08.05.2014 - 14.06.2014

Group exhibition "Abroad"


Date: 08.05.2014 - 14.06.2014
Time Tue. - Fri.: 12.00pm - 6.00pm, Sat.: 11.00am - 4.00pm, Sun., Mon.: closed
Venue: Mūkusala Art Centre, Mūkusalas 42
Web page: http://www.mmsalons.lv
Admission: free

The exhibition looks at the transformation of the concept of “abroad”, the changing travel routes and destinations of Latvian artists, and even some cultural-political strategies that have had a direct impact on the process of creating art.

The foreign travel trajectories of the early 20th century and second half of the 19th century are reflected in the paintings of the Latvian old masters. Photographs by Jānis Kreicbergs and Egons Spuris outline the specific importance of the reportge genre during the Soviet period, when they often served as exclusive visual records of life outside the Soviet Union. The contemporary part of the exhibition consists of work by Latvian photographers – socially critical and anthropological studies of landscape and environment. The series of photographs by Ieva Epnere, Ivars Grāvlejs, Reinis Hofmanis and Alnis Stakle were produced in the same geographical area as the work by artists of previous periods.

The section of the exhibition dedicated to photography is included in the Riga Photo Month programme.

Cured by Līga Lindenbauma (Latvia)
Organized by Mūkusalas Mākslas salons