On The Glass Road
Belgrade (Serbia), 2022
Museum of Applied Arts
On the occasion of the Museum of Applied Art Day and the International Year of Glass, the Museum of Applied Art officially opened the exhibition On the Glass Road: Art of Glass and Representation in Serbia 1850-1950 by Biljana Crvenković, the Museum’s senior curator.
This representative exhibition covers a period of one century through which the establishment of the industrialization of glass and the role of shaped glass as an important part of the modernization processes of Serbian society are traced. Using a modern approach in presenting the content and in an effort to bring the fragility of the material closer to the visitors, as well as a significant part of our heritage, the emphasis of the installation is on the challenges that further draw the visitor into the history of national glass production, following its imaginary glass path. The role of shaped glass is traced through various cultural models through which the national, state and personal aspirations of individuals can be perused.
The exhibition consists of 130 exhibits and accompanying materials from the Museum of Applied Art, the Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art in Jagodina, the Paraćin Native Museum, the Kikinda National Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and other institutions that illustrate the production of the most important factories of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries from the territory of Serbia.