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Installation view of of Rony Plesl's "Trees Grow from the Sky" at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione, courtesy of Rony Plesl.
Installation view of of Rony Plesl's "Trees Grow from the Sky" at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione, courtesy of Rony Plesl.
Installation view of of Rony Plesl's "Trees Grow from the Sky" at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione, courtesy of Rony Plesl.
Installation view of Rony Plesl's "Trees Grow from the Sky" at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione, courtesy of Rony Plesl.
Venice, Dorsoduro

Rony Plesl: Trees Grow from the Sky

The House of Art Ceske Budejovice presents “Trees Grow from the Sky,” a large-scale site-specific installation of four glass sculptures by Rony Plesl in the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione in Venice.

April 23, 2022 - November 27, 2022

The House of Art Ceske Budejovice presents “Trees Grow from the Sky,” a large-scale site-specific installation of four glass sculptures by Rony Plesl in the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione in Venice. The exhibition, curated by Lucie Drdova, will mark the global premiere of “Vitrum Vivum,” a revolutionary full-relief technology which involves casting glass as if it were bronze, giving the artist full freedom to begin with paper, plaster, or natural models, which become artifacts themselves. Three pure crystal glass monoliths imprinted by an 80-year old oak tree found in the woods of Bohema mirror the columns of the Chiesa nave, while a fourth tree near the altar, wrought of uranium glass and covered with a bas-relief of the bodies of Christ, symbolizes a metamorphosis of the bark into human flesh. Plesl takes inspiration from geometric form, the intimacy of the Italian Renaissance, the centuries-old crystal production of the master craftsmen of his native Czech Republic, and the architectural opulence of the Baroque. His Venetian show, corresponding with the 2022 International Year of Glass and 59th Venice Biennale, illuminates its site with a revelatory light and explores the possibilities of glass as a living material.

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Fondamenta Zattere Ai Gesuati, 919A, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
Apr 23 - Nov 27
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione
Rony Plesl: Trees Grow from the Sky
The House of Art Ceske Budejovice presents “Trees Grow from the Sky,” a large-scale site-specific installation of four glass sculptures by Rony Plesl in the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione in Venice.

Exhibitions

Venice, Castello |Exhibitions

Vladimir Nikolic: Walking with Water, Serbia Pavilion

The Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia presents Walking with Water, a solo exhibition of Vladimir Nikolic at the Serbia Pavilion.

Invitation of the Soft Machine and Her Angry Body Parts, Austria Pavilion

Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl will represent the Austria Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale.

Maria Eichhorn: Relocating a Structure, Germany Pavilion

Artist Maria Eichhorn represents the Germany Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia through November 27.

Arcangelo Sassolino, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, Brian Schembri: Cunning diplomacy, Malta Pavilion

Artists Arcangelo Sassolino, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci and Brian Schembri represent​ the Malta Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia through November 27.

Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way, Great Britain Pavilion

Artist Sonia Boyce represents the Great Britain Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia through November 27.

Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo: Radiance – They Dream in Time, Uganda Pavilion 

Artists Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo represent Uganda’s inaugural pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia through November 27.

Zineb Sedira: Dreams have no titles, France Pavilion

Artist Zineb Sedira represents France at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia through November 27.

Rachel Lee Hovnanian: Angels Listening

CSDCA presents "Angels Listening," an intimate and immersive exhibition of the works of Rachel Lee Hovnanian curated by Annalisa Bugliani.

Malgorzata Mirga-Tas: Re-enchanting the world, Poland Pavilion

For the first time in the over-120-year history of the Venice Biennale, a Roma artist, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, is representing a national pavilion.

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