New Glass Now


Contemporary Art + Design Wing
May 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020

New Glass Now will document the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects around the world working in the challenging material of glass. A global survey designed to show the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking, the exhibition will feature objects, installations, videos, and performances made in the last three years by 100 artists of 32 nationalities working in more than 25 countries.

The third exhibition in a series dating to 1959, New Glass Now employs a democratic curatorial methodology. Just as in 1959, the show was curated from an open call for submissions by an international panel. Headed by Susie J. Silbert, curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, the panel also includes guest curators Aric Chen, curator-at-large, M+ museum, Hong Kong; Susanne Jøker Johnsen, artist and head of exhibitions at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark; and American artist Beth Lipman. The panel received submissions from more than 1,400 artists and designers from 52 countries.

The selected artworks demonstrate the diversity of their makers, ranging from timely political commentary and investigations of the materiality of glass to explorations at the intersection of high-technology and the hand. The show includes artists at every point in their career, from recent graduates to established artists, representing nearly every glassworking technique. They range in age from 23 to 84 years.

The first two exhibitions in the series, Glass 1959 and New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) brought unprecedented critical and popular attention to the material, its makers, and designers. As the first exhibition to showcase international contemporary glass, Glass 1959 created the field and laid the foundation for the blossoming of the Studio Glass movement. Twenty years later, New Glass: A Worldwide Survey revolutionized it, spurring individual and institutional collecting across the globe, garnering new scholarly attention, and promoting continued artistic innovation. New Glass Now stands to make a similar impact today.

Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, the Museum will publish the 40th anniversary issue of New Glass Review. The 2019 edition will include the 100 artworks and design objects chosen for the contemporary survey New Glass Now as well as important contextual essays and information.

Featured artists

Tamás Ábel (Hungary)
James Akers (United States)
Miya Ando (United States)
Atelier NL: Lonny van Ryswyck (The Netherlands) and Nadine Sterk (The Netherlands)
Flavie Audi (France)
Kate Baker (Australia)
Ans Bakker (The Netherlands)
G. William Bell (United Kingdom and United States)
Stine Bidstrup (Denmark)
Juli Bolaños-Durman (Costa Rica)
Monica Bonvicini (Italy)
Tord Boontje (The Netherlands) for Swarovski, Austria
Lothar Böttcher (Republic of South Africa and Germany)
Ronan Bouroullec (France) and Erwan Bouroullec (France) for Iittala Inc., Finland
Dylan Brams (United States and Israel)
Sarah Briland (United States)
Stefano Bullo (Italy) and Matteo Silverio (Italy)
Nacho Carbonell (Spain)
Keeryong Choi (United Kingdom)
David Colton (United States)
Shaun Conroy (United States)
Matthew Curtis (Australia)
Deborah Czeresko (United States)
Andrea da Ponte (Argentina)
Doris Darling (Austria)
Matthew Day Perez (United States)
Ross Delano (United States), Erikh Vargo (United States), and Brad Patocka (United States)
David Derksen (The Netherlands) for Tre Product, Poland
Nadège Desgenétez (France and United States)
Mel Douglas (Australia)
Alicia Eggert (United States)
Judi Elliott (Australia)
Raymon Elozua (United States)
Maria Bang Espersen (Denmark)
Frida Fjellman (Sweden)
Jahday Ford (Bermuda) and Joseph Hillary (United Kingdom)
Karin Forslund (Sweden and Norway)
Nickolaus Fruin (United States)
Sachi Fujikake (Japan)
Martino Gamper (Italy) for J. & L. Lobmeyr, Austria
Abdulnasser Gharem (Saudi Arabia)
Jeff Goodman (Canada), Jeff Goodman Studio
Katherine Gray (United States)
Heather Hancock (Canada)
Hanna Hansdotter (Sweden) for Kosta Boda, Sweden
Jochen Holz (Germany)
Krista Israel (The Netherlands); Research: Ayako Tani (Japan/United Kingdom) and Hans de Kruijk (The Netherlands); Assistants: Hao Ran Zhu (China) and Wilma Hornsveld (The Netherlands)
Soobin Jeon (Republic of Korea)
Dafna Kaffeman (Israel)
Jiro Kamata (Japan)
Micha Karlslund (Denmark)
Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello (Australia)
David King (United States)
Jitka Kolbe-Růžičková (Czech Republic)
Peadar Lamb (Republic of Ireland)
Caroline Landau (United States)
Danny Lane (United States)
Helen Lee (United States)
Shayna Leib (United States)
James Magagula (Kingdom of eSwatini—formerly Swaziland)
Karina Malling (Denmark)
Geoffrey Mann (United Kingdom)
Amie McNeel (United States)
Sean Merchant (United States)
Lukas Milanak (United States)
Michal Motycka (Czech Republic)
Stanislav Muller (Czech Republic) and Radka Mullerova (Czech Republic)
Fredrik Nielsen (Sweden)
Aya Oki (Japan)
Sharyn O’Mara (United States)
Momoo Omuro (Japan)
Zora Palová (Slovakia) and Štěpán Pala (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Suzanne Peck (United States) and Karen Donnellan (Republic of Ireland)
Aaron Pexa (United States)
Tomáš Prokop (Czech Republic)
Laura Puska (Finland)
Kirstie Rea (Australia)
Nate Ricciuto (United States)
Anna Riley (United States)
Tomo Sakai (Japan)
Rui Sasaki (Japan)
Megan Stelljes (United States)
Austin Stern (United States)
C. Matthew Szösz (United States)
Christine Tarkowski (United States)
Angela Thwaites (United Kingdom)
Blanche Tilden (Australia)
Cecilia Untario (Indonesia)
Sylvie Vandenhoucke (Belgium)
Jeroen Verhoeven (The Netherlands) and Joep Verhoeven (The Netherlands)
Norwood Viviano (United States)
Qin Wang (China)
Chiemi Watanabe (Japan)
Ida Wieth (Denmark)
Erwin Wurm (Austria)
Dustin Yellin (United States)
Bohyun Yoon (United States and Republic of Korea)
He Zhao (China)
Mark Zirpel (United States)
Toots Zynsky (United States)