- Conversations with Edgars Vērpe about Jukums Vācietis and the portrait of Jukums Vācietis he painted
The event will take place in Jānis Akuraters Museum’s Light Hall as part of the exhibition “Poet / Rifleman / Artist – Portrait”, with Konrāds Ubāns and Valdemārs Tone’s portraits of Jānis Akuraters and Edgars Vērpe’s portrait of Jukums Vācietis (painted in 1982) in the background.
Thematic division: Freedom Street
Begins : 04.09.2014 15:00
- Jānis Akuraters Museum, O. Vācieša iela 6a
Form of event:
- Discussion / Lecture
Category of event:
- Visual arts
Audience of event:
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.
Web address: http://riga2014.org/CAFESPLEEN