STARTING FROM 10 June 2005
Glass – A New Experience [2]
Contemporary Studio Glass, Focus: Australia, Great Britain, USA

The second exhibition of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung: One of the goals of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, which was founded some years ago, is to introduce artists using the material glass to a larger circle of people interested in art. Therefore, exhibitions take place on a regular basis presenting different themes of contemporary studio glass and showing it as what it is – an own form of art. In the first part of the exhibition Glass – A New Experience the focus was on Czech and Eastern European artists. The second part now, beginning on June 10, 2005 will show objects from the Anglo-American world and Australia.

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTITSTS FROM THE STUDIO GLASS SCENE WITH THE FOCUS ON AUSTRALIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND THE USA

One of the famous artists from the USA, Dale Chihuly, can be seen with a piece of his work which has so far not been exhibited that much, a Jerusalem Cylinder. Mark Bokesch-Parsons, an Englishman living in Illinois, is represented with one of his impressive heads, reflecting inside secrets and dreams. The morbid female sculptures created by Janusz Walentynowicz show an own, different type of contemporary sculpture. Other artists working in America and being represented in Europe rather scarcely such as José Chardiet, Steven Weinberg, Leah Camille Wingfield and Paul Seide with his light objects will be shown in this exhibition. Among other objects from Australia the visitor will also come across the rather delicate works of Kristie Rea and Jessica Loughlin, which have been inspired by the Australian landscape. Scott Chaseling depicts metaphoric scenes of the daily life on his technically innovative vessels.

Further internationally renowned artists such as Tessa Clegg, Clifford Rainey and David Reekie represent Great Britain. The impressive large-size light-glass-installation Streetwise created by Alison Kinnaird (Scotland) and recently bought by the foundation will be presented for the first time. Abstract and figurative elements are combined with each other in a nocturnal street scene, with their poetic as well as threatening spirit becoming vivid by the special optical fiber glass lighting.

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