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Synergy. Contemporary Tendencies in Metal Art and Design

December 14, Thursday - January 28, Sunday
The exhibition Synergy. Contemporary Tendencies in Metal Art and Design will be on view at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga (10/20 Skārņu Street) from 15 December 2017 to 28 January 2018.

Metal art is an active phenomenon in Latvian history of culture with developed traditions – beginning from the goldsmiths’ guilds in Riga and the smiths in forges all the way to forging and casts in the Soviet ideological climate and contemporary authors, whose expressions vary from individual search for form in the context of art to the fulfilling of standard commercial orders merging into the field of contemporary design and entrepreneurship.

Exhibition traces the current trends in the field, the artists’ working directions and creative endeavours for experimental and classical forms in jewellery art, objects and design, aiming to highlight peculiarities and specifics in synergy with the material, which can reveal itself in form, structure, rhythm, colour, light, visual, spatial and psychological perception of the object as well as the synthesis of various senses.