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Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo to further his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass

Artists of all disciplines from sculptors to musicians have been invited to collaborate with the maestros in creating art in glass. Glasstress, a showcase of this collaboration of craft and creativity, has forged a new trajectory for glass and a new path for contemporary artists.

Glasstress Venice

Since 2009, Glasstress has been recognized as an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale of Art and has been hosted in the historic Palazzo Franchetti by the Grand Canal.

Glasstress World

Since 2011 Glasstress has become an itinerant event hosted by prominent institutions who have embraced our mission, extending the message around the world

  • WHO

    Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo, a cultural entrepreneur based on the island of Murano, Venice (Italy)

  • WHAT IS GLASSTRESS

    GLASSTRESS is the contemporary art exhibition in which important stars on the international scene match their talents with the use of glass.

  • WHY GLASSTRESS

    Because there is a need to free glass from functional and decorative limitations to make it a material of contemporary art. Glasstress offers artists limitless possibilities for experimentation and a different way for glassmasters to use their skills in this new era of glass.

  • WHEN AND WHERE

    Glasstress main editions take place every two years in Venice in the context of the Venice Biennale of Art. Since 2011 the exhibitions also became an itinerant event hosted by prominent museums and institutions worldwide.

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