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 is 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.
Julia Pociute, Lithuania
Rytis Mažulis LT, Ernestas Lylous LT, Evelina Januškaitė LT
Rui Sasaki, Japan
Anna Varnase, Latvia
Anna Audere, LV
Suojia Zhang, China
Anjali Srinivasan, India/USA
Inguna Audere, Latvia
Michael Rogers, USA
Māra Binde, LV
Jin Hongo, Japan
Tomsuma JP, Shino Yamasaki JP, Uģis Nastevičs LV, Takuji Ito JP, Evija Skuķe LV, Armands Skuķis LV, Dārta Paldiņa LV
Anna Norberg, Sweden
Friends and Gotland people: War Hospital Museum in Lärbro, Gotland Defense Museum, Archive Center in Visby, David Holmert Archive, Kjell Gardelin at the Maritime Museum in Slite, Krister Hafdell at the Bunge Museum and Jonas Åberg, history teacher at Wisby Gymnasium.
Kārlis Bogustovs, Latvia
Foto: Artūrs Pavlovs LV
Video: Edvards Gabarajevs LV, Rūdolfs Henčels LV, Dimitrijs Čļenovs LV
Skeitbordisti: Madars Apse LV, Rūdolfs Rorbahs LV, Fricis Štrauss LV, Artūrs Nesaule LV, Niklāvs Vētra LV, Linards Vīksniņš LV, Kaspars Gobiņš LV, Dimitrijs Čļenovs LV, Kārlis Bogustovs LV
Bohyun Yoon, South-Korea/USA
Maarja Maemets, Estonia
Rait Lohmus EST
Advisory Committee Members – Suojia Zhang, Jin Hongo and Milan Hlaves
Curators – Inguna Audere, Michael Rogers, Vita Birzaka
Organizers – Glass Point studio (Ltd. Stikla māja)
The Art Museum RIGA BOURSE is an architectural monument of national importance. The museum is a place for cultural exchange where excellence is more important than the artist’s national origin and it strives to be a meeting point between west and east, expressions of classical and contemporary art. RIGA BOURSE is located at the heart of Riga Old Town, Doma laukums 6.