| 13-06-2024

Register for New Energy glass symposium

The Glass Department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, invites delegates to register for its ‘New Energy’ glass symposium.

Featuring two days of ‘exploration, inspiration and innovation in the world of glass art’, the event takes place on 25 and 26 October 2024 and celebrates the opening of new studio facilities in the Large Glass department.

The organisers state that ‘New Energy’ is not just a title, but rather a guiding principle driving exploration of the limitless possibilities of glass as a medium for artistic expression.

“Over the course of the symposium, we will delve into the transformative power of glass art, shedding light on the groundbreaking techniques, provocative concepts and visionary perspectives that are reshaping the contemporary art landscape,” they explain.

Renowned speakers and makers will be taking part and there will be opportunities to connect with fellow artists, scholars and enthusiasts.

With support from the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, the department was able to acquire a new electric furnace and other equipment for the hot shop. These will be showcased live during demonstrations by talented glassblowers Marc Barreda (artist, glassblower, educator at Make Eindhoven), Deborah Czeresko (artist, glassblower and visiting lecturer), Martin Janecky (artist, glass sculptor and visiting artist) and Marek Effmert (artist, glassblower and main assistant to Martin Janecky).

In addition, distinguished speakers will share their insights, experiences and visions for the future of glass art. They are Telesilla Bristogianni (researcher and lecturer at the Glass Research Group of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft, NL), David Schnuckel (artist and Associate Professor of Glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, US) and Frederik Rombach (artist and owner of Rombachs Glass, Antwerp, Belgium).

The symposium fee is €20 (students €10) per person per day. Registration is required as there is limited capacity. Complete this form to reserve your spot.

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Glass Department is dedicated to fostering creativity, critical inquiry and technical mastery in the field of glass art. Its programme encourages experimentation, collaboration and innovation.

Gerrit Rietveld Academie is at Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Website: https://rietveldacademie.nl

Graphic by Jonghwan Jeong, a second-year student in the Large Glass department.

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