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.

  • Ceramic laboratory
    Published: 31.07.18
    Ceramic laboratory
    Exhibition of artworks of participants of 6th International Ceramic Art Symposium In Daugavpils, organisation of international ceramic art symposia has fast become a tradition. This year, the ceramic art symposium CERAMIC LABORATORY is held for the sixth time and brings together 14 ceramic artists from 9 countries. The symposium is organised by Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre as a meeting point for ceramic artists and enthusiasts who come to exchange ideas and share experiences. As such, it shapes Daugavpils into a solid platform of ceramic art where artists can stay and develop, creating a space that exhibits world-class ceramic art of premium quality. Read more...
    Published: 30.06.18
    THE FORTRESS EXHIBITION   The fortress is a peculiar construction. At present, it lives the life of an exhibition space, so far-removed from its intended function. It is a particular challenge – to exhibit within these walls, built with such dour determination, my ceramic creations, some of which are as fragile as I have ever made. In a sense, “The Fortress Exhibition” is an experiment and a new version of my ceramics, because, originally, they were created to be exhibited elsewhere. As I make ceramic objects, I take into account the specifics of the space where they will be exhibited. Often I already know the intended exhibition space whose idiosyncrasies, through my conscious planning, ultimately reinforce the visual impact of the artefacts. Read more...
    Published: 27.06.18
    MARTINSONS AWARD – international juried ceramics exhibition This year, Latvia is hosting its second international ceramics biennale. Through a series of large public events, it will tell a polyphonic story of contemporary ceramics in Latvia and give a glimpse into ceramic tendencies and developments on the global stage. To celebrate the centenary of statehood in the three Baltic states, the biennale programme will feature exhibitions of contemporary ceramics from neighbouring Lithuania and Estonia. By established tradition, a group show of Latvian contemporary ceramics will be held along with a range of individual projects that will talk about remarkable representatives of Latvian and international ceramic art. Read more...
  • 100 in Latvian art
    Published: 26.06.18
    100 in Latvian art
    What is happening in Latvian art of today? This question is asked by artists, contemplated by curators, frowned upon or smiled at by gallery owners and deliberated in the writings of art theorists. What is an artist in Latvia? A grand master or a rising star in the artistic ranks, already shining bright and enjoying both local and international acclaim and recognition? In spite of numerous changes and incidents, and tributes paid to space and time, Latvian art has endured, and Latvian artists have never ceased to create. At any time, art gives a stark view of society and the space that it inhabits. The artist forges a connection with the outside world, which affects and shapes them in return. Read more...
  • Exhibition of the best works of the Ventspils 2017 photo contest
    Published: 31.05.18
    Exhibition of the best works of the Ventspils 2017 photo contest
    “Ventspils – a family and recreation-friendly city”. 40 works by 17 authors are presented at the exhibition, showing a daily life and special events of the people of Ventspils, as well as the beauty of the city throughout all seasons. The Ventspils photography contest is held for the fourteenth year already. It is aimed at selecting attractive and artistic-expressive images of Ventspils for their further placement in the Ventspils city travel brochures, maps, calendars and other printed materials to be published, as well as at offering these images for the public view at the exhibition. This year, 335 works by 26 authors were submitted for participation at the contest, the youngest of the authors was eight years old only. Read more...
    Published: 17.05.18
    Aleksandra Šļahova The power of springtime waters, so deep and swift of pace. Such are the associations stirred by Aleksandra Šļahova's watercolours. Dualism of colour, evident in stark contrasts between muted and bright hues, is strikingly direct in carrying the artist's message to the audience. The viewer observes and sees a story, a conversation that is struck when colour meets water. This exchange spills onto paper as a letter about things felt, experienced, collected and, ultimately, shared with the audience. The artist is free in her manipulations with water and colour. She lets the currents of emotion flow cross large and small watercolour fields, pastures and meadows, running into oceans seen and imagined, pouring out into wide, open spaces, epitomizing the overwhelming power of nature itself. Read more...
  • Another Spring – In Flood.
    Published: 10.04.18
    Another Spring – In Flood.
    Every year we wait for the coming of spring, because it brings light, vigour and life. Every spring comes with a degree of flooding – in nature, in life and in whirlwind events. It seems that this year real floods have passed us by, but the floods of life and experience remain. Remain to make us think about the force of life, which we try to make sense of through poetry, painting and our own experiences. Read more...
  • Madara Gulbis. Invisible Worlds
    Published: 06.04.18
    Madara Gulbis. Invisible Worlds
    The paintings by Madara Gulbis are a realm of their own, where Colour rules supreme. One might be tempted to say that they are completely devoid of reality, but such an assertion would mean that the world consists exclusively of matter, which we well know not to be the case. The paintings by Madara Gulbis are packed with natural impressions and emotions. The impulse for their creation comes from directly captured fragments of reality. Read more...
  • Speechless: New Visual Semantics
    Published: 05.04.18
    Speechless: New Visual Semantics
    This exhibition covers Rusudan’s work for 2017 through 2018. She has been painting since she consciously came into this world. Her canvases are colouristically enlivened depictions of her life, manifestation of her dreams, emanation of her thoughts and footprints of her raw, jarring emotions. Rusudan has participated in 2015 Venice Biennale and numerous personal and group exhibitions in the West. She lives and works in Georgia. Read more...
  • On the Side of the Sun. Testament to Time by Uldis Briedis
    Published: 27.03.18
    On the Side of the Sun. Testament to Time by Uldis Briedis
    The essence of Uldis Briedis’ photographic archive is measured in time and not size. His path as a documentarian has crossed several time zones – the Soviet period, the National Awakening, the chaos of the 1990s, our current time and something else rather unfathomable to the mind - which I’d like to refer to as congealed time in Siberia. The exhibition at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Centre is going to be the largest show of Uldis Briedis’ work to date, and will feature, as a testimony to time, a significant number of images gathered over 50 years. Read more...