On July 17, the Daugavpils Fortress will host an event dedicated to the 209th anniversary of the baptism by fire of the fortress.
On 8 July, during a press conference by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, an international jury named four Latvian cities that will continue to compete for the honour of becoming the European Capital of Culture 2027. Selecting Daugavpils for the second competition round confirms the quality of the city’s bid and its capacity to implement such a massive international project.
On St. Peter’s Day, 29 June, an augmented reality exhibition dedicated to Pēteris Martinsons opens in the courtyard of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre]
Celebrating the 90th anniversary since the birth of the world-renowned native of Daugavpils – ceramicist, architect and art educator Pēteris Martinsons (1931–2013) – and looking forward to the opening of his memorial house at the former gunpowder magazine of Daugavpils Fortress, WeRock Association in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre suggests experiencing his porcelain artworks in a new format, through mobile devices.
Four countries explore the color of light: Utopian abstractions at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center
As museums and other art spaces reopen for individual visitors, artist Māris Čačka’s solo show “Direct Dialogues”, featuring vast works on canvas, is ready to receive visitors at Daugavpils Local History and Art Museum (Latvia). The exhibition will be available 7 through 27 June.
For the first time in Daugavpils, a detailed development program of cultural sector has been developed and approved at the City Council meeting of May 13, which envisages dynamic interdisciplinary and international cooperation over the next seven years, involvement of various social groups in creating cultural offer and implementing environmentally friendly actions in organizing events.
Found in the collection: Finest pieces from Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre in a permanent exhibition
88 % of residents of Daugavpils support the city's candidacy for the title of the European Capital of Culture
The absolute majority or 88 % of respondents support Daugavpils' candidacy for the title “European Capital of Culture 2027”, and almost half of the population is ready to actively participate – as volunteers in the events, implement their ideas and participate in the organization of events. This is evidenced by the survey of culture consumption in Daugavpils conducted in February 2021 by the Latvian Academy of Culture and think tank “Culturelab”.
On March 10, the acceptance of applications for participation in the Latgale region artists' competition exhibition “Legalized Fantasies”, which was originally planned to open at the Mark Rothko Art Centre on April 16, ends. However, the pandemic has not abated and the Art Centre is still closed to visitors – exhibitions are still in question. Nevertheless, the staff of the Art Centre hopes that it will soon be possible to receive at least individual visitors in person, and is currently making every effort to expand the exhibition areas.
On 7-11 January 2021, the III International Contest for Young Singers of Christmas Songs took place in Daugavpils. Around 2000 young people from 15 countries competed for the victory: USA, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine.