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02 Jun - 28 Oct

Exhibitions

1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

02 Jun - 28 Oct
The inaugural edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), titled Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, runs from 2nd of June until 28th of October 2018. Curated by Katerina Gregos, the biennial takes place at various venues in Riga and Jurmala. Including works by 104 artists (a third of which are from the Baltic countries), the biennial presents a large number of new commissions, 10 outdoor sculptures and ‘site-specific interventions’.

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25 Aug - 30 Nov

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Exhibition - Baltic Oaks

25 Aug - 30 Nov
The exhibition consists of Dutch and Flemish 16th–17th century paintings on wooden panels made of oak. The essence of this project is the identification of these oaks with DNA and dendrochronological methods to confirm the assumption that they are the Baltic oak trees sent to the Netherlands during the flourishing of the Hanseatic time.

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07 Dec - 13 Jan

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The way through the Christmas Trees 2018

07 Dec - 13 Jan
It was in Riga, just over 500 years ago, where the first ever Christmas tree was set-up and decorated in market square. In honor of this event, each year Riga becomes the Christmas tree capital of the world - where many different and creative art objects are set-up throughout the city. These modern-day Christmas tree surprises with their originality, as well as the variety of materials used, from light installations, to wood, glass, bricks and the use of warmth. The exposition includes the best works by artists, students of the Art Academy as well as other creative professionals.

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19 Oct - 13 Nov

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Exhibition - The metamorphoses of pearls in contemporary and conceptual jewelry

19 Oct - 13 Nov
The exhibition will feature jewelry artists from all over the world, as well as painters from Latvia. The unifying element of all exhibitors is pearl. As a result of the aesthetic creativity of artists, a pearl acquires a modern form based on the individual experience and material selection of each artist. The selection of diverse and unusual materials creates a game that highlights the classical and unmistakable matter of a pearl and allows it to be reflected in today's light.

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10 Apr - 20 Oct

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Exhibition - 1919. First anniversary of the Republic of Latvia

10 Apr - 20 Oct
This year, when many Latvian museums and other cultural institutions, in celebration of Latvia's centenary, are putting together exhibitions and various events in honor of this event, the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum is featuring an exhibition about 1919, when the Republic of Latvia was celebrating its first anniversary as an independent nation. This was a time of great exhibitions, the founding of high schools and museums, and a flourishing social and cultural scene - the important events of the time will be chronicled through illustrations and documents, as well as works of art.

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30 Aug - 30 Oct

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Photography exhibition: Song and Dance - in Australia and Latvia

30 Aug - 30 Oct
In cooperation with the local photography association of Riga's sister city in Australia - Cairns, the VEF Palace of Culture's photo studio RIGA and RVR are organizing a joint exhibition featuring 60 photographs which show various aspects of song and dance around the world.

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03 Nov - 24 Feb

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Exhibition - Portrait in Latvia. 20th century. Facial Expressions.

03 Nov - 24 Feb
The exhibition will give an insight into the genre and its development, as well as compositional provisions and stylistic variations. The exhibition will portray iconography characteristic of the 20th century, which, compared to the genesis of historical portraits, is closer to our time.

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03 Nov - 24 Feb

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Exhibition - Portrait in Latvia. 20th century. Caricature.

03 Nov - 24 Feb
This exhibition is a satellite project of the main portrait exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art aimed at acquainting the visitor with caricatures and cartoons drawn by Latvian artists in the 20th century.

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03 Nov - 24 Feb

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Portrait in Latvia. 20th century. Facial Expressions.

03 Nov - 24 Feb
The exhibition will give an insight into the genre and its development, as well as compositional provisions and stylistic variations. The exhibition will portray iconography characteristic of the 20th century, which, compared to the genesis of historical portraits, is closer to our time.

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03 Nov

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Daiga Krūze's solo exhibition

03 Oct - 03 Nov
The artist in her works defines her subjective observations and conceptualizes the medium of painting. Colour, its application and relations are the main aspects in the artist's work. Daiga Krūze has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia with Bachelor's (2002) and Master's (2004) degree in Art. Her works are regularly displayed in solo shows in Latvia and abroad, and the artist has been repeatedly nominated for Purvītis Prize. Daiga Krūze's works are in the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art and several private collections.

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05 Nov - 09 Dec

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Solo exhibition - Jurģis Skulme 90

05 Nov - 09 Dec
Painter, art expert, publicist and teacher Jurģis Skulme (13.11.1928.-25.02.2015) has a special place in the Latvian painting scene, who has also made great contributions in art sciences and its development. Honoring Skulme's diverse creative work throughout his great life, the VEF Palace of Culture will host a solo-exhibition on the artist's anniversary.

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07 Nov

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Vija Zariņa's exhibition "Latvia's Code"

07 Nov - 08 Dec
Paintings of Vija Zariņa do not promise shock of provocation. The artist in the exhibition "Latvia's Code" will represent as if the traditional landscape painting. Landscapes with special, surreal lights, landscapes with dominating sky, landscapes viewed through the eyes of a dreamer and romantic, featuring metaphysical tranquility and beauty.

