Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre concludes its residency season of 2017 with the 6th International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium. From 16 until 27 October, Daugavpils will welcome 10 artists from Denmark, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.
The graphic art symposium promotes the graphic medium on local and national levels, motivating creative pursuits of Latvian graphic artists as well as renowned international artists from different parts of the world. Traditionally, in the course of the symposium artists create graphic works in such techniques as letterpress and intaglio. The newly created artwork is added to the graphic art collection of the Rothko Centre. This year’s symposium has no thematic restrictions, but experience of previous symposia suggests that the artists’ work will inevitably contain symbolic echoes of the environment and space that was the setting for its creation.
All six iterations of the International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium have been organised in cooperation with the Latvian Art Teachers’ Union. In addition, the symposium and its outcomes are always keenly followed by professional graphic art organisations – the Chamber of Graphic Art and the Etching Guild.
The symposium will conclude with an exhibition, which will open on 27 October 2017 at 16:00.
The event is supported by Daugavpils City Council, State Cultural Capital Foundation, Valmiermuiža Brewery and Caparol.