I have been invited by the Danish Arts Foundation to speak at the annual New Years celebration of art and design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Stine Bidstrup's Architectural Glass Fantasies No. 23 (2018) was recently acquired by The Toledo Museum of Art as part of their permanent collection. The piece is now going on view in the museum's Glass Pavilion by Japanese architects SANAA in a new installment of the collection titled Now & Then: Moments in Glass History.
8th November - 22nd December 2018 at Vessel Gallery in London.
Historically a hub for glass production throughout the 20th Century, Scandinavia has changed dramatically in recent years. With production costs at an all time high, much glassmaking has migrated to Countries that can carry the burgeoning costs more easily.
New Scandinavian Glass will focus on a revived approach that makers & artists are taking, to create unique and unexpected works of art that are executed with the highest level of craftsmanship.
Featuring a selection of 25 new and established artists, this will be the largest presentation to date of contemporary Scandinavian glass to be shown in the UK.
Tonight The Salon Art + Design Fair in New York City opens with Heller Gallery representing Stine Bidstrup's latest works in the Architectural Glass Fantasies Series in booth D10. The fair takes place at the historic Park Avenue Armory.
The fair is open to the public on Friday Nov 9 until Monday Nov 12, 2018.
Stine Bidstrup is represented by Heller Gallery (NYC) at this year’s SOFA Chicago that takes place this week on Nov 1-4, 2018. Opening night Thursday Nov 1.
Stine will be showing new sculptures from the Architectural Glass Fantasies series.
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New York, NY – Heller Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of work by Danish artist Stine Bidstrup. The exhibition, Architectural Glass Fantasies: Utopia Materialized, is comprised of fifteen new pieces from the artist’s eponymous series.
In 2013 Bidstrup started work on her Architectural Glass Fantasies series, which is inspired by The Crystal Chain, a correspondence project initiated by German architect Bruno Taut and influenced by his friend and mentor, German writer and utopian fabulist Paul Scheerbart. During 1919-20, in the aftermath of World War I, Taut invited and encouraged a small group of architects to exchange letters and drawings on what form the architecture of the future should take. The experiment produced a well-documented volume of correspondence in which participants described their utopic ideas of beneficent architecture and visions for an ideal society, many built entirely out of colored glass and steel.
Bidstrup’s sculptures are based on these ideas about glass architecture and about the potentially colossal impact the Crystal Chain correspondents imagined it could have on society. Her work is driven by her curiosity to understand and visually interpret the construction, scope and complexity of utopic ideas through glass. Giving physical form to ideas that were intended only as a philosophical exercise, Bidstrup says that her sculptures can be regarded as a type of an architectural model, suggesting a transformation of scale in the imagination of the viewer.
Stine Bidsrup was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at her alma mater, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design on Bornholm since 2009. She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Pilchuck Glass School and took part in residencies in Estonia, Finland, India, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Bidstrup has exhibited internationally for the past decade. She is a founding member of the Copenhagen-based collaborative Luftkraft Glasstudie (Luftkraft Glass Studio). Her work is held in public collections in the United States and Europe, including the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI and the Danish Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen.
Heller Gallery plays a seminal role in promoting glass as a medium for contemporary sculpture and design. It has been a valuable resource for artists, museums, and collectors worldwide since 1973. The gallery represents a prestigious roster of international artists and designers, whose practice incorporates glass as a creative medium.
Numerous artworks have entered preeminent public collections as a direct result of Heller Gallery's exhibitions and advocacy. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art have acquired works from the gallery as has The Corning Museum of Glass, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and numerous museums worldwide, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Louvre, and Hokkaido Museum, among others.
I am participating in a pop-up exhibition this Sunday August 12th from 5-7 pm at the National Workshops for Art. After a private viewing the exhibition will open to the public from 5-7 pm and is a rare opportunity to see a group of internationally known glass artists in Copenhagen.
Stine Bidstrup is part of a retrospective exhibition that opens today, Friday July 6th 2018 at 7 pm, in S12 Gallery and Studio in Bergen, Norway. She took part in the Artist in Residence program in S12 in 2013.
From the press release:
Welcome to an exhibition showing 64 works made by 27 of the 49 artist who have taken part in our Artist in Residence program, during the period of 2010 – 2018.
This retrospective is to mark the moving of S12 later this year to a new location in Bontelabo. It gives us the opportunity to look back and showcase some of the interesting works and experiments made in our workshop during the period we have been in Skostredet.
