Art Exhibit at glasstec 2006
At glasstec 2006, 19th International Trade Fair for Machinery,
Equipment, Applications and Products, more than 60 international
artists will present their works of art and glass objects. The spectrum
of art displayed will range from glass containers and sculptures
to painted glass. This glass art will be on exhibit in Halls 9 and
10 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds from October 24 - 28, 2006.
Two art galleries will present interesting objects at glasstec.
Mariska Dirkx, a gallery from the Netherlands, will show glass art
objects by European artists with the headline "Crossing Borders"
exemplifying technologies both old and new to the glass industry
(Hall 9). This art collection consists of contemporary works by
artists from the Czech Republic, France, Austria, Germany, Belgium
and the Netherlands. The collection can also be of interest for
companies compiling their own glass art collection. The 37 artists
include Patula Berm, Thierry Boissel, Jan Doms, Hanneke Fokkelman,
Marta Gibiete, Jens Gussek and Sjer Jacobs.
"Glaskunstgalerie Welti" offers young Czech glass artists
a platform in the Düsseldorf harbor area and displays selected
works of Bohemian glass art at glasstec (Hall 10). Gallery owner
Daniela Welti places great emphasis on high-quality glass design
and utility glass with works by Prof. Borek Sipek and the AJETO
glassworks are the focus of the exhibits.
Internationally renowned artist Antonio Máro repeatedly re-interprets
glass and will show his "chromatic glass objects" at glasstec
(Hall 9). Born in Peru in 1928, the artist has been living in Europe
(Germany and Belgium) since 1950. Antonio Máro had numerous
international solo exhibitions in museums and cultural institutes
in New York, Vienna, Madrid, Bangkok and Beijing.
The Glass Artists' Association of North Rhine-Westphalia will present
current glass art works by 23 artists and members of its association
at glasstec 2006 (Hall 10). The spectrum includes glass containers,
glass paintings and sculptures as well as well as wall and space-related
works created by using a wide variety of techniques and material
combinations. All objects are for sale. Visitors can also custom
order art work. Established in 1998, the "Glass Artists' Association"
is a forum for glass artists and anyone with an interest in glass
art. Twenty three artists, as well as numerous mentors, friends
and sponsors, have now joined the association. The artists have
international careers but live and work in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The 23 artists include Michael Behrens, Brigitte Böckmann-Jennen,
Reiner Eul, Klaus U. Hilsbecher, Carmelo López and Gert Paulußen.
SiebenListGlas, the producer and distributor of gas-fired and electrical
fusing furnaces, aims to "stimulate the artistic nerve"
of visitors to glasstec 2006 (Hall 9). With the help of MalGlas
- an easy-to-use glass-finishing technology developed by SiebenListGlas
- visitors will be able to paint glass objects by themselves. A
caricaturist also paints portraits on glass. The works are then
fired and can be picked up about 2 hours later for a donation of
Euro 10 to the "Childrens' Protection Agency." At glasstec,
SiebenListGlas will also introduce the versatile possibilities of
float glass. On sale will be gas-fired and electrical fusing furnaces,
the "MalGlas" technology as well as all accessories required
for fitting a mobile glass-fusing workshop.
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