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23.04. - 27.11.2022 KRISTAPS ZARINS at the exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES - REFLECTIONS

23.04. – 27.11.2022

Palazzo Mora

Strada Nuova, 3659, 30121 Venice, Italy


KRISTAPS ZARINS at the international exhibition of contemporary art
organized by European Cultural Centre Italy (ECC)

Anatomy Lesson. 2021, oil on canvas, 300x600 cm

The 6th edition of PERSONAL STRUCTURES - REFLECTIONS, the biennial contemporary art exhibition organized by the European Cultural Centre in Italy (ECC-Italy) will open in Venice, Italy, from the 23rd of April to the 27th of November, 2022, coinciding with the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and bringing together artists from the whole world.
This year, the exhibition will revolve around the idea of reflections, understood as both the image created from a mirrored surface as well as a thought, idea, or opinion formed from meditation. At PERSONAL STRUCTURES - REFLECTIONS, the theme of reflections will embody the dual meaning of, on the one hand, a visible episode perceived by the eyes; and, on the other, a mental deed stemming from the action of thinking and pondering with the mind. The act of reflecting carries the potential to foresee possibilities and the responsibility of imagining a better future.

The extensive exhibition will feature a wide selection of artworks from internationally- renowned and emerging artists, photographers, and sculptors, as well as showcase projects by worldwide academic institutions, all of which will be exhibited in the historical venues of Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Marinaressa Giardini, located in the heart of the Venetian city.

A selection of nearly 200 participants have converged in Venice, among which are Martin Parr, Donald Martiny, the Museum of the Mind, Calvin Chih-Hao Teng, Galerie Myrtis, Albert Scopin, Ben Bergman Gallery, Daniel Pesta, Sandra Cattaneo Adorno, Karen Sewell, Valerie Goodman Gallery. The exhibition will also pay tribute to the persona and work of conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, whose past collaborations with the European Cultural Centre will be remembered with a special installation at Palazzo Bembo.
Latvia is represented by painter Kristaps Zarins, with his large-format painting “Anatomy Lesson”, from the series “Time. Space. Consciousness” (2021).

Maksla XO Gallery thanks the project supporters:
On the 18th of April 2016 Mākslas galerija Māksla XO Ltd. has signed an agreement Nr. SKV-L-2016/57 with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)  for the project "International competitiveness promotion", which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.