21.06.2018 – 25.08.2018
GRATA AWARD IN VISUAL ARTS
Exhibition "Mystery. Ritual arts"
With this project the culture centre GrataJJ is starting a tradition by founding an award in visual arts, thus encouraging artists to participate in an annual summer exhibition that hosts representations of various art genres. A surprise for the visitors - a chance to enjoy the artworks of their beloved artists all at once.
In Latin "grata" means "that which is welcome", "that which is accepted with gratitude."
The culture centre GrataJJ and the art gallery MuseumLV offers two separate prizes of 500 Euros. The first winner will be chosen by the gallery and the prize will be awarded during the opening of the exhibition. The second prize will be awarded by the viewers on July 26.
The exhibition was an open call to the artists, and as a result it will host a wide range of visual artworks – paintings, graphics, installations, ceramics and works of sculpture.
The artworks showcased in the exhibition will be anonymous – each participant will be assigned a number, thus enabling the viewers to select their favourite artworks impartially until the end of the voting period on July 26.
Occasionally the process of creating an artwork overlaps with the nature of a ritual. In other cases – art and ritual is the same thing.
The creation of an artwork does not have to have similarities with ritual actions, because it is a process that demands patience and scrupulosity, and by the end of which the artist opens a portal to a new world that has been inaccessible to others before.
The opening of the exhibition is conjoined with the ritual period of summer solstice before the Līgo fest, or Midsummer night, which can be perceived as our Latvian mystery. How do we view this ancient inheritance, through the guidance of an artist’s experience?
More than 70 artists participate in the project, for example, Agate Apkalne, Andrejs Ameļkovičs, Laima Bikše, Artūrs Bērziņš, Rihards Delvers, Lilija Dinere, Roberts Diners, Laura Feldberga, Ojārs Feldbergs, Agnija Ģērmane, Agija Jansone, Jūlija Jeresjko, Inga Jurova, Matiass Jansons, Daiga Krūze, Roberts Koļcovs, Kristīne Kvitka, Dita Lūse, Anita Meldere, Silvija Meškone, Aleksejs Naumovs, Laura Pīgozne, Anda Poikāne, Ilona Romule, Skuja – Braden, Kalvis Zālītis, Nele Zirnīte and many other brilliant artists.
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