The Purvitis Prize Exhibition: Kristaps Gelzis
On 18 February 2011 Kristaps Gelzis was awarded the Purvitis Prize—the most significant visual arts award in Latvia.
The exhibition of the works by Purvitis Prize candidates will be on view at the Arsenals (Old Town, Tor?a Street 1) Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Art Museum until 10 April 2011. The exhibition includes striking works in a variety of techniques: painting, photography, installation, and video art created in 2009 and 2010 by eight artists. The eight candidates—Ilmars Blumbergs, Kristine Kursisa, Kristaps Gelzis, Imants Lancmanis, Kaspars Podnieks, Martins Ratniks, Inta Ruka, Kriss Salmanis—were selected by panel of experts. The curator of the exhibition is Daiga Rudzate.
The Prize was named after Vilhelms Purvitis (1872–1945), a Latvian old master, who was an outst...