New Rothko artworks to go on show in Daugavpils

On 12 July, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will open a new exhibition of original works by world-renowned artist Mark Rothko, who was born nearby.

The event will be marked by a public discussion and concert and attended by Mark Rothko’s daughter, Kate Rothko Prizel, the Center announced June 18.

Three years have passed since the latest exhibition of original works by artist Mark Rothko was changed at the museum. The current six original works will only be on display until 1 July 2019, so that on 12 July, five other valuable originals by Rothko can be unveiled with a special program of art events and a formal opening ceremony.

The new selection of originals was chosen from the private collections of his heirs, daughter, Kate Rothko Prizel, and son, Christopher Rothko. All the works will be new to the Latvian public. By established tradition, the selection will feature samples from different periods of the artist’s creative life.

The day’s program will begin at 1 p.m. with a premiere recital of an original audio performance “The Seeker” – a synthetic blending of electronic and natural sounds by musicians Dace Straume and Kaspars Tobis. The new duo of musician, Dace Straume, and Kaspars Tobis, percussionist in the band “Dzelzs Vilks”, master of synthesizers and multi-instrumentalist, will deliver a first-time recital of self-designed sound motifs.

After the concert at 2.30 p.m., the program will continue with a public talk “Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?” – a conversation in English between Brazilian artist, Marco Garaude Giannotti, and Academician, David Anfam, in the context of Mark Rothko art. In addition, Gianotti’s one-man show will be unveiled next to Rothko’s originals.

The grand opening of the new exhibition of Mark Rothko’s original works is scheduled for 4 p.m.

On 12 July throughout the day entrance to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will be
free of charge.

Full details are available at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center website.

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