S12 will this summer parallel with the exhibition, introduce all 49 artists who have taken part in the AiR i S12 program, giving you the opportunity to get to know them all through our newsletter, our webpage, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The AiR in S12 program was launched in 2010, with the intention to support artists who use experimental, conceptual, and innovative approach when working with glass, as well as giving artists who don’t know the material the possibility to work with it.
Included in the exhibition are the following artists:
Alexandra Muresan, Amanda Patenaude, Alison Lowry, Angela Davies, Anne Petters, Aric Snee, Ben Wright, Brad Turner, CUD – John Drury and Robbie Miller, Damien Francois, DH McNabb, Doreen Garner, Einar and Jaimex de la Torre, Ito Laïla Le François, John Moran, Julia Chamberlain, Justin Ginsberg, Kate Clements, Margarida Alves, Maria Bang Espersen, Maria Koshenkova, Mike Simi, Saman Kalantari, Stine Bidstrup, Verena Schatz.
AiR i S12 has been supported by the City of Bergen from its beginning, and the running of the workshop has been made possible by the Norwegian Arts Council. Others who have supported the program during shorter periods are:
Kulturkontakt Nord/Nordic Culture Point – 1 yr. (2015/16)
Norske kunsthåndverkere 2 yrs (2013 & 14)
I am honored and thankful to receive a work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for the coming year's activities and continued artistic explorations. Thank you!
I have been invited to participate in an experiment!
The artist-run exhibition space RØM in the former vegetable market in Copenhagen has invited 55 artists to show up with an artwork to install. But until the opening on Friday April 6th at 5 pm, no one knows who will show up. The show is an experiment: There will be no exhibition before the artists arrive on the opening night with the artwork, and hang it in a collaboratively orchestrated and probably chaotic event.
Stine Bidstrup is represented by Heller Gallery (NYC) at this year’s Art Palm Springs in California that takes place next week on Feb 16-19, 2018. Opening night Thursday February 15, 2018.
Stine will be showing six sculptures from the Architectural Glass Fantasies series.
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Stine Bidstrup is represented by Heller Gallery (NYC) at this year’s SOFA Chicago that takes place next week on Nov 2-4, 2017. Opening night Thursday Nov 2 from 5-9 pm. Booth 921.
Stine will be showing six current sculptures from the Architectural Glass Fantasies series.
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And starting in Sweden at The Glass Factory in Boda this Saturday September 30, 2017.
Luftkraft’s Stine Bidstrup, Pernille Braun and Karin Mørch are participating with works.
Stine will be present for the opening events and will be doing a hot glass demonstration on Saturday afternoon.
The exhibition ‘Luftkraft’ opens on Sunday June 18th, 2017, at 4 pm at Grønbechs Gaard. It will be a chance to revisit the works that were first shown at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in winter 2016 as part of the museum’s Mapping Denmark series.
For the exhibition, we have decided to map Luftkraft.
Our address on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen has housed a glass studio for more than 20 years, and numerous glass artists, designers and makers have come through for shorter or longer periods of time to be part of a community. Luftkraft is the third studio to occupy the space, and we have approached the idea of the studio from five different points of view; as the relations between its inhabitants, as sounds, as a network, as an architectural configuration and as its own creative, mental being.
The exhibtion runs until August 22nd, 2017. All are welcome!
The exhibition has been generously supported by:
Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
Ellen & Knud Dalhoff Larsens Fond
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse
This weekend June 9-11 Stine Bidstrup will be showing with New York City based Heller Gallery at WheatonArts 2017 Glassweekend.
The exhibition GROW shows works that take as point of departure the biodiversity in nature, biology, and the political, economic, philosophical and social aspects linked to nature and human relation to nature.
Stine Bidstrup will be showing a new body of work along side Camilla Berner, Maria Bojsen, Nicolai Howalt, Silas Inoue, Maria Koshenkova, Karen Lise Krabbe, Lisbeth Nielsen Lyrstrand, John Olsen & Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen.
Opening Saturday May 20th, 2017 from 2-5 pm at HUSET in Asnæs, Denmark. The exhibition runs until June 11th, 2017.
Stine Bidstrup is one of the artists in the upcoming exhibition GREAT DANES: Danish Glass – from modern factory design to contemporary art at Hempel's Glass Museum in Denmark. The exhibition is on loan from Glazenhuis - Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art where it was on view in 2016.
Bidstrup is participating with five glass sculptures from the series Architectural Glass Fantasies. The exhibition is on view from next Saturday April 29th, 2017 until Sept. 30th, 2017.
To learn more please visit Hempel Glass Museum
I have written an article with thoughts on breath, movement and performance in glass art seen through an art historical lens. It is published in the Spring issue of Glass Art Society's news journal.