Polish Modern Glass Art, presented at the Art Market Budapest, is an exhibition that aims to show the richness and diversity of glass art in Poland. Among 17 works by 9 artists, there are works by award-winning artists, already well known on the European art market, as well as works by young and ambitious people who are just taking their first steps in the world of art. The repertoire of forms, motifs and techniques represented at the exhibition is extremely wide: from works of artistic and utilitarian character, such as "Eco-plates" by Natalia Komorowska, Natalia Dzidowska's vases or the "CODE" table by Lidia Stanek-Wichlińska, through works of a decorative nature, such as "Vessels for Air" by Magdalena Zarychta or statuettes by Ewa Rossano, to strictly artistic, slightly more unconventional compositions by Maria Bednarczyk or Marzena Matuszewska. The range of techniques is also huge: from blown glass through pâte de verre to glass mosaics and compositions combining glass and metal - the artists prove their technical prowess and creativity in handling this demanding material. In terms of topics, there are many comments on the contemporary world and its problems (especially in the works of the younger generation), such as in the works of Jagoda Nowak-Bieganowska ("Avocado" and "Empty bowls") and reflection on human nature, the fate of modern humans , their weaknesses, dilemmas and internal conflicts. This trend is represented most strongly by the works of Ewa Rossano ("Romana" and "The Dawn of Emotions"), "Discs - notes from life" by Katarzyna Karbownik-Urbańska or aggressive, predatory compositions by Maria Bednarczyk.
The Polish Modern Glass Art exhibition presents only a narrow selection of what is happening on the Polish art scene in the field of glass art, however, this small excerpt proves its high level, artistic class and creativity of artists. Polish glass-makers successfully compete in art competitions in Europe and around the world, their sculptures win awards and are presented at exhibitions in the best art galleries in Poland and abroad. The Polish art glass school has a long tradition, and the centers of Lower Silesia, headed by Wrocław, can confidently set trends. Despite this, Polish glass art is hardly present in the common consciousness. We hope that this exhibition, presented in an innovative, virtual form, will change this state of affairs.
WyspArt foundation started as an informal group which has been meeting in a building in Krowoderska Street, where Stanisław Wyspiański used to work in the „Sapphire Atelier”, since 2006. The foundation was set up in 2007 and is headed by Magdalena Zarychta. Since then, WyspArt has been working continuously on the realization of its statutory goals in the field of art promotion and artistic education. The main aim of the foundation is education through art - building aesthetic sensitivity, developing artistic and manual skills, expanding the imagination of children and adults, and providing them with the possibility to pursue their passions and human need for creativity.Moreover, the foundation's goals include promoting art, including design and contemporary art, supporting new and traditional forms of artistic communication, as well as contributing to the creation of artistic tastes in society, especially its youngest members.So far, WyspArt has successfully implemented a number of projects in the field of animation and cultural education, including the "Green House" project on bio architecture, KIK or "Krakow Culture Incubator" aimed at activating the senior community and integrating them with members of the younger generation through culture, or the "Temporary Gardens" project focusing on the revitalization of neglected urban spaces.The project of the multimedia exhibition Polish Modern Glass Art is part of the foundation's activities aimed at promoting Polish art, including applied art, presenting its character and uniqueness not only on a national scale, but also throughout Europe.