Glasstress Boca Raton

Jan. 31-Jul. 2, 2017
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Part of a new curatorial initiative to examine areas traditionally considered ‘craft,’ but which present alternative mediums of increasing interest to contemporary artists, Glasstress features 25-30 glass installations created by contemporary artists from around the world in collaboration with the international organization Glasstress, Venice and the master glass artisans of Berengo Studio, Murano. The results challenge our notion of glass as a ‘beautiful’ material and encourage us to explore the bold, political, and sometimes less than pristine aspects of the medium. Works included in the Glasstress Boca Raton exhibition incorporate performance, video, interactive media, design, and even video games, and delve into substantial content, from race, identity, and colonialism to themes of science and nature and issues of biological diversity, global hunger, and climate change.

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Glasstress Boca Raton

Hans Op De Beeck, The Frozen Vanitas, 2015. Fondazione Berengo, Venice, Italy.

Glasstress Boca Raton

Javier Perez, Carrona (Carrion), 2011. Hand blown glass and stuffed crows.