Tallinas Street offers weekly contemporary art dose

Every Monday, in the courtyard of the cultural venue "Tu jau zini Kur" on Tallinas Street, the curtain falls to reveal a weekly wonder of contemporary art, representatives told Latvian Television July 28.

By proving that art can live not only in showrooms and galleries, until October 26, one of the cultural site's vast hangar walls will be inhabited by an art exhibition, the author of which will be a different artist every week.

15 weeks, 15 artists and 15 square meters. With this combination, "Tu jau zini Kur" gets an unprecedented volume of visual art, starting off a weekly cycle. Author of the idea:  Latvian Academy of Arts graduate and a student of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Rūdolfs Štamers.

"At one point about a month ago, one of the co-owners of the cultural room, Uldis Trapencieris, offered to build a visual project. The room is great, there are concerts every day, and why should visual art not be there," said Štamers.

Art researcher, curator Auguste Petre, said: "It is no secret that the circle of visual art appreciators is narrow enough, and I therefore think that this place, which has been chosen to a certain extent unknowingly, is also going to promote this process of interaction between art and society. The artists who participate are varied enough, their handwritings completely different."

According to Petre, this approach will provide visitors with something else each time and will raise awareness of the overall picture of Latvian contemporary art.


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