Modern Finnish glass art on show in Rīga

Fragile, colorful and inventive in terms of form and artistic fantasy - that's the Finnish contemporary glass exhibition Finnish Glass Art. 2005-2010 that has finally arrived to Rīga and is on display from November 7 to January 3 next year at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

The exhibit, supported by the Embassy of Finland to Latvia, features works by 65 artists. The works include stylish dishes, plastic sculpture and even art objects with a spark of humor, along with glass installations that make you think twice - that's how massive the scope of the exhibition is.

"The exhibit is very colorful. Finnish glass design - it means a lot. It's elegant, lofty and rational at the same time. It's glass of art - inconceivable, what an artist can do with glass [..]," said curator of the exhibition Dace Ļaviņa. 

As Finnish artists routinely collaborate with the popular Iittala manufacturer, upstairs from the main exhibition the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design will show examples from the manufacturer's portfolio.

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