From 11 March to 30 June 2019, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will present a retrospective of Mark Rothko. One of the aims of the VV Foundation is to support intellectually engaging and international art exhibitions, therefore we are delighted to announce that we participate in supporting this exhibition.
The exhibition will show more than 40 of Mark Rothko’s paintings created over the period from 1930 to 1960. This is the first Rothko retrospective of such scale in Austria, encompassing the artist’s entire career as well as turning to and investigating the artist’s ideas about the sacred, the spiritual, the tragic and the eternal. Alongside artist’s own paintings, the exhibition will show works of art from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, Byzantium, Italian and Flemish Renaissance, referring to Rothko’s considerable interest in art history.
Since the very beginning, the artist’s children Kate and Christopher have been involved in the project, lending lesser-known works by Mark Rothko from their collection. Several international museums are also involved – The National Gallery of Art in Washington, The Jewish Museum in New York, Kunsthaus Zürich and others.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna holds one of the most important collections in the world – ranging from outstanding Ancient Egyptian artefacts to 19th century works of art. In recent years, the museum has organised exhibitions of 20th and 21st century art history and artists, investigating the links of these centuries to the historical art collection. The programme began in 2013 with a retrospective of painter Lucien Freud. In 2015, the programme continued with an exhibition of Joseph Cornell, while in 2019 it will be the exceptional American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. The curator of the programme and the exhibition is Jasper Sharp.
From 12 to 20 July 2019, Zaļenieki Manor in Jelgava district will host the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) 2019 Photography and the World, which will bring together 73 artists and theoreticians from 30 countries. VV Foundation is delighted to announce the award of a scholarship for the participation in ISSP 2019 to the young Latvian artist Linda Boļšakova. Founders […]
On 20 April, an unprecedented art festival titled MABOCA, or Madona Bunch of Cool Art, will be opened in Madona. Recognising the interest of the makers of MABOCA to develop and generate content for artistic life in the regions, VV Foundation is delighted to support the making of this project. MABOCA festival has an international […]
Art Law. Copyright On the evening of February 5, VV Foundation invited art lovers, artists and experts in the field for a discussion to find answers to a row of important questions regarding artists’ rights, including copyright, which applies to every field of art. During the discussion, several significant aspects were highlighted in the protection […]
we are pleased to provide financial support to one of the new Latvian artists of this year’s ISSP. For its 13th edition, the ISSP is shifting towards a thematic focus and greater interdisciplinary engagement. The workshops and expert interventions will focus on photography as a potential tool for positive change, with reference to global issues the world is facing today.
Within the next few years, the construction of the principal building of the Pāvilosta Artist in Residency (PAiR) is set to begin. The goal of PAiR is to create an interdisciplinary residency programme and an appropriate environment where art, science, human and creative interaction coexist. In order to identify ideas which would help develop the […]
On February 5 at 18.00 VV Foundation would like to invite you to take part in the third discussion in the cycle What do artists want? about and around questions regarding artists’ rights, taking place at the ISSP Gallery. Before the discussion, attorney at BDO Law and expert on arts law Rolands Žīgurs will give an overview […]
The construction of PAiR* residency will start within few years. PAiR* residency will offer rooms and resources for artists, writers, researchers and other creative professionals in various fields for experimentation, research and professional development. PAiR* house will be newly built and its facilities will include six individual studios, a library, video editing and sound studios […]
The first year of existence of VV Foundation has been special. We began it with a solo exhibition of Swedish-Latvian painter Lars Strunke and supplemented it with educational programme for children, school-children and grown-ups. We continued with discussions about residences, as well as created a special cycle of conversations about various practical aspects, problems of […]
The second discussion of the VV Foundation’s educational programme VValk The Talk – What Do Artists Want? took place on November 22 at 18.30 in Ivars Grāvlejs’ exhibition Shopping Poetry at Careva Contemporary art gallery. On this occasion we discussed artist as a public persona. The conversation was hosted by professor and head of the […]
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 […]