Pilchuck EAiRS
Oct
6
to Nov 5

Pilchuck EAiRS

This exhibit will feature new works by artists in the 2015 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence (EAiR) program in partnership with Pilchuck Glass School.

About the Pilchuck EAiR program

The EAiR program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.

2015 Pilchuck EAiRs

Nina Casson McGarva
Carina Cheung
Ayako Fukumitsu
Matilda Kästel
Nam Do Kim
Cooper O'Brien

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Förkroppsligat
Sep
3
to Jan 15

Förkroppsligat

Visas på Nationalmuseum Design i Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

Höstens utställning på Nationalmuseum Design rör sig i gränslandet mellan konst och konsthantverk och utmanar den traditionella synen på vad konsthantverk kan vara. Gemensamt för de tolv medverkande konstnärerna är intresset för kroppen och det kroppsliga.

Det finns verk som anammar det senaste inom interaktiv, innovativ ljusteknik som kräver våra kroppars beröring för att fungera. Det finns också verk inspirerade av biohackare som lyfter transhumanismens idé om människan och kroppen som en pågående process där teknik kan utveckla och förändra människan.

I utställningen finns det också en lekfullhet och interaktion med besökarna. Den mäktiga orgeln talar till oss genom pipor formade som människostrupar och spelar efter hur vi sätter våra fötter. Andra verk lyfter frågor som skaver i vår samtid. Om hur kvinnor upplever att vara objektifierade och feministiska strategier som motstånd. Hur psykisk smärta gestaltas i fysiska objekt som uttrycker frustration och instängda känslor. Hur cancerbehandling ger upphov till verk som berör. Det är verk i gränslandet mellan det yttre och det inre, huden och organen.

Konstnärerna spänner tidsmässigt från Annika Liljedahl som gick på Konstfack på 1960-talet till Ammy Olofsson som gick ut därifrån i maj och Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson som nu går masterprogrammet på HDK i Göteborg.

Medverkande i utställningen:
Christian Pontus Andersson
Malin Bobeck
Daniela Hedman
Matilda Kästel
Annika Liljedahl
Emma Linde
Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson
Ammy Olofsson
Jens Peterson-Berger och Olov Ylinenpää
Märit Runsten
Per B Sundberg

Nationalmuseums hemsida

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BOOM!
Jun
11
to Jul 9

BOOM!

Den kvinnoseparatistiska gruppen BOOM!, bestående av Sara Lundkvist, Matilda Kästel, Nina Westman, Erika Kristofersson Bredberg och Ammy Olofsson, visar verk som de har experimenterat fram i hyttan.

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Candy Mountains
May
14
to Jun 11

Candy Mountains

In the fall of 2015, I spent two months on a mountain in Washington, at Pilchuck Glass School. I was told it was remote, but I hadn’t fully understood the meaning of it until I arrived at the Tree Farm. Deers grazing just outside my cottage, whistling loudly when walking in the woods so the bears would hear you coming. Every morning I climbed down to the workshop, and every night I climbed back up again. We were few, and it’s a big campus. I spent a lot of time alone with my work and my thoughts.
I’ve never been particularly inspired by nature, but here it was inevitable; the lakes and mountains slipped into my work unnoticed. One night we were driving back from Seattle, and a mountain towered in the distance. Mount Rainier. The top was covered in fog. It was a volcano.


The Big Rock Candy Mountain
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains /There's a land that's fair and bright/ Where the handouts grow on bushes /And you sleep out ev'ry night /Where the boxcars are all empty /And the sun shines ev'ry day /Oh, I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow /Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow/ In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
/Oh, the buzzin' of the bees in the peppermint trees /'Round the soda water fountains /Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings /In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
/In the Big Rock Candy Mountains /You never change your socks /And little streams of lemonade /Come a-tricklin' down the rocks /The hobos there are friendly /And their fires all burn bright /There's a lake of stew and soda, too You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe /In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

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DELA
Apr
30
to May 25

DELA

Lördag den 30 april öppnar vi medlemsutställningen på temat DELA. 20 medlemmar har valt att delta och vi får se många tolkningar på temat. Välkommen på vernissage lördag kl 12–16. Utställningen pågår t.o.m den 25 maj.  

Öppettider: mån-fre 11.00-18.00, lör 11.00-16.00

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-4 pm

 

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Girlpower & Glassblowing
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Girlpower & Glassblowing

Glasstudion Big Pink med konstnärerna Jennie Olofsson, Marte Kartfjord, Matilda Kästel och Monica Alvestad Amundsen visar muskler i glasshowen ”Girlpower and Glassblowing”.

Action, Svett, Misslyckande, Seger, Rök och Samarbete – Girlpower

Girlpower and Glassblowing G&G, är ett projekt som vill lyfta fram yngre kvinnliga glaskonstnärer från Skandinavien och har som syfte att synliggöra den kraft, kreativitet och framtidstro som finns inom fältet trots den negativa väg som glasindustrin gått de senaste åren. Projektet startade sommaren 2015 och genomfördes för första gången under Gotland Art Week i Glasstudion Big Pink.

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SVENSK GLASKONST EFTER 2000
Feb
6
to May 8

SVENSK GLASKONST EFTER 2000

Svenskt glas befinner sig i en tid av förändring som kännetecknas av vitalitet, mångfald och nya kreativa uttryck. Dagens produktion av svenskt glas sker inte längre i stor industriell skala. Fokus är snarare på resultatet av experiment inom konceptuell konst, konstnärlig forskning, nya perspektiv på glas och omdefinitionen av glas som material. I utställningen visas ett urval glasverk av flera samtida konstnärer. 

Utställningen är producerad av Glass Factory, BODA

Medverkande konstnärer:

Birgitta Ahlin & Sirkka Lehtonen, Esmé Alexander, Lott Alfreds, Lena Bergström, Olle Brozén, Tillie Burden, Anna Carlgren, Camilla Caster, Frida Fjellman, Ulla Forsell, Paul Grähs, Ylva Holmén, Annika Jarring, Espen Jensen, Ditte Johansson, Åsa Jungnelius, Gunilla Kihlberg, Ingalena Klenell, Simon Klenell, Matilda Kästel, Ludvig Löfgren, Sylvia Neiglick, Fredrik Nielsen, Karl Magnus Nilsson, Anna Viktoria Norberg, Ammy Olsson, Jennie Olofsson, Benjamin Slotterøy, Bertil Vallien, Therese William Waenerlund, Nina Westman, Anders Wingård, Ann Wåhlström.

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Aug
28
to Sep 19

BOOM!

BOOM! is a group exclusively for women working with glass. Our aim is to create new opportunities for a feminist platform in our chosen craft. We seek to find new methods for strengthening the glass scene so that the structures and norms of today’s glassmaking tradition cease to apply and a wider understanding of the possibilities that glass offers to the artist is promoted.

As a group we create meeting places where we can share our skills and experience and so provide ourselves with space in which we can grow strong, develop ideas, mount exhibitions and enter into collaborations.

BOOM! is a platform for supporting women and for cooperating on the glass scene.

We see a need for new forums in which women can show their work, collaborate and discuss!

We see a need for greater cooperation rather than regarding each other as competitors in the field!

We see a need to make room for women!

We see a need to change the structures that currently obtain on the glass scene with a feminist methodology and feminist aims!

Sara Lundkvist, Matilda Kästel, Nina Westman, Erika Kristofersson Bredberg, Ammy Olofsson

More information here.

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Jul
25
to Aug 27

Strong, Eternal and Alluring

Summer exhibition at Konsthantverkarna, with members working with glass as their main material. Everything from functional to unique objects in different techniques and expressions.

Artists:
Bevan Taka
Susann Allberg
Esmé Alexander
Helena Kaiser
Katarina Löfström
Yoko Yamano
Matilda Kästel
Gunnel Sahlin

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-4 pm

More information here.

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Jun
13
to Jan 10

Quo Vadis

The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden.

An exhibition of Swedish contemporary glass by fifty artists who examine glass as a material, and its new directions.

Participating artists:

Birgitta Ahlin
Esmé Alexander
Lott Alfreds
Olle Brozén
Anna Carlgren
Camilla Caster
Tomas Colbengtson
Nilla Eneroth
Ulla Forsell
Karin Forslund
Paul Grähs
Elisabeth Henriksson
Peter Hermansson
Ylva Holmén
Espen Jensen
Maria Johansson
Åsa Jungnelius
Ingalena Klenell
Simon Klenell
Erika Kristofersson Bredberg
Helena Kågebrand
Matilda Kästel
Sirkka Lehtonen
Fredrika Linder
Irina My Lindqvist
Sara Lundkvist
Ludvig Löfgren
Sylvia Neiglick
Fredrik Nielsen
Karl Magnus Nilsson
Anna Viktoria Norberg
Ammy Olofsson
Jennie Olofsson
Morgan Persson
Benjamin Slotterøy
Charles Stern
Lotta Söder
Petra Thorgren
Terese William Waenerlund
Nina Westman
Yoko Yamano

 

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Mar
12
to Apr 12

Glass Is Tomorrow

Le Musée de la Mine de Saint-Étienne, France

Glass is Tomorrow transposes the knowhow of the glassmaker into the heart of the design of future possibilities in the four corners of Europe and exhibits a hundred or so prototypes produced at six co-creative workshops at the Musée de la Mine. These workshops gave rise to about a hundred objects that have something to contribute to the experiences of beauty, challenging the assumed fragility of the secular ceramic and glass-making crafts and industries or the great glass manufacturers, which, in many cases, have collapsed. The themes of the six workshops that took place ahead of this exhibition: mixed media (The Glass Factory Boda), liquid fusion (Corning Museum of Glass - The Glass Lab™ Boisbuchet), inside-outside (Verrerie de Saint-Just - ESADSE), le luxe silencieux (CIAV Meisenthal), Light/House (Pasabahce Denizli), making-makers (RCA London).
Reinventing the glass-making arts through design: it is no longer industry that drives innovation, but people who find the inner strength to create, to immerse themselves in the culture of each place in the regions anchored in a tradition of glass-making. Seeking a revival and a future. The meaning of beauty: an exploration of the creative processes. Moulding or glass-blowing, hot or cold work; the glass-maker's steps around the workshop follow a pattern like a dance by Matisse. Each gesture can be providential, or fatal to the project sketched out on paper. If the beauty of the glass-maker's gestures never ceases to fascinate, that of the designer resides in the transformation of this material yet to take shape.
The designers who will be showing their glass pieces at the Biennial are Gwladys Alonzo, Flavie Audi, Autoban, Dina Baïtassova, Claire Baldeck, Mark Braun, Vincent Breed, Aude Briet, l'équipe du CIAV, Nigel Coates, Nathalie Dewez, Christian Ghion, l'équipe de Glass Lab™ du Corning Museum of Glass, Jeanne Gautier, Christophe Genard, GGSV, Pawel Grobelny, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Kaspar Hamacher, David Hanauer, Iveta Heinacka, Simon Kashmir Holm, Benjamin Hubert studio - Luca Corvatta, Matilda Kastel, Norayr Khachatryan, Marika Kinnunen, Matti Klenell, Tomas Kral, Clément Le Mener, Pierre Lhoas, Eino Mäkelä, Studio Monsieur, Tamer Nakisci, Fredrik Nielsen, l'équipe NUDE - Sinem Hallı et Sevgi Kes, Michel Philippon, Amaury Poudray, Camille Roger, Adrien Rovero, Vanessa Royant, Studio Rygalik, Lucile Soufflet, Louis Thompson, Sema Topaloglu, l'équipe de la Verrerie de Saint-Just, l'équipe Ramazan et l'équipe Ali du groupe Şişecam, Terese William Waenerlund, Jeremy Wintrebert, Pia Wüstenberg.

Read more about the exhibition here.
 

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Oct
18
to Jan 25

Formulas

An exhibition with contemporary, conceptual glass in Sweden. Participating artists are Jennie Olofsson,  Helena Kågebrandt, Matilda Kästel, Anna Viktoria Norberg, Karl Magnus Nilsson, Åsa Jungnelius and Jonas Rooth.

Read more about Gotlands Museum here.

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Oct
18
to Oct 26

Dutch Design Week Eindhoven



UP
On the up: design makes the world better. More beautiful. Handier too. And more fun. Come, see and experience it for yourself during the thirteenth edition of Dutch Design Week.

Smart solutions. Inventive design. New perspectives. Discover the upward force of design; seek inspiration in the ground-breaking work of a staggering number of designers, optimistic buzz guaranteed. 

