On the initiative of and in collaboration with the GlazenHuis, the National Glass Museum Leerdam presented an exhibition entitled ‘Beste Buren | Ceci n’est pas du verre’. As part of the ‘Beste Buren 2015’ (The Best of Neighbours 2015) event, which celebrated Flemish-Dutch creativity and cultural cooperation, the works of five renowned artists (Esther Jiskoot, Jehoshua Rozenman, Maria Roosen, Hans Hovy and Caroline Prisse) were entering into battle with the compelling architecture of the GlazenHuis. Each of the artists came from a different part of the world of sculpture and had come into contact with glass at some point during their career. They all incorporated glass in their work but did not lay the emphasis on its intrinsic seductive properties, such as transparency, sheen and viscosity. Instead, the artists primarily took advantage of the material’s expressive qualities.
Hans Hovy, Esther Jiskoot, Caroline Prisse, Maria Roosen, Jehoshua Rozenman