Three for the Weekend: Munch, vaporwave, Syrian love

This weekend we offer looking at Edvard Munch, world films on refugees, as well as going to a concert of Russian vaporwave music.

Russian vaporwave music

Renowned rock/vaporwave act Самое Большое Простое Число (The Largest Prime Number) will perform at the Melnā Piektdiena club in Rīga.

The concert, to take place Friday at 7 p.m. will see one of the most refreshing acts in the Russian alternative music scene.

Info and tickets

A look at refugee life in two films

A double-screening at the Kino Bize movie house will showcase Sean McAllister's A Syrian Love Story (2015) together with Gianfranco Rosi's Fire at Sea (2016). The films are part of the upcoming Riga World Film Festival and will be shown in the original languages - English and Italian - with Latvian subtitles.

Read more about the screening here

Edvard Munch in Daugavpils

An Edvard Munch piece, titled Portrait of Advocate Ludvig Meyer will arrive to the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center on Friday, April 21 at an international seminar and discussion forum called 'Munch meets Rothko in Daugavpils'.

In April the center celebrates its 4th birthday.

"This year the Rothko Center has prepared a special gift for visitors – for the first time in history an original work by world-famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch will be exhibited in Latvia," says a release from the Center.

Six new Art Projects, exibiting regional, Latvian and foreign artworks will be opened in the rest of the Rothko Center's exhibition halls.

Read more about the center and the upcoming exhibitions here.

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