13.05.20 - 14.06.20Māris Čačka
- - 14.06.20Clay rocks! also occasionally unicorns “Exploratory work is intellectually seductive, it provokes new understandings and triggers fresh critical strategies” (JO DAHN, New Directions in Ceramics) The skin of appearance is intended as a playful and exploratory exercise concerning the transformation of ceramic clay from an aseptic, cold material to one which is ‘human’ and warm, like human skin. The exhibition seeks to explore and challenge the versatility of ceramics as a creative medium: being universal and unique, sustainable and enduring, this material encompasses poetry, narrative, fiction and complexity.
15.11.19 - 19.01.20Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation exhibition The relatively quiet time without wars, revolutions or military coups in the period from 1890 to 1914, which is called la belle époque, was interrupted by the new art nouveau style. It conspicuously launched at the World's Fair held in Paris, although that new art had been spreading since the mid-1890s. The new style appeared under the influence of new aesthetics based on a combination of utility and beauty, stylization of the forms of living nature (especially aquatic vegetation and marine wildlife), diversity of motives and their decorativeness, and asymmetry of patterns. It looked for inspiration in mystical medieval visions of art, symbolist literature, Oriental art, and national sources.
15.11.19 - 19.01.20What is synergy? In simple words, the result is greater than the sum total of the contributions of the parties involved total. Mathematically, it might look like this: 2 + 2 = 5, and, of course, you can have any other value instead of 5. The result is higher than the sum total of individual parts. Synergy can combine and unlock the huge strength and potential that all humans have. The creative process is difficult to predict – it is hard to say how it might end or where it might lead. Nor is it possible to foresee all the new challenges one might have to face along the way. The SYNERGY of our family is the proverbial shoulder, mutual support and tending of our creative spirit. Experiencing life through all our senses and from different viewpoints, and combining it all in one great, joint worldview, with each family member working in their own artistic discipline.