Bottega to stage Spirit of Peace exhibition in Vienna
Sandro Bottega, owner and Managing Director at Bottega S.p.A., is to commemorate the tragic dropping of the Hiroshima atomic bomb with an artwork titled Spirit of Peace.
The artwork will be exhibited at the Rotunda of the Vienna International Center, from November 19 to 23, 2018, in conjunction with the work of the Council of Governors of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
Sandro Bottega visited the Hiroshima Peace Museum in 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the bombing on August 6.
Deeply moved by this call, he met Hiroshima’s city mayor Kazumi Matsui to hand a donation and Mr Matsui in return offered the opportunity to exhibit an artwork in three local museums.
Sandro Bottega created a charitable art project called Spirit of Peace, which was exhibited from November 25 to December 10,2017 in three prestigious sites.
Hiroshima MOCA, Hiroshima Museum of Art and Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, respectively, showcases the historical collection of artistic blown glass bottles produced by Bottega, and two majestic art pieces, designed by Sandro Bottega and crafted by master glassblower Pino Signoretto on the island of Murano and by the masters glassblowers at the Alexander Bottega artistic glassworks.
With these exhibitions, Bottega wishes to remember the horrific bomb strike, in hope to exorcise the fear of atomic wars, and to raise awareness on peace.
Additionally, to enhance the reach of this project and raise more donations, Bottega carried out a non-profit charity project, producing three dedicated products – including Peace for the World, a special Bottega sparkling wine dedicated to peace, which is being poured at the Hiroshima gala dinner on August 6, 2018.
About the products
Peace for the World is a bottle of wine dedicated to world peace; it features the profile of a white dove on the label, and contains Bottega brut sparkling white Venezia DOC wine produced from Glera, Chardonnay and Pinot grapes (75cl).
Peace for Hiroshima is a precious, artistically handcrafted bottle featuring a white dove as a symbol of peace, containing Alexander Prosecco grappa (35cl); it is both a tribute to Hiroshima city and a warning against the war.
Hiroshima for World Peace is a gift box containing both products Peace for the World and Peace for Hiroshima.