To mark the opening of the exhibition “100 Objects from Finland” at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga (10/20 Skārņu Street), we cordially invite media representatives to attend the press conference and preview of the exhibition on 15 February 2018, at 12.00. Registration: 11.30–12.00.
The project is dedicated to the centenary of Finnish independence and offers a great opportunity to discover in an intriguing and creative manner what Finns themselves think about Finland and Finnishness. In the exhibition, each year of independence is represented by one object with an everyday, innovative or humorous mood. As a result, a unique collection of 100 objects has been made, showing a dynamic, successful and creative path of national development on which the Finns have travelled up to the present. Without doubt, Finnish design is famous all over the world. Therefore, the exhibition brings to mind such notions as Made in Finland and Designed in Finland. Yet above all the exhibition shows Life in Finland.
The exhibition has achieved huge success and before coming to Riga was shown in Helsinki, Tallinn, Oslo, and Madrid.
EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY:
Latvian National Museum of Art, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Estonia (Suomen Viron-instituutti) and the Embassy of Finland in Latvia
EXHIBITION SUPPORTED BY:
Centenary Foundation of the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Suomi 100, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
Anna Kortelainen, writer, art historian / Helsinki, Finland
Pekka Toivanen, designer, Head of the Design Studio Muotohiomo / Helsinki, Finland
EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATOR AT THE MUSEUM:
Irēna Bužinska, Exhibition Curator,
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design / Latvian National Museum of Art