On the 21st of February, two porcelain art exhibitions opened in Riga. The exhibition “Riga Porcelain Art, 1925-1940” is on show at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, whereas the Riga Porcelain Museum presents the exhibition “Beware Sharp Edges!”.
The exhibition in the Great Hall of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Skārņu iela 10/20, Riga) will run from the 22nd of February until the 27th of April. The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design commences its exhibition programme for 2014, when Riga is the European Capital of Culture, with an extensive show bringing together, for the first time in the history of Latvia, porcelain artworks from several collections to demonstrate the importance and achievements of porcelain art in Latvian culture.
Ainārs Rimicāns’ solo exhibition “Beware Sharp Edges!” is set to surprise the public again – this time it is lavish porcelain sheaths for real metal blades. The exhibition will be on display from the 21st of February until the 18th of March. The works by the ceramic artist are not only technically impeccable but also highly conceptual, and Ainārs Rimicāns is known for witty works that he carefully selects for a given exhibition. For this exhibition, the ceramicist has created 29 real swords – decorative, gleaming and with sharp blades. Paying homage to China, the birthplace of porcelain making, the traditional weapons of the Far East have been given lavishly decorated porcelain sheaths featuring a lot of gold and platinum, as well as various decorative ornaments.