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“The Big Looking Glass” Augments The Contemporary Art Exhibiton

October 26, 2014

On 16 October this year, the Eastern Latvia Creative Services Centre “Zeimuļs” hosted the launch of the education programme “The Big Looking Glass” supported by ABLV Charitable Foundation.

Viewers in other regions of Latvia will have the chance to see the exhibition "Five Versions. Notes about an Era" and its accompanying education programme "The Large Looking Glass", which draws on the archive as a significant font of potential cultural heritage, studying it as a diverse information vehicle and conduit for dynamic and changing processes that shape and revise relations with history.

The education programme “The Large Looking Glass” has been created, using testimonies found in the archive of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art regarding events in Latvian contemporary art. The goal of the programme is to introduce viewers in the most interesting manner possible to the language of contemporary art and the history of Latvian art and culture. With the help of digital and analogue games, viewers can discover artists, study works of art and find out about current developments in Latvian contemporary art, as well as create new works of art. The education programme is addressed to a broad audience including children who are just discovering the basics of art and adults of all ages.

Exhibition Curator: art historian Andra Silapētere. Exhibition layout and design: Asnate Bočkis.
Author of the idea for the education programme and Project Manager: Linda Veinberga.

This year’s planned exhibition venues:

Rēzekne, Eastern Latvia Creative Services Centre “Zeimuļs”: 16.10.2014 – 31.10.2014.
Kandava Art Gallery: 10.11.2014 – 23.11.2014.
Bauska Regional Research and Art Museum: 02.12.2014 – 19.12.2014.

Next year, the exhibition will continue to travel around many other Latvian cities. Additional information will be available on our homepage, as well as on our social network Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Photo: Didzis Grodzs

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