Vera Molnar: Icône 2020 Starting From 23rd October

Dates or Deadline: 
23 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

New Murano Gallery is pleased to announce the world premiere of computer art pioneer Vera Molnar’s first ever glass sculpture in a career that spans over 80 years. The exhibition runs from 23 to 31 October 2021 and features Molnar’s “Icône 2020”, a new commission initiated, produced and curated by Francesca Franco. 


Icône 2020 is a sculpture originated from a unique and unprecedented collaboration between Hungarian-born artist Vera Molnar, pioneer of computer art based in Paris, and a traditional Venetian glassmaker team, whose members are descendants of one of the historic families of Murano where the ancient technique of glassmaking originated in 1291. This collaboration, initiated by Franco in 2019, creates a link that connects for the first time the history of computer art with the ancient tradition of glassmaking with the aim of taking both arts to new unexplored levels. A comprehensive, fully-illustrated catalogue will be published on this occasion.


About the Artist

Vera Molnár (b.1924) is one of the most celebrated pioneers of computer and algorithmic art. Her work has been featured in international solo and group exhibitions, and collected by major museums including MoMA NYC, Tate London, and Centre Pompidou Paris.


About the Curator and Producer

Francesca Franco is a Venetian-born art historian, curator and producer based in the UK. The central theme of her curatorial and published work is the history of art and technology and the pioneers of computer art.


Exhibition Details:


Vera Molnar: Icône 2020

23rd to 31st October 2021

Vernissage 23rd October 2021 at 17:00


New Murano Gallery

spazi Atelier Muranese

Calle Alvise Vivarini 6
30141 Murano/Venice – Italy


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