We are delighted to announce that the exhibition Tony Cragg: Silicon Dioxide at the Museo del Vetro in Murano has been extended! Due to its success rather than ending on the 13th of March the exhibition will now run until the 15th of May 2022, and is open to the public every day from 10am to 5pm.
Shown within the temporary exhibition space of the Museo del Vetro – Murano’s glass museum – the contemporary display strikes a wonderful contrast to the historical collections housed within the Museum. Visitors can enjoy both the wealth of history the institution offers and also take the opportunity to see how the material of glass is being used by innovative creatives like Cragg working in the contemporary art world today.
Among the works on display are Cragg’s large-scale installations Cistern (1999), Bromide Figures (1992), Blood Sugar (1992), and Larder (1999) artworks that demonstrate how Cragg’s approach to the material first originated in his cunning manipulation of found-objects. As the exhibition demonstrates, we find that Cragg’s relationship with glass changes radically after he begins collaborating with Berengo Studio in Murano in 2009. After this date the potential for original forms hand-blown by the glass masters takes centre stage. In fact the very first room of the exhibition is dedicated entirely to experimentations of original forms created in the studio in clear transparent glass. His artworks explore the movement of molten glass using the liquid state of the material as a starting point to emphasise the internal dynamics of the material even when it has reached its solid state in a free-standing sculpture.
Book your tickets via the Museo del Vetro’s website now.