On September 11, a new sculpture “Two Rainis” by Aigars Bikše was erected at the Latvian National library commemorating the 153th anniversary of the birth of Rainis. The artwork symbolizes the notion of the greatness of the Latvian people and their interest in the development of Latvia.
The opening ceremony was attended by the president of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, the art patron and Board chairman of the Fund “Art Needs Space” Jānis Zuzāns, art patron and project backer Guntis Rāvis, as well as the artist Aigars Bikše.
In his address, the president Raimonds Vējonis praised Rainis’ greatness and his dedication to his country and people, stating, “This monument is placed between two important and essential symbols – the Latvian river of destiny, the Daugava and the National library whose design resembles the glass mountain described in one of Rainis’ plays.”
The artwork was produced with the support of the Fund “Art Needs Space” , the Zuzāns family, Guntis Rāvis and the cooperation with the Latvian National library.