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  SUN AND MOON – Artis Nimanis, Latvia    Latvian 100th Anniversary Exhibition in Finland

SUN AND MOON – Artis Nimanis, Latvia

Latvian 100th Anniversary Exhibition in Finland

16.11.–26.12.2018

The range of artistic expressions of Artis Nīmanis is vast. Artis Nīmanis creates glass design objects and ornaments, but his work focuses on more monumental projects too — functional and decorative glass design elements for the interior design and architectural objects, exclusive stained-glass windows, lighting fixtures and skylight solutions.

The exhibition “Sun and Moon” is the materialisation of experiments and most recent ideas of the artist: thanks to the original author’s technique, the glass surface is given a mirror effect, which, as it breaks the light beam, creates illusory optical effect. The exhibition objects have two laconic shapes - a circle and an ellipsis, which in a way symbolise the sun and the moon. This exhibition offers the visitor an opportunity to enjoy a meditative experience and to discover the unusual transformations of this seemingly familiar material.

  LE FORME DEL VETRO -  Venetian Glass from the beginning of the 20th Century

LE FORME DEL VETRO -
Venetian Glass from the beginning of the 20th Century

16.11.2018–14.4.2019

The most important phase of Venetian glassmaking began in the early 20th century. The glass workshops on the island of Murano moved on from their traditional models of the late 19th century to develop a language of form that was highly modern for the period. Rich and detailed decoration was replaced by a more minimalist idiom and objects of monochrome glass. The exhibition features unique objects representing the language of form and motifs typical of this period.

Venetian glass of the early 20th century displays clear connections with new types of artefacts that were created around this time in both Austria and Germany, anticipating Art Déco which emerged 10 years later in France.

    MAIJA ARPONEN - My first Fujitsu

MAIJA ARPONEN - My first Fujitsu

16.11.–30.12.2018

My First Fujitsu consists of works in which I have melted parts of my first laptop to put them inside glass. My laptop has followed me on my travels and it has been an extension of my own self. After it broke down, I kept it for years in a closet. I didn’t want it to become polluting waste. I wanted the oxides of precious metals in my laptop to encounter light.