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Voice of GlassCollaborative Exhibition Tour

Latvian National Art Museum, Rīgas Birža

Voice of Glass Collaborative Exhibition

Curators, Inguna Audere, Vita Birzaka, Michael Rogers

Voice of Glass Collaborative Exhibition is being held at The Latvian National Museum, Rīgas Birža in Riga, Latvia opening January 22 the public has yet to enter due to pandemic restrictions. We hope the public can enter soon.

The Voice of Glass Collaborative Exhibition is an important part of ISGNE, (Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe), a Creative Europe project partnership with North Lands Creative Scotland, Berlin Glas Germany, LTD. Stikla Maja Latvia, and the National College of Art and Design Ireland. The Latvian National Museum, Rīgas Birža provides the exhibition venue as well as exhibition management. Inguna Audere and Michael Rogers connected with LTD. Stikla Maja Latvia acted in an organizational and curatorial role for the exhibition. Vita Birzaka is the acting curator at The Latvian National Art Museum, Rīgas Birža.

“Single authorship is still prevalent in art. This situation makes the idea of collaboration a new frontier to explore the nature of inspiration, ideation, creation, and realization. Aspects of personal, national, societal, and cultural identity can more readily be considered and expressed from the multiple points of view the collaborative experience provides. With the “Voice of Glass Collaborative” exhibition the emphasis will be on global, international points of view and exploring pluralistic approaches to creating. We hope to define what it means to be one among others. We live in an increasingly global environment where the key to facing current and future challenges will require cooperative efforts. Collaboration within the arts can be seen as playing field for considering complex issues and questions as the arts can encompass all disciplines. Currently artists are collaborating with scientists, economists, anthropologists as well as composers, poets, and choreographers, the list is extensive.”

“Voice of Glass Collaborative involves international artists focusing on glass as a medium integrated with other disciplines including transitional collaborations. Unity and diversity of content will be inherent in the works presented. Through interdisciplinary arts the essence of humanity and complexities of social unity and duality can be revealed. Through the dynamic process of collaboration, we hope to discover new forms of experimental hybridization which communicate rich and complex associations.

The following artists will participate in the exhibition:

Suojia Zhang/China, Jin Hongo/Japan, Anna Norberg/Sweden,

Bohyun Yoon/South Korea, USA, Anjali Srinivasan/India, USA,

Julia Pociute/Lithuania, Rui Sasaki/Japan, Anna Varnase/Latvia,

Kārlis Bogustovs/Latvia, Maarja Maemets/Estonia,

lnguna Audere/Latvia, Michael Rogers/USA

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