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13.02. - 11.03.2014. Franceska Kirke "LA FIESTA"

13.02.2014. - 11.03.2014.

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010

Fragment. "Afterparty Girl" 2014

Franceska Kirke „La Fiesta”

Maksla XO Gallery from 13.02. – 11.03.2014

La fiesta – celebration of life in various cultures, social groups and different ages, ignoring inescapable...
 Playing man “homo ludens” and confetti – symbol of instant joy.
 La fiesta – in spite of.
 La fiesta – a way to avoid troubles and ignore death.

 Celebrators – dancer of the Brazilian carnival, 4 horseman of apocalypse,  boy from Niger, “afterparty” 
 girl,  clown, boy from Kayapo tribe, Willy Moon, dancing nymphs, death and confetti “- Francesa Kirke,

Franceska Kirke' art should be linked to the idea of postmodernism, proclaimed in the 20th century - to engage in discussions with the spectators through old masters' works.

Franceska Kirke with the elegance, slight irony and sophisticated mastery of the technique typical of her and well-targeted provocation turns an original into her own original, connects centuries with the present - the beauties and heroes portrayed in the past centuries, fetishes and personalities from the history of art and culture - they all inhabit her paintings and help the artist to reveal the understanding of culture and art, so tipical of the present - the interests of the consumer society.

                                                                                                            Ilze Zeivate, 2014.

Franceska Kirke’ works in public collections:
The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Latvia Artists' Union Museum, Riga, Latvia
Swedbank contemporary art collection, Riga, Latvia
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia