Koen Vanmechelen, Domestic Violence, 2021 | Photo: Francesco Allegretto
In Murano, the exhibition-event BURNING FALLS by the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen comes directly from the Uffizi in Florence, enriched by some unpublished pieces for Homo Faber 2022. At the same time, the Berengo Art Space Foundation also hosts SottoVetro, a collective Made in WonderGlass curated by Jean Blanchaert. The thirty fantastic creatures created by Koen Vanmechelen, created last year with the support of the masters of Berengo Studio with combinations of glass and Carrara marble, are presented by Adriano Berengo in the place that saw them born, the Island of Murano. The exhibition is part of the In Città section of Homo Faber 2022, the large exhibition event dedicated to artistic crafts and high international craftsmanship organized by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship in partnership with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, the Japan Foundation and the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller. The SottoVetro group show, curated by the same curator of Homo Faber 2022, instead presents works in the balance between design and art by Andrea Anastasio, atelier oï, Bethan Laura Wood, Francesco Vezzoli, Joana Vasconcelos, Moritz Waldemeyer, Nao Tamura, Richard Woods, studiopluz and Thomas Demand.