State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia Features Tim Tate

Tim Tate’s “Justinian’s Oculus” 33″ x 33″ x 4″; Cast Lead Crystal

Last year, as the Glass School blog noted, “Glasstress – Window to the Future” the internationally acclaimed joint venture exhibition by Russia’s State Hermitage Museum with Fondazione Berengo and Berengo Studio showcased artworks made with glass by contemporary artists with a grand opening at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Tim Tate’s cast glass work was made in Italy’s Berengo Studios.

The exhibition catalog has been released – and on the cover is the cast glass work by WGS director Tim Tate! His cast glass sculpture, “Justinian’s Oculus ” is the show’s signature featured work.

It would help if one could read Russian Cyrillic….

Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo to further his mission to promote the use of glass in the world of contemporary art. The first Glasstress exhibition was launched in 2009 to establish a new platform for art made with glass. Founded as a Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale of Arts, although its roots will always remain in Murano it has gone on to tour the world.