H.E. Gabriele Altana, the ambassador of Italy in Finland opened the Dreams exhibition in Gallery Pictor, where my glass is exhibited together with the ceramic art of Heini Riitahuhta.
It was a fun coincidence that Italy has been an important part of my year. There was a golden award from Italian A’Design Award and invitation to Venice glass Week. In 2020 I’ll also exhibit some new works in Milan Design Week. So maybe fate is trying to get me to stay in Italy.
Thank you all for the fun opening! The exhibition is open till 7.12.2019. So there is still time to visit and dream along!
THE VENICE GLASS WEEK is an international festival dedicated to the art of glass, with a particular focus on that of Murano. The festival involves many of the major institutions in Venice, Murano and Mestre, with the aim of revitalizing and sustaining one of the city’s most important artistic and creative activities. The festival is promoted by the Town Council of Venice, and conceived and organized by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, LE STANZE DEL VETRO – Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Consorzio Promovetro Murano.
Sini Majuri’s glass installation Iceberg was exhibited in the Venice Glass Week HUB. The opening of the exhibition took place on September 6th on 6.30 PM in Palazzo Franchetti. The main philosophy behind the pieces is to reflect the climate change.
Sini Majuri also had a solo exhibition in Hotel Saturnia & International. The opening of the 3D graal, Dreams drowned inside glass exhibition was held on September 7th at 6.30 PM in Hotel Saturnia, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2398, 30124 Venezia. Exhibition pieces mix together 100 years old Swedish Graal technique and modern 3D printing. It is a surreal narrative captured inside thick glass, which has details hidden in, that can only be seen from an exact angle.
The Venice Glass Week Hub 7th – 15th September (10am to 6pm) Palazzo Franchetti (3rd Floor) San Marco 2482 30124 Venezia Opening party: Friday 6th September, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
3D Graal. Dreams drown inside the glass by Sini Majuri Hotel Saturnia & International 7th – 15th September Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2398 30124 Venezia Opening party: Saturday 7th September 2019 from 6.30pm
Jungle Glass Vase is Golden Design Award winner in 2018 – 2019 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Category in the international A’Design Award in Italy.
A’ Design Award and Competition is the worlds’ largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. The motto of the A’ Design Awards is “Ars Futura Cultura” i.e. Arts Cultivate the Future, Arts for the Culture of Future. The future is shaped by arts, design and technology, thus there is need of good design for a better future.
There was a heat wave in Frankfurt, so it was good to walk to the exhibition center early in the morning before the temperature rised to 40 Celcius. A total of 603 exhibitors presented their fashionable lifestyle and trend products at the 3-day lifestyle fair. My booth was in the Hall 8.
1000 VASES exhibition in Dubai presents a unique selection of vases in the Dubai Design District during the Art Dubai 2019 Festival. Sini Majuri has been invited to take part to the international show with her latest edition of the Jungle Collection.
Sini Majuri’s glass vase collection Jungle was first introduced by DutZ Collection in 2018 and exhibited in design fairs around Europe, China and Japan. In 2019 there will be 3 new models premiered in Dubai. The theme in the new pieces is “Rainforest”. Eacn object is solid glass and shaped by hand. The technique used is Timo Sarpaneva’s Steam Stick.
The event redefines both the space of the exhibition and the very presentation of an object, here the vase: a functional, everyday object that rises to the rank of fine-art object thanks to the work and imagination of these designers. This medium is therefore perfect to show all the plurality of the artistic scene today.
The public will be invited to discover, throughout the duration of the exhibition, the creations of young independent designers: unique pieces, made in a multitude of materials and reflecting the personality, the universe and the sensitivity of each.
This overwhelming volume of vases compels us with its richness, its diversity and reveals to us all the artistic expertise of these creators. A profusion of vases which is nothing less than the reflection of the inventiveness and the creative intensity which they show, provoking in us this much desired emotion.
