Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre announces the opening of an exhibition of contemporary art from Kaliningrad – MADE IN KALININGRAD. The event is organised in cooperation with the Baltic branch of Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts incorporated into ROSIZO and is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. on Friday 8 December at the Rothko Centre.
The exhibition “Made in Kaliningrad. Contemporary art of Kaliningrad” features works by Russian and foreign contemporary artists, which were created within the framework of different projects of the Baltic branch of Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts incorporated into ROSIZO and united by the theme and context of Kaliningrad. This project enables international audiences to understand and to feel the environment and people that inspire contemporary artists as they seek to address some of the current issues and burning problems of today. What connotations are attached to Kaliningrad – an enclave that has no border with the metropolis? How do we make sense of words such as Soviet, Russian and national? How do ethnic and gender identities play out in everyday life and how does the social context affect humanity and privacy?
In her lecture, which will be delivered after the exhibition opening, Yelena Tsvetayeva, head of the Baltic branch of Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts, will address these and other related issues as well as introduce the centre’s current projects.
The event will conclude at 5 p.m. with an experimental art-sound performance by curator Danila Akimov.
The exhibition “Made in Kaliningrad. Contemporary art of Kaliningrad” will remain open to visitors of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre until 2 February 2018.
At the same time, at 3 p.m. on Friday 8 December, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will open Ilona Vilka’s photography exhibition “Sea, time and dreams…”