Science, culture, and a material exploration of glass
This month’s exhibition at the Goethe Pop Up features works by Seattle-based glass artist Anna Mlasowsky. For her exhibition "When you see me, cry”, Mlasowsky turns to the “Hungersteine” (hunger stones) found in the riverbeds of her home town in Germany. These large boulders only emerge from the river in drought conditions. Whenever they become visible the date is inscribed into the rock. The oldest inscriptions date back to the 15th century. These drought markers exist throughout Europe and have become visible more frequently. The boulder closest to Mlasowsky’s hometown carries another inscription: “Wenn du mich siehst dann weine” (when you see me cry).
Mlasowsky’s floor-based installation at the Goethe Pop Up showcases glass, found objects, and video, and investigates the textures and associations of water and drought.
About the artist
Born in Germany in 1984, Anna Mlasowsky holds a BA in Glass from the Royal Danish Academy and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington. Mlasowsky received an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2017 and an Emerging Voices in Craft Shortlist Award. She was also awarded an Emerging Artist residency at Centrum, as well as an Irvin Borowsky Prize, Jurors Choice Award. Most recently, she received a 4Culture Art Project Grant and was the Windgate Visiting Artist at Purchase College NY.
Her work is included in the Corning Museum of Glass, The European Museum of Modern Glass, and the Glasmuseum Ebeltoft collection.