“I capture the Present as an artefact; I place it into the Future and offer to contemplate a picture where the only deleted variable of the equation is the human being. The being, which has become an artefact.
While not rejecting the Present or creating a different reality, I invite you to glance into a credible Future and to appreciate the loss – the uniqueness of human civilization. A civilization that has created science and religion, art and medicine, technologies and sports... Civilization, whose very existence is dashing to a thoughtless act of self-destruction.
I suggest the formation of one's own opinion regarding the value of each human life, the achievements and uniqueness of the existence of the contemporary civilization, and while relying on the experience and the heritage from the past, to choose the direction towards life. Each life matters. Any life matters now.”
Exhibition “SOS. Life matters” is located on two floors of gallery MuseumLV.
In the halls of the first floor of the gallery there are paintings made in various techniques using both classical and modern materials, as well as original video works by JJ and objects created in collaboration with neon master Janis Brolišs.
On the second floor of exhibition “SOS. Dzīvei ir nozīme”, the author presented the installation “Abandoned city”, which was supported by hundreds of drawings by the children of Riga, as well as KIWIE, an artist working in the street graffiti genre, created his work in the gallery. Each guest has the opportunity to become a co-author of this project, leaving their inscription on the wall as a memory of their stay in this part of the city.
Julija Eresko (JJ) received art education at the Boston Art Institute, the Riga College of Design and the British Academy of Art in Rome, majoring in painting and graphics. She developed her creativity in the field of visual arts, interior design and furniture design, has participated in numerous art exhibitions both in Riga, Jurmala, Daugavpils and outside Latvia. In 2017 Julia Eresko founded the Grata JJ cultural center and the MuseumLV art gallery in Riga (LV) and Switzerland, and in 2018 - the Grata Art Foundation, being the author and scenographer of countless projects of the MuseumLV gallery both in Latvia and abroad up to this day manages the gallery and cultural center Grata JJ.
With gratitude for the creativity and support to: Irēna Bužinska, Laura Tuča, Jānis Pūga, Kristīne Martinova, Didzis Grodzs, Jevģenija Šafraneka, Jānis Brolišs, Aija Rulle, also for translation Dita Lūse, Irēna Petrova, Ilmārs Zvirgzds and for video Aleksandrs Veingarts.
Dzīves nozīmes jautājumi Jūlijas Eresko personālizstādē
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Exhibition's virtual tour:
Charity project GRATA BALVA 2022 “#illusory#reality” in support of Ukrainian refugees.
26.08.2022. – 15.10.2022.
Art Gallery MuseumLV and Cultural Center Grata JJ
Andreja Pumpura Street 2, Rīga, LV – 1010
Working hours: Tue. – Fri: 11:00 – 19:00, Sat.: 11:00 – 17:00
The GRATA AWARD is an international project that has become a tradition of MuseumLV gallery and the Grata JJ cultural center, inviting professional artists to create original artworks every year, thereby encouraging creativity. The aim of the project is to provide a platform for artists, for mutual creative communication and exchange of experiences, as well as to introduce a wider audience to these artist’s work. The GRATA PRIZE 2022 visual art competition this year is taking place in a special format - as a charity competition. All the funds that the cultural center GRATA JJ gallery MuseumLV will get from the sale of the works of the competition will be directed as material assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Latvia.
Every year the organizers of the competition choose the theme of the competition, this year it is "#illusory #reality". Everyday we create a reality based on our own illusions. The reality of the modern world, by itself constantly interacting, destroying and creating new conditions, knocks us out of the personal spaces subordinate to our nature and throws us into a world consisting of society's desires and illusions. The creative illusory space is a special world that belongs to each of us, reflecting our beliefs, tastes, concerns, sense of beauty, hopes and dreams. The creative illusory space is a special world in which we exist parallel to the real world.
GRATA AWARD in visual art has two prizes - 500 EUR each. All proceeds of the MuseumLV gallery from the sale of works, including the first of two gallery prizes of 500 euros, will be donated to "Young Folks Lv",
The fate of the second prize is determined by the vote of the exhibition visitors. In this way, the organizers hope to achieve greater public interest in visual art and its processes, as well as attract a wider audience to the creative environment. To ensure as fair as possible audience voting, all works are exhibited with numbers, without authors' names. Voting takes place in person throughout the duration of the exhibition, as well as on the gallery's MuseumLV website.
During the exhibition, all works are offered for sale to interested parties. Juris Ģermanis, Aleksejs Naumovs, Dita Lūse, Vadims Markevičs, Linda Kozule, Anita Paegle and Ilze Muceniece-Adamaite have already become nominees and winners of previous years. All information about the GRATA charity fund can be found here https://museumlv.com/about_us/ , the GAF "Art helps vision" charity exhibition and the "Art helps vision" charity auction.
GRATA PRIZE competition exhibitions:"Mistērija. Rituālā māksla"
Other resources on the Internet:rus.jauns.lv