Global Art Glass Triennial
Triennial featuring Marya Kazoun
Curators Barbro & Börge Kamras

Run dates: June 18th- September 4th, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18th at 2pm
Location: Borgholm Castle
Directions: Box 4, SE-38721 Borgholm, Sweden

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Global Art Glass Triennale brings together participants from 14 different countries: Finland, Denmark, the Faeroes, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Czech Republic, USA, Japan, Lebanon, Argentina and Sweden.

The 25 artists will fill a greater part of Borgholm Castle with their amazing works of art. The installations will be displayed amidst walls and open landings, on terraces and in gutted rooms, in shadowy corners or flooding daylight; the glass sculptures will be exposed to the elements, the sun, the wind and the rain.

Each artist has embraced, with enthusiasm, the challenge imposed both by natural forces, and that of the superb, if demanding, castle milieu. 

GLOBAL ART GLASS will also be reflected at the nearby VIDA museum. The large installations will be shown at the castle, and smaller works at the VIDA Art-gallery.

Artists: Hans Christian Berg FIN, Per Inge Bjørlo NOR, Jaroslava Brychtová CSK, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien SWE, Marian Karel CSK, Marya Kazoun LBN/ CAN, Vladimir Kopecký CSK, Danny Lane GBR, Silvia Levenson ARG/ITA, Federica Marangoni ITA, Richard Marquis USA, Alena Matjková CSK, Kazushi Nakada JPN, Tróndur Patursson FO, Perrin & Perrin FRA, Markku Salo FIN, Therman Statom USA, Per B Sundberg SWE, Oiva Toikka FIN, Bertil Vallien SWE, Gareth Noel williams NLD/GBR, Emma Woffenden GBR, Jette Vogt DNK, Ann Wolff D/SWE, Harumi Yukutake JPN, Dana ZÁmeníková CSK.


about the artist: Marya Kazoun was born in Beirut, Lebanon she and her family migrated to Canada and then to the United States. She received her BA in Interior Architecture, with honors, from the Lebanese American University (2000) and her MFA from S.V.A, New York (2004) She participated in the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) as well as the Global Art Glass Triennial in Sweden (2005). In every field, Marya has introduced new ways of thinking and radical contributions to the renewal of creativity and techniques. Her works initiate a profound questioning of the boundaries of the artwork and art practice, challenging the status of art as a privileged object. Conceived out of a desire to shift traditional methods and materials toward less concrete forms and objects.

about the curators: Barbro and Borge Kamras, the creator/owners of the VIDA Museum, built the VIDA Museum & Art Gallery at the edge of the heartland of Alvaret, with an enchanting view over the Kalmarsund, on one of the most beautiful parts of the island. The two had to wait over twenty years before the beautiful piece of land was for sale, but their dreams came true when they opened the first part in 2001. Today the total exhibition area comprises some 2000 m2.

about the triennial: Global Art Glass Triennal Barbro and Borge Kamras, the founders of Borgholm Castle work with art exhibitions outside VIDA such as the international exhibition- Global Art Glass Triennial, which they founded in 1999 and continue to co-curate. The exhibition in 2005 was the third of its kind. Global Art Glass Triennials have put Borgholm - Öland and South of Sweden on the map. These exhibitions are now one of the foremost glass events in the world.

Installation View: artist Marya Kazoun during performance. Borgholm Castle, Sweden 2005.
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