Exhibition three – Museu do Vidro da Marinha Grande – 13.12.2014 – 22.2.2015
European Glass Experience continues its tour with a new exhibition, after stops at the Finnish Glass Museum (Riihimaki, Finland), and the Royal Glass Factory, Segovia, arriving in Portugal, at the Museu do Vidrio da Marinha Grande (Glass Museum of Marinha Granda).
The exhibition, curated by Catarina de Sousa Carvalho, arrives in Portugal at the request of its organizers, and in close collaboration and succession upon the exhibition preceding it in Segovia. It features a selection of the winners of the EGE competition, chosen by an international jury composed of museum directors, curators, and glass experts.
As in Finland and Spain, all the winning sketches as well as 20 glass pieces will be exhibited.
The exhibition represents many European nations, with works by Austrian, Czech, Finnish, French, English, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, German, Hungarian but also Argentinian, Israeli and Turkish artists.
EGE is an international project dedicated to contemporary art and glass, and conceived to valorize the artisanal role of glass as a patrimony to safeguard and promote, born from a collaboration between the City of Venice and the Consortium Promovetro Murano as well as the Museum of Glass, Venice, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, and scientific coordination by Cornelia Lauf.
The program began in 2013 with an international competition, co financed by the Culture Program 2007-2013 of the European Commission, oriented toward young artists, between 18 and 40 years of age, who presented a work realized in the prior two years or a project (study or sketch), which, if selected, will then be realized by the master craftsmen of the Promovetro Consortium.
European Glass Experience will continue its tour through Europe, with stops foreseen in Poland, England, and Sweden, after the Spring 2015 exhibition, to be held at the Museum of Glass, Murano, where all selected works will be exhibited.