Autonoma – Build Up – Structure

Autonoma - ACSTVM with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia


The ‘Autonoma’ project was born in 2017 as an exchange program with Pilchuck Glass School. For its third edition, six artists from around the world gathered to create a site-specific installation for the Museo del Vetro garden. Using a digital bubble algorithm they focused on the local Muranese architecture in the form of an arch. Created with steel and incorporating recycled found glass objects the work utilizes craft skills from around the island of Murano. The contained glass pieces are embedded in this form and are suggestive of the salt decay that perpetually erodes the historically unique architecture of the island. The hope is to create a work that communicates the tension between the constantly degrading and rebuilding of this historic place.


Paid admission, for information:


Last entrance at 5.30pm.


Organised by: Autonoma - ACSTVM with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

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Images Courtesy of: Autonoma - ACSTVM with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

1. Mark Zirpel and Ji Huang working on the structure @photocredit LagunaB Media
2. Kyoko Hyrako and Alexandra Chambers working on the structure maquette @photocredit LagunaB Media
3. Alexandra Chambers and Kyoko Hyrako @photocredit LagunaB Media
4. Leah Kudel, Kyoko Hyrako and Ji Huang recuperating and repurposing mirrored glass @photocredit LagunaB Media
5. Kyoko Hyrako, Thomas Pearson, Lorenzo Passi, Alexandra Chambers and Leah Kudel receiving Maestro Carlo Pitau’s advice @photocredit LagunaB Media
6. The artists Thomas Pearson, Leah Kudel, Kyoko Hyrako, Ji Huang and Lynn Read at Pitau Furnace @photocredit LagunaB Media

Time: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 4th September


  • Sunday 5th September


  • Monday 6th September

    10:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday 7th September

    10:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday 8th September

    10:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday 9th September

    10:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday 10th September


  • Saturday 11th September

    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday 12th September

    10:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • October 24, 2021 9:54 pm local time

  • FULL
  • Free for Venetian residents
Type of Venue
Museum / Institution