The Night. Indeterminate Shine. White Night at Jānis Akuraters Museum


The White Night events at Jānis Akuraters Museum will feature a poetry workshop, where participants will read poems on and about World War I, and audiovisual artworks that artists create in response to war – then and now. During the poetry workshop led by Jānis Rokpelnis, Sintija Kampāne, Kristiāna Kārkliņa, Vija Birkova, Krišjānis Purens, Kristīne Barbare, Anna Belkovska, Baiba Kauliņa, Ance Kristāla, Ilze Ozola and Dita Vīksna will read their poems inspired by poetry written during World War I. Music – Edmunds Frīdvalds and Andželika Frīdvalde. Objects of light and video projections by Anna Rasmus, Vika Eksta, the “Idea Gnosis” group, and Vitālijs Vinogradovs will be on show in the museum’s garden.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 06.09.2014 15:00


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

Form of event:

  • Action
  • Event
  • Exhibition
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Literature
  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Multimedia

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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