Opening the exhibition, Norwegian Ambassador Arne Sannes Bjornstad said that the Nordic countries are unique and independent countries, but they also have much in common in their way of life, history, language and structure of society.
“We believe this is reflected in our exhibition, representing the art of several different designers and producers, four different nationalities, and at the same time, one unified Nordic tradition and innovative spirit,” Bjornstad said.
Nordic glass design is based on the fusion of a tradition and modernity, and thus a good symbol for Nordic societies. Nordic countries treasure their traditions, while embracing change and looking to the future.
This in short is a story behind A Touch of Glass exhibition which is supported by the embassies of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden as well as local partners: National Museum of Montenegro, Lovcen insurance company and McCann Podgorica.
The exhibition comprises 80 glass art items that is based on old glassmaking traditions of the North, influenced by modern design. The result is a fusion that reflects simplicity, minimalism and functionality, which in the specific case of glass art is reflected in its purity, clarity and modesty.
The works were produced in the 13 famous glassworks and design studios that have most of their work realised in collaboration with top artists, architects and designers. Our favourites are works of the Norwegian companies Magnor, Hadeland, Nøstetangen and Gjøvik Glassverk.
According to Janko Ljumovic, Montenegrin Culture Minister, the exhibition represents a concept that is not only a top artistic achievement, but a project that provides a wider insight into the identity of the national cultures of the Nordic countries. “The exhibition is an example of high standards in the field of international cultural cooperation,” Ljumovic noted.
The exhibition, whose author is Lada Ratkovic Bukovcanin from Mimara Museum, is open until October 10 so hurry up to see the works and get inspired.