Nordic glass art has created distinctive identities for all four countries—Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland—and collectively added to the Scandinavian Modern aesthetic. Famous glass factories like Orrefors, Iittala, Holmegaard and Kosta Boda; and designers such as Tapio Wirkkala and Alvar Aalto have long been associated with good design and refined taste. aAfter the high point of Nordic glass art in the mid-20th century, market pressure and other economic realities have contributed to the rise of a bright new generation of glass artists and designers with independent spirits focused on self-expression, experimentation and entrepreneurship.
This exhibition highlights a group of glass artists shaping the future of Nordic glass for the 21st century: Evelina Dovsten & Kristin Larsson, Bjørn Friborg, Mervi Haapakoski, Renata Jakowleff, Sini Majuri, Auli Rautiainen, Kirsten Vikingstad Storesund, and Ida Wieth. Nordic Glass exhibition is also part of the festival called "Part of NORDEN: The Festival of Cool" taking place November 24 through December 2.
Admission is free and the exhibition will be on September 22, 2018 - June 2, 2019. Check the hours from Harbourfront Centre Visual Arts website.
9/22/2018 12:00 PM - 6/2/2019 11:00 PM
Harbourfront Centre Visual Arts
235 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada