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Object Name: 
Installation
Title: 
I was here
Accession Number: 
2019.3.32
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2017
Web Description: 
Like rock and roll translated into glass, this installation embodies youthful rebellion and individual presence. Though Nielsen’s work can seem self-involved—those numbers are his phone number—he’s actually working to bring attention to the world of Swedish glass. Underneath their car-paint surfaces, his pitchers are made by rolling other artists’ pieces into the molten glass, capturing the evolving history of Swedish glass in their forms.
Provenance: 
Nielsen, Fredrik (Swedish, b. 1977), Source
2017
to
2019-12-04
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
+46
inscription
Car Paint (b) on body
Fredrik / Nielsen / 2010
signature
Engraved (a) on base
Primary Description: 
Installation, "I was here". Glass, automotive paint, wood; blown. Room installation that consists of floorboards, walls and three wooden pedestals, all of which are spray painted with the artist's phone number, and two glass sculptures that sit atop the painted pedestals.
CA+D Reopening 2020
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
2020 refresh of the Contemporary Art and Design galleries after the deinstallation of the 2019 temporary exhibition, "New Glass Now".
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-05-12 through 2020-01-05
New Glass Now is an international survey of contemporary glass celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Museum’s flagship contemporary publication, New Glass Review. For 40 years, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. New Glass Now also commemorates the 40th and 60th anniversaries, respectively, of two groundbreaking exhibitions in the Museum’s history: New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) and Glass 1959. These landmark exhibitions documented glass on a global scale and brought unprecedented critical and popular attention to the material, its makers, and designers. Just like New Glass Review and its precursor exhibitions, New Glass Now will be curated from an open call for submissions by the Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary glass and a panel of guest curators. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass Now.
 
Walk The Line
Venue(s)
Dunkers Kulturhus
Nine glass artists - seven rooms. The exhibition Walk The Line shows nine artists' expression, whose work relates to and takes its starting point from different traditions, practices and myths surrounding the material glass. The visitor will have the opportunity to walk in the poetic landscapes made of glass, step into a darkened room with a green glowing uranium glass and face painted punk glass graffiti aesthetics. Swedish glass is in a period of change characterized by vitality, diversity and new expressions. The glass has evolved from being produced in a large scale industry to become a material available in a variety of artistic fields. This shift towards a more craft-based production promotes a new exclusivity and knowledge. It also creates a new form of knowledge between artisans, artists, craftsmen, designers, researchers and the community that gives new perspective on the glass. The actual title Walk the Line aims of the exhibition is like walking on a line through different glasses expression and glass techniques. Participating artists: Ingalena Klenell, Karl-Magnus Nilsson, Nina Westman, Fredrik Nielsen, Birgitta Ahlin, Sirkka Lehtonen, Ditte Johansson Terese William Waenerlund, Asa Jungnelius. Artist Presentations are available here . The exhibition is produced by the Dunkers Culture in cooperation with The Glass Factory in Boda. Location: Exhibition Hall 2
:body politic (2019) illustrated, pp. 102-103; BIB# 720424
Notable Acquisitions (2019) illustrated, p. 58; BIB# 115964