After the success enjoyed last Summer at the Muzeum Karkonokie, in Jelenia Gòra, the exhibition Facts of Light, a solo show by Silvio Vigliaturo, renews the happy association between the Italian artist and glass maestro and the Country of Poland, by finding its second prestigious location at the Glass Heritage Centre of Krosno, the most important and renowned center for the production of glass and glass fiber in Europe.
Opened in 2012, the Glass Heritage Centre is located in an attractive and characteristic spot at the Old Town's Market. Through a rich collection of manufacts it tells the story of an important and lively tradition and reveals the technical secrets of the modern production of glass.
Starting from Saturday 16 November, the museumwill host a collection of thirty works, including glass sculptures and paintings, representative of the artist's most recent production. The rooms of the museum will act as a stage to the colorful and engaging narratives to which Vigliaturo gives life through his works, creating scenes whose protagonists are the majestic glass figures that made him famous throughout the world.
The viewer will find himself face to face with some of the most significant themes of the artist's poetics - Maternity, Angels & Devils, Deception, Generals, Music - personified in sinuous glass creations over two meters high , which catch the eye thanks to the mastery of the artist in making the bright colors and the light interact perfectly, taking advantage of the natural transparency of the material.
The sculptures will alternate with the swirling oil paintings, which testify to the dexterity of a clear-cut sign that weaves textures and volumes, cleverly combining abstraction and figuration, and drawing geometric spaces inhabited by bright and brilliant colors.
Facts of Light
Glass Heritage Centre, Krosno, Polonia
Curator of the exhition : Hanna Wajda-Lawera, PhD, art historian
With the patronage of the Italian Institue of Culture of Kraków
Opening: Saturday, 16 November 2019, h 4 pm
Exhibition dates: 16 November 2019 – 29 March 2020
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday; 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday; 11 am – 5 pm
Silvio Vigliaturo. Facts of Light
Location: Glass Heritage Centre, Krosno, Poland Curator: Hanna Wajda-Lawera Period: 16 November 2019 - 29 March 2020 Timetable: Monday-Saturday; 9 am ? 5 pm; Sunday; 11 am ? 5 pm Vernissage: Saturday, 16 November 2019, h 4 pm Inauguration: Saturday, 16 November 2019, h 4 pm