To show the singularity of each designer while confronting him with what surrounds him to better understand the dynamism of the current creation, is at it’s core, the philosophy of the project 1000 Vases.
19 – 25.3.2019 Opening 19.3. At 6.30 – 9 PM
Dubai Design District (d3) Atrium of building No.7 PO Box 333 300 Dubai, United Arab Emirates GPS: Lat: 25.18629 Lng: 55.29914
I’m delighted to get my first solo theme auction in Helsinki! Contemporary Glass Art by Sini Majuri auction at Bukowskis opens Tuesday 4.12.2018 and closes on Santa Lucia’s day 13.12.2018. I’ll be exhibiting a group of unique pieces made between 2013 – 2018. There is also a graal piece from my Aika series, sculptures that are mixing metal with glass and some unique color editions from Jungle collection. Welcome to see the exhibition at Bukowskis Market, Mastokatu 4, 00160 Helsinki!
My iceberg sculptures and Vuoksi glasses can also be found in Ornamo Design Xmas at Kaapelitehdas 7-9.12.2018. My booth will be in Merikaapelihalli, in front of the big windows. Come and say hi! The Design show is a great place to find fresh art and design pieces – and also meet the designers!
Kaapelitehdas, Merikaapelihalli 7.12.–9.12.2018.
Fri 7.12. at 15-19 PM
Sat 8.12. at 10-19 PM
Sun 9.12. at 10-18PM
During the Xmas season some of my glass sculptures can also be found from Helsinki City Center’s Stockmann. The sculptures are located in the Interior design section on the 5th floor.
A lakeside view opens through the huge windows of Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Behind the centre rises the CN Tower, the landmark of the city. The building, surrounded by skyscrapers, is filled with Scandinavian art. The self-portraits of Iiu Susiraja cover the walls of the Portraits at Home exhibition. The next space is occupied by massive ceramic works of Anders Herwald Ruhwald. The exhibition, called The Hand is the Mind is the Bomb that Blows, lives up to its name. Nordic Glass gathers up nine skilled Nordic glass artists, who rewrite the history of Nordic glass in the 21st century.
The description of the exhibition:
Nordic glass was at a high point in the mid-20th century. Famous glass factories like Orrefors, Iittala, Holmegaard and Kosta Boda; and designers such as Tapio Wirkkala and Alvar Aalto were synonymous with good design and refined taste. This heyday created distinctive identities for all four countries—Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland—and collectively added to the Scandinavian Modern aesthetic. Sadly, few of the glass factories remain due to market pressures and outsourcing. However, these economic realities have not lessened the association of well-designed and crafted glass within Nordic countries. The situation has given rise to a bright new generation of glass artists and designers; ones with independent spirits focused on self-expression, experimentation and entrepreneurship. This exhibition highlights a group of glass artists shaping the future of Nordic glass for the 21st century.
My objects in the exhibition are glass mountains. These interior design sculptures can be organized to form either scenic ensembles, glass installations or mental landscapes. Glass imitates the characteristics of ice by frosting and cracking. It is the aesthetic of quietness.
During my journey I had the also the chance to visit New York and meet with design gallerists. I was delighted to visit for example Usagi Gallery, where my Sade sculpture was on display during the NYX Design event. Meeting with my contacts in Toronto also gave ideas to some possible future collaboration projects. It was extremely interesting to visit design and art businesses both in Toronto and New York as well as glass galleries of northern parts of USA. Glass was blown in tourist attractions, schools and culture centres. The Nordic Glass exhibition is open in Toronto until the summer of 2019. Welcome!
A Karelian folklore about the origin of the Universe is one of the main inspirations of the Aika sculptures. According to the story, the Big bang was not one of it’s kind. It’s just one bubble in the boiling water that is constantly turning and simmering.
Tervetuloa Taiteiden Yönä tapaamaan lasitaiteilija Sini Majuria ja tutustumaan tämän uusiin Aika-näyttelyn teoksiin!
