The exhibition “The Great Jews of Latgale” can be seen at the Jewish of Daugavpils and Latgale Museum. It is a permanent exhibition of the museum that includes five stands with information about 125 Jews who were born, worked, lived or still live in Latgale.
A solo exhibition “I see nature like colour” by award-winning British artist Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) is available at the Mark Rothko Art Centre.
Exhibition of Daugavpils Regional Artists Association “The Touch” in the Framework of the Activities Dedicated to the Art Days in Daugavpils
This is an annual spring exhibition of Daugavpils Regional Artists Association, which takes place at the Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum for the 21th time.
“I Like” exhibition by Maija Bērziņa is available at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. The painting of artist Maija Bērziņa is impulsive, rooted in direct sightings of nature. Her range of topics is comprehensive: portraits, landscapes and domestic compositions.
Boris Lurie “Artist and witness” exhibition is available at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Boris Lurie (Jul 18, 1924 – Jan 7, 2008), an American artist and writer, born in Leningrad into a Jewish family and grew up in Riga. Lurie’ work is currently held in the collections of the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA; NYC), Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC).).
The Funen Printmaking Workshop has a vision to be an integral part of Danish art life, especially in printmaking. Its goal is to boost the discipline of printmaking by offering a functionally equipped studio and exhibition space. This exhibition will showcase the work of 80 members of the Funen Printmaking Workshop, featuring over 150 printmaking techniques. Thus, they will tell a story of the Danish traditions of graphic art and seek an engaged conversation with Latvian graphic artists and graphic art enthusiasts.
Representatives of creative professions in Latgale – ceramicists, painters, graphic artists, photographers – have so far convincingly shown that their performance is harmonious and appropriate rather than dependent and disruptive. No doubt, everybody imagines and conceives the year 2019 very differently from the peace and tension of the previous year, also the previous decades. By combining our understanding of the capacity of both phenomena to be mutually complementary and harmonised, we try to shape and show ourselves on a better and higher level. Is Latgale able to offer a different view of peace and tension in various forms of art?
The wall could be the wall of consciousness – a symbol of safety and protection. Or perhaps it is safeguarding from the harmful effects of the outside world. It might also be a barrier between different emotions or perhaps a prison, a banister or an obstacle. We have all been walls and we have also stood on both sides as well. It is up to us where we choose to be.