Una fornace a Marsiglia


Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques.

Designed as a research laboratory, the Cirva – Centre international de recherchesur le verre et les artes plastiques was established in Marseille in 1986 as a nonfor-profit state entity to host international artists, designers and architects wishing to introduce glass to their creative process.

These artists, who are often confronted with a difficult to master material for the first time, develop their designs assisted by the Cirva technical team. Over thirty years, Cirva has hosted around 200 artists for various projects in the fields of contemporary art, design and decorative arts. It also owns a collection of 700 works exhibited in museums and art centers all over the world. Published on the occasion of the exhibition in Venice and curated by Isabelle Reiher, Director of the Cirva of Marseilles, and Chiara Bertola, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Querini Stampalia, the volume proposes an interesting analysis of the extraordinary relationship between contemporary art and glass. With an introductory essay by Norman Rosenthal, A Furnace in Marseille documents three decades of Cirva activity through the works of 17 artists and designers, among those who have been in residence at the Cirva in the last thirty years : Dove Allouche, Larry Bell, Lieven De Boeck, James Lee Byars,Giuseppe Caccavale, Pierre Charpin, Erik Dietman, Hreinn Fridfinnsson,Thomas Kovachevich, Philippe Parreno, Giuseppe Penone, Remo Salvadori, Jana Sterbak, Martin Szekely, Francisco Tropa, Robert Wilson, Terry Winters.


Collection : Le mostre
Publisher : Skira
Category : Design and Applied Arts
Language Bilingual (English-Italian)
Year : 2018
isbn : 885723804
Dimensions : 24×28 cm
Pages : 160
Colour Illustrations : 129
Binding : Brossura

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