Avant-garde and classics reflected precisely in glass

Creativity of glass blowers from various artistic schools on show in Grodno

By Yelena Stasyukevich

The Neman Wave exhibition is showcasing the results of Belarus’ first International Blown Glass Symposium, with works from the Baltic, Russian, Belarusian and Western glass blowing schools. Each demonstrates various glass techniques, including classical and avant-garde.

The joint creative activities of 24 glass blowing artists from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary and Belarus are on show at Grodno’s exhibition hall. Later the show will travel to Polotsk, before going to the Modern Fine Arts Museum in Minsk.

The International Blown Glass Symposium was hosted by Neman Glassworks in the Grodno Region’s Berezovka for a fortnight: from late October to early November, organised by the Modern Fine Arts Museum and the Belarusian Union of Artists, with assistance from the Culture Ministry. The forum aimed to promote Belarusian glass blowing while preserving its legacy and best traditions. Moreover, the event supported artistic contacts between masters, since artists could share their experience. They also took part in master classes for spectators and glass industry workers.

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