By way of homage to Silva Linarte, brilliant artist and veteran art educator, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre launches a new symposium tradition – the international painting symposium “Silva Linarte” whose first iteration is scheduled for 25 June through 5 July.
Artist and art educator, Silva Linarte (1939-2018), had and continues to have a special connection to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Not only because she was born in Daugavpils district and inherited a familial connection to Latgale region, but also because she has been constantly present in its activities and undertakings ever since the centre opened its doors to the public.
In full awareness of the uniqueness of Silva Linarte’s artistic legacy and with a view to promoting interest in Daugavpils as an artistically stimulating city, in 2019 Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre organises the first international painting symposium “Silva Linarte”, which will bring together seven artists: Sven Drobnitza (Sweden), Rodriguez Gomez Gonzalo (Spain), Anna Abidina (Russia), Oksana Vronska, Guna Millersone (Latvia), Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut (Poland) and Giedrė Riškutė (Lithuania).
The symposium will open with artist presentations scheduled for 3 p.m. on 26 June. The artists will meet at the Rothko Centre to introduce themselves, tell about their preferred techniques and outline the ideas they hope to implement during the symposium.
Exhibition of artwork created over the course of the symposium will be opened at 4p.m. on 5 July as part of the new height-of-summer exhibition season.