Venice >> Future by Breaking the Mould for Salviati selected for handiCRAFT: Traditional Skills in the Digital Age


MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

In 2014 Salviati and Breaking the Mould collaborated on Venice>>Future, a project that explores interactions between traditional hand-blown glass and 3D printed ceramic. The two materials are produced in very different ways: on one hand, mouth-blown glass, highly dependent on the skills and sensibility of the master and on the history and tradition of a specific place, Murano; on the other hand, 3D printed ceramic, potentially produced and re-produced in any place with the same characteristics. The project focuses on the analogies between these two materials and introduces small innovations in the craft of glass making: 3D printing is used as a tool to create pieces in ceramic that act as mould for the glass and become seamless parts of the 14 unique final objects.

The MAK exhibition handiCRAFT: Traditional Skills in the Digital Age reflects on the significance and status of handicraft as an integral component of material culture and cultural identity.In six sections, this comprehensive exhibition curated by Tina Zickler and Rainald Franz, encompasses handicraft from historical times to current European perspectives, examines how handicraft can help preserve natural resources, explores new developments on the interface to digital technologies, and presents masterpieces from a range of craft disciplines.

Wednesday, 14/12/2016 – Sunday, 09/04/2017

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria