Glass has been used in art for millennia. Traditionally valued for its form and function, the last 70 years have seen rapid innovations in studio glass technique and revolutions in its content. Contemporary artists are pushing the material to its limits and using the ubiquitous medium to take on issues from globalization to environmental conservation and human rights.
On Wednesday December 8, the Artists Archives will host Contemporary Glass with Susie Silbert, a virtual program featuring the Curator of Postwar & Contemporary Glass from the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass in New York. During the richly illustrated 1-hour presentation, Silbert will showcase advancements in the field and the exciting roster of artists creating them.
As Silbert explains, “one of the things that excites me about contemporary glass is the way that is has come from a medium that only a few people have access to, to one that people all over the globe are using to really think through ideas, to engage materiality, to develop new concepts that really haven’t ever existed before”
Presented as part of the Archives’ current exhibition Kindred Objects: Ceramics & Glass from the Western Reserve, the program will mention the work of exhibiting regional artists. An audience Q & A will follow the presentation.
To attend, register on Zoom!