Daily Programming at Intersect Chicago
Intersect Chicago will feature special programming on each day of the fair. In addition to the schedule listed here, special exhibitions, video tours, and other content will be available on the website.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: GLASS ARTS
- 11:30am ET (10:30am CT / 8:30am PT) Pilchuck Glass School
On the eve of Pilchuck Glass School’s 50th anniversary in 2021, Ben Wright, current Pilchuck Artistic Director, will lead an engaging conversation with three artists: Benjamin Moore, Tina Aufiero, and Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda, exploring the school’s enduring and symbiotic relationship with the glass community of Murano, Italy.
- 1pm ET (12pm CT / 10am PT) The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG)
The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass will present a panel discussion, “The Merging of Contemporary Glass With Contemporary Art.” moderated by Larry Sibrack, AACG; with Koen Vanmechelen representing Glasstress and Fondazione Berengo of Venice, Italy; Kristin Qualls,Museum of American Glass, representing the Emanation Program; and Tim Tate representing 21st Century Contemporary Glass.
- 2pm ET (1pm CT / 11am PT) The Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC)
PGC will present a panel discussion titled, “Hanging on Every Word: Listening and Learning on Immigration Art” with several of the artists in the current exhibition The United, in conversation with Curator Johanna Lasner and Program Director Valerie Bundy. They will also share images and video content from the exhibition on Intersect Chicago’s website.
- 3:30pm (2:30pm CT / 12:30pm PT) The Corning Museum of Glass
Director of The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Amy Schwartz, will host a panel discussion about the Museum’s Expanding Horizons program and related programming for underserved communities.
- 5pm ET (4pm CT / 2pm PT) The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
MAD will present a recorded virtual tour led by Curator of Collections Samantha De Tillio of the exhibition Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, followed by a live question and answer session with Samantha and Beth. For more than twenty years, Lipman has transformed glass, metal, clay, video, and photographs into powerful statements addressing mortality, temporality, identity, and excess.
- 6pm ET (5pm CT / 3pm PT) The Corning Museum of Glass
Curator of Post-War and Contemporary Glass, Susie Silbert, will lead a live tour of the recently reinstalled Contemporary Art + Design Galleries of The Corning Museum of Glass.
- 7pm ET (5pm CT / 3pm PT) UrbanGlass
Craft, Cocktails & Conversation will be an evening of dialogue that joins art, design, and craftsmanship across practices with a well-known mixologist, an artist from the UrbanGlass community, and Devin Mathis, Executive Director of UrbanGlass. Our mixologist will be creating a custom cocktail for a drinking vessel designed by our studio artist. While drinks are being prepared, the artist will demonstrate the making of this particular vessel from the UrbanGlass studio. In the midst of this, the three of us will discuss the interdisciplinary nature of making in all forms.
- Special programming will include:
the exhibition The Desire for Transparency: Contemporary Artists Working with Glass, organized by critic and curator Paul Laster (Time Out New York, Galerie, Art & Object, Sculpture, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Cultured, and ArtAsiaPacific) and independent curator and art advisor Renée Riccardo (ARENA), presenting an innovative group of artists—Ai Weiwei, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Monica Bonvicini, Amber Cowan, Tony Cragg, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Shahla Friberg, Michael Joo, Misha Kahn, Jim Lambie, Vik Muniz, Kohei Nawa, Hans Op de Beeck, Sung-Won Park, Jaume Plensa, Tristano di Robilant, Laura de Santillana, Judith Schaechter, Thaddeus Wolfe, and Dustin Yellin—who are using glass to address formal and aesthetic concerns that transcend the traditional uses of the medium.
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