Murano glass art is not only an ancient and extraordinarily unique story, but it is also, and above all, a living and actual reality. This is demonstrated by the many works in the exhibition “Murano Today. Emotions of glass” at the Murano Glass Museum, curated by Gabriella Belli and Chiara Squarcina and organized with the collaboration of InMurano Organization.
The 200 selected works, staged in the Museum and in the adjacent garden, create a contemporary path that offers the visitor a comprehensive view of the this art and the different techniques and manufacturings.
Forme d’Acqua has been invited to exhibit “The Lagoon Monster”: a work of art and great craftsmanship, sublime expression of passion and high professionalism such as Forme d’Acqua manufactures its works (fountains??) and interprets the thought of designers and architects.
The lagoon monster comes to this show with a new message, incisive and unequivocal: it is the perfect marriage between the ancient glasswork and the contemporary art and the new technologies, between the traditions of Murano and the ongoing inventiveness of artists and designers.
The monster, in fact, is a dynamic work: a complex and innovative technological system moves the “water breath” in synergy with the LED lighting, the creature comes to life, his heart beats, his voice begins to resonate.
The creature designed by Simona Marta Favrin, an architect who works with Forme d’Acqua and inspired by a legend about the Venice lagoon by Alberto Toso Fei, has an armor of glass scales, handcrafted by Master Nicola Moretti, partner of Forme d’Acqua. Its deep voice that emerges from the depths of the sea, has been conceived by Fulvio A.T. Renzi, Romina Salvadori, Emanuele Wiltsch Barberio and Massimiliano Lupo.
The invitation to visit “the lagoon monster” is open to anyone who wishes to live a new conception of fountain, unique and inimitable, able of creating emotions.
The exhibition will be open to the public until April 25 2017 at the Murano Glass Museum, Venice.