The TÊTE-À-TÊTE arts programme is one of the ways in which the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation is facilitating the development and accessibility of culture and art in Latvia. TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016 will take place in September and October.read more
As a part of TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016, the Latvian Railway History Museum hosts the exhibition, which is comprised of part of the State-owned portion of the collection of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art.read more
From 27 September to 18 October, as part of Boris and Ināra Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016, the Latvian Railway History Museum will host the exhibition "Light at the End of the Cable. Latvian Art in the Digital Era", which is comprised of part of the State-owned portion of the collection of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art. On view in the exhibition will be iconic works by 25 artists, which have not been available for public viewing for years and, in some cases, even decades.
“The exhibition’s leitmotif is affinity to the so-called digital era, its subjects, paradoxes and impasses. Did you know that a person in a shower can disappear countless times like mist, only to reappear? Did you know that a mobile phone, flying around in circles, forms a beautiful contour of light? Did you know that a trolleybus terminus can be folded up like a paper cube?” asks curator Helēna Demakova, commenting on the vision for the exhibition.
“We plan that the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art will open its doors in 2021. However, it is important that the collection of the future museum of contemporary art is also available for viewing during the period while the museum is still only under development. We hope that for many people these works will be a surprising revelation and an adventure; especially for the younger generation, which has not had the chance to see the works of art in this collection,” note philanthropists Boris and Ināra Teterev.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the services of a guide-curator will be available, who will introduce groups of young viewers to the works on view. Moreover, an educational guide has been prepared, which contains tasks that will help every pupil, accompanied by teachers or parents, to discover the connection between contemporary art and the digital era.
The participants in the exhibition are: Ēriks Božis, Jay Chow, Evelīna Deičmane, Dace Džeriņa, Kristaps Epners, F5 (Līga Marcinkeviča, Ieva Rubeze and Mārtiņš Ratniks), Jānis Garančs, Kristaps Ģelzis, Ģirts Korps, Kristīne Kursiša, Maija Kurševa, Lev Manovich, Miks Mitrēvics, Anta Pence, Dita Pence, Monika Pormale, Krišs Salmanis, Rasa Šmite, Raitis Šmits, Alise Tīfentāle, Vilnis Vītoliņš, Mehrdad Yazdani and Armands Zelčs.
The Latvian Railway History Museum’s opening hours during the exhibition are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00; Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00; Monday: closed. To arrange a guided tour of the exhibition, please send an e-mail in advance to:
As part of the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation’s programme "Art in Public Space", a permanent large-format work of art will be unveiled in Rīga’s urban environment, in the semi-circle adjoining Akmens Bridge and AB Dam, in the form of the second section of artist and Art Academy of Latvia Professor Ojārs Pētersons’ object “The Large Vase”, the original section of which is located outside the National Library of Latvia.
The art object “The Large Vase” is a whole entity divided into three parts - the biggest of which is located outside the Castle of Light, while one quarter is being installed now. The outer surface of the external sections is covered with a ceramic mosaic, which reflects Garlieb Merkel’s text – one letter has been placed on each of more than 14,000 ceramic tiles. The ¾ of the object outside the NLL weighs 15.5 tonnes. An integral component of the work of art is a publication, created by the artist and containing the fragment of Merkel’s text, which will be available in Latvia’s public libraries. The fragment in the publication has been translated into English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.
“Anyone can think of connecting these parts together, filling them with his own content," stresses artist Ojārs Pētersons. "The source of inspiration for the creation of the works of art is Garlieb Helwig Merkel’s book “Vidzeme’s Ancient Times”, which would more aptly be described as 18th century contemporary art than a historical testimony of the Latvians of that era".
The work of art is subject to broad interpretation. "The vase’s granite insides allude to our latitude and rural environment, while its ceramic outer with Merkel’s text fragment accents the accumulation of European culture and historical experience, which is also attested to by the vase’s form, ” explains curator Helēna Demakova.
“The Large Vase” was one of the award-winning projects in the “Riga Smiles” competition organised by the foundation in the spring of 2013. The decision to install the work of art outside the NLL was ratified by the NLL’s commission of art experts with the final approval being conferred by architect Gunārs Birkerts.
