From March 12 to April 22 the Latvian Railway History Museum will host a unique art exhibition “Hello, Head”, which will also provide an opportunity to see almost all contemporary art media: painting, graphic arts, drawing, sculpture, photography, installations, objects, video, text, music, cinema and theater scenography. The exhibition is supported by Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation, state-owned joint stock company Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railway) and TKB.
“In 2014 Riga has the honor to be the European Capital of Culture. The exhibition 'Hello, Head' will organically complement Riga's cultural program for this year and will become a special event both for novice art lovers and for true art connoisseurs. This one of a kind Latvian art project combines virtually all contemporary art forms, which is why there won't be a single indifferent visitor. On behalf of TKB I would like to say that we are very proud to support this important event of Latvian cultural life,” says Gundars Grieze, Chairman of the Board of TKB.
The exhibition “Hello, Head” will submit to public approval both newly created art pieces and artworks that have stood the test of time. The exhibition will feature works of the following artists: Māra Brīve, Evelīna Deičmane, Krista and Reinis Dzudzillo, Indriķis Ģelzis, Alvis Hermanis, Monika Pormale, Maija Kurševa, Liene Mackus, Līga Marcinkeviča, Anete Melece, Laila Pakalniņa, Ojārs Pētersons, Kaspars Rolšteins, Ieva Rubeze, Vilnis Vītoliņš , Brigita Zelča-Aispure, and of the group Skate. A special place will be reserved for experiments of Latvian Art Academy professor Ojārs Pētersons and his students.
“The exhibition is a space where tradition and innovation intertwine, and where imagery and narrative are affirmed. The viewer is highly regarded and no hidden games are played on him. This artful polyphony does not lack personal motives and feedback to broader social phenomena. The artists are not afraid to be naïve and melancholic, they do not shun from capturing instant revelation, miracle, despair, joy and understanding of rhythms and flow of nature and culture. In the context of the exhibition, the head is a complex part of the physical body which thinks or does not think,” says curator Helena Demakova.
Exhibition “Hello, Head” will usher “Tête-à-tête” art festival supported by Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation. The word la tête means head in French. Exhibition “Hello, Head” in the Latvian Railway History Museum will be open for public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM till 5 PM, Thursdays till 8 PM, and Sundays till 4 PM.
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