Glass: Virtual, Real

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Glass: Virtual, Real


28 × 23 cm | 9 × 11 in
233 ills | 288 pages

Author: Koen Vanderstukken

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Glass: Virtual, Real is a unique publication that explores the increasing use of glass in contemporary art, placing this relatively new artistic medium within the broader context of art history.

Sculptor and educator Koen Vanderstukken investigates how postmodern art has brought glass to the forefront as a breakthrough art medium due to its intriguing qualities. Furthermore, Glass draws clear parallels between our increasing familiarity with a virtual reality in today's digital era and an improved understanding of glass within an artist context.

The final, and largest, section of the book explores the impact of glass on the contemporary art scene, focusing on how artists are using the medium in exciting ways in their practices. This section includes works by contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Josiah McElheny, Mona Hatoum, Jan Fabre, Wim Delvoye, Joseph Kosuth, Dani Karavan, Ann Veronica Janssense, Dan Graham, Dustin Yellin, Javier Perez, James Carpenter, Olafur Eliasson, Koen Vanmechelen and many more.