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Mark Rothko Art Centre looks forward to receiving visitors in person Culture news


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.

The renovation of the A sector, dedicated to the work of Mark Rothko and the history of the centre, is almost completed. A decision was made to convert the concert hall and conference room for exhibition purposes. Even as the epidemiological situation improves, concerts and large gatherings of people will hardly be possible anyway, so the emphasis will be on the exhibition of works of art.

In parallel with the works indoors, the Art Centre continues to organize the exhibition of works of art created in various techniques on the 'streets' – so far, the ceramic works from the Mark Rothko Centre collection have been displayed in the shop windows of the city institutions. Recently, paintings by Silva Linarte were exhibited in the windows of Ventspils Theatre House “Jūras vārti”, while a few days ago an exposition of textile works created within the framework of the international symposia of Mark Rothko Art Centre was opened in the shop windows of Madona Cinema “Vidzeme”.

The good news for all lovers of non-standard contemporary art is that Gints Gabrāns' virtual sculpture “Round Horizon Line. Rothko Elevator”, which was launched in November, is now available on all smartphones and smart devices, and it can be viewed from all places in Daugavpils with the augmented reality application SAN.

The Mark Rothko Art Centre is looking forward to open its doors to individual visitors and let them enjoy the work done during the strict coronavirus restrictions. Latest information, including information on the exhibition “Legalized Fantasies”, is available on the website

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