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An opening rally of festival"Printmaking IN" on Friday, August 11th, 2017.


15.00

LETTERS FROM AUSTRALIA

National Library of Latvia, Atrium, Level 5


16.00

STORM OF SILENCE

TheGallery of The Artists' Union of Latvia


16.30

MACIEJ JAROSZCZUK: SOLO EXHIBITION

Chamber gallery


17.00

RAUL MEEL: TERRITORY OF SILENCE

Exhibition Hall "Riga Art Space" Intro hall


18.00

ANONYMOUS BOH: COMING UP

Goethe-Institut in Riga


19.00

SHUT UP!

The Art Academyof Latvia K2


20.00

PAULIS LIEPA: +/-

Kaņepes kultūras centrs


22.00 - 5.00

AFTER-PARTY"

AUTENTIKA (B2)"


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Exposition of paintings “KLUSĀ DABA” (“STILL LIFE”) from the museum of the Artists' Union of Latvia

From August 4 to September 15 of this year on business days from 10am-5pm in the exposition hall of Alūksne Art School is opened exposition of paintings “KLUSĀ DABA” (STILL LIFE) from the Museum of the Artists' Union of Latvia.

Entrance fee for adults EUR 1.00, for students and seniors EUR 0.50.
     For the exposition of the Museum of the Artists' Union of Latvia (LMS Museum) was chosen one genre – still life revealing development of artistic means from the end of 1950-ties to the end of 1980-ties. In the exhibition you can see still life works of great masters: Imants Vecozols, Jūlijs Viļumainis, Indulis Zariņš, Biruta Baumane etc., also important authors describing the scene of age: Vilis Dvielis, Mihails Korņeckis, Aija Zariņa, Nikolajs Breikšs etc., and works of authors rarely seen in exhibitions: Ingrīda Kalna, Marina Ainbindere etc.
     We can find beginnings of still life painting in the 17th century in Holland when new demands and new art expression appeared – paintings where their authors were trying to achieve the most characteristic image of very diverse items: splendid bunches of flowers, glass and silver vessels, hangings with a plate with bilberry cake or ham on them and almost mandatory there was a lemon. The development of the genre can also be seen in vanits where worldliness of worldly things were expressed by different symbols: skulls, sand clocks and candles reminding us of “Memento mori!”.
       In the Latvian art the genre of still life has appeared quite lately – during 20ties of the 20th century when picturing of objects was based on realistic understanding of the life, studying paintings of old masters as well as in stylization typical to the modern age.
In the paintings of this exposition coming from the collection of LMS Museum was accented active wish of artists to express themselves in still life genre from 1960ties to the end of 1980ties when had broad collection of AUL was established.
       After the World War 2 when in our art were actualized socialism workers, their heroic past and their bright future, the still life genre got “softened”. “Simple” items picturing was too small for soviet ideology to show importance of new life and artists got reproaches for their formalisms. During that period the meaning of formalism was conclusion that the most important thing in their works was form, but their content was diminished. Therefore these works were rarely exposed in the exhibitions. New period in the genre of still life emerged in 1970ties when professional interests of artists, their artistic searches and their success in composition, composed colours and character of dashes, especially of course in painting were revealed through such portrayal of objects.
        Content of the exhibition emphasized that still life of Latvian pictorial art is more self expression through expression typical to its age. During creation of still life any artist is alone, his thoughts are mostly wandering towards his expression of his artistic capabilities and exactly in this genre artists have expressed themselves most willingly, most often and most creative.

 

Text: art scientist Baiba Guste
Author of the exhibition idea: sculptor Igors Dobičins, president of Artists' Union of Latvia



 

 

Exhibition "Storm of silence"

26.07.2017.-10.09.2017.

 

On 26 July at 6 pm the first of the international graphic art festivals Printmaking IN exhibitions will be opened at the Latvian Artists Union gallery. “The Storm of Silence” will present works by American and Chinese artists. Exhibition’s title, “The Storm of Silence”, is also the slogan of this year’s festival, encouraging the artists to create works that consider the contemporary communications and interactions culture, in which silence has become unusual. The exhibition brings together two very different, from Latvian standpoint even exotic nations, allowing the public to learn about various interpretations of today’s social processes.

"Printmaking IN" is an annual, international festival which began in Parnu, Estonia, in 1998. The festival is a platform which brings together artists from Europe, Scandinavia, America, Australia and Asia. It will be held in Riga for the first time. The festival reflects the full spectrum of graphic techniques. It both presents and nurtures traditional techniques (including linocut, woodcut, silkscreen etc.), as well as revealing the interdisciplinary nature of graphics.

