Artists’ Conversation. A Furnace in Marseille. Cirva-Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
plus MAY, 22 2018

During the exhibition of the same title, the Glass Study Center will be holding a artists’ conversation to highlight the mission and activity of the Cirva-Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques.
Conceived in 1986, the Cirva was built up around a group of artists with the aim of dialoguing and experimenting in close contact with artisans and master glassmakers so as to contribute to the art and contemporary design scene in a unique, incisive way.
Consequently, the Centre developed numerous research projects and a collection of works was gradually assembled over thirty years, driven by the desire and interest to keep traces of the artists’ activities in the Marseille atelier.
The practice of the participants and Cirva exchanging pieces occurred in a wholly natural way, marking the beginning of the collection in agreement with the artists, who in this context have given and continue to give their innovative contribution to the art of glass.
The conference will basically be a kind of “open dialogue” with some of the most renowned artists to have worked with the Cirva in thirty years of activity