Exhibition “Visionary Structures” to Visit Brussels

Exhibition “Visionary Structures” to Visit Brussels
Mārtiņš Otto, Riga 2014
In the spring of 2015 the exhibition “Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons” will travel to the “Bozar” arts centre in Brussels where it will be on show from the 13th of February to the 31st of May, as the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art representative Anda Boluža told the “Riga 2014” culture portal.

The “Bozar” arts centre is one of the most important art and cultural venues in the Belgian capital. The exhibition is being organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the public diplomacy and culture programme of Latvia’s Presidency at the Council of the European Union, in order to present the most prominent Latvian avant-garde artworks to international audiences. The exhibition is supported by the Secretariat of the Latvian presidency at the Council of the EU.

As reported, the exhibition was created as part of the “Thirst for the Ocean” thematic line of the “Riga 2014” Programme, it is on show in the new building of the Latvian National Library until the 6th of August.

The Art Deco building that houses the “Bozar” arts centre was built in 1922 and is a Belgian cultural and architectural monument featuring large exhibition and multimedia halls, a theatre stage and concert halls. Ever year “Bozar” runs an extensive programme of international culture and art activities – about twenty contemporary and other art exhibitions, contemporary theatre and dance shows, music, film, literature, architecture events from all over the world.

At the beginning of this year, the “Bozar” exhibition programme included retrospectives by such popular artists as the Lithuania-born American avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, German artist Iza Gencken, British video artist Steve McQueen, sculptor Anish Kapoor and others.

The “Bozar” arts centre selected the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art exhibition “Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons” as a notable event showcasing cultural values of Latvia and Europe.

The exhibition in Brussels will present Latvian avant-garde art through the works of the internationally acclaimed artists Gustavs Klucis and Karl Ioganson, projects by the Soviet-era modernists and visionaries Valdis Celms, Jānis Krievs and Artūrs Riņķis, and the complex art, technology and science synthesis projects by contemporary artists Gints Gabrāns and Voldemārs Johansons.



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