The Skin of Glass: Carlo Scarpa at Venini 1936-1942

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Exhibitions Venice, Italy September 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

On the occasion of Venice Glass Week 2018, FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the National Trust for Italy) presents this exhibition at the Olivetti Showroom in Venice. It features a selection of precious glass pieces designed by the architect Carlo Scarpa during his partnership with Venini, where he served as art director until 1947.

The exhibition is curated by Marino Barovier, who has a profound knowledge of the history of Murano glass and aims to highlight a specific aspect of Carlo Scarpa’s output in the glass field: his focus on the surface of the objects and on final decoration, after the last cooling phase, working on what can be described as the “skin” of the pieces.

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