Ojārs Pētersons (1956) graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia’s (AAL) Design Department in 1980 and has been a lecturer at the AAL Visual Communication Department since 1990. When it comes to creating public works of art, artist Ojārs Pētersons has acquired vast experience of doing so in Latvia, Finland, Sweden and Germany. In August 2014, his two-part orange sculpture “The Bridge over the Sea” was unveiled in the German city of Eckernförde. The Rīga section of the work is being stored together with the works of art of the future Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art until such time that a suitable location can be found for it in Rīga’s urban environment.
The title “Notes on Self-Evident Things” is taken from a work by art by middle generation Latvian artist Armands Zelčs, which is part of the State-owned portion of the collection of the future Museum of Contemporary Art.
Writing about this work, the Latvian literature and culture critic Anda Baklāne commented that, “Succumbing to leisurely philosophising, one could say that Zelčs’ folded bicycle chasing its tail symbolises the eternal return and the cyclical nature of things. (...) It seemingly plays upon the subject of “reinventing the bicycle”.”
This object is characterised by constructive artistic language in conjunction with a mind that espies paradoxes and which, by the way, has been influenced by the impressions made by the virtual world surrounding us.
The artists were invited to respond to this idea of a project generating paradoxes and cyclical patterns and to submit public art projects (models) on a scale of 1:10.
This means that the work of art that could potentially be produced does not depict situational elements related to specific social or other trends. It is anticipated that the submissions will not only be interesting, ambiguous and universal in nature, but also such that they can be exhibited under an open sky.
The artists do not have to choose a specific location in the urban environment, but must submit an idea reflected in the model, which can later be adapted to a specific location.
This is a competition exhibition in which the two winners will each receive EUR 1,000. The winners will be judged by a professional jury
The exhibition is fully supported by the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation.
The curator Helēna Demakova has invited the following artists to create models: 3/8, Vents Āboltiņš and Anete Dambrova, Reinis and Krista Dzudzilo, Kristaps Epners, Atis Jākobsons, Ernests Kļaviņš, Kate Krolle, Sarmīte Māliņa and Kristaps Kalns, Laura Prikule, Līga Spunde, Reinis Suhanovs and Evita Vasiļjeva.
The exhibition will take place from the end of September until late October 2016 at the Latvian Railway History Museum. It will showcase works created by Latvian artists in the 21st century, which are part of the collection of the future Contemporary Art Museum and belong to the Latvian State.
The title of the exhibition comes from Dita and Anta Pence’s light installation, which is part of this collection. The subject of both this work of art and the other works in the exhibition is the digital era and all the challenges it poses, including virtual reality, possibilities for manipulation and technology-based romanticism, or quite the reverse, expression full of paradoxes.
Since 2005, the exhibits of the future Contemporary Art Museum have been selected by an international commission of experts. The curator of the exhibition "Light at the End of the Cable", Helēna Demakova has been a member of this commission of experts from the time of its inception.
On the evening of Saturday, 18 September, composer Raimonds Pauls and opera singer Elina Garanca will rendezvous at the Latvian National Theatre for White Hide-and-Seek, a concert which not only promises to be a memorable creative collaboration between these two leading lights of the musical stage, but also one of the highlights of Boris and Inara Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016. A joint production with the Latvian National Theatre, this concert will include the global premiere of a number of new songs specially composed for Elina Garanca and interlaced with poetry by Vizma Belsevica. White Hide-and-Seek will be the first occasion that both artists have ever met on a concert stage. The programme for this musical evening will be made up of vocal opuses, instrumental improvisations and conversation. Music lovers unable to attend the concert itself will have the chance to listen to it live by tuning into Latvian Radio’s Klasiska programme.
Interviewed on Benefice, a show that is part of Latvian Radio’s Klasika programme, about his collaboration with the mezzo-soprano, Raimonds Pauls explained that, "With a singer like Elina Garanca… In collaborating with her, one has to give thought to a repertoire that is custom-tailored for her, because there is no need for her to sing the stuff we usually sing here… She can sing anything, because Elina’s talent lies in her wonderful command of melody; technically, she has no problems whatsoever! We performed the first version of Light, Show Me the Way together with Zigfrids Muktupavels. But that was a different style. With Elina, it’s completely different, and, it seems to me, that we’ve got it right. Maybe, if we were to take some excellent Latvian poetry, we could write some romantic-style vocals for Elina? I don’t want to promise anything, but, if it occurred to Elina that we should take that course, we could give it a try…”
According to philanthropists Boris and Inara Teterev, “Both artists are leading lights and the pride of contemporary Latvian culture. What’s more, both have notable birthdays this year. Their joint concert will offer the Latvian public its first ever chance to savour a mouth-watering and truly moving event.”
