Rothko center seeks exhibition ideas from global artists

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If you are a profesisonal artist, the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center is seeking your input to decide on future exhibitions at the unique site in Latvia's second-largest city, which could result in your work hanging alongside that of Rothko himself.

The Center has designed an application form that enables individual artists, artist groups or curators to submit their exhibition proposals for potential display on the premises.

Located in the historic artillery arsenal building of Daugavpils Fortress, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center is a multifunctional hub for contemporary art, culture and education. Along with its permanent display that features original works by Mark Rothko and outstanding pieces from the center’s extensive art collection. Each season comes with new exhibition projects implemented in cooperation with artists and curators from across the globe.

"Now more than ever, the art world is deep in a state of planning. While artists create new works, curators draft exhibition concepts and art historians review significant past events in the field, art spaces plan for the future and look forward to their reopening, which is anticipated as a truly festive occasion. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center also plans to celebrate its reopening, prepares upcoming exhibition seasons and hopes to attract new art projects to be displayed on its premises," says a release.

Individual artists, artist groups, curators and exhibition organisers are welcome to submit their exhibition proposals by filling out an application form. No restrictions apply regarding the art media preferred by the candidates. The application form requests essential information about the proposed exhibition, such as its concept, individual works,
their number, scale and requested space dimensions. Candidates should also attach appropriate visuals that would enable the centre to assess the artistic qualities of the proposals.

The applications will be evaluated once a year, at the end of May, assessing the submissions received from the 1st of May, previous year, to the 30th of April, current year.

During the first week of June, selection results shall be communicated to the applicants individually.

Application forms for an exhibition proposal are available online.

The Center's primary attraction is a retrospective exhibition of Mark Rothko’s work that features several original paintings by the world-renowned native of Daugavpils and, at the moment, remains the only permanent exhibition of Rothko’s work in Europe.

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