Since 2007, the GlazenHuis has presented yearly pre-eminent, internationally acknowledged exhibitions featuring glass as an artistic medium within the contemporary visual arts. In the Autumn of 2013, GlazenHuis – in cooperation with Ilse van Roy (MAD Faculty, Hasselt) – organized an exhibition for young graduate Master students from European academic art programs.
The members of the jury: Frederic Geurts (independent artist), Ilse Van Roy (MAD Faculty) and Jeroen Maes (GLAZENHUIS) made a selection of 11 talented artists who use glass as a jumping-off point in their artistic work. Transcending a mere material approximation of the medium, they were interested in realizations which give prominence to glass both visually and conceptually. Accordingly, not only objects, jewellery and sculptures but also videos and installations as well as paintings and photography were eligible to feature in the exhibition.
This exhibition generated interesting confrontations and it initiated an open discussion about the position of glass within the art programs and the contemporary art scene.