Over the past decade, thanks to her memorable performances at the world’s leading opera houses, Elina Garanca has shot to fame as one of the greatest talents in world opera music. Critics have been awed by her virtuoso performances in leading mezzo-soprano roles and the great lengths to which she goes to step into character - her sublime voice exudes power and warmth, accentuated by her majestic grace and charisma. Her status as an artist with the Deutsche Grammophon recording company dates back to 2005 and has so far produced six solo albums, three of which have won the ECHO Klassik Prize.
Such is Raimonds Pauls’ fame, stemming from his legendary career as a pianist and the preeminent songwriter of Latvian popular music, that he is not just the most famous composer in Latvia, but also in lands far beyond it. More often than not, Pauls either performs his own compositions or is the concert master for other performers. His piano playing is distinguished by his highly individual, fleeting and strikingly reductive touch, making his style both inimitable and unforgettable.
On 17 September at 13.30, the Latvian National Theatre’s Large Hall will be the venue for a meeting between the team responsible for the concert, i.e. Elina Garanca, Raimonds Pauls and philanthropist Inara Teterev, and journalists, during which those present will have the chance to listen to the musical performance, view the newly-released compact disc and ask questions.
Music and readings
Gidon Kremer, violin
KREMERata Baltica orchestra soloists
Yuliya Rutberg, actress
Sergei Nikolaevich, journalist
Yulianna Avdejeva, piano
Readings of the recollections of Maya Plisetskaya and Sergei Nikolaevich in a dialogue with the opuses of Rodion Shchedrin, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel, Mieczyslaw Weinberg and other composers.
Maya Plisetskaya. An outstanding personality, a legendary fate and a fantastic woman. Nothing and nobody could compete with her either in life or on the stage. Wherever she appeared, all eyes looked in her direction. No matter what she said, an expectant hush invariably ensued, as if she were not a ballerina, but the Oracle of Delphi standing before chambers of sorcery. Even her death on the eve of her ninetieth birthday in May 2015 was like a gesture - kind and stubbornly beautiful (from the recollections of Sergei Nikolaevich).
The legendary ballet dancer, the glowing radiance of whose personality brightly reaches into the future, has reverberated not only among her contemporaries, who had the chance to witness the artist performing on stage at the peak of her powers, but also over a period of several decades, amid people all over the world, be they television viewers or regular theatre goers, or readers of the ballerina’s memoirs or stories about her written by the press.
This idea nurtured by the editor-in-chief of the Russian magazine Snob Sergei Nikolaevich and the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation of a dialogue of readings and music offering a glimpse into the world of Maya Plisetskaya will be performed only once in Riga, in the Latvian National Opera’s New Hall.
Fragments of the memories of Maya Plisetskaya and reminiscences about the dancer herself read by actress Yuliya Rutberg and journalist Sergei Nikolaevich will be interwoven with musical replies, questions and answers performed by the violinist Gidon Kremer, the soloists of the KREMERata Baltica orchestra and the pianist Yulianna Avdeeva.
As part of the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation’ s ongoing arts programme “TÊTE-À-TÊTE”, LTV’s series of programmes and theatre productions “Teātris.zip” will present the New Riga Theatre production of “Onegin. Commentaries”, which four years ago was nominated for a 2011/2012 Spēlmaņu nakts (“Players’ Night”) award in the category of Dramatic Theatre Play of the Year, while its director Alvis Hermanis received the 2011/2012 Spēlmaņu nakts award as Director of the Year for his work on the plays "Oblomov" and "Onegin. Commentaries".
Viewers watching the play will have the chance to enjoy Pushkin’s sublime poetry in both Russian and Latvian, complemented by a characterisation of the age, a portrait of Pushkin himself and an analysis of this work, based on the studies of literary scholar, cultural historian and semiotician Yuri Lotman. However, by embarking on a path of discovery and re-examining the classic stereotypes; together with his actors and master set designer Andris Freibergs, Alvis Hermanis has succeeded in creating a uniform work of art, which not only addresses viewers intellectually and emotionally, but also gives them an abundance of food for thought.
Joining Ojārs Rubenis on the “Teātris.zip” programme to discuss the various aspects of how the play is perceived will be Vilis Daudziņš (Pushkin), Kaspars Znotiņš (Onegin), Kristīne Krūze (Tatyana) and Sandra Kļaviņa (Olga).
On the eve of the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation’s arts programme “TÊTE-À-TÊTE”, LTV’s series of programmes and theatre productions “Teātris.zip” offers viewers an adaptation of legendary playwright Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the New Riga Theatre, directed by Inese Mičule with Elita Kļaviņa in the role of Blanche, Iveta Pole as Stella and Andris Keišs as Stanley.
Blanche DuBois believes in love and yearns for it. She has lost everything and seeks sanctuary at her sister’s. There, Blanche ends up in a complex relationship triangle with her sister and her brother-in-law. The lives of all three are caught up in a tragic whirlpool, acerbically interwoven with a stubborn battle with real life, escape into a world of illusions and the desire to preserve one’s ideals.
“TÊTE-À-TÊTE” is one of the means how the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation nurtures the development and accessibility of culture and art in Latvia. The Teterev Foundation sets world-class benchmarks for this programme commensurate with those of contemporary art, and therefore before the play, we will hear a discussion not so much about a single play as about the processes of theatre globally and their connection with Latvia.
Programme guests: theatre scholars Līga Ulberte and Ieva Struka.
The first and last love story. Based on the play "So Be It".
Victoria Tokareva writes about love like no other – in a special, recognizable manner: fresh, light, unhacked - and this very manner makes a reader breathe in sync with her characters. This play is another proof of her skills: with her hallmark keenness, irony and a touch of light sadness, Viktoria Tokareva weaves a love story...
Actually, not just one story because every character of the play lives in love - carries it within, burns with it, hopes for it... Someone's love is reciprocated - and gives wings to them; someone's love is unrequited - and provides some experience for them. Anyway, either a happy one or an unhappy one, Love is the highest life purpose, the only true anchor and the driving force, which changes both the person and the world.
...On the 22nd of October, we’ll see how Alla Sigalova, the director and choreographer, would tell these two love stories.
Director and Choreographer - Alla Sigalova
Set Design - Nikolai Simonov
Costumes - Alexandre Vassiliev
Cast: Ieva Segliņa, Natalia Zhivets, Eugeny Cherkes, Yelena Sigova, Maxim Busel, Tatyana Lukashenkova, Alexey Korgin, Anatoly Fechin, Yana Lisova, Olga Nikulina, Julia Berngardt, Anastasiya Rekuta-Dzhordzhevich, Vadim Grossman.
Alla Sigalova is one of the Russian Federation’s (RF) most distinguished choreographers and the winner of numerous theatre awards. She is a graduate of the A. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts’ (GITIS) Faculty of Directing. In her role as an educator, she is a Professor at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (RATI) where she is the Head of the Faculty of Modern Choreography and Stage Dance. At the same time, she is also a Professor and Head of the Department of Movement at the Moscow Art Theatre School. She is not only the choreographer and director of over 120 productions in Russia and abroad, but also the producer and host of a number of programmes on the Culture television channel including Right in the Eye, All Russia, Grand Opera, Grand Ballet and Grand Jazz. Her status as a truly outstanding choreographer is not confined to Russia; it extends all over the world. At the Riga Russian Theatre, she has overseen productions of Nights of Cabria (2002) and Hanuma (2014), where she also worked as a choreographer on a number of productions including an adaptation of August Strindberg’s play The Dance of Death (director: Roman Kozak).
The fascination of bright, sharp and passionate myths has not been fading for more than two thousand years. No wonder these stories keep re-appearing in books, movies and plays nowadays. As for antique authors, they were inspired by the mythology not only to create, but also to compete. So in 431 BC at the Great Dionysia – a major fest in Ancient Greece - a playwrights contest was held, where Euripides presented his "Medea" - the only extant part of his tetralogy of plays.
