Contemporary Nordic Glass Art


6 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

8 Contemporary Nordic Glass Art
Mats Jansson

12 Paradigm Shift for Nordic Glass: Experimentation, Scrutiny and Redefination During the Glass Industry’s Period of Transformation
Maja Heuer

18 Nordic Glass: A Multifaceted ‘Wayward Searching’
Bo Borg

22 Catalogue

The glass artists hailing from Northern European countries presented us with contemporary interpretations of glass, a material inherited from past cultures, in the Aurora exhibition.

The artists, taking their influences from the glamorous nature and traditions of the North, reinterpret the forms that pass on from generation to generation, through pushing the limits of material and technology in an unorthodox way. They transform glass into a field of contemporary art, beyond the function, form, and technical skills inherited from previous pioneers of glassmaking, proved and approved since the 18th century. They open up new discussion platforms for today’s questions while remaining true to the Nordic simplicity and grace.

The exhibition catalogue includes works from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland by 25 artists who are in a continuous search, produce freely and on a wide scale, in a process that is variable, innovative, and global. The articles that focus on contemporary glass art in Northern countries are also included in this comprehensive catalogue.

Publication year: 2014
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