Sep 21

Opening of the ‘Mark Rothko 2018’ symposium exhibition ‘Painting our future together’

Daugavpils, Latvia
21 Sep - 01 Feb
13:00 - 00:00

The Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus programme invites you to celebrate the European Cooperation Day next to the beautiful fortress in Daugavpils, Latvia, where the ‘Mark Rothko 2018’ Symposium Exhibition ‘Painting Our Future Together’ will be opened on the 21st of September.  The event is organised in cooperation with the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Daugavpils City – a project partner in a number of projects funded under both ENPI and ENI CBC Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Programmes.

During the symposium 10 international artists, selected from more than 100 candidates, will create artworks, reflecting their perception of cooperation across borders. After exhibiting the paintings in the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre alongside the new Autumn Season exhibitions, the exhibition ‘Painting Our Future Together’ will then travel across Europe visiting Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Minsk (Belarus) and Brussels (Belgium) and advertising the benefits of the cross-border cooperation to wider public.

During the celebration special attention will be given to young painters, who will have a chance to participate in the workshop lead by the symposium artists, get inspired and create a joint artwork, dedicated to the European Cooperation day.

Preliminary Agenda:

13:00 – 14:00     Concept performance ‘Redshift’ inspired by Rothko’s paintings

14:00 – 15:00     Press Conference

15:00 – 16:00     Workshop for children ‘Painting Our Future Together’

16:00 – 17:00     Opening of Mark Rothko 115th Anniversary Exhibition Season including Symposium Exhibition dedicated to the European Cooperation Day

17:00 – 19:00     Visiting Autumn Season Exhibitions 21/09/2018 – 04/11/2018 featuring:

Mark Rothko 2018 International Painting Symposium Exhibition ‘Painting Our Future Together’

Sandra Krastiņa (LV), Screen

Marc Chagall (BY) and Jonas Daniliauskas (LT), Two Chagalls

Independence in artworks of Shamir’s brothers born in Latvia

Maruta Raude (LV), Maximalism Forever!

Silva Linarte (LV), Soul Scenes

Ilona Linarte-Ruža and Dace Pudāne (LV), Similar Codes

Lithuanian Art Project (LT), X: PA/LIKIMAS (HERITAGE)


The schedule and exact locations of the travelling exhibition will be uploaded later.