Press conference: New Acquisitions of the LNMA. The 21st Century
On 16 November 2017 at 11.00 ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art invites media to Press conference in the exhibition from the museum’s collection “New Acquisitions of the LNMA. The 21st Century”, which will be on view at the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall in Riga (1 Torņa Street) from 17 November to 28 January 2018. Registration: 10.30–11.00
The 21st century is characterised by technological progress, social media boom, post-truth and information war, crises of linguistic, ethnic, religious, gender and other identities, aging of the society, universal globalisation and migration. Yet there are few artists in Latvia who critically and directly talk about these issues. More often the impressions generated by the time are captured indirectly in poetic or ironic images and narratives, commenting or paraphrasing different daily proceedings, quoting limited and unlimited information systems or reflecting on collective and personal history.
The artists represented at the show include Ēriks Apaļais, Jānis Avotiņš, Arturs Bērziņš, Aigars Bikše, Māris Bišofs, Ēriks Božis, Andris Breže, Vija Celmiņa, Ivars Drulle, Andris Eglītis, Gints Gabrāns, Ivars Grāvlejs, Kristaps Ģelzis, Mārīte Guščika, Ieva Iltnere, Eižens Janišs, Raids Kalniņš, Kristaps Kalns, Ernests Kļaviņš, Ginters Krumholcs, Daiga Krūze, Maija Kurševa, Leonards Laganovskis, Anda Lāce, Paulis Liepa, Sarmīte Māliņa, Jānis Mitrēvics, Gļebs Panteļejevs, Inta Ruka, Krišs Salmanis, Modris Sapuns, Guntars Sietiņš, Juris Utāns, and Aija Zariņa. The exhibition consists of a selection of 150 works in total – a fourth part of the new acquisitions from this period. Full information on works of art from the 21st century in the collection of the LNMA is provided in touchscreens inside the exposition.
Alongside the exhibition, museum will run an extensive programme of events and activities for both adults and families with children including tours, talks and workshops. The free guidebook for visitors is available as well.
Mag. art. Daina Auziņa, Collection Manager of the Latvian Visual Arts Department /