Exhibitions

You will always find something new in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre! On this page you will find all the exhibitions that are held in our center, as well as a relevant information about them.

  • Latvīte Medniece FOOTPRINTS IN CLAY
    Published: 2017-10-18
    Latvīte Medniece  FOOTPRINTS IN CLAY
    “Ceramics is the most attractive work in the world,” says Latvīte Medniece (1924), one of the most significant and the oldest Latvian ceramists alive. She graduated from Riga Arts and Crafts Secondary School Department of Ceramics (1949) and the Art Academy of Latvia Department of Ceramics (1955). A few years spent working at Riga Porcelain Factory and then devoting herself to creative work, she was able to explore various ceramic materials and professional techniques. However her greatest interest was caught by clay which later became her main material. And since then, she almost never ever works on a lathe or creates dishes. She makes shapes – mostly from plastic clay plates. Pēteris Martinsons – the most famous colleague of L. Medniece – precisely described her as a “sculptor of ceramics”, who with her “professionally elaborated works, excellent feeling of form and imagery, convincingly occupies her own place in the classical Latvian art. The works of the artist show her understanding of nature and fates of people and are based on the Latvian mythology and folklore”. Read more...
  • 5th International Ceramic Art Symposium CERAMIC LABORATORY
    Published: 2017-10-08
    5th International Ceramic Art Symposium  CERAMIC LABORATORY
    Already in the beginning of the 1970-ies, Latvia became the center in the field of contemporary ceramic art. Fresh ideas and their fearless depiction into clay, inconceivable forms, textures and stunning variety of colours left the visitors in no doubt that what they see is a real piece of art, not requiring any additional comments such as applied, decorative or any other. In those days symposium of the Soviet artists in Dzintari had become a kind of „window on Europe”, a platform where to learn of recent trends in the world and get in touch with colleagues from abroad. The Latvian school of arts demonstrated its revolutionary attitude towards ceramics as an art media similar to others. Read more...
  • Exhibition project by artist Alexei Kuzmich TEMPLE OF THE MADONNA
    Published: 2017-09-10
    Exhibition project by artist Alexei Kuzmich  TEMPLE OF THE MADONNA
    The image of Mary – Madonna – is an image of the Mother – kind, understanding and forgiving. Her name is always inextricably linked with purity, righteousness and patience. At all times believers turn their prayers, hoping for her mercy, blessing, understanding and compassion. From ancient times the theme of the Madonna has troubled all creative personalities – artists and sculptors, poets and writers, philosophers, actors and others. The world knows images of the Madonna created by geniuses – Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Botticelli, Rubens, Bellini, Renoir, Picasso... Read more...
  • Baņuta Ancāne ” GOD EXISTS “
    Published: 2017-09-10
    Baņuta Ancāne ” GOD EXISTS “
    Once in my childhood, when I was standing on a pedestrian crossing and waiting for speeding cars to pass by, a revelation came to me – “ God exists ”. This theme follows me my entire life. In all my works – portraits, still-life paintings, and landscapes – I think about it. Many years ago, recovering from illness, the idea arose to create the works exhibited here in the pastel technique – it was a bright dream with the Mother of God. When I woke up I made a little sketch, which later turned into a large-size work “Our Lady of Riga”. Then the idea developed more rapidly. Later, during meditation, I saw the composition “The Pietà” in three different versions. For further inspirations I searched in the motives of nature and clouds, in shapes and silhouettes, in which much can be seen. The way of looking is the one that matters: someone may see a dog, while another one – an angel... I want to continue this eternal theme if my strength and health allows me to for man proposes, but God disposes. Read more...
  • Andris Zēgners IN THE LIGHT
    Published: 2017-09-10
    Andris Zēgners IN THE LIGHT
    Light still inspires an endless cognitive process, both in science and in art. Read more...
  • Artūrs Bērziņš THE FEEDER
    Published: 2017-09-10
    Artūrs Bērziņš THE FEEDER
    The artist does not stop, but continues to reflect on the interaction between various types of populism and mythologemes and the recipient, easily, ironically, and yet – sensitively balancing between the content and the form of the ambiguously compatible, while “feeding” and “being fed”. Read more...
  • Moshe Kupferman VARIOUS PURPLE GRAY
    Published: 2017-09-10
    Moshe Kupferman VARIOUS PURPLE GRAY
     The Kupferman Collection - Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot Moshe Kupferman was born in 1926 in Jaroslav, south-eastern Poland, to a family of tradesmen who owned a haberdashery store. His father came from a family of coppersmiths – makers of brewery boilers – hence the origin of the family’s name. Read more...
  • Iveta Vaivode SWORD LILIES
    Published: 2017-09-10
    Iveta Vaivode SWORD LILIES
    It is a hot summer day. I’m walking along the path through the nettles, until I find myself in the yard of a long-abandoned house. I see a broken window, and it seems that it gives me a chance to plunge into my childhood for the last time. Read more...
  • Maija Dragūne LITHOGRAPHY
    Published: 2017-08-11
    Maija Dragūne LITHOGRAPHY
    Lithography has always been a graphic arts technique which has offered me huge opportunites. The polished surface of white stone proposes a great deal to me. Before I go to work, I have to have a clear idea, because stone will tolerate no repairs. Each application of ink must be fresh and convincing. Read more...
  • Marta Ģibiete THE TRAVELLERS
    Published: 2017-08-11
    Marta Ģibiete THE TRAVELLERS
    “... Since my childhood, I remember the happy feeling when, amid of a warm summer day, I am resting in the middle of a flowered meadow and watching white, chubby clouds floating in the blue sky. Clouds are floating by. Where do they come from, where do they go? I am imagining how that tattered cloud, that just passed me by, in a few hours will fly over another city or town, and by evening it will be hundreds of kilometres far. Read more...