The festival is organized by the Chamber of Graphic Art (Latvia) and artist association NON GRATA (Estonia) in a collaboration with the Latvian Artists Union. The festival is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, the U.S. Embassy in Latvia, silk-screen studio “Luste”, DABA.INFO, distillery “Akmeņlauzis”, Zemgus Printing House, Folk Club Ala Pagrabs, Upnet. Informative supporters: Radio NABA, Arterritory, Satori.

 

Curators: Ieva Nagliņa and Al Paldrok (Estonia)

Exhibition design: Egils Mednis


Festival's webpage: www.printmaking.lv



 

 

 



 

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

"BARRICADES 25. ORIGINS"


01.06. – 23.06.2016.

Reflections in art / in a memory of 13 / 01 / 1991

Gallery „Sv. Jono gatves galerija“, Sv. Jono str. 11, Vilnius International

 

Baltic art exhibition is dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Barricades in 1991.

Opening at June 1st, 5.00 p.m. at „St. John‘s Street Gallery“ („Sv. Jono gatves galerija“).

 

The first exhibition of this joint project was opened on 13th January, 2016, in Riga, Latvian Artists Union‘s gallery. There were more than 40 artists represented in this exhibition.

Exposition consists of three collections of different artists from different generations. Artworks not directly, but more conceptually reflect the 1991 events and sociopolitical situation nowadays. Different types of media presented, which are unified by the art context, formed in historical background. Participants: Stasys Eidrigeviāius, Vidmantas Zarā—ka, Rytas Jonas Beleviāius, Dainius Trumpis, Algirdas Jakas, Miglā— Kosinskaitā—, Edmundas Saladžius, Robertas Antinis, Ramūnas Čeponis, Eimutis Markūnas, Milda Dainovskytā— (Lithuania). Māris Upzars, Annija Grosa, Ansis Butnors, Darja Fjodorova, Adriāna Vīgnere, Madara Gulbis, Juris Utāns, Līga Jukša, Ivonna Zīle, Alex Ets, Otto Zitmanis, Jānis Purcens, Miķelis Dobičins (Latvia). Al Paldrok, Andrus Joonas, Jaan Elken, Karl-Kristjan Nagel, Piret Bergmann, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Veiko Klemmer, Ville Karel Viirelaid, Oleg Wiebe, Jana Wiebe (Estonia).

At th autumn 2016, exhibition will be presented in Tallin.

 

  Baltic States culture, unfortunately, is still infiltrated with reflections of the painful past. But probably it can not be different – too little time had passed since these experiences, which have been dominating in art context for a long time. Nowadays these reflections acquire different types of shape, talks in today‘s actual language, still remains publicly conscious. Although this sore foretime recedes, however never will be left behind.

With this exposition we want to show, how artist signifies his position, how demonstrates social, political realms and personal inner status. Here all the time is focused on a person and his surroundings. This is a motif, which unifies the objects of contemplation in creative practive of the artists of this exhibition.

Our aim is not to depict directly the period of barricades and resistance: this exposition – is like a specific transformation of the space and time, preserving the content or it‘s concequences of this historical time, but perceiving it from the perspective of presence. Artworks are united by the same past, though is is vizualised in different medias. Artists are from the different generations, so it is very interesting to compare their diverse perceptions and attitudes.

Maybe this discourse will be one of the main predominant themes in Baltic Sates art for a while. Today, on the threshold of changing generations, historical experience gains various hues, but still remains one of the most actual keynotes for creation. Our mutual past wasn‘t only painful: a great determination and selfsacrifice had been already penetrated into to our collective consciousness. For this brutal past we are thankful for this is who we are. 


Curator Evelina Januškaitā—


4. STARPTAUTISKAIS MĀKSLAS SIMPOZIJS

 „MĀKSLAS DIENAS 2016. PAŠPORTRETS. IDENTITĀTE.”

02. – 08.05.2016.

 

No 2. līdz 8. maijam Latvijas Mākslinieku savienības Radošajā kvartālā „Kombināts MĀKSLA” norisināsies 4. Starptautiskais Mākslas simpozijs „Mākslas dienas 2016. Pašportrets. Identitāte”, kura laikā Baltijas valstu mākslinieki radīs lielformātā gleznas un instalācijas kvartāla teritorijā.

