GEO | Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center Collection Exhibition
As soon as it will be possible to open cultural spaces to visitors, the exhibition hall “Riga Art Space” will hold the exhibition of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center collection “GEO”.
The artistic concept of the “GEO” exhibition project is based on a combination of two unifying aspects – geographical diversity and geometric forms of expression – in art, demonstrating the artists’ ability to find common artistic planes in a creative dialogue and, at the same time, show their creative signature by breaking down the imagined geographical and national boundaries. The abstract language has been similarly created many times over, here and abroad. There are brighter or less pronounced turning points in its manifestations, noticed only by the viewer.
The exhibition is about each artist individually, and about each location and its story, forming the individual composition of art. It is a story about art in general, living its life in the minds of artists and another life in the exhibition – collectively with the works of other authors.
The exhibition is deliberately designed to represent only foreign artists, thus confirming the Rothko Center as the home of the largest international collection of contemporary painting in the Baltics.
Artists represented in the exhibition: Tomas Rudokas, Ramūnas Čeponis (Lithuania), Barbara Rosengarth, Edeltraut Rath, Martin Voßwinkel (Germany), Cipriano Martinez (Venezuela, Great Britain), Andrew Colbert, Deann Sirlin (USA), Gonzalo Rodríguez Gómez (Spain), Katarzyna Kowalska, Pawel Wasowski, Piotr Skowron, Anna Podlewska-Polit (Poland), Katarina Balunova (Slovakia), George Meertens, José Heerkens (the Netherlands), Alexander Selivanov (Russia), Agostino Tulumello (Italy).
The collection of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center has been created with the idea of creating an art center. Every year it is supplemented with procurements, creative work of symposium participants and valuable gifts from artists and cooperation partners, confirming the current and future cooperation in the implementation of art projects. Currently, the collection consists of more than 2 000 works of art in various media. The mission of the Rothko Center is not only to preserve this valuable collection, but also to display it regularly both in the art center and in other cultural and artistic spaces in Latvia and abroad.
Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council and the exhibition hall “Riga Art Space” in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center.
Zane Melāne, Māris Čačka, project manager Alise Anna Sondore.
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