Exhibition “Watersides” at Žanis Lipke Memorial

Exhibition “Watersides” at Žanis Lipke Memorial
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Exhibition “Watersides” will open at the Žanis Lipke Memorial at 5 p.m. on the 2nd of July. The photography and art exhibition focusses on the theme of water and water bodies, the museum’s representatives inform the “Riga 2014” culture portal.

The exhibition presents historical photographs from the museum’s collection – black-and-white photographs by Rolands Krutovs and fibre art by Antra Augustinoviča.

The island of Ķīpsala, where the museum is located, makes a pathway through different times by connecting episodes from the everyday life of the Lipke family and the riverbanks of the Daugava in modern-day Riga. The historical view is joined by the poetical: the artists have studied the nature of water both geographically – Rolands Krutovs by travelling and photographing the watersides of Latvia and Europe – and by reflecting about water as a mystical substance in the vibrant works by Antra Augustinoviča, created in the author’s unique technique.

The Žanis Lipke Memorial is located in Ķīpsala at Mazais Balasta dambis 8. The exhibition “Watersides” will be on show until the 20th of September.

The “Riga 2014” Programme includes several events commemorating Žanis Lipke and the Lipke family. On the 3rd of July, Gidon Kremer’s orchestra “Kremerata Baltica” will perform Arturs Maskats’ opus “Midnight in Riga”, composed specifically for the project “Voices from the Dark or Žanis Lipke Circle Quadrature”, the children’s book “Boy with a Dog. A Tale of a Secret Well Kept” will be published later this year, and in September the museum will host the exhibition “Underground Riga” about the hiding places in Riga in the 20th century, offering the public a chance to go on a tour of these places accompanied by historian Gustavs Strenga.

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