LOCATION: Venice | ITA
TYPOLOGY: Glass artwork
MuranoGlass beyond the barricades is an exhibition organized for The Venice Glass Week 2018 which aims to show the interpretation skills of glass: its innovative power in representing and confronting contemporary themes in a shattering way.
13 Murano glass factories transformed something ugly, heavy and colorless (new jersey barriers) in a beautiful, light and colorful Murano glass objects.
GLASS FACTORY: COSTANTINI GLASSBEADS
Among the Socing slogans theorized by Orwell in 1984, the first recited “War is Peace”. Even today war is used to promote peace. The ever more frequent use of expressions such as “exporting democracy”, “humanitarian mission” and “smart bombs” prevents us from recognizing the basic incoherence: when military force is used to promote democracy, the means are in clear contradiction with the noble purpose.
GlassPeace is a jersey that speaks about this incoherence: the seven colors of the peace flag immediately evoke a pacifist message, but among the panels that compose it, there is a reproduction of a World War II grenade.