Naïve Art Exhibition “Fest Naïve Riga” Coming Up

Naïve Art Exhibition “Fest Naïve Riga” Coming Up
Kaspars Garda, Riga 2014 . The Naïve Art Museum in Riga
On the 9th of June the Latvian and Russian naïve and outsider art exhibition “Fest Naïve Riga” will open at the Naïve Art Museum of Latvia at the floating art gallery “Noass”, located on AB Dambis in the Daugava River, according to the festival’s co-ordinator Laima Āze.

The exhibition is one of the most important events of the “Meet Me in the Museum!” project, part of the “Riga 2014” Programme. “Fest Naïve Riga” will open on the 9th of June at 2 p.m. The exhibition is organised by the culture and arts project “Noass” in collaboration with the Naïve Art Museum in Moscow.

The exhibition presents more than sixty outstanding works of naïve art created by artists of various generations.

Irrespective of their education or profession, these artists have created works of art that stand out for their sincerity and directness, revealing the pure talent of the artists and the individual’s natural inclination to create.

“It is not easy to give a precise definition of naïve art as it embraces a lot of things – vibrant and multi-faceted, naïve art ranges from ancient traditions to the most radical contemporary trends, emphasising a unique and natural talent. Paying no attention to the academic conventions of right and wrong, naïve art captivates the viewer by its integrity and directness, the broad range of themes and unlimited freedom of expression, becoming increasingly popular with the public,” write the organisers of the exhibition.

Following the opening of the exhibition at 3 p.m. on Monday, the 9th of June, a roundtable discussion and a press conference will take place. The discussion about naïve art will be moderated by the Moscow Naïve Art Museum’s Head of Research Tatiana Trube. The agenda for the discussion: the history and the creation of collection of the Naïve Art Museum in Moscow; “Fest Naïve 2013”; series of pictures about “Fest Naïve 2013” and “Fest Naïve 2010”. The discussion will close with the screening of a film about naïve artists.

Those who wish to attend the discussion or the press conference are requested to register their participation by calling 26611590.

The exhibition on AB Dambis (AB Jetty) will run until the 20th of July. The exhibition’s opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., admission free of charge.

The project “Meet Me in the Museum!” and “Fest Naïve Riga” are part of the “Riga 2014” Programme’s thematic line “Survival Kit”.



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