In Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre exhibition of Oļģerts Krauklis “Architecture in painting” can be seen from 01.02.2019. to 14.04.2019. Being versatile and achieving success in different roles is something not many can accomplish. Architect and painter Oļģerts Krauklis is among the few who stand out. Perhaps due to having been blessed with extra talents and gifts that have helped him achieve many things, maintain a broad and open worldview in the most diverse spheres of activity, retain a sense of humour, remember a wealth of events and facts and be able to reshape the strands of these experiences into unique urban and rural landscapes that delight the eye with astonishing precision of aerial and linear perspectives.
In Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre exhibition of Alexander Karpan “Moments” can be seen from 01.02.2019. to 14.04.2019. His exhibition is a remarkably vibrant kaleidoscope of moments frozen in time, happy and unrepeatable bursts of creative output by an brilliant master of watercolour painting. Embodied in exquisitely charming and professionally executed works, these moments allow touching a truly unique phenomenon in the history of Vitebsk watercolour school. Exaggerations aside, Alexander Karpan (1953-2016) is its great success and pride, one of the most talented Belarusian watercolour painters of the late 20th – early 21st century. And the artist’s body of work is a wonderful case in point to this argument.
In Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre exhibition of Inta Celmiņa and Edvards Grūbe “Play of Light and Dark” can be seen from 01.02.2019. to 14.04.2019. Painting will exist as long as light itself – colour and shape can appear in the most incredible ways, either through the artist’s conscious effort and intention or as unexpected twists of the endless game of themes, techniques and compositional arrangements.
“Ugunī”, the concluding exhibition of the residency programme by Latvian Centre of Contemporary Ceramics, is held in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. It is a joint project by three young ceramic artists who, for an entire month, worked side by side in Ceramic Laboratory in Daugavpils Fortress.
From 01.02.2019. to 14.04.2019. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will host an exhibition by Wong Shaojun “Internal Uniformity”. Fundamental changes occurred to the context of the entire Chinese contemporary art over the past few decades, among which the most austere change comes from the surging western art concepts and styles, stimulating the transformation of Chinese art into creative ideas and methods and providing possible orientations for art-related thinking and creative practices. Wang Shaojun’s refinements of language in art keep everything well joined up and heading towards the internal, so that the constantly deepening thoughts and practices lead to his personalized artistic style as they merge into his artistic character.
In Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre exhibition “Beautity is truth, truth is beauty” can be seen from 01.02.2019. to 14.04.2019. The truth (in Latin “veritas”) is the correspondence between a proposition and the reality to which this proposition refers. However, this definition of truth is not the only one, there are many definitions of the word and many classical controversies around the various theories of truth. “Truth” involves both the quality of “faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, sincerity, veracity”, and that of “agreement with fact or reality”. In a general sense, it stands against falsehood.
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.