The Whole Story: Writing Glass: Virtual, Real

 

In his new crowd-funded book Glass: Virtual, Real, Koen Vanderstukken, artist and Studio Head of Glass at Sheridan College, writes about the artistic and philosophical values of glass in Western culture. What amazes about this book is how it reveals and connects many different histories through the piecing together of events, exhibition catalogues, curatorial and scholarly writing, and the voices of artists and craftspeople.

Substantiated by these countless texts and images, Vanderstukken charts the breakthrough of glass in the arts during the modern era, and demonstrates the significance of glass to postmodern and contemporary art. It is not surprising that the author makes important contributions to art discourse as he emphasizes the complexities of glass and the increasing use of it in the digital era as a medium for artistic exploration.

Read the full article in the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 issue of Studio Magazine. Subscribe here.