Taiteilijatapaaminen pidetään Helsingin gallerialla Taiteiden Yönä, torstaina 23.8. kello 17.00-21.00. Vapaa pääsy, tervetuloa!
Aika on lasinen kertomus, jossa nykyteknologia kohtaa lasinpuhalluksen perinteet. Jokainen lasiveistos on katkelma surrealistista tarinaa, joka on kuin optisten illuusioiden kautta ratkaistava arvoitus. Kiehtovalla ja erityisen haastavalla tekniikalla luodut teokset esittelevät lasipinnan alla olevia kolmiulotteisia kuvamaailmoja.
Näyttelyn teema, aika, on yhtä moniulotteinen kuin lasi materiaalina. Aika on suhteellista. Pieni hetki voi määritellä koko ihmisen – emmekä kuitenkaan pysty muistamaan edes tärkeimpiä hetkiä täydellisesti.
Veistoksissa massiivinen lasi yhdistetään taiteilijan omakätisiin kuvituksiin, joissa ajan ja paikan ulottuvuudet sekoittuvat. Kun kuvat suljetaan lasin sisään, ne pysyvät muuttumattomina vuosituhansia. Taiteilija kertoo teosten kautta myös meidän ajastamme ja vangitsee sen näin aikakapseleihin tuhansiksi vuosiksi.
My new exhibition will open soon in Helsinki – and it’s getting hotter and hotter at the glass studio whilst finishing the massive glass sculptures for the show. The theme of the exhibition is Time (in Finnish Aika). Time is a puzzle until it is captured inside glass as an optical illusion.
The exhibition place in Glass Gallery Mafka & Alakoski is actually very special to me: We have been working side by side for years, so it’s great to “bring my glass back home”! Marja and Kari have became my dear friends during our collaboration, so the exhibition is also showing how important it is in the world of art to work together!
Time is the Chapter Five from the glass cartoon story that has been touring the World the past years. One piece from The Flying Boat just got back from New York. It’s great to exhibit the new glass narrative with some of my earlier works. The inspiration of the Time is in old storied from Karelia region of Finland. For example, one of the stories is about the origin of the world.
I look at the sea. This familiar infiniteness, I have stayed on its shores
countless times. Still – disconnected from time.
I contemplate how some moments are the most meaningful, how they
can define your whole person. For me time is an invisible companion.
We dive through it, we navigate through it with the help of our memory.
Time smooths its own corners, hides the details of changes.
I have wanted to give form to the invisible. Even if it was a mere whisper.
Unknown Territories exhibition in Usagi Gallery shows 30 carefully selected limited edition pieces from 13 countries. The show proposes an exploration of places, stories and cultures hiding behind every design object. Uncovering the historical, cultural and social context of the exhibits makes us see them beyond their aesthetics. They become flesh and blood storytellers of the world they were born in.
DP presents unique design pieces of leading edge designers from Europe, Asia, Middle East, South and North America transforming Usagi Gallery into a place where cultures, knowledge, and possibilities are exchanged.
The Rain The Flying Boat-story by glass artist Sini Majuri is a cartoon made of glass and a story of transparent moments. Rain is a single scene from a the story that is immortalized inside blown glass. The stories are blown between layers of glass by using a century-old Swedish Graal technique. The layered images are created layer by layer during a slow process that takes months.
“Every object reflects a scene of a narrative that follows the logic of a dream,”
Multiple image layers create surreal and dreamlike visuality in the works. The thick and heavy glass gives interesting optical properties to the dream scenes as the illustrations seem to move and distord as they are observed from different angles: Face of a woman looks sad when looked from above and angry when looked from behind. You can also see under and behind the image layers, there might be something hidden behind a window or deep into the woods in a thick forest. Rain is one of the main themes in this story about a woman that realizes that she is dreaming and don’t want to wake up. There are four individual image layers on top of each other inside every sculpture.