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Second season of 'White Spots' will cover obsession in all its magnificent disguises. Film night #11 on Feb 13, 6PM — 'Nightcrawler' (2014) with Jake Gyllenhaal who lost 20 pounds for his role. We meet at our curated office-shop-movie space Zuzeum : The Ear, 101 Lāčplēša Street, 3rd floor. 'White spots' are supported by project Kino Kults, Grimbergen beer and USA embassy in Latvia. Email us if you're coming: hello@zuzeum.com. Free entry.

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Whilst the reconstruction project of Zuzeum building remains in progress, the Zuzāns Collection continues to grow. True gem in our Sots Art section is 'Maria Maksimovna, your tea kettle is boiling' (1992) by Viktor Pivovarov, one of the leading artists of the Moscow Conceptualist movement. Part of the series 'Flat No.22', this work reflects the ideologization of the Soviet lifestyle, simultaneously expressing criticism and nostalgia for it. Pivovarov himself grew up in a small room of a communal apartment. We hope to show this painting to a greater public in an exhibition soon.

In other news: reporting from Zaiga Gaile bureau with architect herself presenting the brand new and beautifully detailed Zuzeum art centre architectural mockup. Building permit in the process. 

From 31 January to 30 March 2019, the Mūkusala Art Salon hosts the exhibition from the Zuzāns Collection 'Fear Not'. The works of painting, graphic art, sculpture and applied art shown in the exhibition were made over the period from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries to nowadays. Staying away from seriousness yet without promising entertaining jokes, they create an environment that highlights uncanny tendencies. Free admission.

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The winner of the Purvītis Prize 2019 will be announced on April 12, 2019, in a special ceremony at the Zuzeum Art Centre. As usual, the winner of the prize will be chosen by an international jury. Purvītis Prize was founded by Jānis Zuzāns and the Latvian National Museum of Art in 2008. It is the most prestigious award in Latvian art.

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Whilst the reconstruction project of Zuzeum building remains in progress, the Zuzāns Collection continues to grow. One of the recent acquisitions and the personal highlight for collector Jānis Zuzāns in 2018 is 'The Little Water Spirit' by Ilya Kabakov (1980, 260x190 cm). Disguised as an illustration for a fairy tale, in fact it's a protest against the society a la Kabakov. We hope to show it to a greater public in an upcoming exhibition.

We offer gifts for those who make and love art. Candles, book 'The Zuzāns Collection' in both Latvian and English, sweaters, pins, bracelets and more. Drop by at Lāčplēša 101, 3rd Floor. We accept bank cards. Free parking.

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Film night #9 on Dec 12, 6PM will bring you 'Network'. A 1976 American satirical film about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. Voted as one of the 10 greatest screenplays in the history of cinema. We meet at our curated office-shop-movie space Zuzeum : The Ear, 101 Lāčplēša Street, 3rd floor. 'White spots' are supported by film project Spektrs, Grimbergen beer and USA embassy in Latvia. Email us if you're coming: hello@zuzeum.com. Free entry.

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Team Z101 has started working on their own printed publication on art due in spring 2019. We found a rare moment of rest to gather at Zuzeum : The Ear for a presentation from one of our own, Alise Pabērza, on the topic of making mistakes. Because, as history shows, fuckups make innovations.

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Look for Zuzeum sweatshirts with emojis of Latvian artists right here at our shop Zuzeum : The Ear, 3rd Floor. Created by Latvian illustrator Roberts Rūrāns, the alter egos of Džemma Skulme, Auseklis Baušķenieks and Miervaldis Polis are embroidered on black organic cotton sweatshirts. Avaibalabe sizes : XSXL. 

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Whilst Zuzeum building is getting ready for transformations, Zuzeum : The Ear is already happening. Zuzeum : The Ear is a curated shop-movie place with a rooftop terrace. It is also the meeting point for the youth program Zuzeum 101. The space hosts film nights and other activities for the broader public, which will grow in regularity and scale after Zuzeum’s reconstruction is completed. Find us on 3rd Floor. Open Tue, Thu, Sat from 2PM till 6PM, Wed and Fri from 2PM till 8PM. Mon and Sun closed.

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Film night #5 — 'Rear Window' (1954). A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. We meet at the newly opened curated office-shop-movie space Zuzeum : The Ear, 101 Lāčplēša Street, 3rd floor. 'White spots' are supported by film project Spektrs, Grimbergen beer and USA embassy in Latvia. Email us if you're coming: hello@zuzeum.com.

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On Oct 17 at 6PM we will be showing the third film of our cinematic nights 'White spots'. This time — 'Dr. Strangelove' (1964). This political black comedy satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Global political scene and its impact on individuals is also the subject of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition at Zuzeum currently on view till Oct 28. 'White spots' are supported by film project Spektrs, Grimbergen beer and USA embassy in Latvia. Email us if you're coming: hello@zuzeum.com

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In good collaboration with film project Spektrs and Grimbergen, we invite to attend ‘White Spots’, a set of free film nights. We start with 'Her' (2013) on Sept 13. We meet at the newly opened curated office-shop-movie place Zuzeum : The Ear, 101 Lāčplēša Street, 3rd floor. There is no more vacant seats for the night, as seating is limited, but do follow us here for upcoming screenings.

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From 13 Sept to 3 Nov 2018, the Mūkusala Art Salon will hold an exhibition dedicated to Latvian artist Vladimirs Glušenkovs (1948–2009), titled Absurd Mythology. Works from the Zuzāns Collection, the Latvian National Museum of Art and private collections. The artist's first retrospective exhibition will encompass three significant forms of his creative output — painting, graphic art and diary design. 

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From  12  July  to  1  September  the  Mūkusala  Art  Salon  will  present  Folk  Maidens  and  Youths,  an  exhibition  of  artworks  from  the  Zuzāns  Collection  and  private  collections.  Get  ready  for  elegiac  testaments  and  ironic  provocations.

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We  celebrated  the  opening  of  the  inaugural  Riga  International  Biennial  of  Contemporary  Art  (RIBOCA)  by  gathering  in  the  inner  courtyard  of  Zuzeum  —  the  place  of  the  future  depository  of  the  Zuzāns  Collection.

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Out  now:  fifth  issue  of Arterritory.com magazine  “Arterritory  Conversations  with  Collectors”.  Read  interviews  with  14  influential  art  collectors  from  ten  different  countries.

Team  Zuzeum  101  met  with  Latvian  writer  Luīze  Pastore,  the  renowned  author  of  Art  Detectives  —  adventurous  detective  stories  about  Latvian  artists.

Out  now:  English  edition  of  “The  Zuzāns  Collection”.  Can’t-put-down  stories  about  230  artworks  for  both  art  lovers  and  professionals.  Available  at  Neputns  bookstore.