On September 5th artists from Latvia took part at the opening ceremony of the international exhibition „Utopias on the Verge of Commonness” that was held at the National Gallery in Prague. Daina Dagnija, Miķelis Fišers, Tatjana Krivenkova, Zaiga Putrāma and Aija Zariņa joined the opening ceremony, as well as Māra Lāce, director of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA), Elita Ansone, head of the LNMA exhibition hall „Arsenāls” and Kaspars Ozoliņš, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the Czech Republic. Besides the artists mentioned above, the works of Ilmārs Blumbergs, Dainis Pundurs and Māris Subačs are presented at the exhibition.
The exhibition takes place within the framework of the international project „Spare Time”, that is the outcome of a cooperation between four countries – Latvia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Sweden. The aim of the project is to show the utopian, social movement that has emerged during the 20th century in the commonness of human beings. In relation to this, the exhibition „Spiritual Practices” was held in the LNMA exhibition hall „Arsenāls” that included a broad variety of international workshops.
The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Czech Republic provided help and support in organisatorial matters.