistic contribution.

The topics addressed will include: Scarpa’s work as an architect and designer of glass in the 1920s and his relationship with artisans; Cappellin’s production and exhibitions in Paris and the United States; the relationships established by the company with Turin artists; and an in-depth study of his unique production of stained-glass windows.

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