展览地点：上海玻璃博物馆 设计新馆 H5临展厅
Organizer: Shanghai Museum of Glass
Curator: Tilman Thürmer
Opening Date: Dec 06, 2019
Exhibition Venue: H5 Temporary Exhibition Hall, Design Wing ,Shanghai Museum of Glass
Exhibition Planning and Graphic Design: COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.
关于展览 ABOUT EXHIBITION
As the existence of glass is completely removed, when reflection, transparency are no longer available, what would our life be like?
It is hard to imagine a world without glass until it is deliberately removed, so are the features and the technological development derived from it. When transparency is not available, we might find many familiar scenarios utterly changed. Many activities would be impossible without the help of glass. If there is no reflection from the mirror, we would have even struggle to get ready. Without glass, several corner-stone technological innovations, such as the touchscreen for smartphone and tablet that constitutes the modern lifestyle would not be possible: we would not be able to connect on-line due to lack of fibre optic cable and we would not have a chance to go beyond earth if there were not telescopes.
The impact and meanings that glass brought to humans have stretched far beyond its materiality. Glass changes the way we see the world and ourselves. This unique vision that goes both inwards and outwards has motivated us to reflect on ourselves as well as inspired us to explore the uncharted territories. Despite the new perspective granted by glass, we also learnt to use it to extend our thoughts and communicate ideas. The choice of materials for built environments in different timesis the embodiment of the values spirit of the era, and the increasing use of glass in modern architecture has expressed our pursuit for transparency, openness and the innovation.
As an institute dedicated to unfold the limitless possibilities of glass, Shanghai Museum of Glass presents a subversive outlook of an obscure world without glass. UN-GLASS rips anything glass off the fabric of reality and replace with patches of impenetrable pitch black, leaving everyone surrounded by uncannily unfamiliar scenarios in daily life. This is a rare opportunity to rediscover what is essential to us as human and our modern lifestyle.