On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, the forthcoming exhibition of LE STANZE DEL VETRO will celebrate his glass and crystal production with 200 works on display - mostly from the Ernest Mourmans collection - many of which on show for the first time. The exhibition "Ettore Sottsass: The Glass" is curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of Art History of Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The exhibition set-up design is by Annabelle Selldorf Studio and will run on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice from April 10th - July 30th, 2017. The show will be complimented by a catalogue raisonné, published by Skira.
"Sottsass's glass pieces are complex organisms, designed as if they were characters", says Luca Massimo Barbero, the curator of the exhibition. "The artist-architect breaks through the technical boundaries of the objects using materials such as glass, plastic and polycarbonates and brings them to life. They are beings made of many elements that create a lively yet imaginary world. 'Ettore Sottsass: The Glass' is an exhibition that brings Murano glass into the present with a vitality that projects it into the future."