 


VISUAL ART FESTIVAL 

ART DAYS 2016. SELF PORTRAIT. IDENTITY

15.04. - 15.05.2016.

 


Latvijas valsts budžeta finansētā programma "NVO fonds" 2016.gada projektu iesniegumu konkurss

Sabiedrības integrācijas fonds izsludina atklātu projektu iesniegumu konkursu 2016.gadā īstenojamiem projektiem Latvijas valsts budžeta finansētās programmas "NVO fonds" ietvaros.

Projektu iesniegumu iesniegšanas termiņš ir 2016.gada 4.aprīlis. Projektu iesniegumus var iesniegt:

  • personīgi (līdz plkst. 18.00) vai pa pastu Sabiedrības integrācijas fondā, adrese Aspazijas bulvāris 24 (3.stāvs), Rīgā, LV-1050 (vienā oriģināleksemplārā ar pievienotu elektronisko versiju datu nesējā);
  • elektroniska dokumenta formā, kas parakstīts ar drošu elektronisko parakstu un laika zīmogu, sūtot uz e-pasta adresi: nvof@sif.gov.lv.

Jautājumus par projektu iesniegumu sagatavošanu lūdzam sūtīt pa e-pastu uz adresi konkursi@sif.gov.lv, norādot atsauci uz šo projektu konkursu.

 


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Biedrība "Latvijas Mākslinieku savienība" (LMS) izsludina pieteikšanos izstādei "Mākslas dienas 2016. Pašportrets. Identitāte.",

kas norisināsies  no 2016. gada 15. aprīļa līdz 15. maijam

LMS galerijā, 11. novembra krastmalā 35, Rīgā. 


Atzīmējot biedrības "Latvijas Mākslinieku savienība" 75. Jubileju, festivāls Mākslas dienas 2016. gadam ir iecerēts, kā pārdomas par mākslinieka sirdsapziņu, tematikai izvirzot tādas tēmas kā identitāte, nepieciešamība un izvēle. Sevis meklējumi un apzināšanās. Kas esi tu pats? Mākslinieka redzējums ir ļoti būtisks, jo tieši viņš ir tas, kas pasauli maiņu laikā tver jūtīgāk. Tēma “Pašportrets. Identitāte.” aicina mākslinieku veidot abstraktu vai tiešu sevis portretējumu, kur par atskaites punktu kļūst viņš pats un paša personīgais redzējums. 


Izstādē "Mākslas dienas 2016. Pašportrets. Identitāte" aicināti piedalīties Latvijas vizuālās mākslas profesionāļi un mākslas augstskolu studenti.


Dalības maksa - 15,00 EUR, LMS biedriem (bez ikgadējās biedra maksas parāda) - 7,00 EUR, 


PIETEIKŠANĀS DALĪBAI IZSTĀDĒ LĪDZ 4. APRĪLIM: http://ej.uz/Makslas_dienas_2016

 

 





 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION "AUTUMN 2015 / BARRICADES 25"

13.01 - 14.02.2016.

GALERY OF ARTIST'S UNION OF LATVIA

11. NOVEMBRA KRASTMALA 35, RIGA

I - VII 12:00 - 17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 


FLUCTUATIONS OF THE MATERIALS


21.05. - 21.06.2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

The Exhibition of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Artists’ Associations

“KELIAS / CEĻŠ / KETT”,

Dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Baltic Way

 

On September 2, 2014, at the Lithuanian Artists Association Gallery “Arka“ in Vilnius the joint exhibition of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia “KELIAS / CEĻŠ / KETT”, dedicated to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way is being opened. The exhibition is an important event both to Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian artists.

 

On the occasion of the exhibition opening the presidents of Artists Associations from all three Baltic countries – Vano Allsalu from Estonia, Igors Dobičins from Latvia and Edita Utarienā— from Lithuania - will gather after the long break in Vilnius. They will discuss the situation of Artists Associations in their countries, the perspectives of further mutual relations and will sign the AGREEMENT OF CREATIVE COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP. It‘s remarkable that the idea of gathering the Artists‘ Associations of Baltic countries in to unified project “KELIAS / CEĻŠ / KETT” was born after mutual participation in Moscow Art Salon, organised by International Confederation of Artists‘ Unions.


