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New Glass Now

Kate Baker, Sculpture/ Within Matter #2, 2018, CMoG 2019. 6. 6. Purchased with funds from James B. Flaws and Marcia D. Weber, Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y

In April 2021, the Toyama Glass Art Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass (USA), one of the world’s largest glass collections, signed an agreement to cooperate on cultural projects, beginning with this joint presentation of the exhibition “New Glass Now.”

Since 1959, when The Corning Museum of Glass opened the exhibition “Glass 1959,” it has promoted an understanding of trends in contemporary glass through initiatives ranging from the 1979 exhibition “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey,” to publication of the New Glass Review, and ongoing support for glass artists. At the same time, the Museum has acquired a superb and extensive collection of contemporary glass.
This 2022 exhibition will present, on special loan, works by more than fifty artists and collectives that were exhibited in The Corning Museum “New Glass Now” show in 2019 and subsequently added to its collection. These works, gathered from around the world through open submission and subjected to a rigorous selection process, offer new types of expression drawn from the features of glass as a material, and the diverse endeavors of artists addressing themes that encompass the conditions and challenges we face today. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to view a variety of works that brilliantly capture the state of contemporary glass today.

Venue:

Toyama Glass Art Museum, Floors 2-3, Exhibition Rooms 1-3

Dates:

2022.7.16 sat – 10.16 sun

Hours:

Sun-Thu 9:30-18:00 (admission until 17:30),

Fri-Sat 9:30-20:00 (admission until 19:30)

Closed:

First and third Wednesdays

Organizer:

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Co-organizers:

Corning Museum of Glass

Supported by:

U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TOYAMA TELEVISION BROADCASTING CO., LTD., TULIP-TV INC.


Admission

General Public 1,200 yen (1,000 yen), University and College Students 1,000 yen (800 yen)

〇( ) for groups of 20 or more 〇High school students and younger: Free 〇Tickets for New Glass Now include admission to Permanent Exhibition

〇Advance Ticket (General Public: 1,000 yen)


About The Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass, established in 1951, is home to the world’s largest and foremost collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years. Live glassblowing demonstrations offered at the Museum bring the material to life each day and Museum visitors can make glass in a state-of-the-art glassmaking school, The Studio. The campus in Corning includes the Rakow Research Library, featuring the world’s preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass.

About “New Glass Now”

The exhibition “New Glass Now” premiered at The Corning Museum of Glass in 2019, a global survey designed to show the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking, selected from submissions from more than 1,400 artists and designers from 52 countries. The third in a series of exhibitions presented by The Corning Museum of Glass dating to 1959, and employing a democratic curatorial methodology curated from an open call for submissions by an international panel. In October 2021, New Glass Now was presented by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Artists

Tamás ÁBEL; James AKERS; Miya ANDO; Atelier NL, Lonny van RYSWYCK and Nadine STERK;

Kate BAKER; Ans BAKKER; Dylan BRAMS; Stine BIDSTRUP; Monica BONVICINI; Lothar BÖTTCHER; Ronan BOUROULLEC and Erwan BOUROULLEC for Iittala Inc.; Keeryong CHOI; David COLTON; Matthew CURTIS; Deborah CZERESKO; Doris DARLING; Ross DELANO, Erikh VARGO and

Brad PATOCKA; David DERKSEN for Tre Product; Nadège DESGENÉTEZ; Judi ELLIOTT;

Maria Bang ESPERSEN; Nickolaus FRUIN; Sachi FUJIKAKE; Martino GAMPER for J. & L. Lobmeyr;

Jeff GOODMAN and Jeff Goodman Studio; Hanna HANSDOTTER for Kosta Boda; Jochen HOLZ;

Krista ISRAEL, Ayako TANI and Hans de KRUIJK; Soobin JEON;Jitka KOLBE-RŮŽIČKOVÁ;

James MAGAGULA and Ngwenya Glass; Karina MALLING; Stanislav MÜLLER and Radka MÜLLEROVÁ; Fredrik NIELSEN; Aya OKI; Sharyn O’MARA; Suzanne PECK and Karen DONNELLAN;

Andrea da PONTE; Tomáš PROKOP; Kirstie REA; Tomo SAKAI; Megan STELLJES; Austin STERN;

C. Matthew SZÖSZ; Sylvie VANDENHOUCKE; Qin WANG; Erwin WURM; Bohyun YOON

Exhibited works (partially)

Ans Bakker, Large Vase/Zeeuws Licht no. 1 / The Light from Zeeland, 2017, CMoG 2019.3.10. Photo by Johan Kole. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
James Akers, Neon Sculpture/The Wild One (B), 2018, CMoG 2019.4.162. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Megan Stelljes, Neon Installation/This Shit is Bananas, 2017, CMoG 2019.4.181. Photo by Alec Miller. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Tamás Ábel, Video/Colour Therapy: Washington, D.C. + Budapest, 2017, CMoG 2019.7.8. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Sachi Fujikake, 3 Sculptures/Vestige, 2017, CMoG 2019.6.4. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

*Reproduction of photos are prohibited.


Access

[From Toyama Station]

○20-minute walk.

○Take the tram (Shinaidensha) for Minamitoyamaeki-mae. Get off at Nishicho. 1-minute walk.

○Take the Loop Line tram (Shinaidensha Kanjō-sen). Get off at Grand Plaza-mae. 2-minute walk. (Tram takes approx. 10 minutes from Toyama Sta. to Nishicho/Grand Plaza-mae.)

[From Toyama Airport]

○Take the Airport Bus to Toyama Station (Airport Express Bus/Local Bus (Route no.36)) and get off at Sogawa. 4-minute walk.

〒930-0062

5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan

TEL 076-461-3100

FAX 076-461-3310

https://www.toyama-glass-art-museum.jp/en/