September 10, 7:00 PM
Genninger Studio, Campiello Barbaro, Dorsoduro 364
“Revitalize” is a project by Leslie Ann Genninger and Michele Benzoni created for The Venice Glass Week 2020, which juxtaposes antique and contemporary Murano Glass elements into unfamiliar compositions, creating a dialogue between the past and present. “Revitalize” begins with a microbe, a vintage orb of spiked blown glass, discovered in an attic's defunct corner of a prestigious Murano Glass factory, today abandoned .... an element reminiscent of an atom or a microbe... an unknown virus, a bomb, an abstract flower, a star... a form of primordial life. It's birth is unclear and shape impossible to ignore. The spark of a rebirth and revitalization of silent re flecting elements...giving meaning to the present.