On the occasion of 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia in the cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Egypt, art gallery in Latvia “ASūna” an exhibition of Latvia’s contemporary art paintings will take place from 2nd till 15th July 2018. It contain works of 13 leading Latvian contemporary painters.
The event opened H.E. Mrs Iveta Šulca, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Egypt, Dr. Heba Youssef, Head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Department of the Ministry of Culture of Egypt and Mrs Bārbala Gulbe, director of Latvian art gallery "ASŪNA".
Ambassador Šulca stressed in the opening speach that culture unites. It brought Latvians together as a nation, and led to the creation of the state in 1918. The "Singing Revolution" was key to restoring independence in 1991.Latvian performers and artists have stunned audiences all around the world. We are grateful to H.E. Dr.Inas Abd El Dayam, Minister of Cultural for a partnership and friendship for a great opportunity to offer you to have an insight to Latvian contemporary art in paintings in the prominent Egyptian centre for International cultural cooperation.
Art Gallery "ASŪNA" is one of the first private galleries founded in Riga after regaining of Latvia’s independence (1992). Gallery’s motto is “The best quality art”. Director of the gallery Bārbala Gulbe says: “We are proud that the gallery has organized many exhibitions of the best Latvian artists of different generations. Our aim is to show the talent and professionalism of different Latvian artists. We believe that art exhibitons is the best way to promote understanding between states and nations. We are proud to be the very first Latvian art gallery participating in Cairo”.
The exhibition is available to visitors in Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation in Cairo, 11 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek from 2nd till 15th July.
Latvia’s contemporary art painting exhibition is one of the events in the framework of the Centenary’s of Latvia public diplomacy’s programme coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.