17 Sep 2022 -  25 Sep 2022

Bibi Smit. Maru Mori: The heartbreaking simplicity of ordinary things

Event organised by Bibi Smit
These sculptures embrace an ode to the joy and simplicity of nature, coming fully alive and creating a new beauty. Fruits casually fallen become representations of slightly uncomfortable, clumsy and awkward, but tasty, fragments of nature. The work embodies the pleasure of seeing a tulip petal falling, still and quiet, on the table. Each piece is unique and free-blown, shaped by the artist in a controlled movement. In a moment of tension and distortion, a petal is brought once again back to life.

Bibi Smit (The Netherlands, 1965) is a Dutch glass artist and designer. Her work explores the patterns, colours and movement of natural phenomena along with the fluidity of hot glass, original experimentation, and craftsmanship. Since the 1990s, Smit has realized a range of national and international exhibitions. Her work is held in private and public collections. She is also an active member of the Glass Art Society. She lives and works in the Netherlands.

Event Dates

From Saturday 17 September To Sunday 25 September

Event Notes


Bibi Smit, Maru Mori XVI, glass, 19x34x38 cm
Bibi Smit, Maru Mori, glass, 35x30x70 cm. Photo Frieda Mellema
Bibi Smit, Maru Mori XI, glass, 33x21x39 cm
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Bibi Smit. Maru Mori: The heartbreaking simplicity of ordinary things

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, San Marco 2945 - 30124 Venezia

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