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Photo covergage: Two new exhibitions in Vartai

Until March 13 Vartai gallery in Vilnius shows two solo shows: “smooth space, pleated” by Lithuanian artists Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė and “Date Night” by Latvian artist Daria Melnikova.
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Is art really for everyone? MO Museum took the challenge

MO Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania, is one of the newest museums in the region, having become widely popular during its first year of activity. This privately owned multi-functional building serves as a novel cultural center, attracting a vast number of new people of all ages and backgrounds to arts. NOAR…
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Tartu in Light announces the open call for TAVA2020 for light artists

Architectural Lighting and Light Art Festival Tartu in Light, TAVA2020 announce the open call for both Estonian and international artists and designers to create city space light installations and to lead IALD architectural lighting workshops. Everyone who is fascinated by the beauty achieved by light, as well as by the…
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RIBOCA2 revealed the artists participating in the biennale

RIBOCA 2, the 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, taking off on May 16th, has announced the artists participating in this year's event. RIBOCA 2 will focus on the European art scene while taking a closer look at the Baltic area and to the fact that the biennial’s vision…
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“Unexpected Encounters” opened in Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

Last week Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art welcomed a new science fiction themed exhibition "Unexpected Encounters" at the “Arsenals” exhibition hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art. The exhibition, which is part of Latvia's centenary program, includes historical research as well as reflections of science fiction in the work…
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Five exhibitions you do not want to miss in Oslo

Even in the midst of the cold, long winter months there is still a lot to experience in Oslo art scene. A deep dive into Dada at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, a drawing triennial at Kunstnernes Hus and an exhibit of beautiful, fragile porcelain installations at the Vigelandsmuseum are…
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Winners of Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2019 announced

Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Awards 2019 were announced last Sunday in Riga, Latvian National Museum of Art. Among the 301 competing artworks, the Grand Prix was handed out to Finnish artist Rag Elnyg. In addition to Public Choice award, the best Young Painter and Best Young Photographer were recognized…
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Awakening of the Sleeping Beauty

Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) deals with beauty this time, and by its subtitle - “Resurgence of Beauty” - you could assume that it has had a long sleep, just like Sleeping Beauty did! Curator of the biennale, Dr Yael Reisner tells us about her very personal relationship with this culturally…
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Vote for your favourite young artist!

97 young artists from Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish art academies are competing for Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award (NBYAA) Public Choice Award. To support the talent of young artists, everyone is invited to vote for the favourites and check out the 301 artworks by young emerging art at…
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Helsinki art scene greets with playfulness

When visiting Helsinki, take a tour in art galleries instead of numerous traditional art museums. Let yourself be amazed and inspired by totally different kind of art such as large scale sculptures of moss-green children at Forsblom or video of puppets and a 3D animation at Galerie Anhava.
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