In the current glass art scene, women are in charge: 35 men have made it into the “Top 90”, thus making the fifth Coburg Glass Prize on display. But women dominate the podium: Six of the seven awards, including three major prizes, are for female artists. The winners received a compliment of their art on Saturday morning at the Coburg State Theater. Issa Bijork, an Icelandic woman living in Norway, won a major prize of ,000 15,000 for her book “Fragments”, which consisted of two large, convex lenses made using special technology that allow us to look deeper into the history of the universe. . Alison Lori from Ireland won the second prize (10,000 10,000) for setting up her Christian gowns and charred baby shoes, executed on the finest Pat de Vere technique and raising a dark chapter in Irish history. “Lori is a touching reminder of decades of abusive treatment of illegitimate children in Irish mothers and orphanages.” Sven Hauschke, Director of Art Collections and Curator of the Fifth Coburg Glass Prize, votes for the jury. Cologne-based artist Judith Roder received a third prize of 5,000 5,000 for projecting rejected window panes using overhead projectors. According to Hauschke, the resulting films document how “those who feel useful become the main characters in a new context.”
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