Opening of three exhibitions


Three exhibitions open at the Jānis Akuraters Museum as part of the “Café Spleen or August 1914” project: glass art exhibition “Moon and Nails. Burning” (artists: Inguna Audere (Latvia), Michael Rogers (the United States)), “My Grandfather, My Great Grandfather the Rifleman – from the Closet of My Grandma” that presents a display of various objects associated with Latvian Riflemen (author – Viktors Jansons), and exhibition “Poet/Rifleman/Artist – Portrait”, featuring works from the collections of several museums.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 14.08.2014 15:00


  • Jānis Akuraters Museum, O. Vācieša iela 6a

Form of event:

  • Presentation
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • 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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