The exhibition is construed as a research project, aimed toreflect the present scene of painting in Latvia, drawing parallels with Rothko and the outlook of the abstract expressionism today.
To honor Mark Rothko’s 111th birthday in 2014, an international conference will bring prominent art scholars to Latvia, who will discuss the ground-breaking abstract expressionist’s contribution to art. The closing of the first day of the conference will see a concert of British artist and musician James Clarke in Riga. The digital exhibition "Rothko and Daugavpils" in the new building of the National Library will present the material of exposition prepared by the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Arts Center. In turn, on 25 September, the participants of the conference will take train to go to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Arts Center.