ARTISTS' UNION OF LATVIA MUSEUM EXHIBITION

MELDERE

ANITA MELDERE "PORTRAIT OF ANSIS AS WIZARD", OIL ON CANVAS, 1984

 

ARTISTS' UNION OF LATVIA MUSEUM EXHIBITION "PORTRAIT"

02.08. - 29.09.2014.

THE CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS "JŪRAS VĀRTI"

KARLINES STREET 40, VENTSPILS

 

 


ANDRIS MARACKOVSKIS EXHIBITION "HERE"

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ANDRIS MARACKOVSKIS SCULPTURE EXHIBITION "HERE"

01. - 16.08.2014.

ARTISTS' UNION OF LATVIA WORKSHOP SPACE "KOMBINĀTS MĀKSLA" 

GAUJAS STREET 5, RIGA


EXHIBITION

ART DAYS 2014

 

ART EXHIBITION

 

ART DAYS 2014. DIALOGUE

 

April 15 – May 18, 2014

 

EXHIBITION OPENING : 15.04.2014. 18:00

GALERY OF ARTISTS' UNION OF LATVIA

11. NOVEMBRA KRASTMALA 35

 


Art Days celebrates its 55th Anniversary.

 

In the exhibition participation announcement Igors Dobičins, president of The Artists’ Union of Latvia, sketches the latest activities and turns them into characterised depiction of the situation, where, personages from the novels by M. Bulgakhov are gambling within a “vigorous swirl of Chagalls’ paintings”.  

 

This exhibition has been made in the time, when “a thin frequency of personal expression and the feeling of creation” of nearly every artist has been touched by the political situation in the neighbour countries.

 

Dobičins emphasizes: “Time defines, that the moment of the analysis has come, analysis of human eagerness, content and the creative spirit.”


 

More than 80 visual arts professionals and art students from the whole country have answered the call of the application for the Exhibition.



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"ЦДХ-2014. Связь времён"

INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION IN CENTRAL HOUSE OF ARTISTS (CDH) IN MOSCOW

28.02. - 09.03.2014.

 

 

PARTICIPANTS OF ARTISTS' UNION OF LATVIA - AGNESE RUDZĪTE KRILOVA, LĪGA JUKŠA, JURIS UTĀNS, KRISTIĀNS BREKTE, JĀNIS PURCENS

 

 

CURATOR OF EXPOSITION - MAG. ART. DIĀNA LAGUNA

DESIGN - SCULPTOR, PRESIDENT OF AUL, IGORS DOBIČINS


 

 

Sculpture exhibition

THE CITY FOR THE WORLD

21.02. - 23.03.2014.

St.Peters church, Riga

 

 

The city for the world: here and now. Time has come to wake up and open the gate of our city to the world, open it to our friends.

            This exhibition is special for us, as we have dedicated it to Riga as a European Capital of Culture. We wish to show our city, our land and people from an artistic perspective. The exhibited medals and small forms present historical references to Riga, its ancient image and events (works by Jānis Strupulis, Ģirts Burvis, Aivars Gulbis, Zigmunds Bielis). It is interesting to view portraits of both prominent people in the history of Latvia and also our contemporaries (medals by Andris Bērziņš, Edgars Grīnfelds, Vija Dzintare).

            As part of diversity of world art, we wish to reveal not only the distinguishing features of our sculpture, but also the reflection of human values in our work that are common to the world.

            Unique beauty of nature has always been in the focus of artistic creation, whether it is part of nature that acquires an artistic form in the artist’s vision  (works by Aivars Gulbis, Andris Abiļevs, Genadijs Stepanovs, Ieva Muzikante), or it is the beloved Latvian colt that is embodied in the works of Mirdza Lukaža, Ritvars Kalniņš un Ligita Franckēviāa.

            Man has always been in the centre of art, with a focus on human beauty and the world of feelings. Our exhibition also features this theme in plastic forms of torsos and figures (sculptors Viktorija Pelše,  Klāvs Veinbahs, Viktors Suškēviās, Vineta Kurzemniece, Matiass Jansons, Tālivaldis Muzikants, Māra Kalniņa). I would like to single out Ēvī Upeniece’s beautiful, plastic portrait "Asnate".

It is a pleasure to view the cultural heritage of enduring values– folk dances and songs, that have been masterfully depicted by Marina Veilande in her works.

            Although the harmony of St. Peter’s church does not suggest any dramatic stories,  however, artists cannot help conveying their critical attitude to negative social characteristics (Zigurds Galūns “The Naked King”, Vineta Kurzemniece “Observers”, Ritvars Kalniņš “Shield”).

