National Library of Latvia invites you to a multimedia exhibition

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From July 2 to August 15, the National Library of Latvia (LNB) will display a multimedia exhibition "Tautasdziesmu teicējas. 1991” (Folksong tellers. 1991), LNB representatives informed the media on June 25.

The exhibition brings together time and people, folk songs and municipalities, as well as the experience and feelings of the viewer, in the presence of compatriots 29 years ago. It shows the work of Latvian contemporary photographer Jānis Deinats in 1991, when the artist took photographs with a Zenit camera, in black-and-white. Cameraman and artist Viesturs Grazdanovičs captured the process in sharp close-ups.

The uniqueness of the materials lies within the fact that they were collected in the first year of the reborn independent Latvia. The LNB explains that the work is part of Latvia's history – it was originally the initiative of the documentary cinema operator Andris Slapiņš (1949-1991), who did not manage to carry it out as he was shot at Bastejkalns by the military unit OMON.

The aim of the exhibition is to complete Andris Slapiņs' idea and to expose the collection in multimedia format.

Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge during LNB working hours.

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