26 May – 19 November 2023
Studio glass from Denmark
The exhibition brings together a good 50 works made over a period of 40 years by 27 artists and designers who were born in Denmark, live in Denmark or have worked there.
Denmark has a long tradition of hand-blown glass and this is also evident in the exhibition. It begins with the works of the founding father of the Danish studio glass movement, Finn Lynggaard.
The Glass and Ceramics class of the Institute of Architecture, Design and Restoration of Royal Danish Academy on Bornholm has played an important role in the internationalisation of Danish glass. Numerous artists from Europe and America were trained there and remained in Denmark at least for a while. Some artists are also represented in the exhibition with works that have a close connection to Bornholm.
Some multi-part arrangements and installations go far beyond traditional glassblowing. Steffen Dam presents a series of glass cylinders which with their jellyfish-like forms are reminiscent of curiosities, while Ida Wieth’s installation, Passage, consists of numerous blown glass tubes that enclose a closely defined space that one can walk into. Micha Karlslund takes “memorial” as her theme and with her object Skrv snart tells the story of a migration. Glass from Denmark is therefore also an examination of current issues.
Maria Bang Espersen, Michael Bang, George William Bell, Stine Bidstrup, Lene Bødker, Ned Cantrell, Steffen Dam, Trine Drivsholm, Darryle Hinz, Jeannet Iskandar, Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Micha Karlslund, Jesper Kerrn-Jespersen, Anja Kjaer, Morten Klitgaard, Maria Koshenkova, Karen Lise Krabbe, Per Lütken, Finn Lynggaard, Anna Mlasowsky, Tobias Møhl, Jonas Noel Niedermann, Karen Nyholm, Stig Persson, Lene Charlotte Tangen and Ida Wieth.