Opening of the event “Cafe Spleen or August 1914”


The “Café Spleen or August 1914” event will open at sunset at 9:14 p.m. The musical performance will be about the historical drama of 1914, the road from careless life and romance in Paris to the madness of war. The popular singer Marija Naumova will perform at “Café Spleen”, as well as members from the interdisciplinary art company “Idea Gnosis”, and Normunds Katajs Paeglis (cornet). Director – Viktors Jansons.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 12.08.2014 18:00


  • Jānis Akurāters Museum on Vācieša street 6a and its surroundings

Form of event:

  • Event
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The title for the project “Café Spleen or August 1914” at Jānis Akuraters Museum has been borrowed from “Café Spleen”, a short story by Akuraters about a “humane refuge” that artists-turned-riflemen have created in a sauna building where they meet in the evenings to talk about life and art “beyond” the war. During the project, “Café Spleen”, an army tent, will be set up in the museum’s garden to house various shows and performances about poets and artists at war, causality, and the connections between various periods in history.

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