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Record numbers visit Latvian pavilion at Venice Biennale


Since opening May 31st, Latvia's national pavilion and its exposition "North by Northeast" at the 55th Venice Biennale has been visited by more than 13,000 people so far, including leading curators, art critics, patrons of the arts and artists from around the world.

Art experts from New York's MOMA, London's "Tate", St. Petersburg's "Hermitage" and other galleries are all singing the praises of Latvia's achievement.

Dmitry Ozerkov, the noted Russian art theoretician and curator, head of the contemporary art department at the "Hermitage", raves that the pavilion is "ideally set up, presenting the works of two wonderful artists. Without a doubt, the Latvian pavilion is a favorite this year."

On display in Venice are large-format photographs and video by Kaspars Podnieks and a dangling wood installation by Kriss Salmanis.