Liepāja Art Forum offers autumnal dose of contemporary art

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From September 24 to 26, Latvia's third-largest city, Liepāja, is the place to head to for Liepāja Art Forum ’21, a celebration of contemporary art discoveries.

Takig place for the seventh time, there will be contemporary music, visual and movement art, as well as two performance premieres for families and three cinematic artworks.

The festival program features artists from Belgium, France, and Latvia, and it is traditionally organized by Concert Hall Great Amber.

“Following nearly two years spent in isolation and on digital platforms, we will seek answers to questions like whether constant communication means true togetherness, or rather loneliness and sadness? Do we truly share in our joys and sorrows? How do we de-isolate? Like anyone else, the team of Concert Hall Great Amber and the Liepāja Art Forum continue looking for creative ways and forms to meet and be together with their audience. The festival is one such opportunity that we will gladly use!

"We have created a celebration of contemporary art discoveries, this year taking place not only in our amazing concert hall, but in four different locations in the city as well.  Let us come together in our deisolation!” said Baiba Bartkeviča, Artistic Director of Concert Hall Great Amber, who has been creating the festival program for 5 years.

Several events have been prepared for children and parents. Introducing viewers to the documentary dance method, choreographer, dancer and director Kristīne Brīniņa will offer her new dance performance Trajectories of Childhood and movement class MOveMENT. The performance Trajectories of Childhood is all about the courage to overcome fear and doubt, mutual trust between generations and the desire to listen and to be heard. In order to preserve the documentary nature of the performance, parents have learnt the movements, thoughts expressed and situations created by their children.

Liepāja Art Forum 2021
Liepāja Art Forum 2021

The Liepāja Art Forum will have its first-ever collaboration with the Liepāja Puppet Theater. The youngest attendees of the Forum will be the first to see an interpretation of Erich Kästner’s famous The Little Man by talented director Ģirts Šolis in a visually stunning production.

The celebration will be closed by grandmasters of French contemporary music – mystic Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez will be performed by masterful Belgian chamber ensemble Het Collectief.

Attendees of the events of the Liepāja Art Forum ’21 will be asked to present Covid-19 certificates confirming the completion of a vaccination course or recovery from the infection during the last 6 months. In compliance with current regulations, face masks will not be mandatory during events, except for children’s events where all attendees over the age of 7 will have to wear face masks.

Purchasers of tickets are advised to learn current event attendance regulations when purchasing tickets and before attending events.

The festival program is available on the following websites: and

Event tickets are available at Biļešu Paradīze offices all over Latvia and online.

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