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10 Oct - 10 Nov

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Charity exhibition - Art helps vision

10 Oct - 10 Nov
The exhibition will feature different works of 12 Latvian artists, some of which will be on sale at a charity auction after November 30 in support of cornea transplantation in Latvia.

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10 Oct - 10 Nov

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Agate Apkalne's exhibition - Sorrow of the soul

10 Oct - 10 Nov
Agate Apkalne in her latest paintings continues to take visitors along with her in the depths of her personality where storm is followed by peace and tranquility, melancholy by harmony, eternal pursuit by moments of insight.

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11 Nov

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Exhibition “The Lāčplēsis Military Order”

11 Nov
The Latvian National Museum of History displays the sole remaining complete set of the Military Order of Lāčplēsis, just on one day every year - November 11. Back in 1970, the Museum was given items of tremendous value: Latvian Army General Jānis Balodis' (1882-1965) medals and awards, among them the Lāčplēsis Order's Class I, II and III, Balodis, in his career, having been bestowed all three.

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16 Nov - 28 Nov

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Latvian contemporary jewellery artist’s Valdis Brože personal exhibition - Imprint

16 Nov - 28 Nov
The artist Valdis Brože, while creating this jewelry collection, pays special attention to the materials found in Latvia and the historical footprints left on the country's soil, which directly or indirectly influenced the people living in this area.

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16 Nov - 15 Dec

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Exhibition "Bloodline"

16 Nov - 15 Dec
Congratulating Latvia on its 100th anniversary, the gallery organizes celebration of art, inviting representatives from families of artists who have made significant contribution to Latvian art. The power of the country lies in the power of its families who ensure the quality of cultural values, handing them down from generation to generation.

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21 Sep - 18 Nov

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13th Baltic Triennial - Give up the Ghost

21 Sep - 18 Nov
At the heart of the 13th Baltic Triennial's (BT13) final chapter taking place at the Kim? contemporary art center in Riga are live components which continue on BT13’s eagerness to foster audience engagement and blur the lines in between the exhibition format and other types of spectacles – whether private or public – such as the club, the reading salon and the cabaret.

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22 Nov - 27 Jan

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Exhibition - Just in time. Design stories about Latvia

22 Nov - 27 Jan
The exhibition dedicated to Latvia's centenary will look back at 100 years since Latvia's foundation when design gradually turned into a separate discipline, separating from art, architecture, crafts and industry. The exhibition will tell about the Latvian society through several stages in history. How was the Latvian identity forming and what role did design play in it? How is design changing along with changes in people's welfare? What trends have promoted new directions in design?

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11 Oct - 02 Dec

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Photo exhibition Colorful Sunlight. Miksa Roth's (Hungary) stained-glass windows and mosaics.

11 Oct - 02 Dec
Miksa Roth (1865-1944) is one of the most outstanding Hungarian stained glass and mosaic artists. From his sketches, masterpieces on public buildings, as well as private ones, in Hungary and abroad have been created. Roth used Tiffany glass for his work. The exhibition will feature photographs of Roth's Art Nouveau period stained-glass windows and mosaics, as well as his sketches.

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06 Dec - 05 Feb

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Contemporary jewelry exhibition - Snowing a Little Out the Window

06 Dec - 05 Feb
Silence, moments, emotions, bright elements, varied stones, the freedom of color and modern forms - this winter exhibition is dedicated to making the loved ones happy during the holiday season together with contemporary art. It serves as a source of inspiration during the cold season, hopefully one with some snow outside the window. Participating in the exhibition are Latvian and international jewelry artists.

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07 Dec - 13 Jan

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Exhibition - Italian Christmas in Art Nouveau Atmosphere

07 Dec - 13 Jan
Keeping up with traditions, the Riga Art Nouveau Center will be organizing its annual Christmas exhibition, where it will continue to acquaint visitors with Christmas traditions from the early 20th century of different countries. This year, the exhibition will feature an Italian atmosphere. The exhibition will also include works of Italian art depicting the story of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem.

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11 Dec - 29 Dec

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Textile mosaic exhibition - When the Star Shines in the Sky

11 Dec - 29 Dec
The year-end is a time of reflection - a time to take a breather, look back at the previous year and also listen. This is a time when the soul strives for something bright, something unprecedented and something noble. This exhibition, organized by the Latvian Quilt Association, will certainly be a joyful one for textile mosaic experts, as well as those attending for the first time.

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12 Dec - 15 Jan

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Solo exhibition of Aldis Kļaviņš

12 Dec - 15 Jan
Aldis Klavins has been nominated the best Latvian landscapist in the 2017 competition "Jāzeps Pīgoznis' award in Latvian landscape painting", receiving the rights to organize his solo exhibition at St. Peter's Church.

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