Venice - Exhibition

Precious – From Picasso to Jeff Koons

Private: Vitraria Glass +A Museum

08 Feb 201516 Aug 2015

The complete collection of 161 jewels put together over the years by Diane Venet, some of which never exhibited before, arrives for the first time in Italy.

The jewels on display are true works of art signed by the greatest contemporary artists: more than a hundred modern and contemporary artists who have explored the world of jewellery and created surprising works of art, for the main part unknown to the wider public, unique pieces or limited editions.

Precious From Picasso to Jeff Koons (February 8 – April 12) will allow the public to rediscover, from an unusual point of view, the development of many of the best-known artists from the 1950s until today. They reveal an original approach to art unfolding along the entire piano nobile of the new, fascinating Vitraria Glass +A Museum.

Vitraria Glass +A Museum is a new museum that opened to the public in September 2014 in the heart of Venice and at the starting point of the “museum mile” that runs from the Accademia Galleries to the Zattere. The Museum has an interdisciplinary approach, one where “Glass” is the main theme together with its contamination with art, design, architecture, new technologies, and fashion… “+A” stands for Altro and pinpoints the museum’s wish to greatly enlarge its perspective in order to allow itself a certain liberty and to become a platform for meetings and exchanges between artists, designers, and the creative industries.

  • Marc Quinn, Orchid ring, Courtesy Louisa Guinness GalleryMarc Quinn, Orchid ring, Courtesy Louisa Guinness Gallery
  • Gunther Uecker, Ring with movable nails, Courtesy Diane Venet CollectionGunther Uecker, Ring with movable nails, Courtesy Diane Venet Collection
  • Santiago Sierra, Diamond Traffic kills, Courtesy Chus BurèsSantiago Sierra, Diamond Traffic kills, Courtesy Chus Burès
  • Jannis Kounellis, Lips, Courtesy to Elisabetta CiprianiJannis Kounellis, Lips, Courtesy to Elisabetta Cipriani

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