Daugavpils hosts an annual ceramic art symposium

Ceramicists from Israel, India, South Korea and other countries gather in Daugavpils for the international CERAMIC LABORATORY symposium, which starts today with an inaugural exhibition.

The CERAMIC LABORATORY symposium is being held in Daugavpils for the eleventh time. Over the past few years, it has acquired a new tradition – launching the programme with an inaugural exhibition to show the work the participants made back home in their studios and give the audience a taste of things to come at the end of the two upcoming weeks.

This year, the symposium (and its inaugural exhibition) has brought together Shamai Sam Gibsh (Israel), Karin Putsch-Grassi (Italy), Ken Yutdanai Sripaiboon (Thailand), Ann Nurga (Estonia), Junghoon Yoon (South Korea), Adil Writer (India), Una Gura (Latvia), Lilija Zeiļa (Latvia), Ilona Abdulajeva (Latvia), Kristīne Nicmane (Latvia) and Nellija Dzalba (Latvia).

The symposium is organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics in cooperation with the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. The inaugural exhibition is available in 4METRES Gallery – an open-air glass showcase in the courtyard of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, 8 Hospitāļa Street, Daugavpils.

The inaugural exhibition of the international CERAMIC LABORATORY symposium in the Daugavpils Fortress will be available all summer. Meanwhile, the symposium will run for the next two weeks and conclude on 21 June with an exhibition at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre featuring new works the participants will have made during the symposium fortnight.

Admission to all symposium events is free of charge.

The project is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation through its Target Programme for Historical Latvian Lands. The symposium is produced with REACT-EU funding towards Europe’s post-pandemic recovery and supported by the Daugavpils City Council, Caparol and Devona.