Autonomous Zones | International Exhibition of Contemporary Glass
Oct 21 - Jan 29 2023
ul. Piłsudskiego 105
BWA Wrocław's largest exhibit of 2022 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pilchuck Glass School (though technically it was last year) - the incredible 'international centre for glass art education' that was founded by Dale Chichuly (arguably the world's greatest glass blower) and friends in 1971 and is nestled in the woods of Washington state 80km north of Seattle. The exhibit will include artists from the USA, Poland, Japan, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, England and Scotland who take an innovative approach to glass, breaking with stereotypical thinking about the material in gallery space and using it as a medium to tackle contemporary issues. Visitors will learn about the history of Pilchuck Glass School as a bastion of counter-cultural reactions, guerrilla outbursts and grassroots self-organization. Established on the principles of its founders in the bucolic, wild and untamed surroundings of the Cascade Mountains, Pilchuck is an alternative community of artists with shared values developing their creative potential together. As such, Pilchuck is a literal and symbolic 'autonomous zone' where freedom from the outside and freedom of expression reign. On display will be works that embody this idea while tackling such topics such as the climate crisis and sexuality.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00-18:00Oct 212022
- Jan 292023