THE COBURG PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY GLASS 2014

GUIDES TOURS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Guides tours:

Public guided tours of the exhibition in the Veste Coburg

Public guided tours

Public guided tours of the exhibition in the Veste Coburg every Sunday at 11am.

No advance reservation is required.

Tours and special pedagogic events can be booked by phoning 09561/879-48.

 

Special events:

Glass Percussion Performance with Carrie Fertig

May 17, 2014, European Museum of Modern Glass, 7.30pm and 9.30pm
May 18, 2014, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, 2pm and 4pm

Glass Percussion Performance with Carrie Fertig

On the occasion of Regional Museum Night and International Museum Day, the Edinburgh-based American artist Carrie Fertig, who has entered a piece of work in the Coburg Glass Prize competition and has been a familiar name with the Coburg public ever since 2011 for her Raven installation in the 50 Years of British Studio Glass exhibition, will stage a lampworking performance during which she will produce musical instruments in glass on which, in parallel Adam Maalouf and Peter Ferry after a composition of Alistair MacDonald will perform.

 

An ice/wax performance with Axel T Schmidt

19. July, Veste Coburg, 11am - 5pm

An ice/wax performance with Axel T Schmidt

Taking his inspiration from melting glaciers, Axel T Schmidt uses blocks of ice as a mould and fills the cavities that he has made in it with molten wax.The monoliths in ice are doomed to die and watching them do so is a unique experience.

Schmidt wrests the work from oblivion by photographing the process as it happens and subsequently immortalising it on glass. During the Glass Prize, two of his works produced by this method will be on show in the Special Exhibition Hall at the Veste Coburg.

 

Your favourite object  announcement of the Visitors' Choice Award

September 14, 2014, 2pm

Your favourite object announcement of the Visitors' Choice Award

During the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity of choosing their favourite object among all the works shown. The result will be announced on the final day of the exhibition. A draw will be held of all the votes cast for the Visitors' Choice Award to win a weekend for two in Coburg with one night in the Romantic Hotel Goldene Traube.