On July 28th VV Foundation hosted a weekend getaway picnic for the think tank and closest supporters to help us put together a plan for making the perfect PAiR – Pāvilosta Artist in Residency. Picnic, panel discussion, late night concert and uncountable in-depth conversations with our guests took place in the site of PAiR building – on the edge of the The Grey Dune of Pāvilosta nature reserve that covers 42 hectares of land and has been designated to protect Latvia’s widest dune.
On 22 November at 18.30 Ivars Grāvlejs’ exhibition Shopping Poetry at Careva Contemporary art gallery became the setting for the second discussion in VV Foundation’s education programme VValk the Talk– What Do Artists Want? This time, we wanted to talk about artist as a public persona. Already in 1435, Leon Battista Alberti wrote in his […]
VValk the talk #1 – What Do Artists Want? Resdiencies. First Conversation. Discussion Summary. On 15 October, at 19.00, the VV Foundation invited artists and other interested persons to an informal conversation on residencies. During the discussion, we wanted to find out why artists tend to go to residencies, how residencies contribute to the creative […]
VValk the talk is a set of public discussions organised by the VV Foundation. The discussions are intended to explore various topics related to visual arts and culture. The first of the VValk the talk discussions, ‘What Do Artists Want? Residencies.’, covered some of the practical aspects of artists’ lives, their problems and possible solutions. […]
October 25 – International Artist’s Day
For more than ten years now, the International Artist’s Day is celebrated on 25 October. In appreciation of the contributions that Latvian artists make to the society on a daily basis, VV Foundation has decided to celebrate this day by annually supporting an art project. This year, we have decided to support the solo exhibition […]
Painter Laris Strunke’s Solo Exhibition “The Gap”
From April 11th to May 11th, 2018 at the Latvian Railway History Museum (Uzvaras boulevard 2A) it will be possible to view the solo exhibition “The Gap” by Laris Strunke, a painter of Latvian origin.
Discussion with Laila Strunke and Līna Birzaka-Priekule
On April 14 at the Railway History Museum, during painter Laris Strunke’s “The Gap” exhibition, a discussion will be held with curator Līna Birzaka-Priekule and the artist’s niece and exhibition representative Laila Strunke.