27 03 2016 – 04 09 2016
The new exhibition at the GlazenHuis was called Whereabouts and was put together by the American curatorial collective Hyperopia Projects. Whereabouts refers to the places of residence of artists, to the context in which they live, work and are active in (internationally). We look how this context relates to their roots, their cultural or ethnic background. This ‘looking’ is also backed up by the collective’s name: hyperopia, which is the vision problem long-sightedness. Hyperopia as a metaphor for the way we see art?
ABOUT THE GLAZENHUIS
With the GlazenHuis the city of Lommel (Belgium) wishes to create a platform for glass as the fundament for art. The GlazenHuis is not only an architectural beacon and a glass museum, but acts also as an informative, educational, production and sales centre. This Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art combines various functions and it approaches glass from all possible perspectives: artistic, functional and conceptual, craftsmanly and industrial, contemporary and historical.
Every Wednesday in July and August at 2 PM (not on 27 July!)there's a free guided tour in the exhibition Whereabouts. And...you can watch the glass artists live at work in the hotshop!
The GlazenHuis has received 39 AiR submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The nominated AiR 2016 candidates: Linda Vránová and Michaela Doležalová (CZ), Andrew Baldwin (AU), Marie Retpen (DK).