Since 1980, Marc Heiremans has earned a solid reputation as an international expert in 20th century Murano glass, with extensive historical and technical knowledge of this art discipline. He has published several reference works on glass and ceramics and has contributed to the development of several major private collections in Europe and the United States. In 1996, the Corning Museum of Glass (USA) invited him to give a presentation during a symposium on Italian glass. He has also curated several exhibitions in Europe. His gallery, which was established in Ghent in 1986, moved to Antwerp in 2019. Here he shows high-quality 20th century ceramics and glass, alongside contemporary objects and furniture, that are designed and produced by artists in limited editions.
Founded : 1986
C.I.N.O.A. Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, C.B.E.O.A Chambre Belge des Experts en Oeuvres d´Art , ROCAD.be (Royal Chamber of Art dealers)
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Italian glass expert Marc Heiremans to offer museum piece by Carlo Scarpa at BRAFA 2020
An extremely rare 'Laccato' bowl will star at the international BRAFA, the Brussels Art Fair, with the gallery of Marc Heiremans (Antwerp). The object was designed by the famous Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) for the XXII Venice Biennale in 1940. The important modernity of this museum piece lies in the simple shape designed by Scarpa, and the strong color combination of red and black. The bowl has been executed by the Venini Glassworks of Murano, using the very complex 'incalmo' technique, with the upper red part made of crushed lamp-worked beads. Only very few were made due to the war period. That also explains why this is a rare object on the art market.
Since 1980, Marc Heiremans has earned a solid reputation as an international expert in 20th century Murano glass, with extensive historical and technical knowledge of this art discipline. At BRAFA 2020, the gallery will feature high-quality 20th century ceramics and glass, alongside contemporary furniture by the Dutch cabinet maker Onno Schelling and the German designer Eugene Russo, illuminated by Italian lighting.
The international BRAFA Art Fair will celebrate its 65th edition at Tour & Taxis in Brussels from 26 January - 2 February 2020. www.brafa.art
Interview with Bertrand Schwartz of Galerie Marc Heiremans
Video produced by RGB Media.