Project “Power Jab” Opens in Riga Schools on the 1st of September

Project “Power Jab” Opens in Riga Schools on the 1st of September
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The “Power Jab” collaboration project between a number of international artists and Riga pupils and students will commence in several Riga high schools on Monday, the 1st of September, as part of the “Riga 2014” Programme. During the project, which combines art and education, professional artists from the Baltic Sea countries will be working in nine Riga schools to create artworks designed for these particular school buildings.

The artworks created during the project will help maintain quality aesthetic environment in schools and shape young people’s taste and cultural development.
 
“The Power Jab” project will take place in several Riga schools, with different artists working in each school. For instance, Lauri Täht and Viktor Gurov (Estonia) will work in Mežciems Primary School, Ivar Tonsberg and Marie Soegaard Tarpo (Denmark) in Jugla High School,   Antanas Dubra (Lithuania) in Riga primary school “Rīdze”, Rasa Jansone (Latvia) in the Christian School (chapel), Izolde Cēsniece (Latvia) in Riga High School of Cultures, Leonards Laganovskis (Latvia) in Riga Nordic School, Edeltraut Rath (Germany) in Riga High School No. 64, Inga Brūvere (Latvia) in Riga High School No. 31, and Rafal Szczepaniak (Poland) in Riga Daugavgrīva High School.
 
The project is curated by Inga Brūvere, Aiga Dzalbe is the project’s co-curator. The project is organised by the society “Rīgas fotomēnesis” (“Riga Photomonth”) in co-operation with the “Riga 2014” foundation, the project is supported by the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga, Estonian Embassy in Riga, and Polish Embassy in Riga.
 
The European Capital of Culture Programme of Riga is prepared and run by the foundation “Riga 2014” in collaboration with state, municipal and non-governmental cultural organisations and creative associations. The Programme is financed by the Riga City Council, Ministry of Culture and the European Commission, and offered to the public in partnership with “Lattelecom”, which also provides technical support for the Programme.

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