The series of exhibitions on the history of the Venini glassworks continues this autumn. They are organised by Le Stanze del Vetro, a cultural project and exhibition space created jointly by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Following exhibitions on Carlo Scarpa, Napoleone Martinuzzi and Tomaso Buzzi, the autumn exhibition will be devoted to
Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996).
A prolific graphic artist and designer, Bianconi began working with Venini after the Second World War, designing models with extravagant forms, characterised by a powerful use of colour. Some of his works capture the enthusiasm of the “fabulous” 1950s and have become an icon of the art of Murano glass for that period.
Curated by Marino Barovier, the exhibition Fulvio Bianconi at the Venini will be accompanied by the first catalogue raisonné of glass designed by Bianconi for the celebrated Murano furnace.
Published by Skira for Le Stanze del Vetro, the catalogue is edited by Marino Barovier with