9th March - 19th June 2022
The Museums of the Sforza Castle of Milan in collaboration with the collector Sandro Pezzoli, who has always promoted initiatives connected to glass, has organised the International Artistic Glass and Design competition for young people under 35 “MilanoVetro -35” since 2018.
I was selected for my work entitled: Offering I. This piece is inspired by bronze age burial goods. The idea of giving an offering for safe passage was a belief that resonated with me through the pandemic. As I navigated the uncertainty of that time and space, I created my own form of offering rooted in the practices of her ancestors. My work often draws on the fragility of knowing and uncertainty. These themes are reflected in the precarious nature of this work’s structure, using the delicate technique of pâte-de-verre, leaving the edges organic and unfinished. The gold signifies value, giving status to the idea of the incomplete. It is only in the unfinished, uncertain state that potential can live.
The exhibition of the shortlist was officially opened in Sala della Balla on Wednesday, March 9 at 18.30. The thirty-one works were selected by the Scientific Committee: Rosa Chiesa, design and contemporary glass researcher, IUAV, Venice; Maria Luisa Martinez, director of Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón-MAVA, Madrid; Fiorella Mattio, curator of modern and contemporary applied art collections, Castello Sforzesco, Milan; Sandro Pezzoli, glass collector and expert; Lucia Pini, director of Galleria d'arte moderna Ricci Oddi, Piacenza; Francesca Tasso, head curator of art collections, Castello Sforzesco.
The competition is two-yearly and is open to young people working in the material of glass under 35. The first Edition was in 2018, the second Edition was in 2020, the third Edition in 2022.