The art exhibition "Sun & Moon" by Latvian glass artist Artis Nīmanis opened on 4 May at the Bornholm Art Museum. The ambassador of Latvia in Denmark, Kaspars Ozoliņš, opened the exhibition with a speech. The exhibition is part of the celebration of Latvia's centennial in Denmark.
The exhibition presents Artis Nīmanis' glass artwork that the artist has created by using traditional glassworking techniques combined with innovative glass-fiber-coating technologies. The underlying concept behind the exhibition "Sun & Moon" is to visually imagine and create both the light and dark stages of Latvian independence. Artis Nīmanis has been working and experimenting with glass for more than twenty years, and since 2004 he has been the main designer of the brand "an&angel" glassware.
As an exhibition venue, Bornholm is important for its glass and ceramics tradition. A magnificent glass exhibition - European Glass Context - takes place every four years in Bornholm. Also, the Department of Glass and Ceramics of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts is located on the island, as well as several glass workshops.
The exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Latvia in Denmark in collaboration with the Bornholm Art Museum and is part of Latvia’s Centenary programme of public diplomacy, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.
The exhibition will be open until 19 August.