HONGO Jin, Merging Boundaries, 2021, collection of the artist, photo by YANAGIHARA Ryohei (installation view of “HONGO Jin Landscape Expanders” Notojima Glass Art Museum, 2021)

TSUKADA Midori, Natural Vase, 2019, collection of the artist

NISHIYAMA Yuki, Autumn garden Cardiocrinum cordatum and Wild grape, 2021, collection of the artist, ©2021yukinishiyama

Václav ŘEZÁČ, White landscape, 2018, collection of the artist, photo by OKAMURA Kichiro

ABIRU Shougo, Spring, 2020, collection of the artist
© 2020 Shougo Abiru

KOBAYASHI Toshikazu, "Spring in the Air" White-eyes and Camellia, 2008, collection of the artist

TSUMORI Hidenori, Oscillation ’19-4, 2019, collection of the artist

KONISHI Ushio, Kettle Solar System, 2021, collection of the artist, photo by OSUMI Keisuke

Exhibition

Thirty Years of Toyama Institute of Glass Art Forms for the Future

Period : Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Sunday, January 23, 2022

Opening Hours : 9:30 – 18:00 *Latest admission is 30 minutes before closing
(until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Closed : First and Third Wednesdays (except November 3, 2021), November 10, 2021, December 29, 2021– January 1, 2022

Venue : Exhibition Room 1-3(2F, 3F), Gallery 1(5F)

Summary

The Toyama Institute of Glass Art celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its founding this year.

In 1991, as a major step for the Toyama Glass City program, which the city has been implementing for thirty-five years, the institute was founded as a center for training glass artists. While works in glass are often categorized as craft, the institute, having launched itself as the Toyama Institute of Glass Art, has focused on art, not craft, from the start. Its goal is art that embodies, to the maximum, the expressive capabilities of glass as a material.

From its establishment, the institute has made it a practice to invite instructors from the Czech Republic and the United States, global leaders in glass art, and has provided a high level of technical instruction. Over these thirty years, it has trained 555 graduates and produced many artists active in Japan and abroad.

The Toyama Glass Art Museum is delighted to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Toyama Institute of Glass Art’s founding with an exhibition of works by the institute’s faculty members and graduates. The works on display are the artists’ most recent and outstanding works. This exhibition goes beyond tracing the history of the past three decades to showcase the “now” of glass and creative expression, internationally, through works that foreshadow what is yet to come.

Organized by Toyama City

Supported by
THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

 

Artists

ASANO Eriko, ABIRU Shogo, IKEDA Jusho, ITO Machiko, INOUE Tsuyoshi, INOYA Makiko, IMAI Marie, ENAMI Fujiko, ENOMOTO Kaho, KISHIMOTO Kohei, KUSANAGI Seiko, Vladimir KLEIN, Brain Patrick CORR, KOJIMA Yukako, KOSOGAWA Runa, GOTO Yohei, KONISHI Ushio, KOBAYASHI Chisa,
KOBAYASHI Toshikazu, KOMURE Takahito, SASAKI Masahiro, Saburo, SHIBUYA Ryoji, Jaroslav SARA,
Boyd SUGIKI, TAKEOKA Kensuke, Scott DARLINGTON, CHIMURA Yohei, JANG Kyung Nam,
TSUKADA Midori, TSUKURIMICHI Ryoko, TSUMORI Hidenori, TOGASHI Yoko, TOKORO Shiho,
NAKAGAMI Makiko, NAKAMURA Toshiyasu, NARITA Satoko, NISHIKAWA Makoto, NISHIGAKI Satoshi,
NISHINAKA Yukito, NISHIYAMA Yuki, NODA Yuichi, HIROSE Emi, FUKUNISHI Takeshi, FUJITA Kyohei,
HOKI Shieri, HONGO Jin, MATSUO Itcho, MATSUO Rina, MATSUFUJI Koichi, Pavel MRKUS,
YASUDA Taizo, YAMAMOTO Akane, YOSHIMURA Keiko, YONEMOTO Masaaki, Václav ŘEZÁČ,
WATANABE Chiemi, Jack L. WAX ■Videos: AMANO fumi, KANG Min Haeng, HIROGAKI Ayako,
MAETAKE Yasue, YAHIRO Shin, YOSHIMURA Kumazo

Information

Admission

<General Public> 1,000yen (800yen)

<College Student> 800yen (600yen)
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more.
*Admission fee is free for high school students and younger.
*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.
*Gallery 1(5F) is admission free.

Contact

Toyama Glass Art Museum