Angela Glajcar

Angela Glajcar

Angela Glajcar

This German sculptor with Czech roots was born in Mainz in 1970. Her in situ installations have already been shown and celebrated all over Europe.

Angela Glajcars artistic career

The artist began her training at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg, where she studied sculpture under Tim Scott from 1991 to 1998. In 1996 she became his master student. Following her studies, she received various teaching assignments at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg, the Fachhochschule in Mainz, the University of Giessen, and the University of Dortmund.

Hailing from the tradition of compact wood and metal sculptures, she now mostly creates installations out of industrially manufactured paper and technological materials such as glass fabric and complex synthetic materials.

Angela Glajcar’s Paper Sculptures: Unchartered Territories

Often developed for a specific location, Glajcar’s sculptures and objects are defined by the addition of light. Angela Glajcar became known to a wider audience through her Terforations. These are objects made of paper webs that are braced one behind the other; tears in the paper create spaces within. The artist either tears into the paper webs, joins several elements together, or twists the paper.

On the one hand, the word Terforation is derived from perforation (from the Latin foramen, meaning hole), that is, the perforation of hollow vessels or flat objects. On the other hand, Glajcar’s term also borrows from terra, the Latin word for earth. Here the artist is alluding to the term terra incognita in order to make it clear that her work is about exploring unchartered territories, for terra incognita suggests a vague awareness, a presumption of knowledge that is not yet able to be defined precisely.

It is never possible to see all the way through Glajcar’s works, because the holes are situated behind each other in such a way that the space leads into the unknown. The gaze is thus drawn to the structure, to the space created by the layers of paper with recesses.

These recesses become cavernous hollows with a magical appeal; slight movements and changes in the color of the white paper in shaded areas create constant changes and new ways of seeing the works. Glacjar’s work brings paper into a harmony of lightness and stability.

The artist’s work with paper gives the material a new meaning. Invented in China long ago, paper has evolved over the past 2,000 years from a luxury item into something disposable that is continuing to lose its significance as a cultural and communicative carrier. Glacjar brings this multifunctional product back to a place that offers it protection.

Sources:
• Artist’s website: http://glajcar.de/pages/ag_vita_16_01.htm (last accessed: 13/11/2020)
• Konkret mehr Raum: http://konkret-mehr-raum.de/?page_id=954 htm (last accessed: 13/11/2020)

1970 born in Mainz / Germany.
1991 — 1998 Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg in Tim Scott’s class.
1996 Master student.

Awards
1998 Studio Award of the Kunststiftung Erich Hauser.
1999-2000 Asterstein scholarship awarded by the government of Rhineland-Palatine.
2001 — 2002 Project scholarship Korrespondenz im Raum awarded by the Bavarian Ministry of Culture.
2002 Zonta Art Award, Mainz.
2004 Vordemberge-Gildewart Award.
2005 Emy-Roeder-Award.
2006 Phönix Art Award.
2010 Public Choice Award at the Regionale in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen.
2014 — 2015 Stadtdrucker Mainz.

Science
2007 — 2008 Appointment as visiting professor for sculpture at the Universtiy of Gießen.

Angela Glacjar's solo and group exhibitions, a selection:

2005 - 60th Anniversary of the Palatinate Secession, Speyer Municipal Gallery and Rhineland-Palatinate State Representation, Berlin.
Paper=Art 5 New Art Association Aschaffenburg
Young artists from Rhineland-Palatinate
2006 -  Angela Glajcar works on paper(E) Kunstverein Trier Young Art
2007-  Visiting Professor University of Gießen, Sculpture (until 2008)
Angela Glajcar ray of hope (E) Kunstverein Heidenheim
Geometrisk Abstraction XXVI Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm (SE)
plus. Scholarship holders of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation
1994-2007  Museum Wiesbaden and Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
Fascination Paper, Nördlingen Art Association
2008 - Dialogue Poétique(E) Art Forum D'Art, Vaudrémont (FR)
inside - outside(E), Siegen Art Association
Open Air 19th sculpture exhibition of the Darmstädter Sezession, Ziegelhütte,
Darmstadt
Holland Paper Biennale 2008 Museum Rijswijk and CODA Apeldoorn,
Rijswijk and Apeldoorn (NL)
2009 - Carta Spaziale (E) Associazione Margherita Ripamonti, Como (IT)
Paper worlds(E) Kunstverein Hof
Paper Worlds(E), Art Association Ludwigshafen
Monologue /Dialogue (E) Essenheimer Art Association, Ingelheim
Qui é altrove Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Castelbasso (IT)
2010-  Dellwing Collection Speyer Municipal Gallery, Speyer
miniartextil San Francesco, Como (IT)
Regionale 2010 Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (Germany)
2011-  metal paper complementary (E) Emsdettener Kunstverein, Emsdetten
the light within (E), KunstKulturKirche Allerheiligen, Frankfurt a.M.
Paper=Art 7 New Art Association Aschaffenburg
Vivere e pensare in carta e cartone: tra arte e Design, Museo Diocesano,
Milano (IT)
2012 - pure paper (E) Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld
just paper Kunstverein Marburg
Artist friends Kunstverein Speyer
2013-  In Between Museum Kasteel van Gaasbeek (BE)
2014 - Angela Glajcar Escultura (E) Espacio Micus Arte Contemporáneo, Ibiza (ES),
WEISS (E/P), Kiel Art Gallery
Se dico Aria, caleidoscopio Festival delle Arti, Camerano (IT)
Impressoni astratte, Museion Bolzano (IT).
2015 - Paper is for eternity. (E) Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
Terforation (E/P) MOCA Jacksonville (USA)
within the light(E) Southwark Cathedral, London (GB)
concrete more space! Kunsthalle Osnabrück
2016 - double exhibition, (E), St. Augustin Coburg, Kunstverein Coburg
2017 - Terforation 2.0 (E), Museum Wiesbaden, CODA Paper Art 2017
CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL)
Synthesis (E) Bromer Art, Roggwil (CH)
2018 - carte blanche (E) Les3Cha centre d'art Châteaugiron (FR)
2019 - One if by Land, Powerlong Museum Shanghai (CHN)
Cheongju Craft Biennale 2019, Cheongju (KOR)
Prospect, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah (U.A.E.) (P)
2020 - 20 years of city artists Spaichingen
Secret Paper, Museum Schloss Burgau Düren (DE)
Paper Routes - Women to Watch 2020
NMWA National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington (USA)

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