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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

TOGETHER: exhibition of Riga School of Design and Art Ceramics Department

Being together gives us strength and confidence, with daily life being no exception. We work together to make the time at the school valuable, intense, saturated, and full of memories for everyone. Staying together is also possible when graduates embark on their own creative journeys. The school is the place…
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JOYOUS ART

For my exhibition title, I borrowed a phrase from a book by Michel Foucault, where he mentions a certain Chinese encyclopaedia, “The Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge”, imagined by Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986). - Juta Rindina
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MARTINSONS AWARD 2021

Martinsons Award 2021 is the international juried exhibition of the 3rd Latvia Ceramics Biennale, featuring artists from 38 countries.
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Legalized fantasies

Creativity as a state of surrender to a free flight of fancy and imaginative flow is gaining traction at a time when our daily life is so bound by rules, regulations and guidelines for proper conduct. Overscrupulous limitations imposed all over the place can drain one’s spirits to a degree…
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Found in the collection

The collection of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre has developed hand in hand with the idea about the symbolic homecoming of Mark Rothko, the world-renowned founder of abstract expressionism, to his birthplace in the shape of an art space that bears his name. In 2003, to celebrate the centenary of…
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CONTROLLED FLIGHT OF FREE THOUGHT

Interior designer and graphic artist Mārīte Kluša was born in Pļaviņas in 1951. Her mother Jadviga Kluša was a talented craftswoman and recipient of the honorary title ‘People’s Master of Applied Arts’. Mārīte Kluša graduated from the Department of Interior Design at the State Art Academy of Latvia. For her…
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FLUCTUATION FROM DISORDER TO ORDER

The title “Fluctuation from Disorder to Order”, according to Siliang Ma, is a phrase inspired by physics: “In quantum physics, a quantum fluctuation is the temporary random change in the amount of energy in a point in space. It implies that the basic structure of matter (order) comes from uncertainty…
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THE POWER OF NOTHINGNESS

For this exhibition, the author has sorted her paintings into groups. In the first one she's put pictures of urban landscapes, architecture and detail, evening skylines, and structures – they’re painted in Rīga and Florence. In the second group, there are nominal landscapes, sea horizons, mountain passes and Tuscan cypresses.…
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ELEMENTS

As the artist observes the dynamic and sometimes chaotic world of today, he seeks to define some personal milestones – elements that range between dialectical and metaphysical issues. At the same time, these elements serve as a reference point for re examining his previous creative pursuits. The set of elements…
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BLACK MEETS WHITE

I write my grand stories of the world with line, colour contrast and collage. When emotions run high, I play a game where I am both, director and sculptor combined. As I stand in front of a black-painted canvas, with streaks of white on my brush, I cleave all excesses…
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STORIES FROM JAPAN

According to Hiroaki Miyayama, one of the exhibition participants and long-term president of Printsaurus International Print Exchange Association of Japan, “in Europe, there were Ancient Greek myths and the Bible, in Japan – the Tale of Genji (源氏物語) and Ogura Hyakunin Isshu or One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets…
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END & BEGINNING. CONTINUED

Whilst the cult of eternal youth creates an illusion of halted time, the mind of every thinking person is periodically shaken by a reminder of its relentless passage. We all are products of our time. The perpetual regenerative cycles of nature echo the course of human life in a parallel…
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ONE SIZE

The current theme of my work is a human being and their environment. In my exhibition, One Size, I want to talk about an individual, about people and about their different experiences. My essential concern is revealing the inner conflicts of an individual – their complex spiritual state that is…
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SILVA LINARTE

Continuing the tradition of 2019, from 28 July to 12 August, within the framework of its residency programme, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre organised the second international painting symposium conceived as a tribute to the distinguished local artist and art educator, Silva Linarte (1939-2018). “Painting is no multiplication table that …
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