until 13.07. | #1453ARTatBerlin | Benhadj&Djilali Galerie shows from 29th June 2017 the group exhibition “Made in Australia”.
Within the framework of Australia now Germany 2017, Berlin Glas e.V. has partnered with two prestigious institutions in Australia – Canberra Glassworks and the JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design – to bring 10 emerging artists to Berlin for an exhibition called Made in Australia: Emerging Design from Canberra & Adelaide.
Contemporary glass art and design is part of Australia´s modern heritage, and the collaborative efforts between the three glass organizations has generated an occasion to build creative bridges and opportunities for the Alumni of the JamFactory Associate training programme and the Canberra Glassworks artistic community. They will have a chance to showcase their innovative and unique works in a new international design context.
Germany had a strong impact on glass and the modern glass movement in Australia. In 1982, Hamburg-based artist Klaus Moje AO (1936-2016) was invited by the Director of the Canberra School of Art (now part of the Australian National University School of Art & Design) to start a glass programme. He took the opportunity to begin a new curriculum that introduced kiln forming, carving and “cold-working” techniques. Students were taught a wider range of working with glass, and he created a curriculum that emphasised technique as much as it did concept. Klaus Moje´s tenure inspired subsequent generations of artists using glass as a principle material, including the artists in Made in Australia.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is supporting this project as part of Australia now Germany 2017, which showcases Australian culture in Germany through a multifaceted yearlong programme that also highlights new collaborations and deepens networks across a variety of fields. The success of German-Australian collaboration in glass art is just one example of a thriving partnership that encompasses culture, science and technology, sport, business and government.
Vernissage: Thursday, 29th June 2017, 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: Thursday, 29th June to Thursday, 13th July 2017Zu Benhadj + Djilali
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