KADK Bornholm, DK


European Glass Context 2016 forms part of a biennial symposium for European contemporary glass and ceramics on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Through comprehensive exhibitions, workshops, master classes and lectures, an opportunity will arise to discuss and present the best of contemporary European glass today. This event is motivated by a desire to promote the disciplines and trades of glass and ceramic art at European and global levels. Through this event we aim to show a changing biannual overview of contemporary European glass and ceramics.

All 28 members of the European Union as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are invited to participate. European Ceramic Context was presented for the first time in 2006 and it is now the sixth time we will hold this event. Bornholm Biennials for contemporary European glass and ceramics are jointly organized by Bornholm Art Museum, The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm anf Grønbechs Gård.

Posted 23 March 2016

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The program includes a combination of activities organized by the EGC secretariat and adjoining events organized by local glass artists, students and visiting artists who wish to participate in the event by organizing an exhibition, a happening and an event. All proposed activities will be reviewed by the secretariat, to ensure a high level of artistic quality.

EGC2016 – Open Call, will be exhibited at Grønbechs Gaard. We invite individual curators, artist groups or artists to apply for participation. With this approach, we hope to include collaborative works, experimentalism, activism etc. The curator group will select works and projects for participation among the applicants.
EGC2016 – Curated, will be exhibited at Bornholm Art Museum and curated by a group of 6 curators. The curators will nominate artists for participation from their region, the curator group will make the final selection. Participation in this exhibition is by nomination only.
The EGC2016 Prizes and Jury. Two prizes of € 10.000 € and € 5000 will be given to two outstanding artists or artists groups, selected among the participants in the two exhibitions. A jury of three international members with expertise within the field of glass will go through the exhibitions before the opening and select the prize winners. The winners will be announced at the exhibition opening.
AiR Bornholm. The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm is offering a residency for two artists working in glass. Selected artists will be given the time and space to develop a new project or body of work in glass. The residency provides basic materials and six weeks access to studio facilities at the glass department at KADK Bornholm.

The Glass Virus Think Tank and The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm have decided to join forces in organizing an educational seminar in collaboration with the objective: Creating the utopian synergy of glass education

EGC2016 Conference - Call for Papers
GLASS - Cultural Heritage and Craftsmanship, Process as Object. In the expanding field of contemporary glass art and crafts, artists, curators, museums, and educational institutions are thus using the glassmaking process and matter as content and mediator for expressing narrative works, performance, and activism with both political and gender issues.
For further information please contact the EGC2016 secretariat:
European Glass Context 2016
v/ Royal Danish Academy School of Design Bornholm
Project Director Susanne Jøker Johnsen
+45 (0)4170-1980

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