Conversations on Glass by Apice

The Venice Glass Week

September 7–13, 2020
September 11, 2020
Conversations on Glass: September 7–13, online panel discussions
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The Venice Glass Week is the international festival founded in 2017 to celebrate, support and promote the art of glassmaking: the artistic and economic activity for which the Lagoon City of Venice has been renowned around the world for over 1,000 years. The fourth edition, #TheHeartOfGlass, takes place from September 5 to 13, 2020.

One of the new initiatives of the Festival is Conversations on Glass by Apice, a programme specially designed to involve international audiences in the festival: seven digital “conversations” in English, created in collaboration with Apice, one of the most prestigious transport companies for works of art, which are live-streamed on The Venice Glass Week YouTube channel from September 7 to 13, 2020.  A recording of all the events will be subsequently available to watch permanently on The Venice Glass Week YouTube channel.

The conversations, which involve high-profile speakers from Italy and abroad, aim to provide a platform for reflections and discussions about the world of glass. Various topics will be covered, from the relationship between glass and contemporary art to collecting, as well as the impact of Murano glass in the world.


Friday, September 11, 5pm CEST
Venice and American Studio Glass

Moderator: Tina Oldknow, independent curator, art historian and former curator of modern and contemporary glass at Corning Museum of Glass

Speakers: Benjamin Moore, artist / Dan Dailey, artist / David Landau, Trustee, Pentagram Stiftung and member of The Venice Glass Week Organising Committee / Nancy Callan, artist / William Warmus, independent curator, art writer, art critic and former curator of modern and contemporary glass at Corning Museum of Glass

Saturday, September 12, 5pm CEST
Glass and Contemporary Art

Moderator: Rachel Spence, arts writer and poet

Speakers: Koen Vanmechelen, artist and curator / Mario Codognato, curator / Sudarshan Shetty, artist / Nadja Romain, Artistic Director

Sunday, September 13, 5pm CEST
Why Glass Now. The relevance of glass today in art, craft and design

Moderator: Jean Blanchaert, curator and critic

Speakers: Monica Guggisberg, artist / Philip Baldwin, artist / Rinaldo Invernizzi, Owner, Barovier&Toso / Maurizio Mussati, Founding Partner, WonderGlass