lunes, 27 de julio de 2009

Ranamok












Durante los últimos nueve años, el Premio Ranamok de vidrio, es sin duda uno de los secretos mejor guardados de la escena internacional contemporánea de vidrio.Es una muestra que convoca a todos los artista de vidrio de Nueva Zelanda y Australia,junto con un grupo de cuatro jueces que eligen a la mejor obra del año en vidrio contemporáneo de Australia y Nueva Zelanda. Cada año realizan un excelente trabajo.
Ranamok es una fiesta visual de gran energía en el mundo del vidrio.Emocina esta amplia muestra de colores vivos, los efectos ópticos derivados de la más sofisticada de las relaciones de la forma y superficie, empleando múltiples y a veces contrastantes técnicas en un solo objeto.
Las fotos que estan publicadas pertenecen a algunos de los finalistas de la edición 2008.
Entrando en este link pueden ver todos los catálogos desde el año 2004.




Over the past nine years, the Ranamok Glass Prize, is surely one of the best-kept secrets on the international contemporary glass scene. Under the beady collector’s eye of its now familiar magpie logo, this luminous road show convenes all that a discerning panel of four judges agree to be the year’s best work in contemporary glass from Australia and New Zealand. And dependably, once again, they have done an excellent job.

The work on view here is consistently of the highest quality, and evidences real energy and excitement on many levels - in terms of its range and diversity; its aesthetic ambition; its openness, and inclusiveness; and its technical achievement. For all this shared range and diversity, as was clearly evident with last year’s show, Ranamok 2003 holds a remarkable degree of coherence, and would appear to add up to something tangibly more than the sum of its constituent parts.

That is to say, it seems to represent a distinctive and recognisable creative community of glass interests in this part of the southern hemisphere, backed in turn by the formidable commitment of Andy Plummer and Maureen Cahill, and underwritten by Whitehaven Coal Limited with support from an impressive range of partners and corporate sponsors.

The formative role of glass departments in Higher Education institutions also reads like a continuous signature throughout; and that of the artist associations, and Craft institutions, completes what amounts to a critical consortium of commitments — each informing this self-evidently vibrant sector of what is increasingly these days referred to as ‘the creative industries’.

Ranamok is a celebration of sheer visual energy in glass. The cool mineral excitement of this wide-ranging show is alive with colour incidents and sudden optical events arising from the most sophisticated relationships of form and surface, employing multiple, and often contrasting, techniques within the span of a single object.