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The curious installation/Pavilion (a tea house in glass) Glass Tea House Mondrian by Sugimoto in San Giorgio
Until November 29, 2014, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice as part of the activities organized by Le Stanze del Vetro, is open to the public "Glass Tea House Mondrian", a temporary Pavilion designed by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
It is a unique initiative, where the Pavilion itself becomes the exhibition the visitor can interact, and new compared to those submitted so far by Le Stanze del Vetro, widening the horizons project and involving artists of international renown in designing pavilions or installations, modelled on the "Pavilion Series" of the Serpentine Gallery in London.
"Glass Tea House Mondrian" by Hiroshi Sugimoto is inspired by the Japanese tradition of tea ceremony, as was reformed by master Sen no Riky├╗.
The opera "Glass Tea House Mondrian" consists of two main elements, a glass cube and a cedar wood garden that hosts it.
The outdoor garden (40 m long, width 12.5) meanders through a path that includes a long water tank glass mosaic and that leads the visitor within a glass cube (2.5 x 2.5 meters) where is officiated a tea ceremony according to the centuries-old Japanese tradition.
Only two people at a time are allowed inside the tea house, while the remaining maximum 30 visitors are greeted at the sides of the glass cube to watch the performance.
In the frame of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, "Glass Tea House Mondrian" by Hiroshi Sugimoto buy also a symbolic value by encouraging the visitor to interact freely with the place. In addition, constitutes a space where visitors can experience Japanese tradition combined with modern technology.
The entrance to the tea House is absolutely free
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