This winter, GlazenHuis will present three exhibitions which relate to its own glass art collection and the management of the private Embrechts-Ryckaert and Schrijvers collections. GlazenHuis will present a retrospective of Richard Meitner (US/NL), an exhibition with artist-in-residence Kasper Bosmans and an exhibition entitled CUT.
Dr. Dirk Schrijvers Collection
Artist Richard Meitner (US/NL) is an icon. For many decades he has covered the boundaries of glass art under a layer of paint, a film of photo transfers or a crust of glass grains. He complements them with found objects, textiles or colourful sequins. Without many words, but with expressive images, always renewing and recognisable.
Richard Meitner has a very large fan base. Without doubt the biggest collector is Dr. D. Schrijvers who owns more than 70 works of art by this exceptional artist. For some years now GlazenHuis has been managing this collection together with the Designmuseum Gent. This exhibition is a retrospective as well as a prelude to a large solo exhibition Meitner75 in 2023.
summer resident 2021
After opening a large exhibition at De Pont in Tilburg, visual artist Kasper Bosmans was back in his homeland of Lommel for the summer of ’21. Together with Team GlazenHuis, as artist-in-residence, he developed a new version of his Wolf Corridor. This work will be part of his upcoming solo exhibition at art centre Wiels in Brussels. Parts of the Wolf Corridor are shown here at GlazenHuis for the first time in combination with existing works.
Bosmans is fascinated by stories, local customs and anecdotes. By connecting these with each other, new stories emerge that make interpretations possible.
The way in which people project meanings onto nature is a recurring theme in Bosmans’ work. He usually focuses intuitively on specific, sometimes fragile, playful facts and stories that are close to ordinary life but, despite the meaning they carry, appear to be undervalued. Findings that stimulate him during his research are the occasion for an artistic game between acquired knowledge and a feeling for poetry.
glass_cut, sawn, ground
Glass can be worked in many ways, both cold and hot. This selection of glass artworks from our own collection were further processed cold after melting, blowing or casting.