11 AM - 7 PM
Campo S. Fantin,
Glass Art NOW! 1000 Years of Hungarian Glass is an exhibition which aims to present the concise history of the development of glass in the Carpathian Basin from the earliest Roman excavations to the present day. The show, which forms part of the Bohus-Lugossy Foundation's ongoing research into the history of glass in the Carpathian Basin, features a wide spectrum of glass objects that mark important milestones in various historical periods, with the latest chapter being contemporary glass art and the works of recent graduates from the summer of 2023.
In conjunction with the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, a 1:100 scale architectural model of the Spatial Spiral - European Contemporary Glass Art Museum will also be presented, inspired by the sculpture "Spatial Spiral" by glass sculptor Zoltán Bohus (1979, The Corning Museum of Glass), with the iconic embryo in the centre of its spiral curve, motives typical of his wife’s, Mária Lugossy’s, glass sculpturing design. The building, designed as a glass museum, thus represents the embryo, the core of life, which is surrounded by a spiral of space and time in a never-ending flow, symbolising the constant renewal of life and glass art.
"In Glass Art NOW!, every refraction unfolds a story, and every reflection opens up a new approach. As a metaphor for the fluid and solid states of glass, the show weaves together history in a network of multi-coloured perspectives. Just as glass reflects and refracts light, the exhibition showcases the vibrant threads of art – from deep-rooted folk traditions to contemporary glass art. Collectively, the show presents a mesmerising kaleidoscope of Hungarian glass art and history, where every reflection is a discovery and every refraction invites a new interpretation."
Patron of the exhibition:
Dr. Tibor Navracsics, Government Commissioner for the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture, Minister of Regional Development
Glass Art NOW! has been made possible by Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture, the Hungarian Academy of Arts / Magyar Művészeti Akadémia, Municipality of Veszprém, Hungarian Cultural Institute in Rome and the LIGET Budapest Project.