May 4

Glass artist Artis Nīmanis opens an exhibition on Bornholm

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. Copyright © 2018 Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Kingdom of Denmark 17 Rosbaeksvej, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark ; phone: +45 39 276 000 ; fax: +45 39 276 173 ; e-mail embassy.denmark@mfa.gov.lv

February 24

Solo exhibition FRAGILE got the award “Kilograms kultūras”

On 23rd of February 2017 glass artist and designer Artis Nimanis got the award “Kilograms kultūras” (“One kilogram of culture”) under the category Visual Arts.

His solo exhibition FRAGILE was named as best exhibition in 2016 based on the people’s votes.

Award “Kilograms kultūras” is organized by Latvian National Television and Latvian Radio and it highlights brightest events in Latvian cultural scene throughout a year in eight categories – theatre, visual arts, music, literature, cinema, surprise, heritage and event. Every year one winner is chosen in each category by peoples voting.  

All photos except first by Karlis Miksons.

November 6

Read about Nimanis' design

Read about Artis Nimanis and his design products in article about Latvian design in the latest issue of the international digital magazine of Architecture “T18 Magazine” (# 20 Spring 2016).

T18 Magazine is a digital magazine of Architecture, Landscape and Design. The first issue came out in summer 2011. Since then the magazine has readers in 130 countries and more than half a million pages are read in each issue.

The team of T18 Magazine publishes works and projects worldwide which, from their point of view, represent an excellent architecture, although not the most known. They do not care where they are, their size, or who signs them, only that they reflect a job well done.

The magazine  gets published  once  a  trimester  and  is  bilingual, in  both  Spanish  and  English.  It can be  read  online  or  download in  pdf  format.

Find the latest issue  #20 Spring 2016 here. 

October 24

Glass bicycle travels to Shanghai

The first functional glass bicycle in the world now is seen in the Shanghai Museum of Glass as part of its permanent collection.

Latvian glass artist and designer Artis Nimanis together with his colleague Gatis Vasiljevs created the glass bicycle to prove that such a fragile material as glass can be strong and durable. The glass bicycle has proved itself not only as unique piece of contemporary design but as well as functional item. The bicycle weighs 21 kg; weight of glass details - 13 kg.

In autumn, 2016 the Shanghai Museum of Glass bought the glass bicycle as part of its permanent collection. In addition to the bicycle, the video about Artis Nimanis and how the bicycle has been created is shown at the museum.   

July 6

Solo exhibition FRAGILE is nominated for the award “Kilograms kultūras”

Artis Nimanis’ solo exhibition FRAGILE is nominated for the award “Kilograms kultūras” (“One kilogram of culture”) under the category Visual Arts.

To get into the final selection of the award Artis Nimanis had to get the biggest number of people’s votes in particular category. The voting took place until 14th of July 2016 and the exhibition FRAGILE got the biggest popularity that means Artis Nimanis’ exhibition has a chance to became the most supported exhibition within the category Visual Arts in 2016.

Final voting will take place at the beginning of 2017.

Award “Kilograms kultūras” is organized by Latvian National Television and Latvian Radio and it highlights brightest events in Latvian cultural scene throughout a year in eight categories – theatre, visual arts, music, literature, cinema, surprise, heritage and event. Every year one winner is chosen in each category by peoples voting.  

 

June 21

VIDEO of solo exhibition FRAGILE

Have a look on VIDEO - solo exhibition FRAGILE