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Fusion 2024

Exhibition  /  03 Apr 2024  -  26 Feb 2026
Published: 06.05.2024
Fusion 2024.
MAVA - Museum of Contemporary Glass Art
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Intro
The Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery Fusion 2024 received requests from all over Europe. 87 artists from 26 different countries submitted 171 works for selection. The jury selected 30 artists and 50 works from 12 countries to be exhibited at the Biennal. 

Artist list

Jeanne-Sophie Aas, Renato Arnejcic, Miguel Bañuls Maciá, Andrés Belloví Agost, Michael Berger, Saskia Bostelmann, Michele Burato, Fiona Byrne, Bella Carlos, Eve Doyle, Caroline Friedman, Xiaozhe Huang, Katerina Krotenko, Susana Martin Martínez, Sina Mendler, Meta Mramor, Joanna Muzyka, Maribel Navarro Nieto, Rosa Navarro, Teodora Nikolova, Rosa Nogués Freixas, Esperanza Pascual Fonollosa, Eva Pestotnik, Alice Protopopescu, Patricia Pérez Naranjo, Ana Belén Pérez Rubio, Cova Rios, Mare Saare, Núria Torrente Piqueras, Oles Tsura, Caterina Zucchi, Róisín de Buitléar
Fusion was created in 2018 by Fundesarte, the EOI (School of Industrial Organization) craft promotion department, and the Contemporary Glass Art Museum of Alcorcón to raise awareness of new talent and the values of contemporary Spanish jewellery with glass.
The third call of applications of the biennial was extended to European applicants thanks to the World Crafts Council Europe (WCCЕ) participation.

The current biennial brings a representative sample of contemporary jewellery with glass together in a single exhibition, with featured works highlighting mediums ranging from borosilicate glass and Murano glass to fused glass, complemented by materials like sterling silver, stainless steel, steel wire, brass and various precious metals. In addition, the applied works employ techniques including casting, fusing, lamp working and cold working, providing visitors with an insight into the diverse approaches used within contemporary glass jewellery design.


Jury Statement: 

The selected creators and their pieces draw Inspiration from nature and express environmental concerns through their work, advocating for sustainability and raising awareness about issues like climate change. Furthermore, in their pieces, they fuse personal narratives and emotions, exploring themes of identity and personal vulnerability while also experimenting with techniques and materials.

The array of applicants spans well-established artists to young creators just starting their journey. The variety of regions across Europe represented in the call attests to a thriving glass jewellery community and its enduring relevance in contemporary crafts, art, and design.
 
  • Francesca Giubilei, curator and co-founder of VeniceArtFactory (Italy)
  • Silvia Martin Delgado, head of Fundesarte, Madrid (Spain)
  • Mikkel Elming, director of Glas - Museum of Glass Art, Ebeltoft (Denmark)
  • Maria Luisa Martinez Garcia, director of MAVA-Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón (Spain)
  • Laura Miguel Baumann, secretary general of World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) (Europe)

>> Catalogue HERE