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

May 18

Performance at the exhibition FRAGILE during the MUSEUM NIGHT

The contemporary performance of Interdisciplinary Arts Company IDEAGNOSIS is going to take place at the exhibition FRAGILE on 21st of May during the Museum night.

Opening hours of the exhibitions at the Museum night will be 19:00 – 01:00. Entrance for the event at the Museum night is free of charge.

IDEAGNOSIS is going to explore texture and form of glass during their life installation/performance thereby creating dialogue and contrasts with exhibited art works of Artis Nimanis. Four floating beings will embody varied forms of nature elements – air, fire, earth and water; the concept of the exhibition FRAGILE is based on these four nature elements.

IDEAGNOSIS Company:

Simona Orinska – choreography

Erna Daudzvārde, Laura Feldberga, Alda Rusina, Maria Garcia de las Llanderas - performance

Magdalēna Kairiša - costume designer

Andrējs Krūmiņš – stage lightning

Marta Kaugure – manager

 

The exhibition FRAGILE is seen at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga until 19.06.2016. 

Photo: Artur Chukmassoff