Conference Dedicated to Mark Rothko Continues in Daugavpils

Conference Dedicated to Mark Rothko Continues in Daugavpils
Kaspars Garda, Riga 2014
The international conference “Abstract Expressionism: The Language of Emotions” continues at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre on Thursday, the 25th of September. The conference is part of the “Riga 2014” events that pay homage to the outstanding artist Mark Rothko, the founder of abstract expressionism, on his 111th birthday. We offer you opportunity to watch the conference live on our portal.

During the conference, the Daugavpils-born art critic Eleonora Sturma (New York) will read a lecture about Edvīns Strautmanis, Austrian architect Prof. Walter Unterrainer will give a talk about museums and architects, musician and artist Prof. James Clarke (London), whose concert closed the conference in Riga, will talk about abstract expressionism in music and art, there will also be performances by Dr. José M.Ciria (Madrid/London) and British artist Peter Griffin (London). The official presentation of the Latvian translation of the book “Mark Rothko. A Biography” by James E. B. Breslin will also be held during the conference in Daugavpils.

At the end of the conference in Daugavpils, several new exhibitions will mark the start of the autumn season at the Mark Rothko Centre. The exhibition “Contemporary Painting of Latvia” will present works by seven Latvian painters – Sigita Daugule, Jānis Dukāts, Andris Eglītis, Daiga Krūze, Viktorija Valujeva, Andris Vītoliņš and Otto Zitmanis. In addition, works of Irish painter Kristina Huxley will also be on display, as well as an exhibition of British artist Peter Griffin, and the final exhibition of the international residency “Mark Rothko 2014” will open.

The conference in Daugavpils will close at 5 p.m. with the concert “Russian Avant-Garde Music” where compositions by Samuil Feinberg and Anatoly Alexandrov will be performed by Darya Beskina (vocals) and Viktor Bunin (piano).

The conference will start at 10:30 a.m., a full programme of the conference is available at the website of the Rothko Art Centre.

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