The Abate Zanetti School, in collaboration with the Association for the study and development of Murano culture, is sponsoring also this year the Murano Prize, Venetian historic event that honors the art of Murano glass.
The award, revived after 21 years of silence in the edition of 2012, is organized to increase and enhance the artistic tradition of Murano glass and its continual experimentation, to provide a meeting point for contemporary art, the wide world of design and Murano glass masters.
It also opens an important window on the future involving all the schools of the island with the Murano Prize Junior, in order to let participate also the children to the many possibilities and the creative magic that only the Murano glass can give.
The Abate Zanetti School, in this way, means to provide a window nationally and internationally on hand to young designers, artists and to businesses and local workers at a particular time to Murano and its glass sector.
The glass has, in fact, a huge value because it combines the talent and creativity of the art with the craftsmanship and the desire of the School for the future is to continue to invest heavily on training and design and to promote this excellence known throughout the world, through initiatives such as the well-established Murano Prize.
The total projects received in previous years were 500 for the Murano Prize and 640 for the junior section. The works produced by the masters of Murano were 100 characterized by an innovative interplay of glass techniques: fusing and grinding techniques combined with glassblowing.
Next to the canonical Award, 33 Vip works out of competition were added, an initiative planned also for 2014, doubled from one edition to another, a sign of how this initiative and Murano glass represent within the global landscape. These amazing masterpieces have been made directly on site upon design of prestigious international artists including the London designer Vivienne Westwood, actor Alessandro Gassman, DJ Albertino, the eclectic designer Larisa Katz, the Italian rugby player Martin Castrogiovanni, the Foundation Resonnance pianist Elizabeth Sombart and Nobel Prize Dario Fo, to name a few.
In both the Editions the exhibition related to the Prize exceeded the number of 5000 visitors.
Some Vip works out of competition:
Designer: Vivienne Westwood
Designer: Elizabeth Sombart
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Designer: Dario Fò