Kiki Kogelnik, Tête en l´air, 1996

Courtesy Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Photo: Hans-Joachim Becker

30 MARCH – 30 NOVEMBER 2006

The Face – Lost and Found Again

We are all experts on faces equipped with an amazing ability to distinguish between a thousand unknown faces and recognize their different feelings. The face has always played a significant role in man’s social life. And in art? With the first two exhibitions, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung focused on different countries, proving that glass has now become an art genre with a global character. The third exhibition with the explicit subject The Face – Lost and Found Again, presented the manifold aspects and appearances of the human face, our privileged instrument of expression.

Exhibition Venue
Karl-Theodor-Str. 27
80803 Munich


The face defines us as individuals, with it we express our different feelings and we communicate with it. It is thus an interface that can be experienced between our inner life and the outside world. Since the very beginnings of art and as far as we know, art has made use of this type of projection. The face represents one of the most important elements in art to fathom the boundary between expression and psyche, surface and depth.

With the 35 glass sculptures shown in the exhibition, the visitor gained an insight into the character of the collection being currently built up, but was also given an overview of the central positions of contemporary work with glass. The exhibits underlined that the language of glass and sculpture has its own laws in comparison with painting. The exhibited artists used the medium glass as a tool, as a means to an end and they prove that glass does not necessarily have to please the beholder – as it is usually expected from this material.

With works by:

Hank Murta Adams

Mark Bokesch-Parsons

Scott Chaseling

Erwin Eisch

Jan Exnar

Ariane Forkel

Alison Kinnaird

Kiki Kogelnik

Karen LaMonte

Stanislav Libenský & Jaroslava Brychtová

Paolo Martinuzzi

Richard Meitner

Masayo Odahashi

Sibylle Peretti

Robert Palusky

Clifford Rainey

David Reekie

Gerhard Ribka

Anne-Lise Riond Sibony

Christian Schmidt

Essi Utriainen

Bertil Vallien

Janusz Walentynowicz

Steve Wingfield

Ann Wolff

Dana Zámecníková

Steven Easton