Diversity & Unity, Riga 2015

Diversity & Unity exhibition is the 5th in the series of textile triennials in Riga.
The exhibition will be opened 23. April at 5pm at the Arsenals Exhibition Hall, 1 Torna Str. Exhibition will be open until 10. June, 2015.

In addition there are plenty of textile arts to see in Riga just now:
-“WonderWoman Art Bra”, 23.04.–07.06.2015, in the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, 10/20 Skarnu Str
-Exhibition Diversity & Unity: Young Voices, 13.04. –11.05.2015 in Riga School of Design and Art, 139 K. Valdemara Street and 17.04.–11.05.2015 in Riga School of Arts and Crafts, 90 Jurmalas Gatve
-Artist’s Kathleen Vaughan’s (Canada) Master Class „Textile Map of the Triennial”, 22.04.2015 in the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design,10/20 Skarnu Street
-International Conference Diversity & Unity, 24.04.2015, in Art Museum „Riga Bourse”, 6 Doma Square

Solo Shows and Group Exhibitions
-Baiba Osite: „Think Global – Act Local”, 23.04.–22.05.2015 in Cutural and Crafts Centre „Ritums”, 29a Jauniela Street
-Rolands Krutovs: Solemn Skies”, 08.04.–28.05.2015 in Gallery „Apsida”, 9/11 Kaleju Street
-Egils Rozenbergs: „Highlights”.16.04.–16.05.2015 in Galerija „Bastejs”, 7 Alksnaja str
-Exhibition of the Latvian Textile Art Association: „Material Fluctuations”, 21.05.–21.06.2015 in Gallery of the Artists’ Union, 11.Novembra Krastmala 35

Here’s the program for the conference:
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEXTILE AND FIBRE ART DIVERSITY&UNITY
24.04.2015
Place: Muzejs „Rīgas birža” / Museum „Riga Bourse”, Dome Square 6
PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE
9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.05 Opening Speach
Inese Baranovska, Head of the Decorative Arts and Design Museum, Latvian National Museum of Art
10.05 – 10.15 Welcome speach
Chairs: Velta Raudzepa, Dace Ļaviņa
10.15 – 10.30 Ieva Krūmiņa: Step by Step to Professional Textile Art
professor at the Textile Art Department, Art Academy of Latvia (Latvija / Latvia)
10.30 -10.45 Egle Ganda Bogdaniene: Active Textile
Professor, Vice-rector of Education at the Vilnius Art Academy (Lietuva/ Lithuania)
10.45 – 11.00 Michael Brennand-Wood: Pretty Deadly
Professor of Art – Politics of Ornament at the University of Wolverhampton, UK
11.00 – 11.20 Fiona Kirkwood: From Unity is Strength to Unity and Diversity – From South Africa to the World
artist, South Africa
11.20 – 11.35 Monika Thiele: Out of Nothing, but Threads a Whole World
artist, Germany
11.35 -11.50 Alejandra Guttierrez-Moya: Project „WonderWoman Art Bra”
artist, Costa Rica)
12.00.p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Coffee-break
12.30 – 12.45 Lina Jonikė: Textile and Me
artist, Associated Professor at the Textile Art Department, Vilnius Art Academy, Kaunas Art Faculty (Lietuva / Lithuania)
12.45 -13.00 Unn SØnju: Variety and Constancy of Purpose
artist, Norway
13.00 -13.15 Włodzimierz Cygan: The Light and the Darkness
artist, Professor at the Lodz Art Academy, Poland
13.15 -13.30 Solveig Aalberg: Simplicity and Complexity
artist, Norway
13.30 -13.50 Kathleen Vaughan: Urban Forest: The Political Ecology of Montreal’s Angell Woods and Presentation of „The Textile Map of the Triennial”
artist, Associated Professor at the Concordia University in Montreal , Canada
13.50 – 14.05 Dorothea Van De Winkel: Realization a Tapestry on a Basse-Lisse Loom
artist, Belgium
14.05-14.40 Discussion
Theme proposals for the next – 6th Riga International Textile an Fibre Art Triennial in 2018
14.40 -16.00 Lunch break
16.10 Departure by bus to the Riga School of Design and Art and to the Riga School of Arts and Crafts, Exhibition „DIVERSITY&UNITY: YOUNG VOICES”.

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