Tony Cragg's Murano glass sculptures on display in BuildingBox storefront

Glass works by internationally renowned artist Tony Cragg are on display at BuildingBox, Milan.

As part of the project From the Sand, Works in Glass, curated by Building in collaboration with Jean Blanchaert, BuildingBox presents the fifth artist in the cycle dedicated to contemporary glass: Tony Cragg (Liverpool, 1949).

The internationally renowned artist is exhibiting three of his works, Tower (2019), Vortex (2016) and Untitled (2018), from February 15 to March 16, 2020.

“My works are absolutely geometric objects, but at the same time they have a form that is complicated enough that you can engage with them and have an emotional response,” said the artist himself.

Tony Cragg began experimenting with different materials in the 1980s, making sculptures: he only molds one material at a time, such as ceramics, bronze, iron, and even blown glass. The artist is fascinated by glass, its transparency and light; the geometric shapes Cragg creates are possible because of the fluidity of this material, which is worked with fire and air.

The space chosen to exhibit the works of the cycle From the Sand, Works in Glass, BuildingBox, is proposed as an independent place characterized by an autonomous project from the programming of Building exhibitions. It is not a simple showcase, it is a physical space, delimited by white walls and glass; a novel exhibition solution that represents an interruption of the ordinary concept of exhibiting, in which content and container are closely connected, creating a constant dialogue between form and content, between inside and outside.

Ph. credit Francesco Allegretto. Courtesy Berengo Studio, Venice

Images: Tony Cragg, Tower (2019, Murano glass, 53 x 36 x 21 cm);
Tony Cragg, Vortex (2016, Murano glass, 57 x 35 x 30 cm);
Tony Cragg, Untitled (2018, Murano glass, 40 x 30 x 16 cm).

Tony Cragg's Murano glass sculptures on display in BuildingBox storefront
Tony Cragg's Murano glass sculptures on display in BuildingBox storefront

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