In the summer of 2019, starting from July, the PAiR residency pilot project was held at VV Foundation Headquarters in Pāvilosta, with the purpose to explore ideas that could help create an equipped, interdisciplinary residency in the future. 13 wonderful representatives of the creative industries agreed to work on their future projects, providing the VV Foundation residency team with insight into residency life.
Playwright Evarts Melnalksnis emphasises: “I went to the VV Foundation residency with a particular goal to work and to study materials for an upcoming show. VV Foundation residence was the best place for it because I was able to concentrate and devote all my attention to the research and creative work. The residence is located in a charming place close to the sea, encouraging both peaceful and active thoughts, and you can also take a breath and head to the beach. The organisers of the residence take great care of their residents and strive to provide them with ideal conditions for creation. Although the results are not apparent immediately, it is quite clear that creating such conditions is a very important contribution to the cultural space of Latvia.” Overall, the residents emphasised the benefits of the isolated location, as well as the fact that the residence is a great place to generate new ideas without the need for a specific end result. The residents also provided valuable advice for the future operation of PAiR.
Alongside the residency programme, three exhibitions were also held – solo exhibition “Invitation” by Artist Toms Harjo, represented by VV Foundation, group exhibition “What Even” supported by VV Foundation, as well as a one-day exhibition by PAiR residents Clementine Edwards and Joannie Baumgärtner in one of the abandoned buildings of Pāvilosta.
The VV Foundation team would like to thank all the residents, who participated in PAiR Call-Up 2019.
On October 1, 2019, at 6:30 pm, Reinis Lismanis’ will present his first book ”Trial and Error” at Careva Contemporary Gallery. The book was created with support of VV Foundation. Trial and Error is an accumulation of artworks, photographs, videos and installations that Reinis Lismanis has made over a period of six years. Lismanis has been […]
”The Calling” by Toms Harjo
From July 27 to September 15, 2019, solo exhibition by VV Foundation ”The Calling” by Toms Harjo took place in Pāvilosta, E. Šneidera square 11. Toms Harjo’s latest solo exhibition, “The Calling,” is a continuation to the photo series ‘‘In the Truth’’, launched in 2016.It is a reflection of human desire to belong, attitude towards […]
On 12 July, at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, a new exhibition displaying original works by the artist was opened. The new exhibition of Mark Rothko’s works featured new pieces by the outstanding artist, displayed in Latvia for the first time, from the collections of his heirs, daughter Kate Rothko Prizel and son Cristopher Rothko. […]
Exhibition title: Kāds sakars // What Even Curator: Tomass Pārups Participants: Elza Sīle, Vika Eksta, GolfClayderman (Margrieta Griestiņa and Aksels Bruks), Subspatial.xyz (Aleksandrs Breže and Armands Freibergs), Katrīna Čemme From 26 July till 13 September at Liepaja Concert Hall “Great Amber” exhibition “What Even” was displayed by a group of seven young artists of Latvia. […]
VV Foundation announces collaboration with Latvian artist Toms Harjo.
Starting from the summer of 2019 VV Foundation announces collaboration with Latvian artist Toms Harjo. Toms Harjo (born in 1996, Riga) is a photographer from Vecmilgravis, with deep ties with this part of Riga. In 2017, Toms Harjo graduated from ISSP two-year programme in contemporary photography where he took classes from the best Latvian contemporary photographers […]
From 12 to 20 July 2019, Zaļenieki Manor in Jelgava district hosted the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) 2019 Photography and the World, which brought 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 of VV […]
On 20 April, an unprecedented art festival titled MABOCA, or Madona Bunch of Cool Art, was 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 scale […]
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.
From 11 March to 30 June 2019, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna presented a retrospective of Mark Rothko. One of the aims of the VV Foundation is to support intellectually engaging and international art exhibitions, therefore we were delighted to announce that we participate in supporting this exhibition. The exhibition showed more than 40 of […]