Glass Symposium


This symposium offers to the public the opportunity to get acquainted with the leading international and Czech experts in the field of glass, try glass blowing during guided tour in a glass factory and visit the unique gallery of leading Czech glass artists.

The program of Symposium was divided into 2 days. The first one named Art Glass – theory and praxis,  brought the theory through lectures , tried to show connections between theory and practice . The second one named Glass Journey , was focused on the practice part and was connected with the trip to Lindava and Železný Brod.

1. day

Art Glass – theory and practice
Lectures, Date: September 20, 2013
Location: Game Ball Room, Prague Castle
Moderator : Milan Hlaveš

Program :

—09.30 start

—09.35 Mgr. Oldřich Palata (CZ)is an art historian and curator. He studied art history and aesthetics at Charles University in Prague. Since 1971 he has been employed at the North Bohemian Museum, from 1975 as a leading art historian for the textile industries, glass, ceramics and porcelain. Extensive are his publishing activities.

—10.05 Douglas Heller (US) has been the coowner and director of the Heller Gallery (New York) since 1973. He has organized hundreds of group and solo exhibitions, including the landmark show Glass America 1978 at Lever House in New York City. He also organized The Prague Glass Prize, the first major exhibition of Czech Studio Glass produced after the “Velvet Revolution” in the Czech Republic.

—10.35 coffee-break

—10.45 Prof. Sylva Petrová (CZ) is an internationally recognized curator, researcher, writer and university professor, expert in contemporary art glass. Emeritus Professor at the University of Sunderland in the UK, where she worked until 2012. During her 36 years experience in the field, she wrote seven separate books and published a hundred articles in professional journals.

—11.15 Martin Janecký (CZ) is a Czech glass artist working in the United States. He is an expert on the technique of blowing and shaping glass. His speciality is glass sculpture. Participates in regular glass symposia in the Corning Museum of Glass. In the U.S. he teaches at selected schools such as Penland School of Crafts, Tacoma Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School.

—11.50 James Baker (US) is currently Executive Director of the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. He recently served as President of Maine College of Art in Portland. Previously he was Executive Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. Nationally, he has served on several boards, e.g. the Nominating Committee for the Glass Art Society.

—12.20 coffee-break

—14.30 Mgr. Milan Hlaveš, Ph.D. (CZ) is an art historian and curator. He is a head of collections of glass, ceramics and porcelain in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. He worked at the National Technical Museum and at the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou. He is an author and co-author of more than forty exhibitions, numerous articles in professional journals and member of many committees competition.

—15.00 Dr. Sven Hauschke (DE) is a director of European Museum of Modern Glass and Curator of Works of Art at the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg. He has curated various exhibitions on modern glass and organized workshops with international artists. He was a commissioner at the European Glass Context 2012 for Germany.

—16.00 coffee-break

—16.10 Angela van der Burght (NL) is partner of Fenestra Ateliers, industrial designer, art teacher and author of articles and study plans for art education about art and glass, independent curator and consultant. She worked as an editor in chief of the Glassbulletin, This Side Up! and Fjoezzz. Now she is an editor in chief of internet magazine Glass is more!

Program :

Glass Journey
The practical part
Date: September 21, 2013
Location: Ajeto, Lindava;
Gallery Libenský–Brychtová, Železný Brod

—08.30 meeting point – parking across the building of main railway station (Hlavní nádraží) Praha, Wilsonova street

—09.00 departure direction Lindava – Ajeto

—11.00 welcome in Glass Tavern; short speech about the history and present of the glassworks—11.30 excursion in large glassworks (hotshop, cutting shop, moulding shop, mixing room of new glass, showroom, archive)

—12.00 possibility of lunch in Glass Tavern

—13.00 possibility of blowing glass in a small furnace in the Glass Tavern (kids up to 10 years free of charge)

—13.30 departure from Lindava to Železný Brod

—14.30 arrival in Železný Brod; Gallery Libenský–Brychtová Private Gallery Tour

—15.30 Departure direction Prague expected arrival time 17.00

20.–21. September 2013
Game Ball Room, Prague Castle
AJETO, Lindava
Galerie Libenský-Brychtová, Železný Brod

Price for the first day, lectures Sept. 20 – 15€
Price for the second (including transport); excursion Sept. 21 – 25€
Price for both days – 35€
Kids up to 10 years – free of charge

Please, confirm by September 18, 2013

Detailed program possible to download in PDF version

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