glass – hand formed matter

5 May -- 7 August 2022

The international project “glass – hand formed matter” – backed by art colleges, glass factories and cultural institutions – aims to explore new perspectives for manual glass production in Germany and Europe. Glassmakers, artists, designers and students from Berlin and the German states Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as from Finland and Sweden have been brought together to reinterpret and further develop the millennia-old craft of glassmaking.

In addition to fascinating new objects, the exhibition features films alongside semi-finished products and materials, making manufacturing processes visible and tangible respectively. The show also includes works by six project fellows (Anette Rose, Ingela Johansson, Tue Greenfort, Riikka Latva-Somppi und Un/Making Studio, Anu Penttinen und Helmi Remes, Boom!) and their artistic investigations of various aspects of glass: the material as well as its production.

A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Artistic director and curator of the exhibition: Barbara Schmidt, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
Design of exhibition architecture: David Röder, supported by Barbara Schmidt and Steffen Schuhmann
Advertising design by weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, FG Visual Communication, Paula Meyer-Clason, using: Fluctus, design and photo by Elif Çak and Karl-Ferdinand Ludwig Neukirch, Still Life, Milla Vainio, photo: Inga Masche.