Brooch by Alise Tālberga. Publicity photo

From March 24 until April 15 the art gallery «Putti» hosts a contemporary jewellery exhibition «Lying awake» by two emerging Latvian jewellery artists Alise Tālberga and Maija Vītola.

Stories Editorial March 23, 2017

Alise Tālberga and Maija Vītola are currently both studying in the master’s programme of Art Academy of Latvia Metal Design Department. They are also actively participating in various events of art jewellery world, including a number of group exhibitions in Latvia and abroad. While Maija Vītola has also studied and had an internship in Barcelona.

The concept of the exhibition «Lying awake» has a purpose of stimulating philosophical contemplation about the world, which we encounter in early childhood, the world that is full of metaphors and life lessons — fairy tale kingdom.

The information locked in fairy tales is displayed through symbols — by interpreting it the artists invite to pay attention to the inner world of human beings and spiritual values that should be cherished and developed. The stage design of the exhibition «Lying awake» transforms art gallery «Putti» into a space that holds the birth of artists’ ideas and dreams materialize into jewellery pieces, visualizing the emotions and atmosphere of jewellery making process. There is an opinion that the life of jewellery piece begins in the moment when the new owner starts to wear it. That is the moment when a dream transforms into reality.

The exhibition «Lying Awake» will be open at the art gallery «Putti», Peitavas iela 5, Riga, from March 24 to April 15.