November brings new season at Mark Rothko Art Center

Friday 15 November will bring the opening of eight new art projects to launch November’s exhibition season at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center.

"The closing exhibition block of 2019 features eight projects tied together by the common thread of cooperation, bonding and friendship," the center said in a news release.

"Sir Terry Frost (UK) was friends with Mark Rothko, their families paid countless visits to each other both in Britain and the States. By established tradition, one of each season’s exhibition projects is closely linked to Rothko’s work or influence, so inclusion of Sir Terry Frost’s exhibition is no accident. It reaffirms the unity of art and highlights the individual style of this brilliant British artist," the center said.

Anoter exhibition strand focuses on a strong family of Latvian artists, the Kurzemnieki, which includes Vineta, Agnese, Andra and Gatis. Their work is presented in a joint project, “Synergy”. Although the artists are involved with different media, they are united through familial ties, which enable each of them to develop their unique style and also work together towards a shared goal and
result.

The latest exhibition from the Alexander Vassilyev Collection, already the third such project at the Rothko Center, is called “Art Nouveau” and brings us back to the dawn of the 20th century, highlighting the epoch’s social trends and developments in public thought through gowns and accessories along with vintage furniture and interior objects.

The November exhibition season with eight new, significant and diverse exhibition projects is on display until 19 January 2020. At 4 p.m. through 5 p.m. on 15 November, during the season’s opening ceremony, visitors can enjoy the new exhibitions free of charge.

The full program for the closing season of the year is available at the Rothko Center website. 

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