2D, an international travelling exhibition of art glass, taking place for the third time, focuses on the expressive opportunities offered by two-dimensional glass. Among its main attractions are large-scale glass installations, stretching the boundaries of the medium.
The concept had its beginnings in Vilnius, with Lithuanian artist Dalia Truskaité as the initiator and main curator. Starting with the second biennial, new organisers have come from Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. The first event, taking place in 2012, brought together 32 artists from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden; the works were exhibited in Vilnius and Klaipeda. In 2014, artists from Norway, Denmark, and Iceland joined the show, with 38 participants in total; venues included Vilnius, Jurbarkas, Pärnu, and Riga.
This year, there are 29 participants from around the Baltic Sea – Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden, and the exhibition travels again between Vilnius, Jurbarkas, Pärnu, and Riga.
Artworks in a variety of hot and cold glassworking techniques explore the possibilities of two-dimensional glass in three-dimensional space. The so-called Vilnius School – historically a centre of 2D glass art – meets and exchanges ideas with its Baltic neighbours.
The opening will take place on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 18:00. Maili Metssalu and Ragnar Toompuu will make music at the opening.
The exhibition is open on Tuesdays to Sundays 15:00-18:00 on December 9-23.
Bringing the exhibition to Rapla was supported by Rapla County Municipal Development Fund (Raplamaa Omavalitsuste Arengufond).
Photos: Tiina Kõrtsini