27.08.2017 – 05.11.2017


Logo Eiswasserglas
Logo Eiswasserglas
Photo: Bernd Grundmann / Exhibition poster, graphic design: Tim A. Landheer
Hans Hansen has made a name for himself on the international stage with his distinctive still-life photographs. Not so many people realize that he is also a keen collector of glass art, which he has been photographing for fifty years. Transparency, structure and the refraction of light: with an accurate eye, he captures this shifting medium – as cold as ice, as clear as glass – and transforms it, until water becomes glass or glass water. He is now showing his photographs to the public for the first time, together with his collection of glass objects.

“Eiswasserglas” also offers an in-depth look at the work of the prize-winning Danish glass artist Tora Urup.

Photos: Bernd Grundmann
Hans Hansen

Hans Hansen started off his hand-picked glass collection in his youth, with the purchase of a jar by the Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. He has been gripped by the fascination of this iridescent material ever since, and throughout his life glass has been a favourite motif in his freelance photography. His pictures, which are far removed from the conventions of pure object photography, offer an unexpected way of looking at artistically created glass objects. He expands his gaze to the kindred element of water, and its close relation ice, thus opening up a wide spectrum of associations: Eiswasserglas (ice-water-glass).

Tora Urup

The prize-winning Danish glass artist Tora Urup makes her objects out of solid, carefully polished, transparent glass in which she embeds different-coloured opaque layers. This combination of different layers of colour and thicknesses of glass creates the illusion of suspended bowls which appear to float. Since founding her glass and ceramics design studio, Tora Urup has been working with Czech and Japanese craftspeople. Her work is exhibited worldwide and appears in important public collections.

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