This year International
Contemporary Art Fair Viennafair focuses on the Central and Eastern European
countries. International jury selected 127 galleries from 26 countries to take
part in the fair, including the Rīgas
Galerija participating with Ieva Iltnere exhibition Obsession.
Solo project Obsession includes seven
paintings analysing obsession of creating collections and archives, pointing to
challenges of conservation with modern digital technologies and quoting an
internationally renowned art curator Boris Grois who said that there was
probably very much art... A parallel program provides a list of performances
supporting the idea.
Ieva Iltnere is one of the most outstanding and creative artists of her
generation, participating in exhibitions since 1978. Iltnere has created a
particular imagery that clearly marks her individual works. Her paintings
feature subdued colouring and discrete intonation, paying particular attention
to light and composition. Each work is endowed with a personal touch.
Ieva Iltnere will participate at the opening of her exhibition at the Messe
Wien, Hall A, Messeplatz 1 in Vienna.
This year also 21 internationally recognized curators were attracted to create
exhibitions from private collections thus illustrating their vision on private
collection development. Romanian curator Lilian Popsecu for Knoll Galerie Wien
has selected works of two Latvian painters featured in different private
collections Harijs Brants and Ritums Ivanovs.