Glass. From popular art to contemporary design

Glass. From popular art to contemporary design

The exhibition at the 21st Century Medical Center of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) explores the great tradition of blown glass craftsmanship developed in Mexico throughout the 20th century while highlighting the resurgence of high-design utilitarian glass.

Exhibited works come from the indigenous art collection of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, the Museum of Popular Cultures of the State of Mexico and the National Museum of Popular Cultures. The exhibition also features glass objects designed by leading contemporary studios and designers such as Valeria Florescano, Orfeo Quagliata and Studio Luminosa.

 

La exposición inaugurada en el Centro Médico Siglo XXI del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) explora la gran tradición de la artesanía en vidrio soplado desarrollada a lo largo del siglo XX en México y, al mismo tiempo, la enlaza con el resurgimiento del vidrio utilitario de alto diseño.

Las piezas provienen del acervo de arte Indígena de la Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas, el Museo de Culturas Populares del Estado de México y del Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares. Asimismo, en la muestra estuvieron objetos representados por destacados estudios y diseñadores contemporáneos como Valeria Florescano, Orfeo Quagliata y Studio Luminosa.

 

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