Tradition and Modernity - Latvian Textile Art
National Museum of Decorative Arts, Madrid, ES
16.06. – 05.09.2021
The exhibition took place 100 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Latvia, and, for the first time in Madrid, a representative vision of the history, traditions and most current innovations of Latvian textile art.
The core of this exhibition, which offered a comprehensive overview of the most current history, traditions and innovations introduced by Latvian textile art, was made up of 48 works by 29 prominent artists from the collection of the Latvian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (part of the Latvian National Art Museum) and private collections. The selection of pieces integrateed different generations of creators, offering a complete vision of the evolution of Latvian textile art in different formats: upholstery, free-standing works or miniature textiles. These creations were integrated into two areas: one historical (traditional) and the other contemporary (modernity), completing the exhibition discourse with the work of the guest artist Edīte Pauls-Vīgnere, one of the most versatile and relevant creators on the Latvian scene.