Medea, a powerful sorceress, daughter of the king of Colchis and granddaughter of Helios, falls in love with Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, helps him get the Golden Fleece, runs with him to Greece and gives birth to two sons of his. They find shelter in Corinth, where, a few years later, Jason intends to marry a daughter of the local king. And then, Medea decides to take her revenge...
"Medea" is the first project of Vladislav Nastavshev’s at the Riga Russian Theater. The first night is scheduled for the 1st of October.
Translated by Innokentiy Annenskiy. Director, Designer and Composer - Vladislav Nastavshev. Cast: Guna Zariņa, Mikhail Troynik, Igor Cherniavsky, Maxim Busel.
Vladislav Nastavshev is a graduate of the State Academy of Theatre Arts (Lev Dodin’s master workshop) in Saint Petersburg, where he studied to be an actor. He is also a graduate of a course in directing studies in London (Drama Centre London, Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design). Upon his return to Latvia in 2010, he adapted two plays at the Dirty Deal Teatro before being invited to direct productions at the New Riga Theatre, the National Theatre and the Valmiera Theatre, where he continues to work successfully. Moreover, Vladislav Nastavshev has also directed a number of successful productions at the Gogol Centre Theatre in Moscow. Vladislav not only creates the stage designs for his plays, but also composes the music for them. In 2009, he became the Andrei Petrov Russian Composers’ Competition Laureate (winning 3rd prize as a nominee in the category: Open Air Stage Song and Open Air Stage Romance). His other awards include the gold medal at the Prague Stage Design Quadrennial in the category of Total Performance Design, where he was also nominated for the quadrennial’s main prize, The Golden Triga. On several occasions, Vladislav Nastavshev has been nominated for the Players’ Night Director of the Year Award, while his productions have also won prizes as nominees in the category Production of the Year.
On 18 September, the Latvian National Theatre will host a unique evening of creative collaboration between composer Raimonds Pauls and opera singer Elina Garanca in the form of a concert entitled “White Hide-and-Seek”, which will be one of the central events of Boris and Inara Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016.
This concert, which has been produced in collaboration with the Latvian National Theatre, will include the world premiere of some new songs composed especially for Elina Garanca with poetry by Vizma Belsevica. “White Hide-and-Seek” will be the first time that both artists have met on a concert stage. The musical evening programme will be comprised of vocal opuses, instrumental improvisations and conversation.
In the opinion of philanthropists Boris and Inara Teterev, “Both artists are luminaries and the pride of contemporary Latvian culture. Moreover, both are celebrating important birthdays this year. Their joint collaboration will give Latvian audiences their first ever opportunity to enjoy what will be an intriguing and, at the same time, highly emotional event.”
““We’re both playing hide-and-seek”, resound Vizma Belsevica’s lyrics for the song, whose title we have chosen for both the concert and music disc; “White Hide-and-Seek”, in which both artists will find one another through their empathy and supreme professionalism”, explains the Director of the Latvian National Theatre, Ojars Rubenis.
During the past decade, Elina Garanca has proved herself to be one of the leading lights of world opera music. Critics laud Elina Garanca for her iconic interpretation of major mezzo-soprano roles. In her performances at the world’s leading opera houses, the artist deeply immerses herself in every role she takes – her beautiful voice radiates power and warmth, complemented by regal poise and charisma. Since 2005, she has been an artist with the Deutsche Grammophon recording company and three of her six solo albums have been awarded the ECHO Klassik Prize.
Pianist and the foremost author of Latvian popular music, Raimonds Pauls’ fame has made him not only the best-known composer in Latvia, but also far beyond its borders. Oftentimes, Pauls is the interpreter of his own compositions or else the concert master for other performers. His piano playing is characterised by a highly individual, brief and distinctly abbreviated touch, making his style instantly recognisable.
Tickets will be on sale in advance from 20 June at the Latvian National Theatre box office and all “Biļešu paradīze” ticket outlets.
Alvis Hermanis’ production of “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” is being performed at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York (USA) until 19 March. In May, the show will return to audiences at the New Riga Theatre. Performances in Riga will take place at 19.00 every evening from 20-24 May.