            It is a pleasure to see that the old masters also take part in this exhibition with valuable sculptural works that are rich in form and meaningful in contents:          

Oļegs Skarainis, Ēvī Upeniece, Laimonis Blumbergs, Arta Dumpe, Mirdza Lukaža, Olita Nigule, Aivars Gulbis and Betija Strautniece.

The younger generation of sculptors is represented by Agnese Rudzīte Kirillova, Ligita Breģe and Zane Elerte.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to gain an insight into traditions, novel developments and the topical themes of Latvian sculpture within the framework of world art. We speak one language understood by all–that is art.

 

 

 

 


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Art Days 2013. Artist"™s monologue. Artists' Union of Latvia museum collections sculpture exposition in the Riga Central market Vegetable pavilion 10.05. - 15.06.2013.

The official opening of the Artists' Union of Latvia museum collections sculpture exposition "Art Days 2013. Artists' Monologue" will take place on 17th May, 2013 at 15:00 in the Riga Central Market Vegetable pavilion. 

 

 

In an unusual way and place, the exposition offers an insight to sculpture from Artist Union of Latvia museum’s collection. The sculptures from 20th century 70 – 90’s, commemorate a part of the history of sculpture in Latvia, and within the context of this exposition, bridge a new connection with a new place and time. Stone sculpture is a treasure of Latvian art, where working in a unitary tradition each artist, through his or her personal point of view, gives the sculpture unique style and form. Authors of the sculptures are well known and celebrated artists such as Arta Dumpe, Lea Davidova–Medene, Laimonis Blumbergs, Ojārs Breģis, Rasma Bruzīte, etc.

The search of an alternative space for exhibiting art works is like a step towards the conceptual thinking, for it gives the art work a new meaning depending on its location. Even though the self-containment is a value which determines how “ever-lasting” and how timely a work of art is, all works of art, when placed in a different setting and background, gain a new perspective and capture the paradox of context. The layout of the exhibition emphasizes the interaction between art works themselves and their background. It is a unique synthesis of something that usually gets separated - the art work and its space in the physical and philosophical sense. We are used to viewing Art with the big “A” on the background of sterile white walls, but this setting excludes the art works contemporary time, ideas and its connection with reality.

By bringing art outside its formal frame, it gains a new value – different from the neutral immortality that museums and galleries offer. During the Art Days, art occupies the streets and becomes to be a part of the public art phenomenon. The Central Market in Riga is not a neutral setting without a historical past. In the tradition of 70’s modernism, the exposition itself is in a dialogue with the space, bringing to attention the ideas of the century about the place of art in society and the period in which the art works were made.

Artists always work according to their time and esthetics. The granite sculptures are a monument of their time – a part of the 20th century art and ideas. Just like the Central Market of Riga once was a hangar for aircraft that later became the most modern market pavilions, so are the sculptures now portrayed in a different light, from the new perspective.

 

 

Diāna Kaijaka


Igors Dobičins speech opening the festival

„Art Days” – a chance to cock a snook.


Historically „Art Days” had begun to emphasize the freedom of the generative and artistic creation. Art Days’ Manifestation, based in modernism and its different expressions, always has found the accent in the activism of art.
What is art? Is it a craft or a free expression of artists’ views and opinions? An artist is free to express beauty, death, joy and any other feeling he/she cares about. Is an artist only a marionette sustained by the sponsors, who decide the direction of art? Is an artist able to break free from the stylistic and financial dictatorship?


International Art Symposium in the Vidzeme market

 

 

From April 15 to 21, 2013 The Artists' Union of Latvia organizes an International Art Symposium Vidzeme markets` Meat pavilion, which will be one of the major events if the festival “Art Days 2013. Artists’ Monologue”.   

 

Sculptors and painters from The Artists' Union of Latvia will participate in the Symposium alongside with artists from fellowship organizations - Estonian, Lithuanian, Slovakian, Russian artists` association, The Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Warsaw, “Focus - Europa” association and The Federal Association of Visual Artists in Germany and students from Art Academy of Latvia.

The art works made during the Symposium – large scale paintings and aluminum cast sculptures– will be exhibited in Art Days 2013. Artists` Monologue exhibition, displayed from 21st of April to 19th of May in Vidzeme markets` Meat pavilion.

The festival Art Days 2013. Artists` Monologue is an international, annual event. This year the opening of the festival will be held on the international World Art day on April 15th.