This is the fifth year when Latgale Graphic Art Symposium takes place in Daugavpils, and it can be rightly called a successful and invaluable tradition of printmaking media in the region. For five years, the Symposia have been fertile grounds for communication between artists, as well as creative work in cultural space of Latgale, thus uniting like-minded and different-minded Latvian and foreign printmakers.
No specific theme was set for the symposium of this year. The artists were given an opportunity to talk about things that are topical to them. However, similarly to the previous symposia, this year’s symposium brought together 11 graphic artists from 9 countries focusing on professional conversation and international dialogue in printmaking.
Presentations and other cultural formats advancing printmaking processes in the symposium gathered the following artists: Zoran Mise (Macedonia), Laura Manfredi and Irene Podgornik Badia (Italy), Anastasia Dubovska (Latvia), Vaida Varnagiene (Lithuania), Agnieszka Zavadska and Robert Rabiej (Poland), Miroslav Mandić (Serbia), Jürgen Höritzsch (Germany), Taida Jasarevic Hefford (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Inga Heamägi (Estonia).