Andrew Page disusses the 2022 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass in Glass Quarterly Summer Issue No. 167.
The 2022 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass shows a maturing field, with artists tacklng social issues and concern about the environement. Since it was launched in 1977, the prestigious Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass has only been awarded five times.
Top honors at the 2022 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass were award to Icelandic-born artist Æsa Björk, who is also the found of the important international art center S12 in Bergen, Norway. Björk won for her 2021 work Fragments, which features two fragile, lens-like disks marked by pate de verre textures that give the work a distressed and blistered quality. Like an otherwordly artifact of some past trauma, the work was cited by the prize judges as "reminiscent of the Big Bang and the creation fo the universe".
Learn more at https://www.coburger-glaspreis.de/en/prizewinners/.
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