From 28 to 30 September at Liepāja Concert Hall “Great Amber” the annual modern art festival “Liepāja Art Forum” will take place. By marking Liepāja as a modern and topical art thinker, the festival has announced itself brightly as a modern art platform with various intriguing and interdisciplinary art projects.
“The fourth “Liepāja Art Forum” has nearly arrived, and this year it also promises to be exciting and full of discoveries. Modern art genres go hand in hand and create new forms and contents – music, dance, cinema, visual art, meetings, experiences, parties and emotions. Bright artists from Latvia, leaders of their genres from abroad and mutual collaborations will create the festival programme this year,” says the artistic director of the Forum Baiba Bartkeviča.
This year the art forum will offer events of 10 various genres, which with the participation of artists from Latvia, Sweden, Belgium, Australia, Iceland and Austria will reflect modern art topicalities in Europe and worldwide.
LIEPĀJA ART FORUM 2018 PROGRAMME:
6:00 p.m. Opening of facade painting "Atlas". Art Space “Civita Nova”
12:00 p.m. RIGA IFF & EFA short film marathon #1
1:45 p.m. RIGA IFF & EFA short film marathon #2
3:30 p.m. RIGA IFF & EFA short film marathon #3
5:00 p.m. Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason. Solaris
11:30 p.m. Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dilan
5:00 p.m. Nils Berg Cinemascope. Jazz trio
6:30 p.m. Dirty Deal Audio session
Modern art exhibition “Her Aptitude” available throughout the festival.
Visitors are also offered all-inclusive festival tickets, which provide the possibility to visit all forum events for a more beneficial price. In the presale all-inclusive tickets will be available for EUR 50.
Liepāja Art Forum is organised by SIA “Lielais Dzintars”, and it is financially supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, Liepāja Municipality and Liepāja City Culture Department. Partners: Royal Hotel Liepāja, Valmiermuižas alus, Gardu muti, Double Coffe, TVnet. The forum’s programme has been created in close cooperation with its partners: foundation Mākslai vajag telpu, the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Riga International Film Festival, European Film Academy, agency Latvijas Koncerti and association Dirty Deal Audio.