Video: Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons 0

Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons
National Library , Riga
July 3 - August 6, 2014 

The exhibition, one of the events of the official Riga 2014 European Capital of Culture programme, will be on show in the newly opened National Library exhibition halls from 3 July until 6 August 2014.

The exhibition "Visionary Structures. From Iognason to Johansons" is being organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, and it offers an insight into Latvia’s avant-garde art in the 20th and 21st centuries – showcasing works by seven Latvian artists (Karl Iognason, Gustav Klutsis, Valdis Celms, Jānis Krievs, Artūrs Riņķis, Gints Gabrāns and Voldemārs Johansons), who represent different generations, each of whom is a trendsetting artistic innovator of his era. Through their works, these artists provide a view into the most experimental and utopian artistic values of their day, as well as into their historical transformations. By instigating a dialogue between different ages, the exhibition will reveal parallels and coherences between works of art, each of which belongs to a different age and another ideological era. The curator of the exhibition is Ieva Astahovska.