Palazzo Franchetti, Venice
Returning to Venice for the 57th Venice Biennale, Glasstress brings together 33 leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, the Middle East and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass. Conceived by Fondazione Berengo, the project will take place in two exceptional historic locations: Palazzo Franchetti in Venice and a converted furnace in Murano. Since its debut as a collateral event of the Venice Biennale in 2009, Glasstress has revived the traditional craft of Murano glassblowing by forging new alliances with internationally renowned artists and designers and has since become an unparalleled platform showcasing ground-breaking new works in glass. Random International’s latest work, Swarm Study (Glass) / I makes its debut here, courtesy Pace Gallery and Galerie Brigitte Schenk.