CURATOR-LED MEDIA TOUR of the exhibition “Never-ending Landscape”
To mark the opening of the Aleksejs Naumovs’ solo exhibition “Never-ending Landscape”, the Latvian National Museum of Art cordially invites journalists for an artist and curator-led media tour of the display on 23 February 2018 at 11.00. Venue: Great Exhibition Hall (-2nd floor), the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1).
Carved throughout forty years of creative activity, the persuasive handwriting of Aleksejs Naumovs is well known to everyone interested in art. On account of the landscapes of diverse Latvia and almost whole world created during the last two decades, the artist is often called the greatest Latvian plain air painter of the present.
Landscape in Aleksejs Naumovs’ art can’t be perceived as passive artistic reflection that depicts outer world anymore. It has obtained the value of an active and responsible tool that allows the author and spectator to cooperate in constructing contemporary aesthetic environment. The artist seeks to portray the moment confined not only in the architecture as a captured music, but also in the rhythms of trees, interplay of contrasts or in the sound of children voices laughing in the park.
Organised with the support of the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation, the Never-ending Landscapeexhibition is the most comprehensive retrospective of the works of Aleksejs Naumovs to date. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to see both the artist’s earliest compositions, as well as works from private collections. Canvases on display cover the various stages and major activities of Aleksejs Naumovs’ work, allowing to trace the qualities that most art lovers are already well aware of. At the same time, exhibition also includes groups of works that might be new to some viewers while presenting the master’s virtuosity in other media, such as ceramics, illustrations, or prints.
Antra Priede-Krievkalne, art historian, scholar,
Head of the Master’s degree programme, Art Academy of Latvia
Kristians Brekte, artist, stage designer
Maija Rozenfelde, graphic designer
EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATOR AT THE MUSEUM:
Ieva Kalnača, Exhibition Curator, Latvian National Museum of Art