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Lasting Beauty, Even in Shards
By MARTHA SCHWENDENERJAN. 21, 2016
99%DESIGN Magazine, Israel. Fall 2015:
June 2015. Financial Times, Belgium:
A Christies auction took a surprising turn:
6.412 likes on National Geographic's Instagram in 2 hours:
Financial Times. October 11, 2013:
Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works.
By Susan Moore. Read the article here
Art of the curious - Exhibition at Colnaghi in London
Read about the exhibition and get the catalogue here
Steffen Dam receives a Silver Prize at the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan.
Read more here:Glass is more!
From the exhibition OCEAN at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.
The 4,5 meter wide installation by Steffen Dam, titled: My Ocean - Your Ocean.
Playing with Fire - at MAD. New York.
The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet on Steffen Dam receiveing the Rakow Commisssion.
Press release from Heller Gallery. Autumn 2012.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Danish artist Steffen Dam is the 2012 recipient of the Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Commission, one of the most respected and coveted honors in the world of glass.
Inaugurated in 1986 the Rakow commission supports the development of new works of art in glass. Each commissioned work is added to the museum's permanent collection. Over the years recipients have ranged from emerging to established artists. Currently, the commission is awarded to professional artists whose work is not yet represented in the Museum's collection. Commissions are nominated by the curator of modern glass, and they are selected by a Museum curatorial staff committee.
Steffen Dam creates imaginary specimens inspired by his childhood experience observing his grandparents' insect cabinets and books which featured plates of plants and animals. This body of work has developed in different periods over the last decade from pieces inspired by life forms from the sea, plant life or objects without a clear connection to nature. His work is characterized by remarkable workmanship, always technically precise, in order to give the artistic idea free expression.
Dam's work also bears reference to the Age of Enlightenment, where the diversity of nature was described and analyzed in minute detail based on the belief that it would be possible to understand the whole by studying the detail. This reflects the inescapable diversity of our complex modern world and our longing to bring organization and order to a chaotic life. Steffen Dam offers a picture of existence as it is experienced and perceived by him, yet it is shared by all of us since he manages to touch our common and universal humanity.
Steffen Dam's work is included in collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark; the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, The Chazen Museum, Madison, WI, and soon, the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Steffen Dam has been represented by Heller Gallery since 2006.
World of Design. China. Autumn, 2011.
La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre. France. Nov.- Dec. 2011:
The Secret Life of Plants
30 August 2011
The Secret Life of Plants is an artwork by Danish glass artist Steffen Dam. It was the first piece artwork to arrive at RAMM and will be displayed at the More in Store view point.
Decaying bulbs and fungi
The artwork has delicate, hand-blown objects encased within a glass panel. The objects were inspired by half-decaying bulbs and fungi and the piece draws together contemporary craft and natural history encouraging us to look at the natural history collection in a fresh light. Gallery owner, Joanna Bird, delivered the artwork along with Steffan’s concept work.
The piece was purchased for RAMM through Art Fund Collect 2011 in April. ArtFund Collect is a joint scheme run by the Art Fund and the Crafts Council. It aims to champion contemporary craft by challenging curators to acquire significant works of applied and decorative art by artists from around the world at Collect, the annual fair organised by the Crafts Council. Exhibitions Officer, Penny Sexton, and Curator of Natural History, Holly Morgenroth, represented RAMM at the fair.
Crafts. UK. Nov. - Dec. 2011:
Time Out. New York, USA. June 30 - July 6, 2011:
Craft Arts International. Australia:
Nature. June 2010:
Glass Art. March-April, 2010:
Read the article here
Glass Quarterly. USA. 2009:
Financial Times. UK. 2009: