Glass artist Veronika Beckh was interested in the material from a young age; the transparency and the idea that something so rigid can be permeable and flowing. For her, molten glass is still magical. At the time Beckh decided to turn her passion into a career, glassblowing has still been male dominated. It was considered to be too much of a physical discipline for women. Join us for a cozy little gathering and listen to the artist’s story.
Her INTINGO vases are part of the IVORY exhibition, hosted by design gallery hvíla editions. INTINGO comes from Latin and means ’I dip into’. By the additive gathering of the post Beckh is able to blow up the glass partially to create new volumes. In this spontaneous way of working the artist emphasizes the fluid quality of glass. She is working with the difference of heat and thickness of the material. Through these altering layers a graphic structure is appearing, which creates optical illusions and color fades away with each object in a unique way.
Twelve local and international makers present limited edition pieces at the the IVORY exhibition, each with its own creation story. Founder Anita Hansen curated the collection to celebrate ancient craft techniques, envisioned with a contemporary and artistic sensibility. The objects show how traditions can be re-imagined to create something new and unexpected.
Designers on show: Hana Karim (SL), hettler.tüllmann (D+US), Mapico (UA), nojin (D), nomad (D), oh-licht (D), Riccardo Masini (IT), Rita in Palma (D), Robert George (UK), Sasson Raifailov (US), Steven Haulenbeek (US), Veronika Beckh (D)