MYRA Creative Community, Treivas Architecture Bureau and Gus-Khrustalny Crystal Factory are happy to present the exhibition ‘Razzle-Dazzle’.
Exhibition is dedicated to one of the most prominent crafts of Vladimir — crystal glass manufacturing.
Exhibition’s title reflects the duality of working with this material. Finished and polished crystal glass shines brightly but there’s a lot of hard and tedious work behind the glamour.
Every stage of crystal glass-making resembles magic, even alchemy, while finished objects look so ethereal and fragile as if they were created from air.
Specially for this project craftsmen of Gus-Khrustalny Crystal Factory have prepared a crystal object in different stages, illustrating the steps needed to produce one crystal glass piece. The journey of a piece from blowing to polishing is a map to exhibition for viewers. Work stages are accompanied by associations from MYRA collection: some of them are exhibited for the first time.
Concept and architecture were created by our team. We have already been working with crystal glass for a while and we have been dreaming to make an exhibition about this material. We have tried to reflect our vision — we are both craftsmen who are looking for inspiration and researchers who try to join the dots between crystal piece, fine art and architecture.
Exhibition is held in MYRA Culture Center since Feburary to April, 23 in Suzdal, Kremlyovskaya, 5.