  
3 design area’s | 80 locations | 400 events | exhibitions | workshops | seminars | food | parties

Read more about the Dutch Design Week here.

www.facebook.com/dutchdesignweek
@dutchdesignweek, #DDW14

 

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Oct
10
to Apr 15

BODYTALK

Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium.

 

Throughout history, concepts of body and sex have had a significant impact. From ancient idealization of the harmonious, athletic body to the 1960s "liberated" body and gender perceptions to the more recent depreciation of the "natural" body in favour of the "modified" eternally young body.

In the wake of the development of the concept of the body, and that many have come to realize that society not only shapes personality and behaviour, it also shapes the way in which the body appears, there have also been changes to the perception of gender.

 Today, traditional gender perceptions and stereotypes, including the concept of "the ideal family unit" are in transition and there is a lively debate about equal rights, women in top positions and men in more domestic roles.

But what happens to our perception of body, sex and gender when the concepts are illustrated and reinterpreted by a group of 25 international artists from 16 different countries and cultures.

More about Glazenhuis and the exhibition here.

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Jun
15
to Aug 17

Pull, Twist, Blow – Revolution in Swedish Glass

  • Halland Museum of Cultural History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Elva samtida glaskonstnärer tolkar och omtolkar arvet från Glasrikets legendariska formgivare.

I glasutställningen Pull Twist Blow – Glasriket tar ny form tänjer konstnärerna på gränserna för hur glaskonst kan – och får – se ut. Utställningen är producerad av det småländska museet The Glass Factory i Boda för att visas i USA, där den har turnerat under våren 2014.

Svenskt konstglas befinner sig mitt i en dramatisk övergångsfas, från storskalig tillverkning till formgivning av fristående glaskonstnärer och studioglaskonstnärer, som blåser sitt eget glas. Pull Twist Blow vill belysa den pågående förändringen genom att sammanföra äldre, ikoniska verk ur glasmuseets samlingar med nyproducerade verk av samtida konstnärer.

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Apr
8
to Apr 13

Konstfack in Milan: Salone del Mobile 2014, The Talking Table

  • Spazio Rossana Orlandi (map)
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"To my experience as visiting professor on a number of universities worldwide, the uniqueness of Konstfack is our strong awareness of gender and class issues, and the consequential development of a norm-critical approach. This norm-critical approach is of course anchored in the Swedish society and is therefore different to norm-criticality in other countries."

The “dinner table” is a moment of contemplation, where objects play a major role in reflecting on human behavior and cultural norms. Through objects describing our relationship to food the dinner-table becomes a highly political subject. Also issues of class and ethnicity can and have been communicated by controlling the aesthetic appearance of objects, for example through defining categories of “good” and “bad” taste.

Karen Pontoppidan, Professor at Konstfack

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Apr
5
to Sep 28

BODYTALK

Throughout history, concepts of body and sex have had a significant impact. From ancient idealization of the harmonious, athletic body to the 1960s "liberated" body and gender perceptions to the more recent depreciation of the "natural" body in favour of the "modified" eternally young body. In the wake of the development of the concept of the body, and that many have come to realize that society not only shapes personality and behaviour, it also shapes the way in which the body appears, there have also been changes to the perception of gender. Today, traditional gender perceptions and stereotypes, including the concept of "the ideal family unit" are in transition and there is a lively debate about equal rights, women in top positions and men in more domestic roles.

But what happens to our perception of body, sex and gender when the concepts are illustrated and reinterpreted by a group of international artists? Through an Open Call, 53 artists have been selected to show their views on the subject. Although the exhibition is a group show bound together by a common theme, there is a diversity of works and 53 very independent and strong statements.

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

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Dec
13
to Apr 26

Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass

  • Nordic Heritage Museeum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass introduces the work of young, innovative Swedish glass artists. Glass is a part of everyday life for people all over the world, and in Sweden glass art is considered an institution. For many years, glass art in the country was defined by traditional techniques and patterns passed down through an apprentice system at glass factories in Glasriket (The Kingdom of Glass) in the region of Småland, where 15 of Sweden’s 16 glassworks are located. Following consolidations, buyouts, closure, and the globalization of the Swedish glass industry, new artists are interested in exploring their own artistic voices and challenging expectations of what glass should be. 

Nordic Heritage Museum

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