Deputy Director of the State Hermitage Museum Georgy V. Vilinbakhov visited Glasstress
On July 20th 2015 Georgy V. Vilinbakhov, deputy Director of the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg arrived in Venice to visit Glasstress 2015 Gotika, the collateral event of the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art organized by Berengo Studio.
This year’s edition of Glasstress is co-organized by State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg and co-cureted by Dimitri Ozerkov, curator of the Contemporary Art section of the world famous Russian Museum.
Georgy V. Vilinbakhov and his wife Tatyana Vilinbakhov spent the day visiting the exhibition and also the Berengo Studio’s Furnace in Murano, the place where all the glass sculptures of Glasstress 2015 Gotika were made. These sculptures are shown in the exhibition alongside historical works from the Hermitage’s important collection of medieval glass, some of which have never been seen by the public before.