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  • Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana are two of the most highly regarded artists to be working with glass today. Grandchildren of the famous Paolo Venini, they possess a profound knowledge of the Venetian traditions. For the exhibition at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck they relate their objects to the great collector Archduke Ferdinand II and the Renaissance world view.

    In the castle their fascinating artworks have been positioned as interventions amongst the treasures of the Ambras collections: in the Chamber of Art and Curiosities, the Spanish Hall, the Bathing Chamber of Philippine Welser, St Nicholass chapel, the Strasser Glass Collection, and the Habsburg Portrait Gallery, their works have become the very epitome of Wunderglas.

    The exhibition is curated by Claudia Lehner-Jobst. An English-German catalogue will accompany this show.

    Wunderglas

    laura de santillana

    alessandro diaz de santillana

    Special exhibition

    17 March to 3 July 2016daily, 10 a.M. - 5 p.M.

    picture: SleeVeS, 2015laura de Santillana KhM-MuSeuMSVerband

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, [email protected], t +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.facebook/schlossambras

  • LAURA DE SANTILLANAALESSANDRO DIAZ DE SANTILLANA

    17. MRZ BIS 3. JULI 2016, TGLICH 10 BIS 17 UHR

    Wunderglas

    Laura de Santillana (b. 1955) and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana (b. 1959) grew up in one of Venices most important glassmaking families. Subsequently, they worked as designers for the family business founded by their grandfather Paolo Venini on the island of Murano in 1921, which from 1959 was directed by their father Ludovico Diaz de Santillana. In 1986, after the Venini company was sold, the family founded the firm EoS. After EoS passed out of their hands in 1993, they turned away from design and devoted themselves exclusively to fine art.

    Today Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana are numbered amongst the most internationally celebrated practitioners of autonomous glass art. They experiment with new glass technology, bringing into being subtle works marked by a certain minimalism of form.

    The location of the exhibition is the Renaissance castle of Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol (15291595), son of Emperor Ferdinand I. one of the most important collectors of all time, Archduke Ferdinand housed his world-famous collections in a museum building constructed especially for this purpose. Glass exerted a particularly strong fascination upon him in Innsbruck he founded a court glasshouse with blowers from Murano, because the Venetian island was so famous in the Renaissance for its incomparably clear glass. Furthermore, he collected valuable glass objects from the glasshouse of Hall in Tyrol, from Bohemia, and from Venice itself. Many of these precious treasures can still be admired in the Chamber of Art and Curiosities at Ambras Castle.

    The two artists enthusiasm for this special place grew constantly. Their artworks are exhibited throughout the castle as interventions at selected locations, where they interact subtly with the light and historical objects in their respective rooms and also with the imagination of the exhibitions visitors.

    picture: exhibition poSter KhM-MuSeuMSVerband

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, [email protected], T +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.facebook/schlossambras

  • laura de santillana

    alessandro diaz de santillana

    LAuRA DE SANTILLANA was born in Venice in 1955. In 1975, after studies in Architecture and Classics, she began training as a designer with Vignelli Associates and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Between 1975 and 1985 Laura provided numerous designs for her familys firm of Venini, Murano; until 1993 she was Art Director of the design firm Eos founded in 1986.

    Since 1998 Laura de Santillana has regularly exhibited her art works at international museums and galleries; in addition, her work is represented in important public and private collections. Her first shared exhibition with her brother Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, Scapes, took place in 2012 at the Tacoma Museum of Glass, and was followed in 2014 by I Santillana at the Stanze del Vetro, Venice, and the MAK, Vienna. Laura de Santillana lives and works in Venice.

    ALESSANDRo DIAz DE SANTILLANA was born in Paris in 1959. Even as a ten-year-old he provided his parents firm, Venini, with two designs for glass vases, which were followed by a multiplicity of different objects between 1979 and 1985. In that year his career took him to New York to work for NYEG (now urbanGlass, Brooklyn), and from 1986 to 1992 he was creatively involved in the family business Eos. From 1997 to 1999 he held a guest professorship at the university of San Diego, California.

    From 1992 Alessandros artworks have been seen regularly at exhibitions in the uSA, Europe and Asia. Amongst his international commissions are the light fittings he created in 2012 for the newly founded Stanze del Vetro, Venice, a joint initiative of the Fondazione Georgio Cini and the Pentagram Stiftung. His art works can be seen in some of the worlds most important museums and in numerous private collections.

    picture: exhibition poSter KhM-MuSeuMSVerband

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, [email protected], t +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.facebook/schlossambras

  • December March April octoberAnnual Ticket 34 34Annual Ticket u25 (1925) 19 19

    Adults 7 10Concessions 5 7Group Ticket p.p. 5 7(groups of 10, or over)Family Ticket 12 18Children and teens under 19 free free

    Guided tour p.P. 3 3

    Dr. Armin BergerPress & CommunicationsSchloss Ambras InnsbruckSchlossstrasse 20A-6020 InnsbruckAustriaT +43 1 525 24 - [email protected]

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  • Press Photos preSS photoS: www.SchloSSaMbraS-innSbrucK.at/entdecKen/orGaniSation/preSSe/

    StruMento MuSicalealessandro diaz de Santillana20132016hand-blown glass, gold leaf, on marine plywood

    S8 (italo) alessandro diaz de Santillana2014 hand-blown glass, patina, on marine plywood, black Venetian lacquer

    uNTITLED (NG1)Alessandro Diaz de Santillana20132015Hand-blown glass, gold leaf, on marine plywood, black Venetian lacquer

    S8 (ITALo) Alessandro Diaz de Santillana2014 Hand-blown glass, patina, on marine plywood, black Venetian lacquer

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Press Photos

    Installation in the Spanish HallHSAlessandro Diaz de Santillana201513 hand-blown glass panels, mirrored, on marine plywood, white Venetian lacquer

    VANITASAlessandro Diaz de Santillana2009Hand-blown glass panel, patina, on marine plywood, black Venetian lacquer

    LIGHT SouL (ANIMA)Alessandro Diaz de Santillana1996Hand-shaped glass, corroded

    BLuE 2Alessandro Diaz de SantillanaJune 2003 Hand-blown cobalt glass, mirrored, on plywood, electrified

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, [email protected], t +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.facebook/schlossambras

  • Press Photos

    SleeVeSlaura de Santillana20153 hand-blown glass cylinders, layers of coloured glass, uraniumglass

    SLEEVESLaura de Santillana20153 hand-blown glass cylinders, layers of coloured glass, uraniumglass

    Installation in the Spanish HallSLEEVESLaura de Santillana2015

    Installation in the Habsburg Portrait Gallery, (Detail)LIBRARYLaura de Santillana2005-2016Painted steel construction with glass objects

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, [email protected], t +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.facebook/schlossambras

  • Press Photos

    installation in the habsburg portrait Gallerylibrarylaura de Santillana2005-2016painted steel construction with glass objects

    installation in the antiquariumTESTE Laura de Santillana20121016 Solid hand-shaped coloured glass, partly metal, partly iridescence

    Installation the Bathing Chambers of Philippine WelseruNTITLEDLaura de Santillana2014201511 elements, shaped hand-blown glass

    Installation in the Chamber of Art and CuriositiesuNTITLED (TAGLI), uNTITLED (SPINA) Laura de Santillana2005, 2017Glass, hand-blown and cut, gold leaf and silver leaf, respectivily. Lost-wax bronze cast. Wax

    Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstrae 20, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, [email protected], t +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.facebook/schlossambras