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24.04 - 10.07.2014

“MARC CHAGALL AND THE EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDISTS” is the first collaboration project of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and the Vitebsk Museum of Marc Chagall (Belarus) that will take place from 24th April to 10th July 2014.

Exhibition Marc Chagall and the Painters of European Avant-garde
  • Exhibition Marc Chagall and the Painters of European Avant-garde

It is the first collaboration project of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and the Vitebsk Museum of Marc Chagall (Belarus). Besides the original artworks of Marc Chagall, the lithographs of many prominent artists of the 20th century will be exhibited, among them Braque, Matisse, Miró, Picasso.

Marc Chagall is one of the legendary artists of the 20th century. The artist, who has born in Vitebsk (Belarus) and died as the citizen of France, became the master whose signature style is undeniably recognized in different parts of the globe.

This exhibition presents the creative work of Marc Chagall on the scope of the 20th century avant-garde art classicism, stylistic innovations and formal search of the West European and American artists. The creative work of Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Antoni Tàpies and Raoul Ubac allowed to significantly expand the boundaries of art thinking of the time.

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center
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22.05 - 20.07.2014

Horizon ventures at an international contemporary art show.

Open to the public at the Latvian Railway History Museum May 22-July 20, the international contemporary art show with a theme - "Seeking the Horizon". Seeking, venturing and journeying as characteristic of art, connected to its essence – yearning for the ideal, and the desire to stand in crossroads unknown.

This exhibition consists of seven parts, each of them conjures up an ideal new world, and in addition, all reflecting the path of seek and find, with its joy of discovery, touch of deception, and illusory harmony.

The Latvian Railway history museum

Inga Kalna sings for you as the concert series "Born in Riga" continues.

The Riga-born Inga Kalna (soprano) is an internationally recognised soloist, what with successful engagements in Italy, France, UK, Canada, USA, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, etc. Her repertoire includes lyric soprano arias from practically all famous European operas.

Inga Kalna’s recital is part of the concert series "Born in Riga", which spotlights Riga as a place bringing together world-renowned stars, as they got their start in the music field right here. Riga – the place that has given Europe and the world so many superb musicians.

Latvian National Opera

New opera written by Latvian composer Arturs Maskats.

The creative team of the new opera ha striven to reflect the dramatic pages of Latvian history written in the years 1939-1944, which are significant for the record, culture and the spectrum of nations who lived in the territory of Latvia at the time. The inspiration of this opera was the legendary theatre and film critic and historian Valentīna Freimane. The personal story of the central character of the opera inseparably interweaves with the significant events of Latvian and European history and opens the panorama of the era in all its fullness of color and controversy.

Head role – opera singer Inga Kalna.

Latvian National Opera
19:00 - 22:00

A new musical project featuring the Big band of Radio Latvia "Mare Balticum" will be presented. It will interpret the sea-themed songs of Latvia.

"Mare Balticum" is a project uniting the Big band of Radio Latvia and a group of interprets who will present Latvian sea songs arranged in the rhythms of jazz.

Congress Hall

In a visit and concerts in Riga, Mariss Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra would celebrate the centenarian jubilee of his father, conductor Arvīds Jansons.

Bringing two concert programs, presented in the National Opera of Latvia, in November 2014, Riga will be visited by world-famous Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons and the excellent Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. One of these concerts is Mariss Jansons’ centenarian dedication to his father, the outstanding conductor Arvīds Jansons. 

Latvian National Opera
22.08 - 26.10.2014
Tuesday - Wednesday12:00 - 18:00
Thursday12:00 - 18:00
Friday12:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 18:00

Exhibition of the National Museum of Art and partnering institutions "Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938) Anatomy of an Experiment" will be open for viewing for two months. It will offer an in-depth focus on life and art of the outstanding Latvian artist Gustav Klutsis.

"Gustav Klutsis (1895-1938). Anatomy of an Experiment" will be the largest exhibition of work of this world famous constructivist in Latvia so far, representing more than 200 items of LNMA and other museums in Europe. In a fully fleshed story of Gustav Klutsis’ life and art, the fate of Latvians who remained in Russia in the years of WWI; the exhibition will pose the questions regarding the possibility of choosing the sides for the individual in times of historic change and - what side does art remain on in collisions, when the power that be includes it in its arsenal?

"Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art
22:00 - 06:00

Concert "The Night Meditation" will be part of the festival program of introvert art "Ad lucem".

This unique tradition in year 2010 was established by the outstanding British cello musician Matthew Barley, who is known for his creativity, daring, openness to unbeaten ideas, and disregard of geographical, social, and style-related limits. In an eight hour meditation, the audience will follow improvisation, diving deep into orchestral timbres of acoustic and electrical cello, remaining seated, lying down on cushions, blankets or sleeping bags - falling asleep, waking up, and entering a dimension of perception eluding us in the everyday.

Culture Palace "Ziemeļblāzma"
15.05 - 03.08.2014

The changing role of art in society is one where it does not just create a new aesthetics but gets involved in patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations. The exhibition "Fields" in the "Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art presents a lively landscape of art that challenges existing viewpoints, deconstructs social issues, and proposes positive visions for the future. Artists in the "Fields" exhibition make new combinations of existing fields-as-in-disciplines - fusing and navigating between the social and the natural, the scientific and the emotional, the sensible with the actual in imaginative ways.

The exhibition will show approximately 40 artworks by artists from all over the world, but with a special focus on Central, Eastern and Northern Europe. The exhibition include artists Oliver Ressler, Shu Lea Cheang, Lisa Jevbratt, Superflex, Ines Doujak, Hans Scheirl, Gints Gabrans, Marko Peljhan, Cecile Babiole, Graham Harwood & Matsuko Yokokoji (YoHa), Voldemars Johansons, Erich Berger, Martins Ratniks, Hayley Newman, Annemie Maes (Okno), Martin Howse, Franz Xaver, Robert Adrian and many more. Curators - Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite (Latvia) and Armin Medosch (Austria). Producer - RIXC.

The exhibition will be accompanied by "Art+Communication 2014" festival program with public lectures, live performances, as well as a Renewable Futures symposium.

Festival will feature conference "Renewable Futures" and workshops on art, science, culture of innovation and sustainable businesses, as well as audiovisual performances for the broader public in RIXC Media Space and Spikeri Quarter.

"Arsenāls" Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, RIXC Media Space and Spikeri Quarter