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States of Glass - a symposium

Cathinka mæhlum glassinstallasjon
  • Place Lofoten Kulturhus, Svolvær and online
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As part of the exhibition project «States of Glass», Nordnorsk kunstnersenter will hold a symposium including presentations of Nordic glass artists, film elements and lectures with exciting professionals in this field.

A thematic starting point is the unique potential for expression in glass as a material, and how the properties of glass is well suited for commenting the times we live in. The symposium will be held physically for a limited audience in Lofoten Kulturhus in Svolvær, but will also be video streamed. The language of the symposium will be English.


For physical attendance: Maximum 30 participants, with free registration via Lofoten Kulturhus.

Online: Live streaming via Vimeo (no registration required):
FRIDAY

SATURDAY


Friday August 20

12:00-18:00

An opportunity to visit the outdoor installation Discovered & Endangered by Cathinka Mæhlum & Marthe Belsvik Stavrum.
Location: Langåsen-parken by the church in Svolvær.

PROGRAMME


Physical attendance at Lille Molla, Lofoten Kulturhus.
Link for streaming
through Vimeo.

15:00

Introduction from Nordnorsk kunstnersenter.

15:15

Film reportage from the "States of Glass" guest artist programme connected to the project.

15:30-16:00

Lecture with Mette Bielefeldt Bruun.

Mette Bielefeldt Bruun is the academic leader for handicraft and design at Museum Sydøstdanmark, with glass as her main field. She will help us put the Nordic artists of the project «States of Glass» in perspective. The lecture is pre-recorded.

16:00-16:15

Q & A with Mette Bielefeldt Bruun via Zoom.

16:15-16:30

Break with coffee, tea, and snacks.

16:30

Artist presentation with Maria Koshenkova.

Maria Koshenkova is one of the participating artists in the exhibition «States of Glass» at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter. She also participates in the guest artist program, a part of the project. Maria is interested in the unique possibilities of using glass as a means of expression and is pushing the boundaries for her material in her explorative practice.

17:00

Video interviews with glass artists from Lofoten at Norske Kunsthåndverkere:

«ARTIST VISIT: Kristiansen & Paalgard»
«ARTIST VISIT: Cathinka Mæhlum».

17:15

Artist presentation with Karin Forslund.

Karin Forslund is one of the participating artists in the exhibition «States of Glass» at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter. She is also participating in the guest artist program, a part of the project. Karin often uses a method of letting warm expanding glass display itself within a given framework, working on the glass on a chemical level in the burning process. This leads the glass to act in surprising ways. Karin also works with exploring the medium of glass within film and will show us excerpts from this work.

18:00-19:00

"Walking with Breath" by the artist duo Frantzsen&Mjanger.

Live co-created performance with glass in the landscape. The participants in the symposium will take part in a small walk to Svinøya. (Not to be streamed.) Please dress for the weather, and keep your hands free (no umbrellas etc.).

Saturday August 21

12:00-18:00

An oppurtunity to visit the outdoor installation Discovered & Endangered by Cathinka Mæhlum & Marthe Belsvik Stavrum. Location: Langåsen-parken by the church in Svolvær.

PROGRAMME

Physical attendance for a tour in Nordnorsk kunstnersenters gallery, Torget 20 (co-located with Lofoten Kulturhus). The remaining programme is held at Lille Molla, Lofoten Kulturhus.
Link for streaming through Vimeo.

14:00

Guided tour of the exhibition «States of Glass». (Not to be streamed.)

15:00

Introduction from Nordnorsk kunstnersenter.

15:15

Film reportage from the guest artist programme connected to the project.

15:30-16:00
Lecture with Freyja Hartzell.

Freyja Hartzell is an associate professor at Bard Graduate Center in New York. She has been researching how glass objects functioned as a communicator in Europe’s political, cultural, and social upheavals during the inter war period. “Glass is magic,” writes Hartzell. “Not quite liquid, not quite solid, it is a shape-shifter: transforming itself, and, when penetrated by light, transfiguring the world.” Hartzell will go deeper into these aspects in her lecture and shed light on the customs presented and demonstrated.

16:00-16:15

Q & A with Freyja Hartzell, direct by link via Zoom.

16:15–16:30:
Break, coffee & snacks.

16:30

Artist presentation with Liu Chien Kuang.

Liu Chien-Kuang is one of the participating artists in the exhibition «States of Glass» at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter. He is also participating in the guest artist program, a part of the project. Kuang is interested in combining older techniques with new knowledge, thus developing and challenging glass as a medium. He often combines glass with other materials from his own cultural background.

17:00

Film with the installation Discovered & Endangered by Cathinka Mæhlum og Marthe Belsvik Stavrum.

17:15

Artist presentation with Rikka Haapasaari.

Rikka Haapasaari is one of the participating artists in the guest artist program of the project «States of Glass» at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter. Rikka is a trained glass artist working directly with glass, but also brings the material to the medium of film. Here she explores questions relating to the material’s own subjectivity.

Partners: The Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts, The Glass Factory, Museum Sydøstdanmark, Lofoten Glass and Lofoten Culture House.

The project is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.

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