Magazine opportunity | 23-10-2022

Apply to be featured in Corning’s New Glass Review 43

The US-based Corning Museum of Glass has published its highly regarded New Glass Review annually since 1979. The publication has an enviable reputation as a showcase of an international contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity and creativity of artists, designers and architects working in this challenging material.

Corning Museum of Glass is inviting submissions for edition 43. As well as examples of contemporary glass, submissions can include video works in which glass plays a fundamental role, and video documentation of performances using glass. The work must have been made between January 2022 and January 2023. Anyone from a beginner student to the most established artist can submit their work for consideration.

Most years, the Museum receives around 1,000 submissions from artists, designers, and organisations in more than 50 countries. These submissions are reviewed by a panel of curators, scholars and artists, led by the Museum’s curator of post-war and contemporary glass. In total, 100 images are ultimately selected for publication.

As the Museum explains, “What appears in New Glass Review is not what is ‘best’ in glass in a given year (what an impossible task!). Instead, it is a collection of works, chosen by individuals from across the worlds of glass, arranged to spark new ways to see and think about this incredible material and the people who use it expressively.”

Inspired by two landmark exhibitions, ‘New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979)’ and ‘Glass 1959’, New Glass Review has documented glass on a global scale and brought unprecedented critical and popular attention to the material, its makers, and designers.

Both the 1959 and 1979 exhibitions showed the prevailing concerns of glassmakers and thinkers. In 1959, industrial glass reigned; the exhibition was full of elegant sets of colourless glasses, decanters, and vases. By 1979, studio glass had made its mark, and the submissions were full of the whimsy and experimentation that characterised the movement.

Find out more and submit your application via this link.

Image: ‘Optisk II’, by Ben Orozco, featured in New Glass Review 42.

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