NINGBO INTERNATIONAL GLASS ART CONFERENCE
April 16-20, 2017 . Ningbo, China
Wuxi Greenwave Art Gallery, Glass Museum in Lviv and Western Scientific and Artistic Center of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine has a great honor to invite glass artists, curators, art critics and founds of glass art to take a part in the Ningbo Glass Museum inauguration and the I Ningbo International Glass Art Conference in the framework of 2017 China (Ningbo) Cultural Industries Fair. The conference is aimed to unite artists from different countries around the discussion about the issues and prospects of studio glass art. All participants of the Conference in Ningbo are outstanding representatives of the national schools of glass art. Each artist present to the Chinese audience creative works, which will be exposed at the final exhibition. The collection of unique creative works of world known artists will create the basis for the newly established Glass Museum in Ningbo with the exhibition area of over 2,000 m. sq. This collection reflects the current state of the world contemporary glass art.
It is impossible to imagine our way of life, housing interior or public place without any artistically processed glass today. People invented glass long ago, put it into service, and for centuries improve its manufacturing technology, artistically enrich its forms and expand the product line.
In some countries, such as Italy, Sweden and the Czech Republic, glass manufacturing has become one of the determining factors of national identity. Glass as a "window on the world" –this way one may denote the historical and artistic mission of this material. The emergence of three-dimensional glass form as an object of artistic transmission and a means of emotional impact, has become an important reformative step in the development of the global glass and art of the XX century in general.
EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY GLASS
Every participant in the Ningbo International Conference is one of the most famous and prominent representatives of the national school of art glass. Collection of artworks of the Ningbo Museum of Glass that will be presented to the Chinese audience is a kind of reflection of the current state of development of contemporary glass art in the world.
Within a few decades works with such signatures as "Rogers", "Klein", "Lill", "Kriukas" and others will be valued at the level of today's "Klimt", "Picasso", "Monet." That is because the art of art glass –is one of the youngest trends of art, which appeared in the 60s of the twentieth century due to international studio glass movement, and its first followers were the mentioned artists.
NINGBO GLASS MUSEUM
The Glass Museum in Ningbo is aimed to present to the Chinese audience the best world achievements in the field of contemporary glass art. Over 2000 m. sq. is dedicated for creative compositions of world known glass artists from different countries. The basis of the museum’s collection consists of the art pieces gathered during the I International Glass Art Conference in Ningbo, April 16-20, 2017. The exposition halls of the Glass Museum in Ningbo will be opened to the visitors in October, 2017. We intend to create one of the biggest glass museums in China, where visitors will be able to watch closely the masterpieces of prominent artists from all continents.
PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE 2017