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Photo Reportage: Art Festival “Cēsis” Announces Its Seventh Season 0

Arterritory.com

01/07/2013

During the past weekend art festival “Cēsis 2013” (Latvia) celebrated its seventh season with the openings of Karlīna Vītoliņa’s solo exhibition “Portraits” at the former Cēsis Printing House, drawing exhibition “Abyss. Visvaldis Ziediņš” at the Cēsis Exhibition Hall and the international exhibition of contemporary art “Summertime Readings” at the Cēsis Brewery and various urban venues. For the first time the group exhibition was in the hands of a guest curator, the director of Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Kęstutis Kuizinas. In his opening speech Kuizinas announced that in autumn CAC will hold an exhibition devoted to the art festival “Cēsis 2013”. The opening of the festival was highlighted by the “foggy” performance of Lithuanian artist Dainius Liškevičius, but the night ended with the multimedia concert performance “Latvian Radio Choir, Cage and Time”.


Karlīna Vītoliņa’s solo exhibition “Portraits” at the former Cēsis Printing House


The opening speeches by Juris Žagars, Daiga Rudzāte, Kęstutis Kuizinas and Ieva Kalniņa


Drawing exhibition “Abyss. Visvaldis Ziediņš” at the Cēsis Exhibition Hall, which presents hitherto unexhibited works by the artist


Art festival’s guests gathering at the Cēsis Brewery


Dainius Liškevičius “One-minute portrait of George Maciunas saying: CIAO!” (2010/2013)


Donatas Jankauskas’ sculpture “Sunday” at the courtyard of Cēsis Brewery (2013)


Art historian Šelda Puķīte


Art critic Vilnis Vējš. Video “Archive” (2012-2013) by artist Virginia Colwell


Artist Maija Kurševa


Installation “Kharms Beat” (2013) by artist Maijas Kurševa


Painter Ieva Iltnere


From Leonards Laganovskis’ sculpture group “Podiums” (1998-2013)


Ernests Kļaviņš “Dollijas briljanti” (“Dolly’s Diamonds”) (2013)


Shortly before the beginning of multimedia concert performance “Latvian Radio Choir, Cage and Time”


Fragment of multimedia concert performance “Latvian Radio Choir, Cage and Time” that reenacted John Cage’s textbook “Water Walk”

Below: video from 1960, where John Cage is performing “Water Walk” 

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