A new exhibition brings to the USA the art works of the glass poet Giampaolo Seguso. Following the one that in 2017 featured “the Song Of Glass” at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Virginia.
“My Page is Glass”, will be inaugurated on October 25 at the Lowe Art Museum, the oldest art museum in the south of Florida, which celebrates 2018 the YEAR OF GLASS. The exhibition is in fact part of the initiatives intended to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts.
“My Page is Glass” “is a tribute to the artistic itinerary made by Giampaolo Seguso and is a reflection on the special relationship between glass, poetry and life that makes his works unique. In fact, underlines Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator of the Lowe Art Museum: “By observing Giampaolo Seguso’s extraordinarily wide and diverse work, one is struck by the points of confluence that vibrate just below the surface of his work: Love. Respect, Silence. Power. Absence. Resilience. Not always evident but always present, these themes are fused into the very fabric of his art … not only glass is the surface on which Seguso reports the most significant chapters of his life but also an instrument to celebrate the magnificence of life itself. ”
The curator of the exhibition is the Italian art critic and historian Renato Miracco, who was director of the Italian Institute of Culture in New York and then cultural attaché at the Italian Embassy in Washington. In the introductory essay to the catalog he recalls how “the works of Giampaolo open new cognitive paths that we must explore and that are not only part of a” mere history of glass or Murano” but speak a more universal language and in some moments more direct, sophisticated, “instinctive-animal, ancestral.”To then underline:”A research rich in visionary power is born and he becomes a creator of beauty in the language of images …. Each vase, glass sculpture of Giampaolo, recreates the world as if it had its source of freedom in it. “
The initiative – supported by the Italian Embassy and Consulate General of Italy in Miami – is also a tribute to a family that for over six centuries has been synonymous with glass excellence in the world.
“I thank the Seguso family for bringing a part of Venice to Miami, in a museum that boasts a significant tradition for modern glass.”Armando Varricchio Italian Ambassador in USA.
Photo credits: Jenny Abreu