14th International Painting Symposium Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko Art Centre | Mihaila iela 3 | Daugavpils (LV)
08/09/2018 - 21/09/2018

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre invites artists to participate in the International Painting Symposium „Mark Rothko 2018”organized in the framework of Rothko Centre’s Residence Program. The “Mark Rothko 2018” Symposium will take place in Daugavpils – the city known to the world as the birthplace of Mark Rothko, a world-renowned artist, founder of abstract expressionism.
On September 21, the exhibition of artworks created during the Symposium will be opened at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.

Aims of the Symposium:
⦁ By recognizing the artistic heritage of Mark Rothko, to draw attention to Daugavpils, as the birthplace of the artist.
⦁ To foster interest in Daugavpils creative environment.
⦁ To increase the collection of Art Centre by artworks of symposium participants.

Participants of the symposium: 10 professional artists will take part in the symposium. The selection of participants will be competition-based, taking into consideration the submitted materials (application form, CV, and visual information which satisfies the  requirements).

Artists: Árpád Forgó (Hungary), George Meertens (Netherlands), Edeltraut Rath (Germany), Pawel Wasowski, Katarzyna Kowalska (Poland), Agra Ritiņa, Inga Brūvere (Latvia), Diana Copperwhite (Ireland), Andrew Colbert, Elizabeth Barenis (USA).

Curator: Tatjana Černova

‘Painting Our Future Together’
On the occasion of the European Cooperation Day 2018, the Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre present the travelling exhibition “Painting Our Future Together” showcasing the artwork by 10 international artists who have drawn inspiration from the art of the world-renowned artist Mark Rothko and from the charming atmosphere of his birthplace during the 14th international painting symposium “Mark Rothko 2018” in Daugavpils, Latvia.
The name of Mark Rothko and his 115th anniversary have brought artists from seven countries to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre to express their feelings and transform them into outstanding works of art.
Like cross-border cooperation itself, the artwork is remarkably diverse in terms of artists’ geographical backgrounds, preferred materials and techniques. Each painting reflects the artist’s individual style and perception of cooperation across borders.

Photo and graphic: social media of the organizer and private archives of the artist

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photo relation from the vernissage

As part of the Mark Rothko International Painting Symposium, I gave an artist lecture entitled ‘Utopia – space for the imagination’. This lecture outlined the background of the concept I was working on as part of the symposium.

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