Contemporary Glass, Right Now

Contemporary Glass, Right Now


I’m Katherine Gray, resident evaluator
from “Blown Away.” And I’m Susie Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass.
And we’re here in the Contemporary Art + Design Galleries of The Corning Museum of Glass. So what excites you about contemporary glass right now? I
think one of the things that excites me a lot is the way that glass has become
gone from a medium that only a few people had access to to one that people
all over the globe are using to really think through ideas, to engage
materiality, to develop new concepts that really haven’t ever existed before. Have
you noticed anything that’s changed in the last couple of decades? I think one
of the most amazing things that’s changed is the scale. Over the last
couple of decades, artists have really gained an increased knowledge of
technique, equipment has expanded, raw materials have expanded, and so that’s
allowed artists that work in glass all the time and artists from other
materials to make much bigger pieces like you can see around us.

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