Riga Last Thursdays: Creative exhibitions on the last Thursday of each month

Riga Last Thursdays: Creative exhibitions on the last Thursday of each month
01 August 2023

Would you enjoy experiencing the clamour of the city of Riga through culture? Immerse yourself one evening a month in the leading gallery event: Riga Last Thursdays! From 18:00 to 22:00, every last Thursday a month, art enthusiasts are most welcome to explore exhibitions of modern art whilst exploring new locations, attending life performances, and meeting major artists in the Latvian capital!

Among the different exhibitions displayed last Thursday 27/07/2023, Teatra Galerija, an esteemed art venue known for its thought-provoking exhibitions, presented a mesmerizing showcase called “Purification”, aimed to awaken inner thoughts and ideas about preconceptions.

The “Purification” exhibition at Teatra Galerija is something else! The latter is a captivating convergence of art, theater, and storytelling. Through Laura Groza’s powerful production, With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows, and MAREUNROL’S groundbreaking multimedia installation, visitors are invited to reflect on the multifaceted nature of purification. This immersive experience erases stereotypes, making a lasting impression on those who witness it, and reinforcing Teatra Galerija’s reputation as a platform for exceptional and thought-provoking artistic expression in Riga.

Even though the exhibition can be interpreted from different perspectives according to every individual, the performance is a symbolic depiction of Latvian society, in which the components show the passage of time with a present that is intricately entwined with the past, and the deportees’ identification numbers are visible on the clothing that was provided to be washed. 

If you’re keen to experience new kinds of art that transport your soul to various dimensions and make you discover ideas you may have never come up with, you will absolutely love to explore these art galleries spread throughout Riga. No matter if you love art or if this is your first time visiting a gallery, do yourself a favour and go on a rewarding experience for free once a month.

This article was written by Lola López, a current student at Liden & Denz Riga.

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