MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – An exhibition featuring participants of the 16th Triennial of Latvian Medal Art opened at the National History Museum of Belarus on 20 November, BelTA learned from the museum.
“The exhibition is original and unusual in many ways. First of all, it is a Latvian project and it has never left the country during its almost 50-year history. Secondly, this is practically the first exhibition of medals in the last few decades in Minsk featuring the works of more than two dozen foreign authors,” the museum said.
The exhibition is showcasing 76 works by 24 Latvian medalists made in the past three years. The participants include members of the International Art Medal Federation: Andris Berzins, Girts Burvis, Vija Dzintare, Ligita Franckevica, Mara Mickevica, Inese Natrina, and five students of the Department of Sculpture of the Art Academy of Latvia.
The tradition to hold the triennial of medal art in Latvia dates back to 1973. The initiator and organizer of the first national exhibition of medals was sculptor and medalist Valentina Zeile who gave a new impetus to this form of plastic arts. She has lived in Paris for over 50 years, but regularly sends her works for the triennial. The exhibition in Minsk is displaying her medal Jean Sibelius.
The exhibition in Minsk will be on show until 12 December. It has been organized with support of the Latvian Embassy in Belarus.