Exhibitions

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HANDMADE - Scandinavian Glass Starting all over

HANDMADE - Scandinavian Glass Starting all over

24.11.2017–1.4.2018

The exhibition Handmade – Scandinavian Glass Starting all over focuses on the future of glass art and its development. Three museums specializing in glass – The Finnish Glass Museum, Finland, The Glass Factory, Sweden and Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, have invited glass artists to show together with the museums what glass art can offer, what is relevant to the exercise of the art form and the future of glass in the Nordic region.

This is partly in the form of a travelling exhibition, which focuses on the new tendencies, and collaborations and networks. The exhibition is the first contemporary Nordic glass exhibition in twenty years.

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KAJ FRANCK - Beauty of Geometry

KAJ FRANCK - Beauty of Geometry

23.2.–29.4.2018

Kaj Franck (1911–1989) is one of Finland’s best-known designers. He originally graduated in furniture design in 1932 from the Central School of Industrial Art in Helsinki. In 1945, Franck was hired by the Arabia factory in Helsinki to design porcelain and ceramics. He designed products for the Iittala glassworks from 1946 to 1949.

Since Franck was already employed by the Arabia company, which was owned by Wärtsilä, he began to design glass at Nuutajärvi. He concentrated on the mass production of basic objects and personified a Finnish version of the Scandinavian concept of ‘beautiful everyday things’.

RIIKKA HAAPASAARI - Stories in Glass

RIIKKA HAAPASAARI - Stories in Glass

23.2.–1.4.2018

Riikka Haapasaari is an artist working with glass and the moving image. She graduated as Bachelor of Arts from Aalto University in 2012, and Master of Arts from the Royal College of Arts in 2014.

Stories in Glass consists of short films, almost all of which will be premiered at the Finnish Glass Museum. The works lead viewers under a glassy sky, to seek roots and a home, to a growing up story of a piece of glass, and finally turn the gaze to the future via the past.


KERTTU NURMINEN - in Glass Wonderland

KERTTU NURMINEN - in Glass Wonderland

18.5.–19.8.2018

 

HELENA TYNELL: Love for Glass - and Light

HELENA TYNELL: Love for Glass - and Light

18.5.–28.10.2018