The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia within the Imperial Apartments of the Royal Palace at Museo Correr will host a major exhibition dedicated to the work of Ira von Fürstenberg, designed by stage director Pier Luigi Pizzi.
Retracing the evolution of her work over the past two decades, Unique Objects will bring together over 80 pieces, including a significant number of previously unseen works. The exhibition will run from 26th May to 24th June 2018.
The creations of Ira von Fürstenberg reimagine everyday items as objects of considerable beauty and intrigue, transporting us to a dreamlike world in which artistic styles and eras curiously collide. Through her pieces, antiquity encounters 20th century artistic styles in objects such as centrepieces, frames, candlesticks and religious items.
At the core of Ira von Fürstenberg’s work is skilled craftsmanship, combining raw materials collected on her travels, such as rock crystal, porphyry, malachite, coral, jade, bronze, or rare wood.
Central to this exhibition are numerous works made of porphyry, a dense Egyptian stone of striking purple, used in sculpture from the Antique to the Neo-Classicist as a symbol of imperial power. Working with this particularly resistant magmatic rock, von Furstenberg demonstrates her commitment to creativity and technical finesse.