Great Nothern & ASI Present: Fluidity – Identity in Swedish Glass – Minneapolis, MN

Jan 29, 2023 | art/design

Celebrate the opening of American Swedish Institute’s Fluidity: Identity in Swedish Glass—an exhibit exploring glass as a form of expression by artists on journeys of identity and self—and the U.S. premiere of Swedish glass artist Jo Andersson’s immersive installation, Being. At this special event, hear from Jo Andersson and other featured glass artists, and enjoy themed activities, food and drink inspired by the exhibition.
Being is a light installation which is intended to help bring individuals into the present moment. I wanted to create a safe space where viewers could lose themselves and fully experience the work as well as their responses to the work. Each Light Vessel is made to be a tool for meditation, personal insight and contemplation. The vessels are handblown and their shapes are inspired by the fluidity of glass creating organic, flowing forms. The vessels are then filled with water to increase their feeling of magnitude as well as intensify their interaction with the light that passes through them. The Light Vessels are meant to be a mirror for the viewer. They allow the individual to lose themselves and go within, into the present moment to meet themselves.” –Jo Andersson

About Jo Andersson

Growing up in the U.S. with Swedish parents who are both entrepreneurs, Andersson chose the creative path. After completing her Bachelor’s, she worked for different artists in Seattle, WA, before moving across the Atlantic. Following her completion of a Master of Arts from Konstfack, Andersson exhibited at, and been represented by, Galleri Duerr in Stockholm. She was awarded the coveted Bernadotte Stipendium in Design in 2021. Jo continues to live in Sweden, where she practices and teaches in the region of Småland.


Exhibition opening celebration with artist Jo Andersson
Friday, February 3rd, 5-9 pm

Learn more about the exhibit, on display Wednesday, February 1st thru May 28th, here.



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