Artists work hard to create their work. They add beauty to the world around us. Most artists work with many different mediums. Not only that, but the word artist encompasses painters, photographers, sculptors, musicians, dancers, writers, actors, digital artists, and more. When one is born with a creative gift, that creativity flows into many different areas. For example, Picasso was a painter, sculptor, ceramicist, poet, and playwright.
Art came about long before written works. Since the beginning of time, art has communicated ideas and kept records of important events. Art offers a connection to the past. Artists record our history, indelibly. They also unearth truths. Through their work, they tell stories and pass on traditions. Artists have a unique way of connecting to the people around them. In a world full of bad news, one of their most important roles is to offer messages of hope.
Latvian artist Linda Boļšakova will be supported by VV Foundation!
VV Foundation is super excited to announce that Latvian artist Linda Boļšakova will be able to develop her work in the group exhibition “Tempo Incognito: On Flows, Rhythm, and Movement” in Turkey as well as take part in the first PAiR Residency call-up in May-June this year, where she will work with a creative group on […]
Krišs Salmanis goes to ISCP Residency in New York
Krišs Salmanis is the Kim? Residency Award 2021 winner and, as a result of continuous collaboration among Kim? and The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), is invited to spend two months in the summer of 2021 in New York, becoming the third resident of Latvia, who will have the opportunity to partake in the prestigious […]
Kristiāna Dimitere. WOOF WOOF!
We have the great pleasure of supporting Latvian artist’s Kristiāna Dimitere latest exhibition “WOOF WOOF” at Alma Gallery! “I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who have not got the guts to bite people themselves.” – August Strindberg There is possibly some truth in Strindberg’s statement if we mean the type of people […]
2020 has been a year of changes. We have changed the way we communicate an look up on each other, we have changed our working and travelling habits. The whole world has become different and art has found it’s way to transform along with it. Let us be grateful for what this year has taught […]
VV Foundation wishes you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! Stay safe and healthy through these unusual times. Ieva Epnere, from series of colour photographs “Pyramiden”, 2014 #VVcollection
NADA Miami 2020 VIP Ambassador – Vita Liberte
The co-founder of VV Foundation Vita Liberte was the VIP Ambassador for New Art Dealers Alliance NADA Miami 2020 art fair that took place from December 1 till 5, 2020. The 18th edition of the fair showcased an international series of presentations from a diverse roster of 47 NADA Members and 27 first-time exhibitors for […]
Sabīne Vernere. Solo show
From 21 November until 13 December 2020, a solo show by Sabīne Vernere was on view at Brīvības street 40 (Riga, Latvia). The exhibition was supported by VV Foundation. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The exhibition consisted of several interrelated series of works – 33 ink paintings. Curator of the exhibition Henriks Eliass Zēgners writes: “First comes […]
Sarmīte Māliņa. A monograph
On September 18, 2020 from 6 to 10 PM the opening ceremony of a monograph about the great Latvian conceptual artist Sarmīte Māliņa took place in Alma Gallery. “It’s harder to write about things that cause true emotional experience. Especially it it’s caused by art that is short in words. In such cases, there comes […]
Edith Dekyndt’s “Visitation Zone”. RIBOCA2
RIBOCA2 “And suddenly it all blossoms” opened on 20th August 2020 and VV Foundation was delighted to support the participation of Edith Dekyndt with an installation “Visitation Zone” – a series of glass vitrines from Riga Zoo filled with fermented products of the Baltic pickling tradition, complemented by an occasional performance where a specific section […]
Annemarija Gulbe solo exhibition “Love Re-search”
From July 17 to August 29, 2020 in collaboration with the VV Foundation the ISSP Gallery (Marijas 13 k-3, Berga Bazars, Riga) hosted a solo exhibition “Love Re-search” by Latvian artist Annemarija Gulbe. It featured a series of photographs created over four years, capturing private moments from the author’s peers. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: In her […]