Taste of Modern Art. Vibrations of Amber Thread

03 May 19 > 17 May 19

Taste of Modern Art. Vibrations of Amber Thread

03 May 19 > 17 May 19

Taste of Modern Art. Vibrations of amber threads.

The exhibition of IvetaVetsenane  

03.05. – 17.05.2019

The exhibition called “Taste of Modern Art. Vibrations of amber threads” will be opened on the 3rd of May at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia.

The event will be held within the 3rd version of IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival which will be organized on 1-14 May 2019 aimed at promoting the values of the intercultural dialogue, diversity and tolerance in partnership with the Embassies of the EU Member States and the Embassies of Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Moldova, Israel, Switzerland.

Iveta Vetsenane was born on 24th of September in 1962 in Riga, Latvia. In 1988 she graduated from Latvian Academy of Art, department of textile art. In 2005, she got Master Degree of the same faculty.

Iveta is not only a fascinatingly true artist, but she also is very positive person who is active in many fields: writing articles for renowned magazines, working with book illustrations and as an author of children’s books and much more. Since 1996 she has been a member of Association of Latvian Textile Artists.

Since her childhood, Iveta has felt a closeness to nature.  The main line of her artistic activity is tapestry weaving. She is fond of creating large-scale works. She builds her works on the color contrast principle. The main theme of her creative works - water lily is a flower that encounters three elements of nature – earth, water and air.

Her textile art includes tapestries, paintings on silk and costume jewellery. A recent innovation is seen in her tapestries with amber threads. The amber thread story began in 2006, when the Latvian scientist, the senior researcher of the Riga Technical University Biomaterials and Biomechanics Institute, Inga Lyashenko found an article in Cairo on the use of amber in ancient Egypt: “Blood is stored in the amber dishes in ancient Egypt, and the material used has allowed them not to clot”. Amber thread is produced by integrating purified amber powder into polyamide thread. So Iveta Vetsenane is the first artist in the history who uses amber thread in her works.

Since 1986 the artist has been taking part in exhibitions. The artist has had personal exhibitions in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, the USA, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Ukraine and other countries.

Personal exhibitions:

1992 - Latvian Applied Arts Museum, Riga

2003- Estonian National Opera "Estonia": "Garden of Colors", Tallinn (Estonia)

2004- Exhibition at Valmiera Theatre (together with E. Maldere, A. Lenkevics) Valmiera (Latvia)

2007- Gallery „Aukso Avis”, Vilnius

2009- Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Prague;

Gallery „Makslas Banka”, Riga

2010- Gallery „Apsida” Decorative Art and Design Museum, Riga;

Espoo Culture Centre, Finland;

Museum of Doll Art, Riga;

Theatre House ,,Juras varti”, Ventspils;

Gallet, Glass Rosvuzdizain”, St Petersburg, Russia.

She took part in ARTAPESTRY3 (2012-2014) textile exhibitions, which involve selection of artworks by an international jury, in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, and in the Baltic States textile art exhibition, EN face exhibition in Lithuania. Her works are found in the collections of the Latvian National Museum of Art, the museums of Eskilstuna in Sweden and private places around the Baltics.

Tapestry art has very strong and legendary history. But the artist is looking for the taste of modern tapestry, its place in the world and in the life of people.

At the exhibition Latvian artist Iveta Vetsenane will perform her tapestries in classic style. The artist will be represented more than 20 works . There are tapestries with amber threads among them and the works which never exhibited before as well.

Venue:  Museum of Modern Art

Dates:   03.05.- 17.05.2019

Working Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm       

Tuesday – Sunday   /   Mondays  Closed

Standard Admission Fee: 5 AZN, Student Admission Fee:  2 AZN