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Information has been updated at 05.05.2022, 09:36

209th Anniversary of Baptism by Fire of Daugavpils Fortress

On July 17, the Daugavpils Fortress will host an event dedicated to the 209th anniversary of the baptism by fire of the fortress.

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Jury puts Daugavpils in the second round of the European Capital of Culture 2027 competition

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.

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BRANCHES OF LATGALE CENTRAL LIBRARY RECEIVE SPECIAL BOOK SETS IN ENGLISH

The USA Information Center of the Latgale Central Library has prepared special sets of books for learning English for children and young people, which will be available in the library branches.

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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.

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Four countries explore the color of light: Utopian abstractions at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center has launched its new exhibition season, where artists explore the chromatic properties of light through different colors and media.

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On 19 June, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will launch the summer season of joy

On Saturday 19 June, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will launch its new exhibition season. In the absence of loud speeches or public events, the focus will be exclusively on art, which has travelled to Daugavpils from across the globe.

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GEO: contemporary painting in Rīga Art Space

From 5 June through 25 July, Rīga Art Space (3 Kungu Street, Rīga) hosts a new exhibition project, GEO, featuring contemporary paintings from the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre collection.

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Māris Čačka’s solo exhibition “Direct Dialogues” opens to the public

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.

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City. Daugavpils: a graphic art collection exhibition in Latgale Central Library

Starting 1 June, Latgale Central Library offers an exhibition “City. Daugavpils”, assembled from the graphic art collection of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.

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Daugavpils Culture Development Program approved, foreseeing dynamic growth of the cultural sector

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.

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The Discharge-Recharge Wall

The Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre courtyard has been temporarily transformed with a Discharge-Recharge Wall – a custom-made site for an interactive self-performance open to anyone willing to join.

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Found in the collection: Finest pieces from Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre in a permanent exhibition

As soon as current restrictions are lifted, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will resume receiving visitors with a brand-new permanent exhibition.

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Solveiga Vasiļjeva’s environmental objects in Daugavpils

The courtyard of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre has become an exhibition space for a steel sculpture by Solveiga Vasiļjeva “What did You Want to Say Me? Nothing.”, in due course to be followed by other objects.

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Easter in Daugavpils

The Easter atmosphere has entered the city of Daugavpils not only with decorations, but also with a number of activities in which everyone can participate.

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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”.

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Mark Rothko Art Centre looks forward to receiving visitors in person

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.

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Art takes to the streets

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International Mark Rothko Competition of Young Performers of Modern Music

In March this year, an unprecedented competition for young musicians will take place in Daugavpils – the 1st International Mark Rothko Competition of Young Performers of Modern Music, in which children and youth under 19 years of age will take part.

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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre welcomes exhibition proposals

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre has designed an application form that enables individual artists, artist groups or curators to submit their exhibition proposals for potential display on the centre’s premises.

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III International Contest  for Young Singers of Christmas Songs

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.

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