Three for the Weekend: Art, more art-and then some!

Art, more art, and then some, is part of what this weekend in Latvia has in store for you, starry-eyed visitor!

Pastels and drawings of Felicita Pauļuka

Felicita Pauļuka (1925–2014). Pastels and Drawings kicks off a cycle of exhibitions dedicated to the new generation of Latvian artists. It is open at the Latvian National Art Museum.

Since the 60s, Felicita Pauļuka devoted herself to pastel, and for the entire life she held that “it requires work with the heart’s blood. Only by mastering the specific expressive potential of pastel, it is possible to find new values.”

Her style changed over time: sometimes it was laconic and harsh, at others it was tender and caressing, at times lively and passionate, while on occasion it was cold and distanced.

Read more about it here

Rectors of Latvia's Academy of Art

Latvia's Academy of Art is hosting an exhibition on its rectors. These people helped shape the Latvian art scene and dedicated their lives to ensure art retains its role in posterity.

Apocalyptic contemporaries at the Art Space

The works of Latvian contemporaries Aija Zariņa, Kaspars Brambergs, Ginters Krumholcs, Artūrs Virtmanis are on show at the Art Space venue in Old Riga.

The exhibition is titled, interestingly, "From the Beginning of Time".

"In Latvian art, due to the specific cultural situation, from the beginning of time a discernable flow is made up by an apocalyptic worldview that shows the current time as passing," says the almost inscrutable announcement of this interesting exhibition.

The place is open each day except Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(As always check with Culturemap.lv for something else to do--they've got lots of events marked up for the weekend in Rīga!)

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