Meng Du Was Awarded with Honorable Mention on The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016

杜蒙荣获日本金泽国际玻璃大赏2016优秀奖

The Echo from the Highland I, Kiln-formed glass, tea, steel, silver, Dimension Variable, 2015 | 高地回声I,玻璃,茶,铁,银箔,尺寸可变,2015

The Echo from the Highland I, Kiln-formed glass, tea, steel, silver, Dimension Variable, 2015 | 高地回声I,玻璃,茶,铁,银箔,尺寸可变,2015

 

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016| 金泽国际玻璃大赏2016

Period|展期: 2016.10.19 -2016.10.31 (13 days)

Venue|地点: Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan|日本石川县椎名文化中心

 

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016 in Notojima|能登岛金泽国际玻璃大赏201

Period|展期: for two months from late November, 2016 (tentative)|从2016年11月后期开始两个月(暂定)

Venue|地点: Notojima Glass Art Museum, Japan|日本能登岛玻璃艺术美术馆

 

Fou Gallery is pleased to announce that our represented artist Meng Du was awarded with the Honorable Mention on The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016. Her works Echo From the Highland series I was exhibited on The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, which was held in Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture. Also, the exhibition will travel to Notojima Glass Art Museum, a public museum in Japan that specializes in glass art.

否画廊很荣幸的宣布,我们合作的艺术家杜蒙荣获金泽国际玻璃大赏2016 (The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016) 的优秀奖。她的获奖作品《高地回声》系列I十月十九号在日本石川县椎名文化中心举办的金泽国际玻璃大赏2016展览中展出,展览随后会在十一月份巡回至能登岛玻璃美术馆—日本一家专注于玻璃艺术的公共美术馆。

"The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa" has explored the direction and new trends of the world of glass art for over thirty years since its inception in 1984. This year the 13th exhibition will exhibit 73 selected works from 21 nations and regions out of 374 entries from 40 nations and regions. This year’s panels included Atsushi Takeda, who is an art critic and the Visiting Professor at Tama Art University, pottery artist and the Former President of Kanazawa College of Art Kenji Kuze, glass artist Etsuko Nishi, glass artist and the chairperson of Japan Glass Artcrafts Association Jun Fujita, American glass artist William Douglas Carlson and Bodil Busk Laursen who is the glass art critic, the chairperson of Hempel Glass Museum and former director of Design museum Denmark. The exhibition has been a world showcase of contemporary glass art and it has helped maximize the potential of this attractive material, glass.

自1984年成立之初,金泽国际玻璃大赏一直不断地探索玻璃艺术的新方向和趋势。今年第十三届展览将展出来自21个国家和地区的73件作品,它们选自来自40个国家和地区的374件作品今年的展览评委包括来自多摩美术大学的客座教授和美术评论家武田厚,陶艺家、金泽艺术学院前院长久世健二,玻璃艺术家西悦子,玻璃艺术家、日本玻璃艺术学会理事长藤田润,美国玻璃艺术家威廉·道格拉斯·卡尔森,以及丹麦玻璃艺术评论家、亨佩尔玻璃美术馆主席、丹麦设计美术馆前主任博迪尔·布斯克·劳尔森。此次展览共设五个奖项,分别是特奖,金奖,银奖,优秀奖和评委特别奖。该展览一直展示着世界当代玻璃艺术并且不断最大化地挖掘玻璃这个极具吸引力的材料的潜力。

The Echo from the Highland I, Kiln-formed glass, tea, steel, silver, Dimension Variable, 2015 | 高地回声I,玻璃,茶,铁,银箔,尺寸可变,2015

The Echo from the Highland IKiln-formed glass, tea, steel, silver, Dimension Variable, 2015 | 高地回声I,玻璃,茶,铁,银箔,尺寸可变,2015

The Echo from the Highland II, Kiln-formed glass, tea, steel, silver, Dimension Variable, 2015 | 高地回声II,玻璃,茶,铁,银箔,尺寸可变,2016

The Echo from the Highland IIKiln-formed glass, tea, steel, silver, Dimension Variable, 2015 | 高地回声II,玻璃,茶,铁,银箔,尺寸可变,2016

The Echo from the Highland series I and series II derived from the experiences Meng Du had with collecting rocks from the Highland park. Meng Du collected a rock every month, as a documentary of time. In Echo from the Highland series I, she cast the original look of the rock, the mirror and the imaginative forms into glass sculptures. In Echo from the Highland series II, she made twelve partially polished glass containers, inside of which are merely empty spaces imitating the shape of rocks. The small window on top of the container enables the viewer to look through. Although what's inside looks like a real rock, it 's actually empty shape made with silver leaf. When the works were completed, Meng Du sent them back to the nature to continue their jobs.

《高地回声》系列I和II来自于杜蒙在罗彻斯特的高地公园(Highland Park)收集石头的经历。杜蒙每月收集一颗石头,作为时间的记录。在《高地回声I》中,她将石头的原貌、镜面和想象衍生的形态翻模制成玻璃雕塑。在《高地回声II》中,她制作了十二个部分打磨的玻璃容器,里面仅保留了石头的空型,罐子上开的小窗使得观者得以窥见其中,看似真实存在的石头其实只是一个银箔的形态,而其中空无一物。在项目完成后,杜蒙让石头们回归了自然,继续行使它们以往的工作。

 

Article|文字: Tao Xian

Photos|图片: Meng Du

Edited| 编辑: Patricia Chen

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