Thomas Kovachevich is one of ten featured artists in the exhibition, A Furnace in Marseille, at Le Stanza del Vitro, Cini Foundation, Venice, May 9–July 29, 2018
The two chapters of the exhibition, both curated by Isabelle Reiher, Director of the Cirva of Marseilles, and Chiara Bertola, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Querini Stampalia, will end on different dates: 24th of June 2018 at the Fondazione Querini and 29th of July 2018 at LE STANZE DEL VETRO.
The exhibition A Furnace in Marseille. Cirva will concentrate on a selection of 17 artists and designers, among those who have been in residence at the Cirva in the last thirty years, in an attempt to highlight the salient moments of creation.
The artists selected by the two curators, Isabelle Reiher and Chiara Bertola, have only occasionally come into contact with the glass world throughout their careers. For this reason, the results shown in the exhibition are original and surprising, extraordinary yet unpredictable. The meeting between the two seemingly distant realities, in this case contemporary art and glass, allows us to imagine and build a third one: a world in which glass is no longer simply a symbol of tradition, but a depiction of a new landscape and visionary nature.
At LE STANZE DEL VETRO in particular, the history of the Cirva will be presented through the works of 10 artists, who have contributed to forming an important part of its collection, succeeding through the instillment of creativity and experimental capacity. This is how Larry Bell, Pierre Charpin, Lieven De Boeck, Erik Dietman, Tom Kovachevich, Giuseppe Penone, Jana Sterbak, Martin Szekely, Robert Wilson and Terry Winters will find a space dedicated to their world: in each gallery of the exhibition, there will be an underlying detail on how the research and the exercise of each artist in the Marseille workshop have been fundamental to their work.