Glasstress is a project set up by Adriano Berengo in the glass making region of Venice, Murano. He first invited artists to work with his studio in Murano in the 1980’s and the resulting glass art research projects have continued to draw attention. Glasstress was represented as a major collateral event at the Venice Biennale of Art in 2009 and 2011.
Glasstress was present at SOFA New York 2012 and simultaneously at The Museum of Arts and Design also in New York.
We caught up with Adriano Berengo at SOFA and he told us a little about the ideas behind Glasstress: