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Autonoma

VENICE/SEATTLE SINCE 2017

In collaboration with Pilchuck Glass School, AUTONOMA seeks to create exchange programs between Murano and the rest of the world.

Produced by LagunaB Media

2019
Autonoma Build Up - Structure

Three weeks program working on a site-specific collective installation for the garden of the Museo del Vetro. The guidelines were to use as many recycled existing found glass pieces from our partner’s furnaces in order to communicate the need of sustainability in glass production. The piece was exhibited at The Venice Glass Week September 7‑15, 2019, and received a special mention at the first edition of the Bonham Prize.

Coordinator/Supervisor:
Tina Aufiero (USA)

Pilchuck Scholarship Pool Participants:
Alexandra Chambers (Australia)
Hirako Kyoko (Japan)
Thomas Pearson (Australia)
Lynn Read (USA)
Leah Kudel (Canada)
Ji Huang (China)

Location:
Pitau Furnace (Murano, Italy)

Photo:
LagunaB Media

2018
Autonoma Light On

Two week program working on a themed project, focused on the reinterpretation of the classic Rezzonico Chandeliers. Assisted by the maestro and furnace owner Carlo Pitau, the artists teamed up to produce 3 chandelier prototypes.
The resulting pieces were showcased at the Museo del Vetro in Murano in Fall 2018 for The Venice Glass Week.

Coordinator/Supervisor:
Andy Paiko (USA)

Pilchuck Scholarship Pool Participants:
Amanda Stern (USA)
Lorenzo Passi (Italy)
Dara Alper (USA)
Liam Fleming (Australia)
David DJ Benyosef (USA)
Tzyy Yi Young (Taiwan)

Location:
Pitau Furnace (Murano, Italy)

Photo:
LagunaB Media

2017
Autonoma Pilot Year

Three week program collaborating with 6 different furnaces, all specialized in different typical Muranese techniques.
The participants got the chance to work side by side with the maestros in their furnaces while learning and perfecting their craft.

Pilchuck Scholarship Pool Participants:
Andy Paiko (USA)
Aya Oki (Japan)

Locations:
Gianni Seguso, Gambaro & Tagliapietra, Componenti Donà, Wave Glass, Oscar Zanetti, Giorgio Giuman (Murano, Italy)

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