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15th International Painting Symposium “Mark Rothko 2019”

15th International Painting Symposium “Mark Rothko 2019”

At 4 p.m. on 20 September at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, during the opening ceremony of the new exhibition season that celebrates Mark Rothko’s 116th birthday, ten international artists will be greeted to formally open the 15th International Painting Symposium “Mark Rothko 2019”.

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Opening of Mark Rothko’s anniversary exhibition season

Opening of Mark Rothko’s anniversary exhibition season

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ERASMUS+ PROJECT’S “RECRUIT POTENTIAL” LAST MEETING IN SWEDEN

ERASMUS+ PROJECT’S “RECRUIT POTENTIAL” LAST MEETING IN SWEDEN

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ON AUGUST 29, SEMINAR ON HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT “OUR CITIES PAIRING ON ENVIRONMENT ISSUES”

ON AUGUST 29, SEMINAR ON HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT “OUR CITIES PAIRING ON ENVIRONMENT ISSUES”

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Exhibition of Baltic contemporary ceramics and conference

Exhibition of Baltic contemporary ceramics and conference

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Opening of the height-of-summer exhibition season

Opening of the height-of-summer exhibition season

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RESTART 2019

RESTART 2019

Daugavpils is Diversity

Daugavpils ir daudzveidība

The gates of Daugavpils have three symbolic keys, marked in the coat of arms of the city which was approved in 1925: a river, a fortress and a lily, or, in other words, a road, a house and a prayer. These are three concepts that are not related to any particular nationality, culture or religion, but confirm the general human values ​​of the peoples living here.

Is it reward or punishment that Daugavpils has its peculiar and special fate and place in Latvia? This fate is closely linked with the Daugava, the river of fate, the ancient amber route from the Varangians to the Greeks, on the banks of which a city has grown, which, in various variations and at different times, has borne its name: Düna (Dünaburg), Dvina (Dvinska), Daugava (Daugavpils). According to the ancient etymology, the hydronym Daug-ava means a lot, and Daugavpils is indeed a city rich in waters, rich in languages, culture, denominations, and fates, it is a city where multi-ethnical and multicultural environment has been developed since ancient times, accumulating as in a hope chest experience in how to bring together people of many nationalities and many faiths, how to stay yourself without disparaging and destroying the others.

Anna Rancāne

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