Sales of tickets to performances of “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” in Riga will begin on Friday, 8 April at 10.00. Tickets will be on sale on the Internet only. Follow the latest news on the New Riga Theatre homepage.
The production was conceived under the auspices of Boris and Inara Teterev’s arts program TÊTE-Á-TÊTE 2015 and became one of the most popular attractions in this series of European contemporary cultural events.
In this one-man show, legendary artistic figure Mikhail Baryshnikov interprets the poetry of his friend, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Joseph Brodsky in his native language. Through text and movement, the production beckons the audience into the poet’s world, allowing it to experience first hand Brodsky’s complex, lyrical and enthralling word games.
In turn, in New York the New Riga Theatre will give its first ever guest performances in the United States. The venue where the productions are being performed, the Baryshnikov Arts Center is the fruit of its Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov’s long nurtured dream to create an arts center in New York where artists from all over the world can gather. This vision was realized in 2005 when the Baryshnikov Arts Center was founded in Manhattan, laying the foundations for what is now a thriving creative space.
Reflecting its founders’ great appreciation of theatrical art, during its five year history, the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation has provided backing for five productions staged at the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre. The latest of these, “The Canterville Ghost” had its premiere on 30 January and has already proved to be very popular with audiences.
Aleksey Scherbak adapted this musical from the motifs of the famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde’s short story “The Canterville Ghost”. Audiences are introduced to the adventures of an American family that has bought an old English castle together with its resident ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, who is not impressed with the invasion of his property by these “vulgar Americans”. You can find out what happens next by seeing the show, the music for which has been composed by the Maestro, Raimonds Pauls. The collaboration between the composer, who celebrated his 80th birthday on 12 January 2016, and the Riga Russian Theatre dates back to 1963.
The first time that viewers were able to enjoy fragments from this production was during a concert held on 29 October 2015, which the theatre staged especially for the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2015, in honour of the collaboration between the foundation and the theatre. On this occasion, excerpts were performed from five shows produced by the theatre with the support of the foundation: “Twelfth Night”, “Tango with Strok”, “The Bridegrooms”, “Hanuma” and “The Canterville Ghost”. The evening was rendered even more memorable by the presence at the piano of the Maestro himself.
Tickets to the show are on sale at the theatre’s ticket booths, as well as throughout the “Biļešu serviss” network. For more information about this production, please visit the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre homepage.
Voting for Latvian Television and Latvian Radio’s annual award “2015 Kilogram of Culture” takes place from 18-28 January, with the participation of two events from Boris and Ināra Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2015: the production "Brodsky/Baryshnikov” and the exhibition "A Bigger Peace. A Smaller Peace".
We invite you to vote for candidates nominated for the “2015 Kilogram of Culture” award here.
Taking part in the vote are the winners from all four votes held in 2015 in the following categories: theatre, music, visual art, literature, cinema, surprise of the year and event of the year. Among those aspiring to receive the award in the “Theatre” category is director Alvis Hermanis’ production "Brodsky/ Baryshnikov" (New Riga Theatre). In turn, the Latvian contemporary art exhibition, "A Bigger Peace. A Smaller Peace" (which took place at the Railway History Museum) is a candidate in the “Visual Art” category.
Both events were organized under the auspices of the arts programme TÊTE-Á-TÊTE 2015, which took place from 11 September to 30 October, offering the public a series of contemporary cultural events on a European scale.
Cultural events are judged and nominated for a viewers’ vote by: the Head of Latvian Television’s cultural programming editorial team Ieva Rozentale, Latvian Radio 3 “Classics” director Gunda Vaivode, Latvian Radio 3 “Classics” programme presenter Orests Silabriedis, LTV cultural programming editor and film critic Daira Abolina, Latvian Radio 1 editor and programme presenter Anda Busevica, theatre critic and eclectic cultural journalist Henrieta Verhoustinska, director and writer Kristine Zelve, LTV cultural programming editorial team editor Lilita Eglite, Latvian Radio 1 programme “Cultural Rondo” journalist Ruta Rikse, freelancer Ieva Lejasmeijere and Latvian social media website: lsm.lv cultural news editor Janis Kalve.