Solo Exhibition of Richard Meitner
Curator: Selena Yang
Opening: 9 Sep 2023, 17:00-19:30
Exhibition Period: 9 Sep to 28 Oct 2023

Both through his own artworks and his active roll in glass art education internationally, Richard Meitner has a profoundly positive and highly visible impact on art in glass. His works are included in the permanent collections of 65 museums throughout the world. Richard, together with Mieke Groot, was from 1981 to 2000 responsible for the glass department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since 2010, as a full member of the Vicarte Research group at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, Meitner has been an instructor for their Master’s Degree program in the Art and Science of Glass and Ceramics.

Richard’s artworks are almost invariably more abstract and ambiguous than words easily express, they do not lend themselves to any one interpretation, and thus offer different audiences quite different visual experiences. He intends and purposes his work to express itself, choosing very deliberately not to direct-, and thereby limit the viewer’s experience with verbal explanations.

You can also follow our Art Discussion with Richard Meitner: Talking about Art is like Dancing about Science’ .

Initiator: Richard Meitner: Artist and Educator. Based in the Netherlands
Moderator: Marcia Vilarigues: Director of the Research Unit VICARTE – Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes and Head of the Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA FCT. Based in Portugal
Coordinator: Selena Yang: Co-initiator of ROG International Art Project, Founder of Oooit Art and Werkspoor International Art Center. Based in the Netherlands

Guest Speakers:
Sven Dupre: Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology, Utrecht University, Editor-in-Chief, Journal for the History of Knowledge, Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, University of Amsterdam. Based in the Netherlands
Jean Luc Olivie: Chief Curator, Glass Collections, Modern and Contemporary Department, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris. Based in France
Michael Rogers: Internationally Recognized Artist and Teacher. Based in the U.S. and Latvia
Huib Haye van der Werf: Curator, Writer (ArtForum), Advisor (Amsterdam Foundation for Arts), Artistic Head (formerly Jan van Eyck Academy) and Podcaster. Based in the Netherlands
Robert Wiley: Artist and Invited Assistant Professor, Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA FCT, Research Unit VICARTE – Glass and Ceramics for the Arts, Lisbon. Based in Portugal

Zoom Webinar :
Date: 9 Sep 2023, 14:00-16:00 (Amsterdam Time)