Tina Oldknow provides introduction to Silvia Levenson.
The topic of the seminar paralleled the museum's 2004 special exhibition: Beyond Venice.
Ms. Oldknow also curated the 2004 mini exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass: The Italian Influence in Contemporary Glass.
Ms. Levenson, an Argentine-born artist, works in Italy. Her work addresses ideas around childhood, love, duty, political and domestic violence.
Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass ; Silvia Levenson, Glass Artist ; Miriam Paul, Membership Coordinator, The Corning Museum of Glass.
Filmed during the 43rd annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, October 8, 2004.
In the first lecture, Tina Oldknow reviews some of the more important Italian glass artists of the 20th century, which include Venini, Seguso, Barbini, Stearn, Signareto, Barovier, Tosso, and many others. She discusses works done by American artists that have clearly been inflenced by Venetian glass.
The second lecture is by Silvia Levenson, current recipient of The Rakow Commission. In her lecture, Levenson explains how she employs issues from childhood, love, duty, political and domestic violence into her sculptures and installations. A question and answer session follows.
Silvia Levenson's lecture given in Spanish and translated to English by Miriam Paul.